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Is there any place more inviting than a cottage window seat in the springtime? To give your home a similar feel, fill your property with small touches to give that cozy feeling to any space!
In carpentry, the term ‘rustic’ describes a roughened surface or deeply sunk joints. However, in modern-day interior design, the word has come to represent any item or setting that holds the countryside’s charm. To achieve a rustic home, you don’t need wooden beams or an open fireplace. Simply use these decorating tips to bring rustic solace to the family home.
If you adore the classic home look and envision making memories in a beautifully traditional setting, use these top tips to spruce into yesteryear!
Add wooden furniture
Thick, chunky wood is an excellent selection for a rustic home. From bed frames to dining tables, consistent wooden decoration is a sure way to make your rooms feel cosier and more traditional.
The type and colour of the wood are down to you, but for the ultimate simplistic living, go for elm or mango wood. Both have highly textured appearances and are structurally strong.
Mix it up
Plaid tablecloths and cushion covers may jump to mind, as well as faux fur and check blankets. However, when creating this look from scratch or converting from a totally different style, it can be challenging to accessorise the room to reach its rustic potential.
Mixed patterns, fabrics and colours give a room depth and character. Selecting carefully from what’s on offer will ensure you have all the ingredients to create the look and feel you want. Whites, greys and browns are all great base colours – but splashes of reds and warm coral tones will win you some rustic points!
Consider the framework
Stay warm and stylish with customisable radiators from warmrooms.co.uk for the ultimate classic appeal. Adding column radiators will not only keep your family warm but will also look beautiful in the home.
Give some thought to your water system too: water taps can easily throw off a room’s décor are worth investing in to fit the rustic style. Copper and rubbed bronze are popular choices, but for something more versatile, stick to matte black.
Exposing the framework of the home is another awesome way to achieve a traditional look. Exposed brickwork, as well as tiles and pipes, can open a space and make it feel more homely.
If you’re styling a complete rustic makeover: when it comes to appliances, choose antique stoves and refrigerators in a bright and inviting colour. This will become your feature colour in appliance-heavy rooms, which will allow you to select and purchase suitable and stylish accessories.
Candlelight and muted tones suit the rustic, cosy atmosphere in times of relaxation. However, be sure to install a practical lighting system alongside feature lighting and use each selectively. Sunken ceiling down lighters are a good choice for lighting that fits seamlessly into any room.
The bottom line
Rustic rooms are timelessly beautiful and quickly becoming popular in city locations, bringing the countryside’s peace to the family home. Get on board with our top tips for a rustic home!