Creating a rustic design in your home doesn’t have to be difficult. While you can hire experts to completely overhaul your home if this is what you want, you can also make a few subtle changes to give a rustic vibe without a lot of work or money. Read on to figure out how to do this the easy way!
Find Wood Accents That You Love
Start by finding wood accents that you love and using them with reckless abandon! Well, maybe not reckless, but you get where we’re going. A rolling wooden island in the kitchen can look incredible, as can wooden beams and even wooden headboards. There are all kinds of areas you can incorporate wood into your design.
If you’re not sure how to do it on your own, you can get advice here. You should be able to view some great rustic designs that help you figure out how you’d like to do your own decor.
Try A Neutral Color Scheme
A neutral color scheme will give your rustic decor a fresh look, and you can add color with your accessories if you can’t bear to have a totally ‘plain’ home decor. It won’t look boring, you just need to make sure you use the right shades and materials to give your decor some oomph. You can use shades of greige, grey, black, beige, off white, or any other color you enjoy.
Use Cozy Textiles
The best way to add some comfort to a design that could look harsh if not thought out carefully is to use cozy textiles. Use as many cozy textiles as you can get your hands on! This will warm up your rustic decor and make everything feel so much cozier. You can add plenty of cushions, throws, and other pieces to your decor so it doesn’t feel bare. Don’t be afraid to layer pieces, either!
Antiques are just perfect for rustic decor, so go to thrift markets, charity stores, and anywhere else you can browse different antiques and older items that will give your decor character.
Bring The Outdoors Inside
You want to bring the outdoors inside in a rustic setting. Beautiful big plants will add some much-needed life and greenery! Just make sure you have a great place to put them (some plants prefer humidity, others need a lot of light, etc) and that they are suited to your skill level or they will quickly wilt.
Show Off Your Favorite Reads
See if you can find a rustic oak bookcase and show off your favorite reads. This could be perfect for your lounge, living area, reading nook or a room dedicated to reading. It’ll always make the space feel more rustic and cozy, too!
Don’t Be Afraid Of Patterns
If you’re still worried that your rustic decor could look boring, try incorporating some patterns somewhere. Geometric patterns could add a lot of personality to your rustic vibe, for example, a geometric rug on a wooden floor!
How are you going to create a rustic design in your home?