Want the look of a beautiful cabin tucked in the mountains? Yes, when it comes to designing a home there’s nothing more timeless than a rustic design. You can recreate that same beautiful and charming look in your own home. Bringing that character into your home can be more challenging than it sounds. We’re going to show you how you can successfully pull off the rustic look!
Here are some ideas you can consider.
There’s nothing that screams rustic like a fireplace. While any fireplace is great to truly capture the look, you’re going to need to build a fireplace that features a beautiful stone and elevated hearth where your guests will be able to gather around. In addition, fireplace mantels made from reclaimed barn beams or sanded and refinished wood really capture this look. The fireplace is an important part of the home because so many activities are centered around it. So, you should be original and organic.
What if you don’t have a fireplace? Creating a pile of firewood and strategically placing it on a display shelf can create a rustic feel. Using this as a design element will add a sense of warmth and coziness.
Soften Wood with Fabric
A home full of dark woods is great, but you’ll need to soften up the look with quilts and pillows. Incorporating such fabrics especially if they are handsewn will complement wood. Steer towards bright colors which will stand out against the rustic features.
If you prefer a more “tucked in” or sleeker design, than opting for crisp neutral blankets or bedding will go hand in hand with a cabin like look.
Everything Doesn’t Have to Match
The great thing about creating a rustic theme home is that everything doesn’t have to match. In fact, you want to go for a more collected look. For instance, in the kitchen, cabinets painted red, a black stove mixed with wood flooring and a wood dining set makes the area look comfortably lived in.
Mix Wood Types
Of course, when using wood in a rustic theme you don’t want to stick to one type of wood. Distressed and smooth sanded woods combined with different wood species and their characteristics will add visual interest to the rustic look.