Ever heard Rustic Home Design? Are you a countryside lover, who enjoys viewing the natural landscapes from your patio while being pampered by the perfect chemistry of antique wooden furniture and stone-filled fireplace? Or maybe a fan of urban lifestyle, who finds relaxation in simple lines and shapes and sleek, modern pieces?
If you’re a lover of both worlds, we recommend a perfect design style for your home: the Modern Rustic. It is the marriage of the authentic, close-to-nature charm of the simpler era and the comfort and luxury of the modern age. When the elements are carefully combined, the result is a cozy yet sophisticated refuge everyone would love to dwell in.
To pull off a charming modern rustic design, here are 10 of the elements to bring into your home.
1. Warm, earthy colors
From vibrant blues and greens to homey and warm neutral colors, nothing beats nature’s palette. Rustic aesthetic focuses mostly on warm neutrals, taken straight out of wood, stone, and soil. When decorating, think about rich mud-brown floors, sand-colored furniture, and gray non-shiny metal stools.
Bright green accents that resemble the fragrant pines of the forest also work well on your rustic interior’s woodsy aesthetic.
Want to decorate with the Pantone Color of the Year? Classic Blue works well for woodsy elements too!
2. Raw and authentic natural elements
Overly tailored pieces spoil the essence of boasting the distinct and dramatic textures and structures of natural elements. With this, it would be perfect to leave the pieces bare, unpainted, and unpolished. Choose quality wood products such as pine, oak, birch, and walnut and highlight their distinct presence by going for large, chunky, and rough pieces.
3. Crafts and home accessories from repurposed objects
Rustic style is about incorporating craftsmanship in simplicity and making the most of what you have. So instead of buying expensive pieces of furniture, try giving a new life to old objects. Look for old wooden crates and barrels, metal buckets, old jars, and junk that might be converted into a stool, sink, pendant light, or another edgy piece.
Since you’re embracing the beauty of nature, you might as well stroll around your block and look for natural elements like logs, beams, and interesting branches which can be repurposed into a rustic decor.
4. Salvaged materials + Shabby chic aesthetic
If you find pieces that show signs of wear appealing, whether they are naturally aged or faked to look distressed, then rustic style is definitely for you. Paneled walls, window frames, shelves, as well as cabinets, dressers, and vanities may look gracefully aged once they are subtly deconstructed.
5. Dramatic wooden beams
The first thing that comes to mind when you hear “rustic” might be the eye-catching wooden beams. These large, chunky beams add drama, especially when they are left subtly rugged and unpolished. However, this is one of the home projects you can’t simply DIY – call professional home builders to make sure you get some sturdy, high-quality beams.
6. Inviting fireplace
Aside from those dramatic wooden beams, a snug, rustic-style home will never be complete without a warm, welcoming fireplace. The fireplace surround which is made out of weighty natural elements like stones and bricks and a thick and chunky wooden mantel makes the fireplace a perfect centerpiece for a modern rustic home.
7. Rich textural fabrics
Textural fabrics should also shine in your modern rustic space. Go for textural fabrics like linen, burlap, canvas, and wool throws. As for rugs, you may consider jute, braided, and sisal.
8. Faux animal decors
Wild animal heads hung on walls as well as animal hides like zebra, sheepskin, and cowhides can make a rustic-style interior even more exotic and breathtaking. And no, you don’t have to kill a single creature for the sake of art. Faux animal heads, decors, and hides are available to make your space mimic the charm of the woods.
9. Put great emphasis on the outdoors
Take advantage of your outdoor’s picturesque view by incorporating large glass walls, doors, and windows. Let the scenery act as a live painting in your space.
Due to their neutral undertones and natural elements,rustic rooms seem like a continuation of the outdoors. You may further blur the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors by extending the rustic charm to your porches, balconies, and patio.
10. Incorporate modern pieces of furniture
Since we are aiming for a sophisticated modern rustic appeal, contrasts are necessary.
Firstly, you should have a balance of white and heavy neutrals. White paint, furniture, and accessories help dilute the ruggedness of the heavy textures, rough surfaces, and bulky materials. Secondly, combine old-fashioned furniture and earthy elements with the clean, modern pieces.
Aside from improving the aesthetics of your home, the balance among pieces brings in that cozy and homey feel. You may put a soft upholstery next to a chunky wooden coffee table or mounted electronics against a salvaged panel wall.
Author Bio: Carmina Natividad is a resident writer for Wincrest Bespoke, one of NSW’s most experienced and well-renowned home builders aiming at building and designing modern family homes in Sydney. She loves looking out for new home décor trends and writing articles focused on real estate and interior design.