Modern design is not for everyone. Despite the sleek look that most modern aesthetics have, they can have something of a cookie-cutter look in that they all have similar features. For this reason and more, rustic design is becoming more and more popular for home decor. A rustic look focuses on a natural and rugged beauty instead of that modern, sleekness.
Knowing the best ways to give your home that rustic look can be the important difference between stylish and not. Here are a few things to implement to make your home have that rustic style.
Having a fireplace is maybe the most obvious way to implement a stylish, rustic look. A fireplace gives any home that old-style cabin feel and can be the central focus of any living space. If you have a working fireplace, it can also provide the warmth that can make a living space.
Giving the fireplace the right stone finish as well as an elevated hearth can give your living area the kind of classic rustic look that can feel like a fresh breath of air in a sea of modern designs.
The right coffee table
Much like a fireplace, having the right coffee table can pull your living room together with that great, classic rustic look. You can find this kind of coffee table at a flea market, at a rustic furniture store, or even build your coffee table to fit this motif.
The older the wood looks, the better it will fit the rustic design motif. According to the experts at logfurnitureplace.com, you can make subtle changes to the room without giving it a complete overhaul and a coffee table fits that bill. The key is to treat the wood in a way that restores it to look smooth and “new” while still having that rustic look to it.
Add a photo frame
If you don’t want to undergo a complete transformation to your home or even your living space, making incremental changes can go a long way towards the rustic look that you desire.
Do something small like add a picture frame to an end table or fireplace shelf. With the right wooden frame, it can deliver that classic rustic feel without being overpowering or transforming your entire living space. You can even go a step further and make the photos black and white to give it a more old-timey feel which elevates the aesthetic.
Try a quilted blanket
There are few things that you can do to your design motif to make it feel more rustic than a quilted blanket. When we think “rustic”, we think of something with wood in it. But try to go in another direction.
Going with quilts or pillowcases — something that has been hand-sewn — with bright colors will help it stand out from the rest of your aesthetic. It provides that homemade feel without becoming overpowering to the rest of the room.
Much like adding a picture frame or two, a quilt is great for adding a touch of rustic to your home without completely transforming the living space. It is a great way to test out how you feel about a rustic look without going full-stop towards making the change to your living space.
There are so many different things that you can do to change the look of your living space, both in small doses or going all-out. Going rustic as opposed to modern can set you apart from the sea of modern looks out there. Try a few of these tips to begin to shift the aesthetic of your home. It can make for a nice change and something that you can do gradually over a given period of time.