If you love country farmhouse, shabby chic or modern rustic style decor we have a few tips to help you figure out the best way to design your home without going overboard.
At the heart of every well-designed space there’s usually a blend of styles that reflect casual beauty, charm and character. For those who adore rustic design trends it could be the connection associated with the history and warmth each piece displays. When designing your home in this style there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure the final product is something you’ll love coming home to.
A little goes a long way – sometimes all you need is one exceptional piece that makes a statement, this can be achieved by selecting something that has a natural feel like a table made from distressed wood.
Connecting with nature – remember when choosing paint colours, fabrics and other materials that you want to keep things as natural as possible. When looking for paint try and stick with neutral colours that are on the warmer side; earth tones are perfect whether it’s a green, brown, blue-grey or even yellow. White is always a good option if you want to make the furniture really stand out, imagine a natural dark wood paired against a crispy white wall – hello focal point!
Mix and match – just because you want things to look rustic doesn’t mean that every piece must reflect this style. Try incorporating salvaged or vintage items, you can even make a fun weekend trip out of it by shopping around a local antique market. This is a great place to look for cool vases whether they’re made of glass, plastic, distressed metal, wood or clay.
Add some greenery – this doesn’t mean it has to be green, you can use anything from the earth to bring a soft touch of nature into the room. Think big yellow sunflowers, colourful wild flowers in soft muted tones or even a bundle of wooden sticks will work just fine, the idea if to make it appear effortless.
What patterns to look for – again we want to keep things looking as natural as possible. A good go to is a natural linen or simple cloth, this can be added with drapes, chair upholstery, throw blankets and pillows. A little bit of pattern here and there is okay too, just remember to keep everything in moderation.
Light it up – consider combining styles when it comes to lighting, unless you want everything to be over the top rustic then you might want to add some industrial fixtures to keep things interesting. Try selecting lights that use materials that aren’t constantly repeated throughout the space, light bulbs that give off a warm yellow hue will help maintain a cozy atmosphere.