12 Rooms That Nail the Rustic Decor Trend
As summer winds down and we get ready for autumn, it makes sense that our interiors could use a little refresh too. And bringing the rustic, outdoorsy vibes of fall has never been easier. These 12 rooms are the epitome of rustic chic and will surely inspire you to embrace the coming season.
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Earthy color schemes and natural interiors don’t have to look straight out of Little House On The Prairie. Make your space feel up-to-date with the help of sparkling chrome details and modern metallic accessories.
Simple & Chic
A matching pair of rustic chandeliers sets the tone in this space, and the dark wood pops up again in the barstools, and baskets on the counter. The fresh fruit and greenery adds an extra dose of charm.
Dark, woodsy spaces can easily venture into overly-masculine aesthetics and turn a regular room into a man cave with one misplaced faux antler wall mount. If you’re hoping to keep things cheerful and fun, bring in soft flowers, trendy accents and unexpected colors to create the perfect contrast.
No need to rough it here. Don’t make the mistake of defining rustic as old, cluttered and junky. Keep things simple with the help of sleek organization and clean, simple color palettes.
Calm & Bright
If you’re not one for ginghamor dark, rich hues, white can work wonders. Mix light-colored woods and muted accessories for a space that doesn’t feel too dark or cabin-like.
Not all of us are lucky enough to have a fireplace or TV near the bathtub (goals!) but a brick backsplash can add unexpected personality and an appropriately earthy element to an otherwise modern, updated bathroom.
On the Hunt
Bringing in rustic, animal-inspired pieces is easier than ever. You can make your own antler-like hangings or buy them from department stores or specialty sites like Etsy. There are tons of faux options and quirky designs sure to please animal lovers and decorators alike.
A familiar face can be the best greeting, especially with the help of a simple hi, hey or neigh. Rustic art like this is a great way to add a fun piece of quirky character to a nondescript entryway or foyer.
Dark Meets Light
Deep-toned wood, like cedar or oak, can be the ultimate foil to the light colors of white and grey in bathrooms. The two make for an interesting combination, adding a natural contrast that feels anything but outdated.
Pops of Color
Rustic doesn't always mean neutrals on neutrals. This welcoming dining space proves that well-placed pops of color can brighten up a room, without taking away from the rustic vibes.
You can take a literal approach and focus on the great outdoors if you’re adventurous enough, and lucky enough to have oudoor space. A patio or courtyard means keeping the inside and outside separate, with the latter option being inherently more rustic than the former.
Not ready to fully commit to this style? Try isolating your rustic ambitions to a single statement piece. Even if it’s a little on the shabby chic side, it will still keep things different and spice up the mundane flow of the usual room.