From all the home trends that have been showing up in the past few years, the rustic style has been one of the most successful. The reason of its popularity is likely due to the way the style brings the outdoors in to your home for a gorses country charm. There are a number of ways of getting this aesthetic, so lets jump right in.
- Avoid Artificial Elements
To get the rustic look you need a house that reminds you of a rural environment. It is for this reason that you need to use natural materials that bring in the textures and colours of nature to your home. This would be stone and or wood for bigger pieces of furniture, and wool for rugs and blankets. Luckily, you don’t need a big budget to get this look. With the interior design market booming you can easily pick up accessories for next to nothing that all help to build the theme. Try potted plants for example as a small way of brining some life to a room.
Colour is a very powerful tool when it comes to home decor, to get the rustic look you should go for earthy colours such as brown and beiges. Don’t be afraid of being too minimalistic, to create contrast you can mix shades of a same colour. This can be easily done if you are using wood as a feature material as you can incorporate different shades and even species. For example a good way of doing it is using a lighter shade of wood for the floor, that will help to floorspace to look bigger, and use darker shades for your furniture.
Wooden floors are perfect for this style, but this doesn’t mean you need to go for solid wood. If this is to pricey for you, you can still get the wood look by using other materials. For instance, you could choose laminate flooring which uses synthetic materials but imitates real wood perfectly. It has also some benefits that solid wood flooring doesn’t. For example, laminate doesn’t expand or contract with temperature fluctuations and as a result you can install laminate with underfloor heating. You can also install it in places with higher moisture levels since this floor is highly water resistant.
As previously mentioned, you should aim to use natural textures. As with the contrast of colours and wood, the same can be done for fabrics and textiles. A great example of this would be a wood floor with a woollen rug. The contrast between hard and soft gives a room that staple country atmosphere.
And there you have it, some bits of advice to get an amazing rustic house. Of course, it will all depend on yourself and your personal style, but we hope this will help you to give to your house the makeover you were seeking for.