As far as home decor goes, there are quite simply some styles that never go out of fashion, a rustic look is one of them. Making the decision to decorate your home in such a way is a good choice; home renovation is expensive, and not something you want to be doing all that frequently. Choosing to decorate based on a sudden trend is risky, as once the season is over, you may have fallen out of love with the aesthetic completely. With a classic look, however, you are pretty safe. One such look is ‘rustic chic’. Think Scandinavia, think old log cabins, think warm colors and a general cozy feel… yep, you’re pretty much there! Bringing the rustic look to your property means your home will always look warm and welcoming – perfect for if you are having friends round, or if you just want to relax. Here are a few ways to get the look.
One key feature of a rustic interior is a roaring fire. As well as actually providing the heat that makes your living room so cozy, watching a fire crackle can be very relaxing. The more traditional, the better. Modern fireplaces, with their granite and stones, can look very impressive. But for a more rustic vibe, go with something a little more old-fashioned. If you are feeling brave, a log burning stove works perfectly. But the most common choice is a gas fire, which you can get installed professionally and is easy to operate. Most living rooms are designed around a fireplace, which is something that stretches back throughout history. So stoke up the fire, curl up on the sofa and grab a hot mug of tea – if that isn’t bliss we don’t know what is!
The materials you have in your home set the scene for whatever kind of look you are trying to project. That’s why if you are going for a rustic kind of vibe, materials that look too modern will simply clash. Avoid colors that are too pale (unless your house struggles to get any natural sunlight). Darker, warmer shades tend to make your rooms appear more intimate. Avoid the monochrome trend and anything made out of granite or marble. For your dining tables, for example, opt for a wooden one made of reclaimed timber to really set off your country kitchen.
Wood is the main material that is used to give a home a rustic feel. But secondary to that is the use of blankets, quilts and cushions. After all, the whole idea of rustic is that it mirrors the appearance of old, cozy cabins high up in the mountains – so keeping comfy and warm is a priority. Go for blankets and throws in a variety of patterns and materials – nothing in the rustic trend is too focused on matching, as it appears too formalized. The idea is to make it look effortless, so go hog wild with some tartan throws and some patchwork blankets. The rustic interior style is charming and fairly easy to achieve, so what are you waiting for? Contact All About Interiors to get the look.