You may live in the city or the country; it does not matter where your house is, but when you are thinking of doing it up, going a little rustic and creating something very different has its own charm. Rustic décor is very popular and trendy nowadays. You don’t have to live in a barn or the country side to create that ambience, your individualistic décor can help you master the rustic look. Go for sales gather things which have a vintage look, and even in these modern times have a timeless look.
Capture the rustic charm by a mix and match of traditional and modern. Blend the old with new modish trends- ‘An assemblage of old and new that expresses the layers of time and living’. With its unpretentious roots, organic textures and shapes, and natural warmth, the rustic style becomes as popular in the heart of the city as it is in the woods. Rustic interiors have a sense of connection with the past and are hard to resist. They feel honest, unstudied and evoke a simpler time.
Rough-Hewn beams- This is the first element that comes to mind when we think ‘rustic’. These beams change the look into a rustic territory if left rough and unpolished. Use beams to frame ceilings and delineate doorways, to surround fireplaces and windows, or even to line walls. Honed beams against smooth, glossy walls create an interesting contrast.
Charm Secret- Use organic forms; choose objects or furnishing with strong, slightly rough profile. It’s a good idea to have a few surfaces sleek, but allow the rustic notes to come through.
Weathered look- Your rooms should not convey a feeling of shiny newness, you want surfaces with a little age on them. Reclaimed wood, tarnished and hammered metals and wavy or seeded glass blend together in a unique way.
Earthy Colors- The rustic palette eschews brilliant jewel tones and flirty pastels, bringing you close to nature. You don’t have to stick to browns and more browns. Think of denim-blue, Coca-Cola red or a nice golden yellow.
Repurposed Objects- Rustic means use what you have, just like the old days. Feel free to take a risk with accents such as offbeat lighting, decorative displays and art work. You can also turn to folk art.
Textured Fabrics- Out with the delicate fabrics you need sturdy, hardworking fabrics. Quilts are another important item for the rustic look.
Outdoor Connections- Rustic rooms feel like an extension of the outdoors. Draw parallels between the exterior and interior spaces. Don’t forget the landscaping- a well-manicured garden would look out of place, keep it simple and let nature take over. Rustic means ‘chic’ so go in for this charming décor and get closer to your roots.
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