Many people believe that the rustic aesthetic is an extremely one-way street. An interior design is either rustic or it's not. Anyhow, that's not true at all.
Like all interior design styles, it is very flexible and, it can be used loosely in contemporary designs. Yes, the rustic style has a very distinct aesthetic, but that does not make it rigid at all. It can be diversified according to the space. Moreover, it can be customized and retrofitted in a very specific way. So without further ado, let’s look at these 5 interior designs that are stylishly rustic!
1. Rustic with an industrial twist
Surprisingly, blending two very unique interior design styles will result in a beautiful outcome. For instance, the cloudy grey meter-by-meter tiles and the decoration all lean towards the industrial aesthetic while the warm lighting and wooden floors and furniture design imply rustic accents. The overall look is absolutely stunning!
2. Sleek and worn simultaneously
This kitchen interior design features a rustic style that has been carefully blended with its contemporary counterpart. It still looks very retro and timeworn, but there are aspects that are very distinctly modern in aesthetic. The wooden countertops, the retro backsplash and the warm lighting accents all imply a rustic vibe, while the white laminates sneak in a modern twist!
3. Rustic with a hint of minimal
Most of you may characterize the rustic style with a lot of visual clutter and timeworn accent pieces. Yes, it is all of that, but it can definitely be done with a minimal flair. You just have to retrofit all of the distressed wooden textures with smooth ones and add in a few modern decoration pieces to completely alter the overall aesthetic of this style to retrofit modern sensibilities.
4. Merging with modernism
The modern style is very distinct. It has a sleek, ritzy vibe that is the complete opposite of the homeliness that characterizes the rustic style. But both these styles can still be successfully merged! You just have to make sure that there is an equal overlap of both design elements of each style. If one is more unique than the other, the overall look will become either too modern or too rustic.
5. Boho chic vibe
Many may find it hard to distinguish between the rustic and bohemian styles, but note that they are completely different. There can be some overlapping counterparts of both styles, but the overall results are very unique indeed. So you can use the wooden accents of the rustic style with some trendy color choices unique to the boho chic aesthetic and still get an amazing interior design as a result.