The rustic style is a total beauty, but over the years, its timeworn aesthetic has waylaid to a very typical interpretation. There’s usually only wooden and stone textures along with some classic warm lighting to get the right results, so here are 5 ways you can make your typical rustic interiors interesting:
1. Ceiling finishes
Rustic style interior designs are known for their cottage beams finished in wooden textures, but what if you could do them in a totally different texture? This image shows an alternative take on the beam finish. It helps retain the essence of the rustic style, but makes it so much more interesting.
2. Furniture styling
The rustic furniture genre is really small and contained, which makes it hard to find unique pieces. However, you can actually make a lot of headway by venturing into the vintage or traditional categories. They have a similar flavour, but they also stand out in a classic rustic ambiance. This can help you make the most of your spaces and make them stand out at the same time.
3. Being a minimalist
If you’re a connoisseur of minimalist looks but are afraid of the starkness that comes along with that style, then you can easily emulate some rustic accents to make it warmer. This image shows a pretty great example of how you can do so. While the furniture and overall ambiance is totally simple, it’s the small things like the wardrobe laminates and floor finishes that make it seem infinitely more inviting.
4. For all the contemporaries
You can emulate a pragmatic contemporary aesthetic in the rustic style by designing in-built shelving and furniture in a way that features its cozy looks. For example, a compact platform bed-wardrobe-study desk unit can be finished in beautiful wooden textures that emulate an inviting rustic look. The model featured in this image is a really good example.
5. Innovative bathrooms
Many homeowners often dress their rustic inspired bathrooms in typical wooden tiles and finishes to articulate this aesthetic, but it can clearly be done in other innovative ways. You can use copper tinted reflective mirrors, terrazzo textured floors, and distressed wooden vanity laminates to get a similar look. All of this can also be overlaid with warm lighting accents for a cozier effect.