The rustic style is renowned for its homely appeal. It’s very organic and understated – you’ll be hard-pressed to find its equivalent anywhere else. However, people with glamorous tastes do not quite prefer the homespun and bucolic beauty of this style. For those of you, here are 5 ways you can make your rustic ambiance glam and positively luxe:
1. Find balanced furniture
There is an extremely agrestic beauty hidden within the rustic ambiance, and most of it is thanks to its homely furniture choice; boho chic rattan, vintage kitsch wood, etc. However, you can make a very impressive change within this aesthetic by just tweaking the furniture style a bit. You can choose midcentury modern pieces, plush chesterfields, and leather-upholstered sectionals in the brown palette to get a modernized version of the same effect.
2. Modern materials – old colours
The rustic colour scheme is all about woods and browns – it’s extremely predictable; to the point that many consider it typical and boring. But you can make it seem luxe and unpredictable by changing the material choice while keeping the nature-inspired colour scheme. Instead of authentic wooden floors, use glossy tiles, replace matt wood textures with reflective laminates, introduce shapely contrast, and you’ll be set to go.
3. Bring on the white
Not many people know this, but white is the hue of modernity. It’s extremely stark, austere, and makes the space look automatically contemporary. Therefore, if you introduce secondary or tertiary white accents in your rustic home interiors, you’ll feel a drastic change in the ambiance. What looked old-school before is going to start looking modish and contemporary.
4. Choose lighter wood textures
Typically dark and bold wooden textures are used in the a conventional rustic style interior design to make it seem interesting, but when you’re modernizing this look to suit contemporary tastes, you can just pick lighter shades to make a difference. Beech, oak, and ash wood textures are a great choice for when you want to do so.
5. Avoid the vintage appeal
While vintage paraphernalia may be the epitome of interesting and it may fill the space with a lot of character, you have to avoid it while making your rustic style a contemporary iteration. Instead, use sleek surfaces and modern designs to get the desired look across.