The modern and contemporary styles have a large stronghold in the design world. Their sleek, glitzy and austere setting is extremely stark. This is why rustic style interiors are making a major comeback these days. Articulated in the cottage and prairie styles, the rustic interior palates emulates nature’s best aesthetic. It channels a timeworn and homespun aesthetic that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed in an effortless way.
Alright, let’s look at these 6 ways which you can emulate a great rustic style aesthetic in your homes!
1) Lots of wooden accents
Wood is a must-have for any rustic style interior. Its organic textures have a way of bringing warmth even in the starkest of interiors. The rustic style is characterized by using distressed wooden accents throughout the interior. You can even use the faux timber structural elements to get that dated cottage style appeal.
You can accessorize your rustic style interior with antiques and flea market finds. You do not have to show off a glitzy side – just a homespun vibe that appeals to all, and nothing can be better than kitschy antiques to do that. Besides, you can host a DIY craft shop for your family to get some customized artwork to display in your rustic style interior.
3) Gold accent lights
The rustic style is warm and welcoming, which is why you should always use gold lighting for it. The warm glow of this kind of lighting will reinforce the welcoming ambiance by tenfold, and complement the wooden accents that have been spread throughout the interior space.
You can emulate lots of textures in your rustic style interior in order to make it seem more authentic. You can do that by using shag rugs and various styled patterns – think ethnic or tribal – to get that antiquated feel in your ambiance.
5) Stone accents
Stone accents are another great addition to have in your rustic style interior. They’re usually used in feature objects like fireplaces. But in places where fireplaces are not necessary, they can be used on media walls or feature back-walls.
6) Exposed brick and contrast
Another great addition in the rustic style material palate is the exposed brick wall. The warm accents of this wall, combined with the crude display of the bricks give off a distressed vibe that only add to the appeal of the rustic style. This could also be complemented with contrasting patterns or colors as shown in the image.