The terms ‘warm and cozy’ is mostly related to rustic style, but many people do not know that warmth and coziness can be done by adding a dash of bright colors in the mix.
The rustic style is inspired by nature, and such, is decorated with a lot of natural textures and elements. The most prominent of these is wood. Within the context of a contemporary lifestyle and trends, the rustic style can seem a little too cabin-in-the-woodsy. So designers come up with intriguing techniques to match this concept with the modern context. One of these ways include adding dashes of color.
Below, let’s look at all the ways you could break the typical rustic constraints by using a lot of colors.
1. Artwork and accessories
The best, easiest and most economical way to bring a little bit of vividness in a rustic style interior design is by decorating with colorful artwork and accessories. In this image, you will notice that the designers have placed colorful artwork and accessories in various places to balance out the rustic side of the design. The floor cushions and wall art all combine together to give a playful edge to this interior.
You can also use modern materials to scrape off the rustic effect while keeping the basic essence of the design similar. This image shows a great example of this concept. The red splashes in the interior design give off a bold energy. Combined with the wooden accents and under-cabinet lighting, the overall effect is quite energetic and lively.
3. In temporary surfaces
If you feel like you’re the kind of person who’d get tired of all the color imbued in a rustic style interior design, then you can use temporary surfaces to bring in a splash of color. This image shows a bedroom interior that uses a similar concept. Only the bedcovers offer any color within the interior design, and when you get tired of it; it can be easily removed.
Using wallpapers to bring in a sense of wholesomeness within the space is always appreciated. If you look at this image, you will see how the wallpapered accent wall brings in a little extra oomph to the neutral rustic style palate.
5. Throw pillows
It may be a bit conventional, but throw pillows are definitely an awesome way to add a dash of color to your interiors. In the image, you will see how the careful placement of the throw pillows around the couch adds a great color diversity to an otherwise boring interior.