The rustic style is warm, cozy, and welcoming. It’s got an aura that feels like a warm embrace, but old-school rustic interiors are a bit out of style now, since they don’t match with contemporary sensibilities. But if you appreciate the homely aura of the rustic style, you can spruce it up with an eclectic overlay. Here’s how you can get that gorgeous eclectic rustic look:
1. Lots of bright colours
Everyone knows that the rustic style is comprised of warm textures and colours, but you have to break that tradition to merge it with an eclectic vibe. You can take some inspiration from this image, which shows a living room that has been brightened up with vivid accent colours introduced in the form of throws and couch cushions! You can do that same while emulating this theme in your homes.
2. Alternate furniture styling
Furniture is an important part of every interior design style, as it represents the genre of styling with its form. Since rustic furniture is cozy and comfortable while eclectic furniture has more of a contemporary vibe, you can use a mix and match of both in your homes. Just like in this living room, the large furnishings can be modern while the accent pieces can be rustic.
3. Structured coziness
The rustic style is known for its inherent coziness, but you cannot use conventional methods to achieve it when you’re also working in the eclectic style. Instead, you have to structure the cozy vibe with various design elements. The bookshelf in this image is a good example. It’s stylish, fashionable, and strategically arranged with modern décor to evoke a lived-in look.
4. Upgrade the wooden textures
Classic rustic style home interiors are all about the wood, which is also the running theme even when you’re merging it with the eclectic style. However, you have to upgrade the grain and type of wood in order to appeal contemporary sensibilities. Light oak or ash wood finishes – in any material i.e. vinyl, tile, etc. – will look the best!
5. Accentuate with the right decor
Lastly, you can go all-out eclectic with the décor. Take this bedroom as an example; its understated rustic vibe is made infinitely livelier with the help of bright, cheerful décor placed strategically throughout the space.