Interior Design / October 14, 2018 / Khloe Stclair.
Rustic decorating is warm and cozy – an engaging style that you can feel at home in but if you thought this style was only for ski lodges and woodsy getaways, then think again because you can have a rustic look in your home no matter what type of house it is!
If you are going for a rustic decorating style, the first thing you should address is your color scheme. You want to choose “woodsy” colors and earth tones. It would help if you picked three colors – one that will be the predominant color in the room and will go on the walls as well as have some representation in the flooring and fabrics. A second color will complement the first and be used heavily in fabrics and accents, and the third color can be a little more splashy or brighter, and you can use this in a few of the accent pieces to give the room some interest.
Your fabrics are essential in rustic decorating and should match the color scheme you have chosen, but it’s not just the colors that matter – the pattern is necessary too. Stick to plaids or solids or, perhaps, maps that reflect the outdoors like trees, moose, and pine-cones.
Your furniture should be necessary – nothing too frilly. If you can spring for new furniture, then look at some of the rustic furniture that looks like it made from trees and logs – these are nice sturdy pieces and will add to your rustic decor immensely.
If you have a great large room (perfect for the rustic look), then consider a chandelier made from antlers – very rustic and exciting too. Table lamps could be just simple lamps or ones that have a “rustic” theme such as woods, animals or the like.