Are you looking for rustic home decor ideas? Whether you are looking for rustic furniture, DIY project ideas, or unique items to add to your collection, this post is sure to inspire you!
Rustic Style: Simple & Down to Earth
Shown above: wooden plank bench with simple throw pillow accessories.
Cozy and inviting, rustic interior design style typically is simple and down-to-earth. Characterized by neutral and warm colors, there are often many outdoor elements brought inside, such as stone and wood. Items often have distressed and worn finishes and furniture is usually oversized with simple lines.
Popular rustic fabrics include woven textures, leather, cotton, and linen. Antiques, heirloom pieces and flea market finds often fit right in at home in the rustic decor style.
Modern Rustic is Often Mixed With Industrial Elements
In this modern rustic dining room above, you will notice many contemporary and industrial style pieces, such as the metal table legs, desk lamp, and hanging light above the dining room table.
This provides a nice contrast against the back drop of an oversized photo of split firewood, and complimented by the stack of firewood next to it.
Colors of the room are warm and inviting earth tones, mixed with neutral black and white stripes.
In this modern rustic room shown above, industrial metal shelves serve as storage with simple wooden crates.
Bring the Outdoors in With Plank Wood
This contemporary bath is given a rustic feel with the distressed wood plank surrounding the soaking tub.
Wood is a common element found in many different home decor examples, such as the coffee table found in the image below.
The log sofa is another interesting example of how logs and boards can be left unfinished without stain to give a modern and lighter look to wooden elements in the home.
Retro Rustic Style
Those of us who grew up in the 70s and 80s have to wonder how on earth wood paneling ever came back to the home design circuit. However, when painted and paired with the right accessories, it truly can be a wonderful comfortable and inviting space.
This retro style room shown above has beautiful hardwood plank flooring and vintage furniture pieces, such as the dresser, rocking chair, and television.
While not everyone will love the painted doors, it helps give a bit of interest and visual contrast to all of the wood finishes in the room. Bright and warm patterned fabrics help further convey the playfulness in this space.
Prefer something more modern with a touch of antique and vintage pieces? This room shown above uses clear wood accents on the chair, side table, and shelving made of crates. The vintage macrame hanging basket with plant is one of our favorite little touches.
Vintage accessories such as an old globe and antique steamer trunk atop of an oriental rug give it a hint of sophistication and worldly travel. All in all, an interesting example of just one way the accessories you choose can give a room an entirely different vibe depending on what look you want to achieve!
Go Bold With a Statement Furniture Piece
Large oversized furniture pieces act as a focal point in many rustic decor styled homes.
A wooden arc hammock similar to the one shown above is just one example of a large beautiful statement piece in this sunporch.
This large vintage cabinet with a distressed paint finish shown above is another example of a beautiful statement piece that can be used to anchor the design of the room.
Don’t Forget to Accessorize
There are many ways you can accessorize a rustic modern home. Wooden crates, baskets, buckets, tea pots, antique oil cans, lanterns and metal pails are all examples of eclectic vintage items and primitives which can be mixed and matched to highlight the other furniture pieces you own.
The DIY Approach
Of course, there are also endless opportunities for the DIY crafter using reclaimed wood and repurposing old vintage items. We love this shabby chic motif surrounding the headboard of the bed shown below.
Made from an eclectic mix of repurposed window shutters, printers trays, picture frames and reclaimed lumber, it is all brought together with a distressed white paint finish. Accents such as the sequin pillow and the bedspread give this rustic room a dash of feminine sophistication.
Which of these rustic decor ideas do you love the most?
I hope you find these photos in our rustic home decor gallery inspiring. Which photo is your favorite? Is there one that you wish you could walk into and call home right now? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!