You don’t need to look far to see that the rustic trend continues to dominate interior design schemes.
Whether you’re flicking through the latest home magazine or you’re shopping for some new accessories, the timeless, eclectic feel of rustic interiors are a must-have for many homes – and thankfully, achieving this look doesn’t take much time, energy or money.
Here are 5 simple steps that’ll have you nailing the rustic look in no time:
- Create a Focal Point
If there’s one thing that makes a room look and feel cosy it’s a fireplace, and this is the perfect way to create a focal point in your living space. For a truly rustic vibe, opt for brick or stone designs – or for less effort and maintenance, a log burning stove is ideal.
- Add a Quirky Bench (or Two)
To really ensure your home boasts that unique feel, why not replace traditional sofas and chairs with a bench or two? These look perfect situated at the edge of your lounge or in hallways or kitchens, creating a real feature as well as some much-needed seating. Companies like Cox & Cox offer a stunning variety of benches, making it easy to find something that’s in keeping with your design ideas and complements your existing furniture.
Why not opt for a French-inspired style to truly grasp the shabby chic look?
- Introduce a Funky Coffee Table
Continuing on the quirky theme, now’s the time to get creative with your coffee table. And the best bit? This doesn’t even need to cost you a penny.
From upcycling some old bits of wood or pallets to turning a trunk or another chunky piece of furniture into a coffee table, the possibilities are endless.
- Soften with Quilted Blankets
Now all of the rustic furniture and focal points have been added, you’ll need to soften the edges and add an inviting twist with cushions, throws and blankets. These contrast those rough textures and wooden finishes while also allowing you to introduce some different colours to the space.
Country-style designs or handmade finishes are a great addition.
- Complete with Photo Frames
Now, to really bring the overall look together, introduce some new photo frames to the area. It goes without saying that wooden designs will fit in a treat but you can also play with different textures and colours. Again, get creative and let your imagination run wild.
Ultimately, creating a rustic feel within your home is incredibly straightforward to do, particularly when there are so many products (new and old) available to achieve this look. There are also plenty of ways you can get creative, making new pieces yourself to save money and create an even more unique look within your home.