If you believe in minimalism and vouch for fuss-free décor, rustic & vintage aesthetics are your pick for home styling.
Rustic elements have a deep sense of comfort and charm that attracts you to them. The subdued hues and comfortable furnishing embrace nature and adds earthy vibes to your home.
If you’re sold on the idea already, let’s begin with essential tips for adding rustic décor to your homes.
Make it Airy
When looking for flooring options or furniture, keep in mind that your home needs to be well lit and airy. Incorporating natural elements is a rule of thumb for rustic styling. Choose a classic light-toned timber flooring and stretch it to your balcony, deck, porch, or backyard. Provide access to your outdoor patio from your living room through a sliding door. Doing this will open the space and turn it into an airy retreat. Use white linen or cotton curtains to let in the warm sunlight. Plenty of light and fresh air is terrible for me, said no one. We all love it. Don’t we?
Use High-Contrast Palette
The high-contrast palette of black and white offers a modern edge to your humble abode. Dark flooring with light-toned walls and vice versa is a simple hack to incorporate rustic styling. If you have a tiled or exposed concrete floor, pair it with dark-toned wall cladding. Use earthy tones such as green, grey, brown, and yellow if you’re painting your wall instead of cladding.
Weathered wood furniture adds character to your space and brings a sense of history. Add at least one piece of weathered wood furniture: a centre table, coffee table, dressers, etc. These raw wood pieces will bring in vintage aesthetics paramount for rustic styling.
Play with Textures
Mixing textures add visual interest and depth to rustic spaces. Iron framed fittings like a chandelier on top of a wooden dining table or an exposed brick wall paired with timber flooring, these combinations of textures are great for creating a stunning space. In addition, simple hacks like putting a brass mirror on a bran-white wall or an ethnic rug under a minimalist coffee table offer your home great style and sophistication at a low cost.
Use Natural Materials
Provide a raw and organic feel to your home with all-natural elements. Pick furniture made from reclaimed wood. Adding woven fibre pieces & galvanized metal accents will give you that much-desired rustic charm. Get statement pieces made from natural materials like wood, copper, brass, iron, etc. The beauty of raw materials is in their textures and imperfections, which makes rustic spaces feel cosy and approachable.