Jun 27, 2018
In Home Decoration
Does this warm weather make you wish you were somewhere in a cabin surrounded by green woods, a lake and chilly mountain air? Well, you don’t really have to travel into the woods to have such an experience! Just introduce a few awesome rustic design ideas to make your home cozy, beautiful and practical. Here are our top rustic living room design solutions you can try today. Art inspired by nature Imagine a view from a cabin on the lake. Now, recreate that view in your home with a few art pieces. You can opt for photography, paintings or even wallpaper! Another thing you can do to fill your walls with nature-inspired art is to opt for wood. A few pieces of weathered and distressed wood pieces can serve as a beautiful wall hanging, especially when hand-painted and additionally distraught. Combine this artwork with natural and neutral wall paint and you’ll have a cozy and relaxing living space. Raw and rough wood There’s nothing more beautiful than things that nature gave us. So, if you wish to create a rustic space, make sure to respect the nature and display it and all its perfection and imperfection. For instance, you can create a shelf with a rough edge or leave your beams exposed. And if you have a fireplace (no matter real or gas one) place a few stacks of firewood to boost warmth and natural vibe in the space. You can also use wood for decoration. For instance, collect some intricately-shaped driftwood and turn it onto a table centerpiece or a nice décor element. Practical baskets and stools Baskets and other woven elements have a very natural and earthy vibe that can add something extra to your rustic living room. Use these baskets for storage on shelves or under your coffee table and you’ll not only add some texture to your space, but also get rid of unwanted clutter! Stools also have a very rustic vibe. These little chairs are quite practical (they can be used as seating, side tables, leg rests, bathroom additions and many other things) and they take up very little space. Add a few natural and imperfect stools to your living room and boost the vibe and the rustic comfort! Rustic window treatment If you want to make your outdoor space visible from the inside, you have to dress up your windows to fit your rustic vibe. For instance, opt for natural fabrics like linen to create light and airy curtains and add a reclaimed wood valance to hide your curtain rod. When you want to shade your interior, close your stunning wooden shutters and make your home cooler and cozier. These look amazing both from the inside and outside and it will almost eliminate any need for additional window treatment! You can also paint them and do some light damage with sandpaper and hammer to further add to the rustic and distressed look. Warm fabrics If you want to add warmth to your space, then your best solution is a big throw for your sofa or favorite armchair. Choose a very thick and chunky knit throw in natural colors to keep you warm during chilly evenings. You can also opt for a (faux) fur or animal skin throw or rug. These elements are very rustic and serve a beautiful purpose. Get a rich fur throw that pools at the foot of your armchair or invest in a cowhide rug and place it under your rustic coffee table. These fabrics and materials will make your space cozy and warm like the inside of a winter retreat! Rustic décor will not only make your home more beautiful, but also give it a cozy and comfy vibe that will make all your stress and worries just melt away every time you step into your rustic home!