First things first: What is rustic style? The rustic aesthetic can be described as retro rural with a modern touch. It may have elements that make it look unrefined and unfinished, but the overall look is modern and clean, making it seem like it was lifted off a Scandinavian home catalogue. There are many ways to interpret this design theme so don’t be afraid to get creative with it and just have fun.
While it may be a bit overwhelming to do a home in one distinct style, you can easily pull off a rustic inspired condo with a few essentials elements. So if you’ve just bought a bare condo for sale in Scout area and you’re looking for a distinct way to give it style and warmth, then these five tips may just do the trick!
One important element that every rustic inspired home needs to have is wood – lots of it! Raw wood works best in terms of look and feel so better get pieces that are minimally varnished. Light wood is ideal if you want to achieve a modern and airy feel, while dark wood is perfect for creating sophistication and stability. Wooden accessories like trays and picture frames would also work well in creating a rustic look for any room in your home.
Unprinted and natural textiles
Forget loud colourful prints if you want to pull off a classic rustic theme. Instead of silk pillow covers and floral inspired sheets, use classic linen and canvas instead! The simpler your fabric choices are the better so if you want theme appropriate curtains, burlap might just do the trick. If you want a bit of panache, you can spruce up your area with animal skin prints. But make sure you don’t go overboard by using two or more different prints in one space.
Rugs made of natural materials
Looking for a way to bring attention to your floors without having to retile the entire area? Then you need a couple of rugs made from natural materials to give your room a new look. Jute rugs can add an understated yet put together touch to any room while an animal fur rug (faux of course!) is a playful design element that you can use to make your bedroom or living room stand out. You can also consider sea grass or sisal as other rug material options.
Light neutral walls
Since you’ll want to showcase the natural elements of a rustic room, going light neutral on your walls is an absolute must. Stay away from white and choose warmer tones like antique white or white opal. To the untrained eye, all those white shades may seem like the same color, but you’ll see a huge difference once you apply it to your walls.
Simple and understated furniture pieces
As for furniture pieces, always remember to keep in simple and functional. There is practically limited embellishments in the rustic style so classic pieces will work great with this specific theme.
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