What is the "Rustic" Style?
Having a rustic home means more than simply having a home that is a log cabin, Rustic design has many elements. The rustic style applies to more than log cabins and has many great elements that can applied to your home.
The staple of rustic design is the natural elements. This is seen in every element of this design style. The wall colors for rustic homes are neutral colors that come from nature, wood paneling is also often seen on rustic walls. The décor that is featured in rustic homes draw from nature, with faux furs, non shiny metals, leathers and more.
Wood is seen throughout rustic homes. Wood beams, wood paneling, wood floors, wood décor elements, wood is vital to the rustic design. If your home does not have beams for support, add faux beams to give the same rustic look.
Added to wood elements in the rustic design are different textures added throughout the home that have natural elements. Woven baskets, textiles, and stonework all add additional texture to your home.
The rustic style can add warmth and texture to your home.These natural elements that are found in this design are great on their own, and can also be added to other styles to add texture. Here are some more great resources to help you understand the rustic style: