One of the most popular trends that we have seen this season is the need to add a rustic element to modern, contemporary homes.
These kinds of homes can often feel cold and unlived in, whereas a rustic feel conjures up elements of warmth, cosiness and comfort.
Many people dream of disappearing into a wood cabin with a fireplace, a Saint Bernard and some red wine on a cold winter’s day, however, most people don’t have the luxury of simply disappearing off on holiday or actually owning a cabin in the woods.
That’s why giving your home a rustic feel is the perfect way to help you relax and feel at home.
From a king size wool quilt and queen size wool quilt, to a fireplace and using wood, here are our top tips for getting that rustic feel into your home:
- Choose the right colours
A rustic look is dependent on getting the colours right in your home, and you need to carefully select your colour palette to ensure that you hit the nail on the head.
Steer away from cold, dark colours like blues and greys, and rather go for warm, earthy colours such as red, terracotta, brown and deep orange hues. These colours will lend themself best to making a rustic look in your home.
- Get a fireplace
If you live in a really cold area then a fireplace is going to be of huge benefit to you anyways, but if you live in quite a hot region then perhaps you can get a decorative fireplace.
Fireplaces are one of the most calming and decorative elements of a rustic house, and having one in your lounge will go a long way in giving you the feel that you are striving for.
- Wood is your best friend
Nothing says rustic quite like wood, and luckily it’s easy to incorporate it into tons of different spots all over your house.
If you have big plans then you could always put in a wooden floor, but smaller things will work too; wooden furniture is a great addition, as well as rough wood shelves, stacking wood by the fireplace and other little details that you can add here and there.
- Chunky wool
When it comes to being rustic and warm, chunky wool blankets and throws are going to make a big difference. A king size wool quilt or queen size wool quilt is the perfect addition for a rustic looking bedroom, and chunky wool throws are great for cold evenings on the couch.
Wool isn’t just great for getting the rustic look right – it can also help you get a much better night’s sleep: it regulates temperature, it’s hypoallergenic and it doesn’t retain moisture.
- Rustic touches, decor and art
Look into getting some rustic touches that compliment your home, things like antler curtain ties could be perfect for some houses but over the top for others.
Woodland based art and decor always helps to create a rustic feeling in the home, and don’t overlook second-hand and antique stores for your materials either.
Achieving a rustic feel in your home is made easy with our simple five steps. Happy decorating!