There’s no denying that rustic style proves the old adage that everything comes full circle. Our pioneer ancestors would get a good laugh out of how fashionable the look is today — they probably dreamed of plastered walls instead of rough logs and carpets instead of bare plank floors. But thanks to rustic style’s unpretentious roots, organic textures and shapes, and natural warmth, it’s become as popular in the heart of the city as it is out in the woods.
The key to a modern rustic space is an open floor plan, modern furniture, and preserved and exposed natural architectural elements. The color scheme is very simple with large windows bringing the outdoors in. This style has an informal elegance – comfortable and modern living at its best!
Raw wood and stone perhaps is the most important feature of modern rustic home. Lovers of the this style want to bring nature inside. If you have an old home, it is important to preserve the character and original architectural detail — show off that old stone wall!
If you build new, expose your beams, use reclaimed wood, or include a stone fireplace. The modern rustics never forget the fifth wall: the ceiling. A-frame homes with cathedral wood-covered ceilings are quite popular, or big beams adorn the rustic space.
“Warehouse look” recently has taken the design world by storm. And the inspiration for this look comes from buildings with historic pasts, barns, warehouses and manufacturing facilities. The practice of restoring these kinds of buildings into swanky condos and chic office spaces is on the rise.
Adding rustic elements is easiest to do in the kitchen – sleek stainless steel appliances with a simple hardware to give a nod to industrial look. Pendant lighting with old style bulbs along with rustic metal fixtures can transform your kitchen instantly. Bold graphics, murals or painting symbols, literary numbers and letters on exposed brick wall or hanging dominating abstract painting can turn your bedroom or living room into striking and stylish statement.
There is an increase of furniture manufacturers embracing this wonderful rustic style and they are creating furniture pieces with minimal detailing and simple materials. So it is not so hard to find pieces for constructing your farmhouse oasis. Also, there is a lot of DIY techniques like faux finish technique and DIY tutorials that can help you, for example, make your own lighting fixtures.
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