If youÂ love the look of rustic furnishings, here are some tips on adding it to your own home.
Since rustic furniture is extremely textural,Â you should add it in small amounts. An entire roomful may be too much to take in, while a few pieces allow each item to stand out. You can add some bent willow chairs around an old oak table, or include a few pieces in a fireplace grouping. Remember, when going for the rustic look; less is more. You don’t want to clutter the room.
Warm up rustic seating pieces with cushions and pillows. These will soften the chairs visually and provide an additional level of comfort. Fabric will also serve as a unifying element to tie in a rustic piece with other items already in the room.
Consider using rustic accent pieces such as tables, mirrors, coat trees, or other accessories in guestrooms and bathrooms. These smaller spaces can be theme-decorated in a rustic style around a few interesting items, without committing yourself to an entire houseful.
Rustic is great for outdoor spaces as well. Arbors, benches, trellis pieces, and chairs, look terrific surrounded by plants and gardens.