The key to a modern rustic space is an open floor plan,furniture and preserved and exposed natural architectural elements. The color scheme is very simple with large windows to bring the outdoors in. The style has an informal elegance – comfortable and modern living at its best.
Rustic style have a sense of connection to the past that’s hard to resist. Rustic Style celebrates the art of repurposing, it provides a wonderful showcase for ingenuity.
Inspirations come from honed beams against smooth glossy white walls which creates an arresting contrast. Rustic style is nothing without patina. You want surfaces with a little age on them. Reclaimed wood can be hammered, distressed and tarnished to achieve that aged look.
The Rustic palette uses brillant jewel tones with natural neutral colors. To give the room some punch of color denim blue, reds, golden yellows and faded turquoise are often used.
To a large extent, rustic style is about making do with what you have. Found objects are key, old pails turned into sinks, wire baskets transformed in light fixtures, wooden crates,re imagined as stair treads. It’s less about whimsy than about creating a sense of invention by necessity.
Delicate textiles, such as silk and lace, do not have much of a place in rustic interior. Sturdy hardworking fabrics that can take a little wear and tear feel more on point: burlap, linen, cotton, and wool.