The rustic design was developed in simpler times, when technology was not obtrusive to human life, and when people were ingeniously creative that home accessories or fittings were all taken out from nature. Outdoor resources have been gathered in the home to form items that will serve function and comfort to the dwellers. This way of life has brought forth the simple yet attractive and admired rustic design concept. Rustic design is characterized by the natural elements in the interiors, pieces of furniture, and decorations that provoke simplicity. The rustic roughness does not recognize the worth of plastic or synthetic materials and often discourages metal elements. Raw elements in earthy colors such as shades of brown, green, and gray will complement the rustic style while keeping in harmony with nature. The essence of this design is to create an ambiance of simplicity with the atmosphere of the outdoors beautifully gracing the home.

Wood is a valuable raw material supplied by nature and a key element in rustic design. It is easy to bring the rugged but irresistible charm of the design with the beautiful grain patterns of this wooden element. The variety of woods available in nature comes in different shades of brown that’s not often precise. Shades vary from light brown to dark brown, to reddish-brown or grayish brown. You can never go wrong in choosing a pleasant rustic color to adorn your home by keeping these shades in mind. The most distinctive rustic color, however, is the reddish-brown or reddish tinge. Pinewood is one of the most common materials used in building rustic inspired homes. It has a reddish color that tends to be more noticeable as it ages.

A great rustic interior does not shy away from old or authentic stones. The stone’s natural gray color will complement the wooden elements that can bring the rustic look of your home to a whole new level. Consider your home halfway done if it already has a stone fireplace that is central to the rustic style. If there is no stone element in your home, cladding is another way to do it. The subtle color variations of this technique will allow you to add shades of brown and red apart from the natural gray color. For a more affordable option, apply a gray coat to your walls to create an appearance of a rustic stone wall. Or add a faux stone effect to your rustic interior with the use of textured wallpaper. It is a low-cost technique that can create just about the same result as the authentic stones.

The incorporation of rustic pieces in the colors brown, green, orange, gold, and red will add charm to your rustic abode. If you have existing furniture pieces that do not look rustic, like a modern sofa, for example, you can add a rustic piece to it to get it atoned to the style. Covering it with faux fur will be a perfect fit so that it can blend in with the rustic interior. An animal head attached to the wall would complete the rustic ambiance. But if you’re not really into hunting and you don’t have a real animal head to display, faux taxidermy is an easy option for you. In incorporating accessories or finishing touches, you only need to stick with the same color palette that would complement your rustic interior.

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