Building & Renovating

3 Easy Ways to Achieve the Rustic Style at Home

Give your space a warm and cozy boost

Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo)

There's something about the rustic style that makes it one of the preferred styles of homeowners. It can be because of the distinct warmth that it adds to a place or the undeniable charm that it gives any area. According to Real Living editor in chief Rachelle Medina, homeowners should consider this specific style because it is sophisticated but relaxed, plus, it's quite easy to work with weathered pieces and a neutral palette.

If you are seriously considering a rustic style for your own home, here are quick tips and photos to inspire you:

Keep spaces open and airy

Rachelle suggests doing away with curtains. You can leave the windows bare or use wooden shutters instead.

Photo from The Lily Pad Cottage.

Add furniture pieces that look weathered or battered

Are you also fond of pieces with a distressed finish and vintage finds? It's best to schedule a trip to secondhand stores soon to look for items that you can add to your space! These items add texture and charm to a rustic interior. 

Photo from Deja Vue Designs.

Work with a neutral palette of white, beige, and light-colored wood

The pairing of this colors and wood can help you achieve the warmth that the style is known for. If you still want to add a touch of other colors, you can use these as accent pieces in the form of pillows and tabletop decor. "Cerulean blue, persimmon, and sage green look great in rustic interiors," Rachelle suggests.

Photo from One Kindesign.

RL Tip: You may also bring in a few potted plants as part of your decor. 

Photo by Marc Jao.

Don't know where to shop for pieces that can complete your rustic home? You may want to check out these stores:

Photo by Marc Jao.

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