The question of how can I make my living room look rustic conjures up various images ranging from the Wild West to Victorian times. In fact, western and rustic are often blended together in our modern-day culture. So how exactly can one translate rustic home decoration to their living space? Let’s look at a few ideas that can be considered rustic.
First of all, you will need to decide on a theme for your home decor. Whether you want a Tuscan style or something more modern, there are plenty of options out there. If you want to be more traditional, you can use elements from Mexican, Native American cultures. There are endless possibilities.
Once you have decided on a theme, you can start choosing rustic items that will go into your home decor. For example, you might choose items like pottery, rustic lamps and wall art. Remember that rustic doesn’t mean boring. You can have as much fun choosing rustic home decor as you do pick out your favorite contemporary furnishings.
A great way to incorporate rustic into your space is with the use of red instead of white paint. Red goes great with leather furniture and other bold furniture. Try painting one wall red and then another wall a neutral tone such as brown. Keep the red accents simple; don’t go overboard with the color. This way you can add more of those rustic elements without being overwhelmed with the color.
Another way to get rustic is by choosing a rustic rug or throw over top of your existing furniture. This adds a unique element to your decor while also creating a focal point for the space. If you want to make a small room look larger, place a rustic looking chair or bench with some candles around the room. If you want a lighter look, add more of the white paint with a rustic accent to the rugs.
To get the best effect from your rustic decorating, use accessories that are similar in color or pattern. For example, if you are using a lot of red furniture in your rustic room, consider using red accent pillows. The same goes for if you have a lot of wood in your rustic home. Use similar but bolder colors or patterns for the upholstery and knick knacks.
Don’t forget about your furniture. Try to keep the furniture pieces all in one color family. For example, you can use red and black as the main color group for your sofa, then go with teal, brown, or yellow for the upholstery. Keep the pillows the same hue as well, with the exception of one. If you have furniture that is in the same group, such as a couch, chair, table, etc., you can simply paint the rest of the furniture in the same color as the piece you are removing.
You can even choose a rustic looking rug. Rugs are great because they are not always necessary, and they can give your room a unique look that is easy to replace. Make sure you clean the rug often, especially if it is in an exposed area. You may want to put a doormat on the door to protect your flooring. Follow these few simple steps and you will have an excellent looking room to relax in!
Now here comes the real experiment – how can I make this room seem like it was made by a Caveman? Use all sorts of knick knacks to create interesting designs, and pile them up in piles. It doesn’t matter what color or design you choose, because when you pile things up in piles it makes the room look more organic and less boring.
The final step is to figure out what you are going to do with your rug if you don’t want to use any knick knacks. If you are not going to use drugs, then you can use knick knacks on the floor to make an interesting effect. Use knick knack paper to make a scrapbook of your favorite pictures. Then frame one or two of the photos and hang them on the wall. You have now found your “treasure trove”, if you will, and can finally answer your question, How can I make my living room look rustic?
Remember that no matter how rustic you make your living room, you must always keep in mind that it will eventually be a place to relax and unwind. Don’t overcrowd it with too much furniture and accessories. Make it a cozy place where you can spend your time. Use the ideas above and watch your home become rustic.