You don’t have to live in the country to reap the calming, soothing benefits of rustic style decor. Rustic wood beams, rustic-style sinks and other building elements can go a long way to making a home give off rustic style vibes, but there are other decor elements that can do the heavy visual lifting, too.
If you’re not blessed with traditionally rustic style architecture, gravitate toward rustic wood pieces you can incorporate, like big tables, chairs, and even smaller accessories. Install industrial-style, simple overhead lighting. Find some chicken wire or metal ceiling tiles to add into a vignette, even if you don’t physically install them. The important thing to keep in mind is that you’re not trying to copy a specific look.. .it’s really about capturing the rustic feeling.
Rustic style homeshave a soothing simpleness to them that has nothing to do with the amount of “stuff” that may be in the home. Like how I imagine living in the country might be, rustic style homes produce a feeling of life moving just a little bit slower. Of nature never being too far away. Of working hard and resting deeply.