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A favourite among décor trends, the rustic look is a great way to create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere at your place. It is a perfect combination of modern and vintage while at the same time bringing the outdoors inside. If you love the look, here are some tips to get the style.
As we have said, rustic means bringing in the outdoors, so you therefore need to bring in nature through decoration. A good way of doing this is by using natural materials to create different textures. The materials don’t necessarily need to be real – if you are on a budget you can always buy replicas that look like the real material.
It is not only décor you need to focus on, but you need colour to represent the outdoors, and for this reason you should go for earthy colours. The good news about them is that they are very easy to match! You should go for brown palettes and add a few green touches – remember though that you have the possibility of using different shades that are more suitable to your personal taste for personalisation. A good match can be light floors with darker furniture. Dark colours are amazing for floors and walls since they help to create a relaxed and warm atmosphere. However, they are not advised to be used in small rooms as they can make the space look even smaller.
Wood floors are perfect for this look since they are natural materials. But again, you can always get a replica instead. If wood flooring is not suitable for your place, engineered wood flooring is the perfect substitute. Engineered wood is suitable for places with underfloor heating and looks exactly the same as its hardwood counterpart. If engineered is too expensive, you still have cheaper alternatives such as laminate flooring and vinyl tiles. Even though those floors don’t have the same lifespan than solid wood, they do good work in getting your dream look if you are on a budget.
If you are looking to add elements such as cushions, curtains or rugs, remember to use sturdy elements. Fabrics such as cotton, linen and wool are perfect examples of sturdy materials. These materials not only have a natural origin; they will also help to make your place more cosy and welcoming.
As you can see, these are very simple tips but very effective to give your house a rustic look. But at the end of the day, it is your personal taste you need to follow, since what matters is that you like the final result!