Rustic interiors are truly raw, often with unfinished elements that are typically made of stone or wood. Interior designers who follow the rustic theme derive most of their ideas, styles, and designs from natural inspiration and also tend to include accessories that mostly come from outdoors.
Important rustic design elements:
- Exposed ceiling beams,
- Use of reclaimed wood,
- Exposed stone wall,
- Wooden flooring,
- Cowhides, sheepskins and simple neutral-colored natural fabrics,
- Distressed and handcrafted items,
- Wood-burning fireplace, and
- Prominent staircases.
Most of the accessories used consist of elaborate architectural details and dramatic features like reclaimed wooden floors and perhaps, ceilings that are decked with wood beams.
The main focus of rustic interior designers is on raw, natural, and unrefined elements that are bold and blatantly real. These designs also have quite an earthy and organic touch to them. Many people consider rustic to be really dark and heavy, however, there is a trend of ‘modern and contemporary rustic’ that has been making waves lately and it is a fresh, light, and grounded take on the ‘original’ rustic theme.