Creating a home that is part of the past and of the present is a difficult balance to get right. When you are upgrading your home, and you’re looking for a way to keep it classy, but not ultra-modern and therefore unslightly or shiny, a rustic sense of charm is a perfect addition to any home. So, without going overboard, are there ways for you to give your home the rustic charm that it deserves?
Pick your furniture
The furniture is the focal point of any room, so buy picking your design, this will transform the space. Suppliers like Alexander and James Sofas highlight exactly what rustic can do in terms of upgrading your furniture. And for those who don’t have the money to spend on a new set of sofas, implementing throws and rugs, to take the focal point away from the furniture and place it on the design, is a simple but very effective approach.
With rugs and throws, it is synonymous with thrift stores and an oldy-worldy type feel. In fact, the common thrift store will have an abundance of accessories and items that can transform your home from modern to rustic. Look at an old-fashioned china set, you can get those for cheap in a thrift store, and you can make this an exciting addition to your living room. Other thrifty items can include old-fashioned cupboards and wardrobes, and any upcycling business will turn old items into something a bit more presentable. Take a page out of their book and do the same yourself. That old cupboard you haven’t been using for so long? Give it a new lick of paint, add some old-fashioned door handles, and you’ve got a rustic talking piece.
For most of us, we can’t think of the word rustic without the word mountainous. Embracing your mountainous chic, by purchasing a herringbone dresser, or by being creative and making old items into something new will shake it up. For example, a rake can used by being re-varnished and hung up in the kitchen as a utensil holder. The great thing about being rustic is that it’s not perfect looking. This is what gives it its charm. And so, it’s not essential to go out there and spend extortionate amounts of money on overhauling your home.
As with upcycling, the idea of using distressed wood can transform any space and give it that rustic oeuvre. You can turn your bedroom into something akin to a farmhouse by making your own headboard and footboard using old pieces of wood. Adding a few muted colour tones will contribute to the overall feel, and you will begin to settle into your rustic existence.
Wherever you live in the world, giving your home a makeover of the rustic variety is something that can transform a home. Instead of it being modern and without character, adding a few warm tones of colour, and embracing your thriftiness are two simple ways to catapult your home from modern 21st century fare to classic, understated and full of character.