Keep the Look and Feel of the Room Minimalist
Using brick cladding on accent walls and a collection of black-framed photographs, the designers of this calming living room infused a rustic aesthetic into their contemporary design. If you’re furnishing a small rustic living room, stick with seating options that keep the look and feel of the space minimal. Leather upholstered furniture and a wall-mounted entertainment unit with rustic finish laminates fit the bill nicely. A brick cladding accent wall is a great way to take the theme up a notch too.
Rustic decor is often defined by natural textures and earthy colors, so don’t hesitate to incorporate elements of these into your living room design. Adding woven natural fibers like jute and sisal to a room with a neutral color palette helps bring the look together. If you’re going to be using a lot of wood, choose lighter shades to avoid overpowering the space. Incorporate other materials, like sage green fabrics and leafy prints to bring life to the neutral scheme. A few raw finishes in architectural features, like a wood fireplace surround, can add warmth to a rustic living room design.
The right storage solution can add rustic flair to a living room. Use repurposed items to create an eclectic mix that makes the room feel like you pulled it together yourself. For example, homeowners in this grain silo-turned-guest house used chippy architectural salvage to make the room feel fresh and cabin chic. Old paving bricks dress up the fireplace and provide textural contrast against wood-planked walls, while a woven rattan side table and a natural dhurrie-topped sisal rug tie the look together.
Adding a Modern Touch to Rustic Style
If you prefer a more streamlined aesthetic, consider using wood-like laminates in your furniture and decor. This style of rustic decor pairs well with minimalistic furnishings, such as the sleek entertainment unit shown here. A black and white color scheme adds a modern twist to rustic style. Doris Leslie Blau used the palette to bring a hint of trendy style into her rustic living room, while Taryn Whiteaker infused a more boho-chic vibe.
Rustic living room ideas often incorporate reclaimed materials to give a homey feel. In this space, reclaimed heart-pine floors and an old paving brick fireplace surround enliven the room’s neutral palette. A large woven pendant light adds texture above the wood mantle and provides a cozy spot for reading. Windowpane plaid-covered chairs and pillows bring in traditional pattern.
When it comes to rustic living room design, texture and color make the most impact. For example, a nubby fiber area rug offers a natural anchor for the furniture in this cozy rustic living room. Ensure your rug is large enough to allow all the furniture legs to rest on it.
Creating a Warm Aesthetic with Rustic Style
A few rustic-inspired details can instantly update a room’s look. In this rustic living room, a wood cathedral ceiling and oak-barrel coffee table elevate the room’s aesthetic. Keeping the rest of the furniture sleek and simple allows the eye to focus on the dramatic brick cladding wall behind the sofa. Rustic living rooms often feature natural textures like jute, linen fabric, exposed wood grain furniture, earthen pottery accents, and stone. Creating a warm aesthetic, brown tones work well with rustic styles in many shades and variations. The woven natural fiber rug in this cottage farmhouse by Taryn Whiteaker helps define the main area of the room.
A wooden clock and a rustic wall arrangement complete this cozy nook. Framed initial letter prints with a simple design fit the rustic style while emphasizing each person’s personality and role in the family. A large arrow pointing at a framed message of home underlines the sentiment.
Use repurposed materials for a rustic feel. Reclaimed slats create a unique wall accent while adding texture to this farmhouse living room. The arrow motif repeats in the decor and ties the space together. Add a modern edge to the rustic theme with a metal grid on a wall. Displaying a family schedule in the squares of this wall decor keeps everyone organized. We are happy to receive guest post submissions from you.