Three Ways to Give Your Home a Stylish Rustic Look

One of the most popular home décor styles out there is the rustic look.  No matter if you have a house in the countryside or an apartment in the city, you can accomplish this look.  If you have always dreamed of living in a cabin in the middle of nowhere but you can’t give up your suburban lifestyle, the rustic look is the perfect solution. Today, we are going to learn several different ways to achieve the rustic look, which will help you transform your home.

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Install Reclaimed Flooring in The Den

A great way to give your home and your den the rustic look is by installing some reclaimed flooring.  There are many different reclaimed flooring options out there and companies like MR Timbers have wide selections for you to choose from.  Reclaimed flooring looks great and will add warmth to any room in your house.  But, since most people spend a lot of time in the den, this is a great place to start.  Not only will reclaimed flooring add beauty to your home; it’s also an eco-friendly product that you can be proud to own.

Add A Wood Burning Fireplace

Nothing screams rustic quite like a beautiful wood burning fireplace!  While buying a fireplace is a major purchase, it can really add a lot of rustic beauty to your home.  There are many different types of fireplaces to pick from so finding one that will match your personal style won’t be hard.  But, remember that you will have to hire someone to do the installation for you and this may cost several thousand dollars. However, if you have the extra money, installing a wood burning fireplace is well worth the cost.

Purchase Some Quilted Blankets

A more affordable option than the previous ones of the list is quilted blankets.  In most rustic cabins and homes of the past, people would always have a few quilted blankets laying around.  So, to add a rustic feel to your home, you should have some as well.  If you are on a budget, you can buy some blankets that were made in a factory setting, but if you really want to go for that rustic look, why not buy some that are handmade?  Websites like Esty.com have a huge selection of handmade quilts that start around $100.  Each of these quilts will be unique and often you will be buying them from the person who made them.  Buy a few to put on your beds and maybe purchase one to hang on the back of your sofa to give your entire home that rustic look.

These ideas can help turn your traditional home into one that is rustic and stylish.  Depending on your budget, the sky really is the limit to what you can do with this look!  Many people start out small by buying items like handmade quilts and work their way up to major purchases like a wood burning fireplace.  But once you get started, keep in mind that the rustic look can become addictive.

Erin Emanuel

2 Comments

  1. Wonderful ideas! I love the rustic style and those tips are great – the fireplace will be a wonderful addition but yet if you cannot afford it the blankets are also great for decoration.

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