Designing your home’s interior can be daunting if this is your first time. However, if you are choosing a rustic decor, it doesn’t have to be. With many options, it’s easy to make your house feel like a home. Some are quite inexpensive as well. Here are 10 ideas for your home that range from DIY to big purchases.
A great way to repurpose old photo frames is to use them on your shelves! If you have any larger old wooden frames, place them around a set of shelves. If you want to do just a bit more work, consider painting all the frames to match. It’s a great way to bring color into a room and show off your shelves. You don’t even have to spend any money on this home decor idea!
A little more expensive, this rustic decor idea can be the centerpiece of your home. The right table made out of the right wood can bring a home together in a number of ways. Most rustic decor items like this are handmade and can be highly customized. If you take proper care, a nice wood table can last you a lifetime, and if you want, you can always repaint it to fit a new aesthetic.
A staple of rustic decor and any farmhouse is mason jars. You can use them for almost anything. Whether they hold flowers or keys, it’s up to you. Many people opt to use them as drinking glasses or storage containers. You can be as creative as you like! Some people like to put essential oils in mason jars and spread them throughout the home. A common way to incorporate them is in your kitchen window. Place a couple of flowers in a mason jar and it will give your kitchen that extra touch! Relatively inexpensive, mason jars provide that instant rustic decor that you may be looking for.
Another common item in most rustic decor is the wicker basket. Having a couple of these baskets handy gives you extra storage space and a stylish design. Use them to hide items in a clever and discrete way. Include them in your bathroom as well to hold towels and washcloths. Add wicker baskets as accents on your table or to hold your keys. If you’re serious about the rustic decor look, wicker baskets will make it into your home.
Gaining in popularity due to the recent show Fixer Upper, shiplap has become a favorite of many homeowners to decorate. Not only is it stylish, but it can increase the value of your home. Use shiplap to create a backsplash or for a unique contrast in your living room. You can build shelves with it, create a frame with it, or even make it into a table. Depending on your wants, costs can increase so know the budget of your renovation beforehand. Talk to a contractor for estimates. If you aren’t looking to spend much money, try building some free standing shelves with shiplap. It’s a great way to make the jump to rustic decor.
Choose a dark quilted blanket for your bed if you want a rustic look. You can also buy blankets to put throughout your home to match the rustic decor. For a theme, try sticking with the same material or the same colors. You can also stick with the same design on most of your blankets. If you are going for a “farmhouse” look, try finding a comforter with horses or scenes of wilderness on them.
A must-have for rustic decor on your bed is to have a wooden headboard. Headboards protect your wall and your bed from damage. It’s also a great way to accent your bed and wall. Use a dark or light wood for the headboard depending on the style of the room you want. You can even have intricate designs made into the wood.
Window blinds are great for blocking out the heat and keeping your energy bills down. Use wooden blinds to give your windows a little flair! You can install them yourself or have a professional help you. It’s a cheap upgrade that will make your blinds more durable and stylish.
Lighting can set the tone and mood of your house. Use your lighting in unique ways by incorporating some industrial lamps. Use antique lamps that have a soft glow to make your living room feel nice and cozy. Try using rustic chandeliers or bucket lights to make your dining room look fantastic. This can be DIY or you can have a specific setup done throughout your home. We encourage you to have everything else ready in the room before you invest in special lighting.
Undoubtedly one of the most expensive options on our list, a kitchen island is a staple of rustic decor and farmhouses everywhere. Most people think of marble countertops when doing a kitchen island, and where there are some options that go with rustic, we prefer wood. A kitchen island is a great tool for cooking, cleaning, and having fun! It becomes the “hotspot” in the kitchen that everyone gathers around. It can also increase the value of an older home. Don’t settle when choosing a kitchen island; pick one that’s just right for you!
Looking for that special item to make your rustic decor complete? Come to Rustic Rarehouse! We have everything you could want and so much more! Contact us today and take a tour of our stock!