The seasons are beginning to change and the weather is becoming cooler. Tree leaves are beginning to turn beautiful shades of crimson, gold, and burnt orange. This makes me dream of apple picking, hayrides, baking, and drinking tea next to a fireplace.
I feel that all of these autumnal activities would be most enjoyable in a rustic mountain retreat. The rustic style can be identified through the use of texture, material variation, and natural elements. Let’s see how these elements can be used to create rustic decor in your home.
Texture can be used within a rustic space in many different ways – often through thick, chunky fabrics on overstuffed furniture. Or you may prefer leather upholstery. Leather is a burly substitution with markings that lend character to the room. The appearance of varied wood grains is also common in casegood pieces within this style.
If you’d like to create a rustic interior space, consider using materials such as thick upholstery in colors that are neutral or derived from natural elements. Simple patterns on fabric can create further dimension within your space. Often, rustic interiors contain a mix of soft elements, leather, stone, different types of wood, and aged metal. A varied combination of materials can create a dynamic space.
Rustic, as a style, can simply be seen as the representation of natural elements. Taking colors, forms, shapes or ideas from nature can easily help create a rustic retreat. When this unrefined quality is accomplished in an interior space, you should have the feeling that you are not far from the great outdoors.