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10 rustic interior design trends you need to know

19 May 2021

Rustic design is on the rise. From wide plank wood flooring to cozy, warm lighting, rustic design has an inviting and welcoming effect that makes you feel at home.

Rustic design styles vary a lot, but they all have one thing in common: an emphasis on natural materials and designs. Rustic is most often used to describe things that are rough-hewn or aged—think of the look you might get when walking into a cabin on the edge of a forest-but this doesn't mean it can only be found in country settings!

If you're ready to embrace a more rugged look for your space, here are 10 rustic trends to consider incorporating into your interior.

1. Move over, Modernity

RECM3080 Dryden | Rural Home Cambridge

You won't find modern furnishings or flashy, geometric lighting, but you'll also find a lack of any materials that are made with synthetic fibres and plastics.

The majority of rustic decor is natural so whilst it's no surprise you’ll see some pieces from contemporary design be sure to find an aesthetic that feels light-hearted due to its open layout while still maintaining earthy elements like wood and stone.

2. Intimate, Yet Spacious

Project | AUS | PurePlank | HW2214 Clermont | Tas Home LI

Creating intimate spaces help with achieving a rustic feel.

Look to utilising landing spaces or corners of a room and work in a reading nook or place to cuddle up with a loved one in the cooler months.

This doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavour, either! 

You can start by adding a comfy armchair, like this Estate Leather Armchair from Freedom Furniture, in a free corner and style it with soft furnishings like a cushion and throw blanket. Now all you need is a hot chocolate and a good book!

3. Keep It Neutral

RECM2025 Reclaimed Barn Oak | North Curl Curl Home

Neutral colours help complement the wood textures, like flooring, beams etc.

Colours such as beige, grey, or white and warm earthy colours like browns help enhance the natural elements of a house. Using these neutral tones in your home will allow the wood elements to become the focal point of any room.

Our Relik range of timber flooring products are the perfect way to create a beautiful rustic interior as they are perfectly suited to floors, walls, beams, cabinetry, joinery and more.

4. Feet First

HW964 Amendo Wide Havwoods Timber Flooring

If you’re looking to create a rustic design feel in your home, you can’t go past beautiful timber flooring.

Our wide plank wood flooring range is a trendy, popular choice for those looking to make an impression with their home. It's ideally suited to larger spaces because of its expansive appearance and impressive looks.

The beautiful look of wide planks is often used as a focal point to achieve a rustic design style in any space.

5. Let’s Take This Outside

News | AU | Decking 3 LI

Creating a rustic vibe in your home isn’t exclusive to just the indoors and can easily overflow to your outdoor deck and living space.

A wooden deck with an outdoor fireplace is a great way to bring that feeling of nature into the suburbs.Repurposing antiques is a great way to save money and create the rustic design style of your dreams.

You can be creative with how you use the antiques you find, too! Come across an old dresser? Why not use the piece as a bathroom vanity, bookshelf, or TV stand.Repurposing antiques is a great way to save money and create the rustic design style of your dreams.

You can be creative with how you use the antiques you find, too! Come across an old dresser? Why not use the piece as a bathroom vanity, bookshelf, or TV stand.

6. If These Walls Could Talk

Project | AU | RECM3040 Onslow | Flowerdale Residence

One trend you can’t ignore when trying to create a rustic space is wood panelling.

Our PurePanel range is a perfect way to bring a sophisticated cabin-inspired look to your home. To pull off this trend we recommend using dark and bold colours like the Lavardon PurePanel to make the perfect moody statement in any room.

7. Have I Seen That Before?

RECM3080 Dryden | The Barn

Repurposing antiques is a great way to save money and create the rustic design style of your dreams.

You can be creative with how you use the antiques you find, too! Come across an old dresser? Why not use the piece as a bathroom vanity, bookshelf, or TV stand.

8. Let There Be Light

RECM3080 Dryden | The Barn

If you’re looking at making significant changes to your home, be sure to consider the windows while you’re at it.

Large and tall windows are used in the rustic design trend as they enable a beautiful and warm flow of natural light into the home. This means a more organic feel within the home that isn’t tainted by artificial lighting during the day.

9. Sticks and Stones

Whilst the rustic look brings with it the charm of natural elements, like wood, you should also look at integrating stone as a material, too.

If your home has elements of stonework on the walls or beams, be sure to accentuate it within the space. Alternatively, using stone is also a great way to update existing fireplaces.

10. Mismatch Made In Heaven

Another great trend to incorporate into your rustic home is mismatched furniture.

Rustic decor is the perfect way to show off a mix of eclectic items, each with its own function and purpose. Mismatched chairs around an old table or an old trunk as a coffee table are great ways to bring an eclectic yet rustic feel to any space.

Ready For A Rustic Look?

If you are inspired by the look and feel of a rustic interior and are ready to explore how our beautiful wood products can help bring this theme to your home, you can request a free flooring sample online, or get in touch with our friendly team today. 


COMPLIMENTARY INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTATIONS

Need some more guidance in creating the perfect rustic interior design scheme? Book a complimentary interior design consultation with our fully qualified, in-house Interior Designer, Simone.

Explore samples of varying materials, colours, and textures and build a mood board that reflects the look you are after and pairs perfectly with your timber flooring choice. Simone can help you to feel confident and excited with your choices, ensuring a beautiful, cohesive interior design scheme you will love!

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