It’s highly doubtful that our early-settling ancestors knew they were on to something with home decor, yet hundreds of years later their humble rustic style has found its way to the mainstream.
Defined by naturally distressed wood, rusted patina metal, and organic shapes and textures, quality rustic pieces add a softened earthy element to any room. The stripped down look goes hand-in-hand with reclaimed barn wood furniture accented with tarnished metal.
Rustic versatility makes it an easy addition to a rural country home requiring a total package of natural charm, a suburban colonial needing a subtle diversion from bright and pastel colors, or a city apartment craving a toned-down equalizer of contemporary furniture.
No matter what kind of home you aspire to have, rustic furnishings should be a part of the equation. Keep reading for tips on 10 ways to incorporate real quality rustic in your home.Give your home a rustic welcome with distressed doors. Keeping the design primarily outside lets you ease into rustic and gives your home an inviting feel. [Image via Remodelista][/caption