FireflyRustic Family & Games Room, Cornwall
Open-plan sitting room with contemporary concrete feature open fire. We wanted to ´disguise´ modern day trappings, so our TV is cleverly hidden behind vintage cupboard doors in the fireplace.
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2 Exploit the beauty of natural woodFit a panelled feature wall…Wooden panelling is a great way to give your walls a rustic look. Hunt for salvaged and reclaimed timber boards to ensure maximum character, but make sure you pull out any nails, check and treat for woodworm, and seal if you wish – wax will give a more natural finish than polyurethane. Medium-to-dark-tone woods will create a cosier feel than pale boards. Look online to see what suits, as you can source a variety of timber panel styles from driftwood to alpine lodge.In this living room, the log cabin look is completed with a wall of rustic panelling. Consider using wooden wall panels with concrete as they’ve done here on the fireplace, to give your room a contemporary twist.Find out how to use wooden panelling in a bathroom
Rack up rustic styleWe may not all live, or indeed want to live, in an isolated lodge high up in the mountains. However, this is the time of year when many of us hanker after a little Alpine style at home. Wooden panelling, stacks of freshly cut logs, whitewashed brickwork and antlers on the walls are all mainstays of back-to-basics log cabin style, as channelled here. A bashed-up brown leather pouffe, a pile of logs and a stag’s head can all work in more modern settings, too.See how to bring ski chalet chic into your interior