Rustic interiors and decor relies on natural materials that are stripped back to their original look and feel. Barn conversions and cabin or lodge-style homes are great examples of the rustic style – incorporating exposed beams, warm colours, lots of wood and rustic furniture such as wooden dining tables and leather chairs.

If you’re looking for rustic living room ideas, start with the natural elements of wood and fire. Wooden panelling, wooden beams, floorboards, perhaps some exposed brick, and then a big stack of firewood for your wood burning stove. A rustic sofa should either be leather or a fabric sofa in a warm, welcoming colour such as red, orange, brown or cream. Remember to add a shaggy rug for extra warmth, too. In terms of wall decoration, mounted antlers are usually the standard in rustic decor, and you could choose a contemporary twist on the theme by going for man-made antlers in a contrasting colour or material.

For a subtle injection of the style, try adding one piece such as a large rustic dining table or coffee table with a weathered, rough wood top. Take a look through the rustic decor photos on Houzz to get inspiration for your rustic renovation.
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