Rustic rural style decor is a bit more laid back and a little less ‘beautiful’ than other country decor styles. Emphasis was placed on comfort, simplicity and functionality. Country farms are usually decorated in paint, not wallpaper. So when you think of paint colors, think country light fixtures, light and also airy. You do not want anything stuffy because traditional country farmhouse furniture and pillows usually have busy prints and you do not want to see it all too much. Hgtv recommends that you stick to plain, bright colors. Consider subtle yellow, green and blue or plain white. Avoid anything red, brown or darker.
Rustic country furniture is create of casual, open grain woods such as pine and oak. It should have simple, straight or curved lines, but not embellished carvings or patterns. Use pieces with natural, worn or worn finish. Shaker or Mission-style furniture is ideal for creating a rustic country looking. Lighting options for a rustic country look include chandeliers and wall sconces made with real candles, candlesticks to tables, and real petroleum lamps hung from the wall or ceiling. Rustic metal for country light fixtures p. a. wrought iron, copper and tin. Use earth colors taken from nature when choosing a rustic color palette.
Be inspiring by the colors of your landscape. Think soft, muted creams, brown, green, blue and yellow colors. Choose natural fabrics like cotton, linen, wool and leather. Add warm, earthy accent colors through accessories such as handmade quilts, embroidered pillows, pillowcases, blankets and tablecloths. Rustic country fabric patterns include flowers, stripes and controls. Texture is a key element in rustic country decor. Woven wood blinds, jute carpets, arrow curves, handmade ceramics, driftwoods, cones and other earthy accessories will bring in natural materials and also textures that are essential to create a true rustic style.
Firelight and dimmed lighting are traditionally use in rural areas. If you have an open fire, use it to create this atmosphere. If you do not, you can easily create a dim, cozy look with the use of lighting techniques. Add unusual, wrong lights and shadows. This will create the vintage feel treated in other decorations. Floral mated glass lamps also create a suitable soft country light fixtures and a romantic mood for any room. In addition, candles surround the house to create the romantic and cozy farmhouse feel. Hgtv recommends antique silver candlesticks to add to your farm look.