The inviting style of rustic decor is quite popular and has been around in one form or another for quite some time. So in a way you could call it timeless because it will always be well received and loved. Despite popular belief you don't have to live in the country to enjoy this style of decorating. It is all about drawing from the elements of nature.
The main element found in rustic home decor is a layering of natural materials, such as salvaged wood, river rock, glass, stone, brick, and tarnished metals. Mixing natural woods and materials creates a comfortable, worn vibe that often causes people rethink their notions of what rustic decor really can be. Once you pair a mix of textured materials with a sophisticated color palette, you are on your way to a beautifully decorated room.
The color palette is often drawn directly from nature. Forest greens, burnt oranges, rich browns, autumn yellows and deep reds are all colors from the wonderful world of the wilderness. Often people think dark and dreary when they picture rustic decorating, but with the right balance, your lodge or cabin can be just as inviting as the next.
If you aren't ready to decorate an entire room with a rustic touch, you can start with small accents in different rooms of your home. In bedrooms, try changing out your linens. Quilt patterns are the go-to look nowadays, but don't fret. The quilts of today are nothing like those your grandmother used to have. They can be modern and bold yet still embrace the true rustic qualities. For bathroom and kitchen, try changing towels or hardware, or start with your front door with a new welcome mat.
No matter how you are looking to add rustic decor into your life, whether a whole home makeover, or just a piece at a time, you are sure to be adding a timeless quality to your home. The beauty of nature outlives time.
Article Author: Rebecca McKeich
Article Source: LogCabinStyles.com