Rustic Style Decorating Ideas


Rustic Style decorating can have a number of interpretations, although the first that comes to mind for many is a beautiful log home.

The image above is my Great Room in our Michigan log home.

I was fortunate to be able to design and furnish it as the home as being built. It will always be one of the most exciting and fulfilling design projects I have completed. Read more about Log Home Decorating, including additional photos of our log home.

Rustic decorating style embodies the earthy, organic and natural look that many people desire. Nothing artificial or contrived, but rather an honest and homey approach to decorating.

You’ll find colors found in nature, elements such as wood, iron, tile, stone and plenty of natural light.

Not so much in the way of dramatic window treatments with Rustic styles such as Tuscan, Farmhouse, Mission,Southwest and Lodge…the beauty of this style of decorating is that it always enhances and compliments the view.

I love how many interpretations include strong statements with stone, tile, wood and color, combining them to create a feeling of natural beauty inside the home.

Budgets of all sizes can create a compelling and creative rustic interior. From the highest end, handcrafted log furniture to a simple flea market find, a rustic home will always be a unique creation…no cookie cutter looks here!

If a natural, casual Rustic home fits your lifestyle, learn how to create your special look from the floors up, step by step, at Rustic Decorating Style