Rustic interiors are steeped in history, they tell a tale of bygone eras when life was a much slower pace. Admittedly there weren’t all the mod cons which we rely on so heavily today, but you have to admit that a rustic interior exudes a homeliness which makes you feel relaxed and calm. This interior design style may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it certainly ticks the right boxes if you’re trying to lower your carbon footprint or simply want to put the brakes on a hectic lifestyle. From chocolate-box thatched cottages to French Provençal there’s a variety of styles, or sub-styles, within those deemed as rustic.
Olive & Gray
A good mix of images showing different types of rustic interiors; from those which are stylishly chic to others which make great use of bargain finds, stripped floor boards and stunning chandeliers.
At Home Network
This blog shows that rustic and modern can be mixed together to create a stunning place to live. I love the wooden board cladding wall with its inset modern fire. This post also gives a quick and easy overview to decoupage.
Delightful look at a rustic styled home which has old sitting comfortable next to new to create an interior which is filled with character and panache. White walls compliment the wooden beams and homely touches such as faux fur throws give you the room a worm touch.
adore your place
Insight and suggestions on how to get the rustic look makes adore your place a fabulous read. Great images are also include to help you visualise how you can adapt certain aspects to fit in with your living space.
FRENCH BY DESIGN
Anyone considering undertaking a barn conversion at home or across the Channel should take a look at this post. The images are insightful while the text, (in English at the beginning of the post and French at the end), is sufficiently explanatory to set the scene in this inspirational post.