5 Ways to Give Your Home a Rustic Feel



 

One of the best ways to give your home a style upgrade that is right on trend but will also make your home more comfortable and inviting is to give your home some rustic accents. Rustic looking home accents are the perfect way to give your home a classic but comfortable look that will work for any style of home.

Here are the 5 best ways to give your home the rustic feel you’ve been dreaming of.

1. Faux Wood Beams

Faux wood beams bring the drama to any home. Wood beam accents in a home are elegant and stately and they also help draw the eye in homes with soaring ceilings. Real wood beams are very expensive to install in a home because they require so much support to hold them up. However, faux wood beams give you the stunning look of wood accent beams without the heaviness of wood beams because they are hollow in the middle. So you can afford to faux wood beams to any room to make it more stylish and dramatic. You can also use faux wood beams to hide electrical wiring, plumping, HVAC components, and even cables for high speed Internet because they are hollow inside.

2. Rustic Siding

Rustic siding is the perfect way to transform the outside of your home into the log cabin or vintage style home you’ve always wanted. The fake boards look great but they have the durability of fiber composite so you don’t have to worry about the siding lasting for decades. Rustic siding is always very easy to maintain. All you need to do in order to keep it looking good is wash it down with a hose a few times a year and it will continue to look great no matter what the weather is like. Rustic look siding made from modern materials is heavy duty so that it will help protect and insulate your home but it still has the beauty and charm of wood siding.

3. Distressed Hardwood Flooring

Distressed hardwood flooring is a fantastic choice for family homes. The rustic appeal of reclaimed wood is obvious when you see the deep rich colors, unique patina, and striking wear patterns on these boards. Every floor is unique when made from distressed hardwood flooring so your home will have an original and one of a kind rustic floor when you choose distressed hardwood flooring. Distressed hardwood flooring is highly durable, looks stunning, and is kid proof and pet proof because any marks that do occur just add to the comfortable charm of the distressed wood.

 

4. Accent Your Entryway

For rustic chic and function you should accent your mudroom or entryway with elements like shiplap cladding, rustic benches with basket storage underneath, farmhouse style simple tables, and lots and lots of shelving. Since the entry or mudroom is the first thing that everyone sees when they come in the house it sets the style tone for the rest of the home. Handwoven storage baskets are great for decorating because they can also hold winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. Other baskets can store shoes or sports equipment to keep the entryway or mudroom tidy.

5. Rustic Kitchen Countertops

If you love your sleek modern kitchen but it feels a little cold or sterile replacing your existing granite or marble countertops with rustic wood countertops will warm up the entire kitchen and give it a fabulous inviting vintage farmhouse kitchen feel. Wood countertops that are made from reclaimed wood have a beautiful unique look from their previous lives and give you the kind of workspace you need while also providing a beautiful accent to the rest of the kitchen.