The modern rustic interior style is one that is gathering in popularity fast. Is it a subconscious rebellion against cool coloured pared-back minimalist schemes that have dominated for so long? Maybe. Rustic styling is typically warm tones, cosy casual area rugs, fur textured throws and upcycled furniture, like pallet beds and beat up looking storage trunks. But we’ve seen these creep into other styles too, so what makes rustic, rustic? Well we’re here to show you how to combine rugged features with animal inspired art and lighting, stacked natural stone fireplaces and raw wood feature walls so you can feel like you’re living life out on a ranch.
Visualizer: Fernando Morrisoniesko
Check out the faux antler chandelier that dominates this rustic bedroom scheme. Right from the word go you feel like the owner of this home is living a simpler, wilder life being closer to nature. Dangling a piece like this from chunky wooden beams is the ideal way to go for maximum rustic impact. The wood burning stove in the corner casts a gorgeous natural glow and allows piles of chopped wood to be used as room decoration.
Visualizer: Tomas Sciskala
Here’s an example of a lighter wood covered vaulted ceiling. Despite its smoother finish it has carries the same strength of rustic style. A trio of concrete planters carry a similar tone, bringing the hue all the way down from the ceiling to floor level.
Visualizer: LESINGE Julien
This bedroom views as a home library. Books make a great addition because a rustic home should exude a feeling peace and calm.
Visualizer: Casa Della
If faux antler chandeliers are not your ideal, then go for a more romantic candle chandelier.
Designer: Joseph Mosey Architecture
If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your bedroom, then be sure to create a stacked stone masterpiece.
Source: Unique Home Stays
In lieu of a wooden beamed ceiling, you could create a wood feature wall relatively easily.
Source: Eldorado Stone
This rustic stone fireplace has a chunky railway sleeper as its mantel.
Designer: Locati Architects
Of course, rustic doesn’t have to be all rough around the edges. How about this sophisticated rustic scheme for inspiration?
Designer: Locati Architects
You can inject a little rustic into a softer scheme by introducing animal art like this black and white photography or an engraved faux deer head.
Visualizer: Lib Team
Woven pendant lights make a beautiful natural looking addition over bedside units.
Visualizer: Jose Olmedo
This room is a great example of the upcycled furniture trend in rustic interiors. The pallet bed works perfectly in a rugged scheme, as does the distressed paint job on the wardrobe and floor-standing mirror frame. Note also how blue tones work beautifully with tan leather and copper accent pieces.
Visualizer: Sergey Petrov
Rustic romance. Just imagine lying beneath that tree branch strewn with wooden hearts. A tree branch wall mirror carries the theme through.
Visualizer: Taner Sönmez
Black and white tree art adorns the headboard wall here – a good alternative to animal art.
Visualizer: Nevi Studio
Geometric shaped caged pendant lights and a brightly painted wooden feature wall give this bedroom a sharper look.
Visualizer: Kyde Architects
Oversized cans are the bedroom pendant lights in this wood dominated scheme. Even the wall art is a slice of tree trunk. If you can’t find an exquisite piece for you wall then you could always opt for a decal or even framed art of a tree trunk.
Visualizer: Maksym Iuriichuk
Warm up the floor with a casually strewn area rug.
Visualizer: ONI Architects
Concrete and wood are a harmonious mix not only in cool contemporary interior style but in rustic rooms too.
Visualizer: Blalank Studio
A large trunk can add bags of character.
Visualizer: Room Quadro
A rustic floor lamp makes a great bedside addition.
If you prefer to use your floor space for bedside tables then you can always go for a rustic wall sconce instead.
Something a little different: Check out this suspended bed idea!
Visualizer: Denis Bespalov
A contemporary rustic bedroom style is another way to go. You can achieve this by throwing in a splash of unexpected colour, a modern radiator or light fixture alongside rustic wall treatments.
Visualizer: Boom Project
This stone feature wall behind the headboard has its texture shown of beautifully by the glow from around the mirror and the Oda lamps.
4 poster beds look glorious in this type of setting.
Visualizer: Jenya Lykasova
A rocking chair makes an ideal finishing touch.
Visualizer: Viz People
Did you ever think that you could have a rustic minimalist bedroom? Well, you can!
Visualizer: Maksym Iuriichuk
A modern rustic bedroom combines the simplicity of minimalism and the warmth of raw wood.
Designer: Paulina Arcklin
A natural throw is enough to add a little of the right flavour to a stark bed; team this with wooden bedsides and you’re good to go. if you’d like to see more of this style then check out this rustic cottage.
Designer: Antonio Martins
When it comes to uber rustic beds, chunky and worn-in wins.
Visualizer: Koj Design
A Persian style rug melds well.
Visualizer: Angelina Alekseeva
A swing chair looks sweet in a window (imagine looking down over your cattle for maximum effect).
Visualizer: Shireen Abbas
Tapestry style fabric is a good way of bringing in a sophisticated colour palette.
Visualizer: Nguyễn Thanh Tùng
You wouldn’t typically think of melding a monochrome scheme with a rustic one but the result is fresh and stunning.
Visualizer: Lyubimova Kate
Swing arm wall lamps complement this style well.
You don’t need a huge sweeping master bedroom to enjoy this look either, these ideas can be translated to a small rustic bedroom too.
Designer: Capital Building
You can even smooth off every surface to create a super chic rustic bedroom. Try combining influences to see what you come up with; which two styles would you meld?
Recommended Reading: Flintstones Style House In Malibu