How to Bring Nature Indoors With Rustic Home Decorating

by Editor on July 27, 2013

Xmas Decorating 2009

If you’re someone who enjoys doing things like gardening, hiking, fishing and camping, then that’s a pretty clear indication that you enjoy the great outdoors. So, if you’ve been thinking about doing a bit of home renovating, why not bring some of the elements of nature inside of your home in order to provide a bit of a rustic effect?

If that sounds appealing to you, but you’re not really sure what kind of decor approach that you should take, that’s OK. Below, we’ve enclosed a few rustic home decorating ideas; ones that will hopefully inspire you to do a bit of decorating soon:

Paint your walls in a neutral color. Something that can make the rooms in your house feel full of warmth is to paint in some neutral shades. Sea salt green, a light shade of gray or even a blue that resembles the early morning mist are all wonderful options. Plus, you can purchase some made by eco-friendly companies like Bio Paints, Milk Paint and Yolo Colorhouse.

Real wood furniture. There is nothing that’s more beautiful than furniture that is made from materials such as cherrywood, pine or oak. Whether it’s a new bed for your master bedroom or it’s a new kitchen table, strongly consider purchasing furniture that’s made out of wood. It’s durable, it’s striking and it can last you for years to come.

Hardwood floors. If you enjoy being in the country, then there’s probably a part of you that has a deep affinity for log cabins. Even if you don’t live in one, that doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate elements of a cabin into your own house. One of the easiest ways to do that is by putting down some hardwood floors. If that’s a project that seems a bit too expensive for your budget, there is an alternative that you might like. Laminate hardwood flooring is available. The benefits that come with this option is that it’s cheaper, easier to maintain and highly durable too.

Coat racks and trunks. Another thing to consider is purchasing a brown or wooden coat rack to put by your front door. Or how about a wooden trunk that can serve as a storage case in your living room? Sometimes all you need is one or two purchases to make a really big impact in any room.

Add some natural accents. The best way to make a rustic decor theme complete is to add some accents in the house that come directly from nature. It could be a glass vase that is filled with some pretty rocks. Or how about some fresh flowers in a couple of Mason jars? Or maybe even some wooden picture frames that have some pressed leaves or flowers inside of them? You could even go to a website like Camo Trading to get a camouflage item or two. Just like how accessories do wonders for any outfit, don’t forget to “accessorize” your home with some straight-from-nature items too. It’s a cheap and easy way to give your home the exact kind of rustic look that you want it to have.

photo by: bunnygoth

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