Rustic chic refers to an ideal balance between elegance and raw, plain decor. Rustic style emphasizes natural beauty and a raw look. Textured, unfinished elements made of wood and stone feature prominently in this design. Elegant, soft textures and décor pieces are blended with rustic design to create what we call ‘rustic chic’ interior decor.
This can be achieved by choosing traditional, country pieces to go along with contemporary elements. For example, minimalist chairs and a crystal chandelier would soften the look of an otherwise rustic room.
Add specific rustic and contemporary accessories like antlers, lights, weathered frames, lanterns, mason jars, etc. You should use a mix of wooden, metal and crystal accessories.
Antlers are a must-have accessory for any rustic décor. You can find antler décor pieces in many different colors.
You can accessorize with the help of a rustic lantern which can be used for placing and lighting a candle inside. You can also use it to place flowers instead.
Wall plaque sign
Rustic, weathered wall plaques with quotes or text written on them are a wonderful addition to any rustic chic décor.
Neutral color palette
Rustic design style draws inspiration from raw, textured, natural elements, so it is obvious that the color palette would be neutral. It is optional to add pops of color to make a bold statement.
It is best to follow a neutral, earthy color palette throughout your décor.
Sticking to a neutral palette does not have to be boring. You can create interest with the help of different textures.
Incorporate different textiles in the form of throw rugs, pillow covers, blankets, etc to lend a soft touch to a rustic room.
Choose a rug in a neutral color and pattern, like this Moroccan rug.
Mix up your pillow covers. Use a combination of rustic and glam prints. Or place some pillows in a fabric like linen (rustic) and others in a different fabric like velvet, fur or satin (chic).
Exposed brick effect
Exposed brick walls are one of the easiest ways to display rustic style. If you don’t have an exposed brick wall, you can simply put up wallpaper in that effect on one wall. It will instantly transform your space.
Flowers and green plants
Adding flowers and green plants to the décor will stylize your otherwise rustic room and add a country touch.
Choose furniture with clean, strong lines. Textures here should ideally be wooden, raw and unfinished but you can also add furniture with contemporary materials. The idea is to mix rustic finishes with softer ones.
This is a simple rustic dining table which can be paired up with chic chairs like Lucite or tufted chairs.
Tufted Dining chair
Rustic coffee table
Even if your couch/sofas are in some contemporary style, placing a rustic wooden coffee table will make the space look and feel a bit more raw.
Add a rustic headboard to your bed while keeping the sheets and rug glam; it creates a very interesting rustic chic look.
When most of your furniture is rustic, it helps to hang a crystal chandelier to add a glamorous touch.
You can also place crystal table lamps and crystal candle holders on tabletops for a chic contrast to a rustic décor.
Mason Jar scone light
Mason jars are another rustic/farmhouse staple.
These are really beautiful, innovative lights made with the help of mason jars.
Most of the hard surfaces like floor, beams, furniture, countertops should ideally be in rustic wood while fabrics, bed sheets, rugs, curtains, etc should contrast with softer materials.
As opposed to both rustic and chic looks, a rustic chic combination décor has a more lived-in and cozy feeling to it.
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