Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Decorating With "Rustic" Style

Rustic decorating wears many hats when it comes to 'style' lingo - including cottage, country and western styles - and many times, rustic can be very modern. The point of the style is to bring in a warm and natural feeling - and instill feelings of calm and relaxation. It is often associated with ski lodges, or vacation spots as well.

With rustic décor one would typically design with natural elements, such as grapevine and trees, natural horn antlers, and wildlife and in many earthy colors. You can have different textures with rustic décor - most popular being woods. No longer do all woods have to match - in fact; rustic décor is really about mixing your favorite types of woods and colors.

Imagine a beautiful oak table by a timeless hearth/fireplace, surrounded by a lovely natural rawhide rug with big cushions and pillows. Cowhide pillows will soften up the look of a chair and also provides additional comfort for you and your guests. Cowhides are a great way to tie in the rustic style to any interior. You can hang a cowhide on the wall, or place it on the floor in front of the fireplace - or anywhere to add in your desired look. Cowhides are a natural and beautiful accent which add warmth and nature to any design.

To achieve an even more rustic feel, tie in woodsy accent pieces such a coat trees, old mirrors, natural hide accessories, twigs, berries and many splashes of color - you will feel like you are at a rustic lodge in Aspen!

Rustic decorating has become a very popular way to decorate your home or office as it encourages a feel of tranquility and relaxation. You don’t have to live in the mountains to feel warm and secure.

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