Key Items for a Rustic Chic Home

Rustic Living Room, Elle Decor

Many people might think that rustic home decor is only appropriate for a holiday cabin in the woods. This is true, IF everything is red and green plaid, all the furniture looks like a log and if you have taxidermy and animal furs hanging on the walls. A well designed rustic home can be appropriate for any location and at anytime of the year. The key is to keep the majority of walls white or neutral, create an eclectic mix of old and new pieces, mix your woods (light/dark/painted/etc.) and stay away from over cluttering any room.

An Animal Trophy (Faux of Course)
Head of State Sculpture, Michael Combs

An Amazing Chandelier

Armillary Sphere Chandelier, Circa Lighting

Rustic Office, Elle Decor

An Antler Channeled Chair
Salerno Dining Chair, Brownstone Furniture

Antler Anything (keep to a minimum)

Naturally Shed Antler Jewelry Stand - Stand It or Hang It, Evolving Habitat

Faux Antler Magazine Rack, Black Forest Decor

 Rustic Kitchen, Elle Decor

Farmhouse Lighting 

Yoke Pendant with Large Shade, Circa Lighting

Rustic Bathroom, Elle Decor

A Beautiful Claw Foot Tub (old or new)
Double Slipper Tub with Polished Brass Lion Paw Feet, Home Depot

Rustic Dining Room, Elle Decor

A Few Bamboo or Cane Chairs (not matching the table)

Pair of Faux Bamboo Side Chairs, Corner House Antiques

A Simple B&W Photograph

Rayograph (Feather), 1940s, Emmanuel (Man Ray) Radnitzky 

or Two
Light Bulb 2 (CP2), 2001, Amanda Means

Rustic Bedroom, Elle Decor

A Canopy Bed

Valois Canopy Bed, Niermann Weeks

A Fabulous Rug
Euphrates Rug, Anthropologie


  1. Rustic home decor can add significant beauty to your home. It gives it a comfortable antique feel, while still relaying a modern atmosphere. That is what makes rustic home decor so different than other types of interior themes that are out there today. You can use it in any room of your house and in almost any form of decorating. You can give your home either a log cabin or classic country feel.

  2. Home decorating can be very fun but yet challenging at times; whether it be with western decorations or rustic home decor. Rustic furnishings are very nice and can give your home the natural look of wood. Rustic decor is beneficial as well because it helps to preserve old age ideas and natural splendor.