7 Reasons To Embrace the Rustic Trend

White dining room with rustic table, bench, and sideboard, candleier
Meadow Dining

Whether you’re perusing inspiration on Pinterest, touring model homes, watching HGTV, or browsing a furniture website, there’s something you probably couldn’t help but notice.

Rustic is everywhere.  

Or should I say rustic is still everywhere?  It’s not a new trend, but designers, homeowners, and renters alike continue to be enamored with it – finding ways big and small to incorporate it into their design.

And that’s not surprising, really, especially when it comes to rustic furniture.  Here’s why:

1. Rustic furniture is just. so. liveable.

Have you ever bought a new piece of furniture but were almost afraid to use it because it was too nice?

Not so with rustic pieces. Sure they look great, but their casual attitude makes you comfortable the minute they’re put in place. As if they’ve always been there. The distressing, low sheen finishes, and added patina that are inherent in many of these pieces makes them perfect for every day spaces.

Dining room with rustic furniture, white walls, striped rug, herringbone floor, and blue and green accents
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2. It can warm up a room.

Without the right mix, rooms decorated in cooler tones, or modern and minimalist spaces, can sometimes appear a bit cold or unwelcoming.  The warm tones and patina of rustic furniture provides the perfect cozy counterpoint.

Gray, black, and white bedroom - rustic furniture adds warmth to the minimalist vibe
shop rustic bedroom furniture

3. It’s easy to mix.

Rustic furniture is probably one of the easiest to mix with any design style, and it can keep your room’s design from being too predictable.

The dining room table below is a great example.   Each chair is a different style but they all look equally great with the table.  Choose any one, plus a rug and accessory swap, and you can imagine how the entire mood and style of the space could completely change.

Rustic dining table with a variety of chair options from farmhouse to modern - reclaimed rustic wood barn door in the background
crossroads orson table | dining chairs

4. You can use a little, or a lot.

In spaces where you want the character and warmth of rustic pieces but can’t commit, or don’t have room for a lot, one piece may be all it takes to add that perfect finishing touch.

Entry with rustic bench, gray and white wallpaper, accent pillows, plants

5. Takes the edge off.

In rooms that are perfect in their shiny, new, well-decoratedness (technical term ;-) ) mixing in a rustic or reclaimed piece gives a sense of history and immediately relaxes the room.

6. Adds character and personality.

Rustic furniture makers pride themselves on including unique and interesting design elements in many of their pieces. These details make them an obvious choice for adding an extra dose of personality to a room.

Transitional living room and hallway - rustic furniture adds character and personality
Modern Muse Locker

7. Provides unique texture.

Texture comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and materials and is a necessary part of a successful room design. The interesting texture found in rustic and reclaimed pieces is hard to beat!

rustic cocktail table in family room with leather sectional

That’s just seven reasons to embrace the rustic trend, but I’m sure there are more. What’s your reason?


2 Responses to 7 Reasons To Embrace the Rustic Trend

  1. Pam July 15, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

    I am really enjoying this blog. So glad I subscribed.

    • PK July 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm #

      So happy to hear that you’re enjoying it Pam! Thanks so much for commenting!


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