HOW TO ACHIEVE A RUSTIC LUXURIOUS INTERIOR STYLE?
It' a new term that's on the tip of everyone's tongue at the minute, Rustic Luxury but what is it? Rustic Luxury is a step up from the farmhouse interior style but it’s a little more sophisticated. This style is also known as Modern Rustic. It focuses on nature and a casual simplicity. If you like scrolling Instagram interiors then you will definitely have come across this style but you might not have been able to pin point what style it actually was as it incorporates a few design variations.
WHAT IS RUSTIC LUXURIOUS DECOR?
Rustic Luxury incorporates high end furniture design while using rustic elements to create an upscale look in the home while keeping the vibe casual. This design features a sophisticated, southwestern vibe.
WHERE DID RUSTIC STYLE COME FROM?
Rustic interior design is based on early settlers throughout the US who made their homes far from cities during the 19th century. Many of these pioneers brought little to no furniture with them as space was scarce and furniture was heavy.
WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS INVOLVED IN THIS DESIGN STYLE?
The primary goal of this style is to create an elegant contemporary home but with a healthy dose of rustic charm to create a feeling of warmth which can be lacking in some contemporary styles.
A Rustic Luxurious interior design includes a natural, rough, aged, and casual design style. It incorporates a range of variations including Tuscan, coastal, cottage and modern rustic. Regardless of the variation, rustic style highlights a rugged, natural beauty. This is great because it makes it very straight forward and easy to replicate and recreate.
WHAT MAKES A ROOM RUSTIC LUXURIOUS?
The interior features a blend of materials from leather and wood to fur and marble. Rustic decor is all about a no-fuss aesthetic that showcases the beauty of subdued hues, natural materials, think wood beams or touches of stone and clay and comfortable furnishings. This versatile design style works in just about any interior and living space.
Open floor plans.
Large floor to ceiling windows.
Exposed wood ceiling beans; they are usually left in their natural finish but can at times be finished in a white.
Sliding barn doors; they are great for ensuite bathrooms, wardrobe doors, pantries and home offices.
Furniture in this style tends to be modern or contemporary, as in mid-century modern with simple clean lines and no accents added to them.
Sofas tend to be low profile and deep which makes it extremely comfortable. These are usually accompanied with a mid-century modern chair. Something elegant with beautiful lines and silhouettes.
Tables, like coffee and end tables are always rustic or have open metal framework. The table tops generally have stone, metal or wood. You can at times also see a truck style table used in a living area as well.
The bedroom normally has a modern platform bed and upholstered headboard or a metal canopy bed can also work here too.
The materials in this style lean heavy on durability and comfort. In this style you will see a lot of wood particularly raw and reclaimed wood. A simple timber mantel is a common feature seen as well.
Stone is the second most commonly used material in the style. It will feature in areas like the fireplace, countertops and walls. Fireplaces are normally stone with reclaimed wood as a panel wall above the open fire
Generally, all the walls are nearly always one of three styles, stone, wood or painted white. Marble is later added to give that modern and luxurious touch. Metal is huge in this style and you can use either rough, polished or worn metals.
Soft fabrics in this style are cotton, linen, leather and animal hides. Sheep skin and cow hides are nearly always feathered somewhere in this style as well. The colour style is very neutral, light and airy. Black is generally used as an accent colour.
The way to get all of these into this style without it feeling flat is to make sure you add texture. The same colour used in different textures will give your room that luxurious feel.
This style will also let you use a pop of colour in small areas of your home like art, a blanket and cushions so there’s room to add your own vibe and colour choice to make it more of your own.
However, you won’t see any patterns unless it’s in the marble or on a stone wall. Generally, curtains and cushions are plain and simple.
Large windows are used a lot in this style to give you an outside inside living feeling. The windows themselves are normally left bare a lot of the time. However, if curtains are used, they a light plain and in a pastel colour.
This style really lets you play with lighting fixtures as you can add contemporary, industrial and mid-century modern lighting features.
Lighting fixtures such as, antlers and twigs are used. Black iron is heavily used throughout this style for a touch of modern living. While other areas that need a splash luxury will see an elegant chandelier used.
Another great lighting fixture used in this style are candle chandeliers as they are a perfect way to create that rustic modern feel. In areas that need more light but don’t have the option of a light fixture, wall mirrors and standing mirrors are used to help reflect light when an area in the room is a little darker.
I WANT THIS STYLE, WHERE DO I START?
Your goal is to bring in a sophisticated elegant feeling into your home. So, keep all the elements above in mind but a great easy place to start is by bringing in natural items like stone, lava rocks, wood and raw iron.
Keep your colour board light and airy with a touch of creamy, smoky, cloud like colours. Anything that helps to create soft shadows and texture is key.
Here are a few furniture items that will help you create this look.
Enjoy and have fun!