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18 rustic house ideas you'll feel right at home with

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Embracing a rustic home scheme isn't as tricky as you might think, but the effects can be amazing. Cosy textiles, warm colours and a plethora of natural materials all come together to make your home more welcoming and beautiful than you ever thought possible.

Plus, if you take a good look at this article, you probably won't need the services of an interior designer to create the look yourself. From snuggly living rooms to decadent bathrooms and rustic gardens, we've got this look covered, so come take a look and see if it's for you!

1. Natural wood and pale brick are a rustic kitchen design dream team!

2. This copper bathtub makes the room feel simple and rustic, as well as luxurious

3. Outdoor spaces can be rustic too, if you don't try to perfect your walls and have fun with a brick barbecue!

4. Add some fake animal hides for the ultimate rustic look and feel. Even in your bathroom!

Fletcher's Cottage Bathroom: rustic Spa by Aitken Turnbull Architects
Aitken Turnbull Architects

Fletcher's Cottage Bathroom

Aitken Turnbull Architects

5. A wooden treehouse will bring rustic vibes to a loved tree and offer your kids somewhere new to play

6. Exposed stonework will always offer rustic appeal, especially in main living areas

7. You can add a little modernity to your rustic home by combining sleek render, wooden beams and exposed stone. How great do these whitewashed cabinets look?

8. Heavily patterned rugs in warm tones always work well with dark wood furniture to create a rustic feel

La Croisee: rustic Bedroom by CCD Architects
CCD Architects

La Croisee

CCD Architects

9. Don't be afraid to go all out and have a little of everything in one space. It can really work!

Fletcher's Cottage Living Area: rustic Spa by Aitken Turnbull Architects
Aitken Turnbull Architects

Fletcher's Cottage Living Area

Aitken Turnbull Architects

10. Stripped floors look great when left unvarnished. Just watch out for splinters!

11. Keep outdoor building's style sympathetic and use rustic materials for an old world, cosy feel

Le Pres de Bas:  Terrace by CCD Architects
CCD Architects

Le Pres de Bas

CCD Architects

12. Uneven surfaces aren't the enemy in a rustic home. In fact, bumpy walls add character. Just don't be disappointed if you can't hang a lot of wall art!

Les Prevosts Farm: rustic Kitchen by CCD Architects
CCD Architects

Les Prevosts Farm

CCD Architects

13. Mismatched antique furniture is great for creating a rustic feel, especially in front of a roaring woodburner

17th Century Double Smoked - Ebony flooring from Russwood: rustic Kitchen by Russwood - Flooring - Cladding - Decking
Russwood—Flooring—Cladding—Decking

17th Century Double Smoked—Ebony flooring from Russwood

Russwood - Flooring - Cladding - Decking

14. Make original wood features your home's main attraction and keep the décor simple and clean. The older elements will shine through

15. To capture the essence of a rustic home, never cover or box in your original roof beams. They're full of character!

16. Choose tactile, luxurious fabrics for your soft furnishings and you will easily capture the luxury rustic feel that so many barn conversions enjoy

KSR Architects | Luxury barn conversion | Living room: rustic Living room by KSR Architects
KSR Architects

KSR Architects | Luxury barn conversion | Living room

KSR Architects

17. Pale, muted colours work best for a rustic kitchen. We love this grey, but sage green and off-white are also great choices

The Loft Shaker Kitchen by deVOL : rustic Kitchen by deVOL Kitchens
deVOL Kitchens

The Loft Shaker Kitchen by deVOL

deVOL Kitchens

18. Expose your brickwork wherever you can and try to welcome the outdoors in more. This rustic study fires our imagination no end!

Cecilia Road: rustic Spa by MW Architects
MW Architects

Cecilia Road

MW Architects

For more rustic styling ideas, take a look at this Ideabook: Fabulous Rustic Bathroom Furniture.

What do you like most about rustic styling?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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