So you live in the city out of necessity, but you’d love your home to feel like you live in the country? It is possible to feel like you’re living a rustic life, even in the middle of the city. All you need to do is learn how to add rustic elements to an urban home. Adding those rustic elements is easy to do–I’ll show you how!
How To Add Rustic Elements To An Urban Home
Let’s define rustic first. Rustic elements are predominantly those things found in nature. If you can find it in nature, especially if it hasn’t been altered too much, it most certainly qualifies as rustic. That goes for the colors, textures, and materials you’d find outside.
The best way to add rustic style to any home, not just an urban home, is to concentrate on individual pieces. You don’t need too many overlapping textures, colors or pieces. Just a few with definitive rustic style work perfectly in any space. The trick is deciding what rustic pieces you really love most. Let me show you what I mean.
Rustic Elements With Style
Can you spot all of the rustic elements that adorn this urban loft? Sometimes rustic elements are especially artful, like the tree branch that is anchored into a cement base and used to hang an industrial-style light bulb. Wood 4x8s are strapped together to form a functional end table. And hardwood floors that are as close to their natural state as possible are also rustic. This urban loft space is full of rustic charm!
Another way to add rustic elements to an urban home is to focus on rustic pieces of furniture. One way to do that is to convert a vintage chest of drawers into a vanity for your urban bathroom. Don’t clean it up too much, because that’s what gives it its rustic charm. Beautiful!
Just a couple of rustic elements are all this urban bedroom space needs to cozy it right up. Can you find them?
Natural textures add rustic style that is warm and cozy, and just what an urban home needs. The rustic textures in this urban living room include the amazing rug, chunky throw, and textured throw pillows.
How amazing is this urban bedroom with its rustic elements? Wood beams are always one way to bring rustic style to your space. The straw disks on the wall are also rustic. And the swing is one of the most unusual ways I’ve seen to add rustic style to your home.
For more ways to add rustic elements to an urban home, see these amazing DIY rustic tables for any room in your home.