Image from John Lewis of Hungerford
From clinical to rustic
Rustic decor is traditionally all about home-made, handcrafted and a warm, cheery, well-used appearance. This trend brings a new style which is totally in contrast with the clinical look we’ve been used to seeing this past few months (minimalism, white and grey, ultra-modern shapes…).
Key elements of rustic décor which bring a natural feel to a room: wood, terracotta, brickwork, stone, glass, rattan, nubby cotton, wool, paper, clay and various types of metal…
Think outside the box
“Homes in 2014 will represent an eclectic array of stylistic influences”
You can give modern twist to the usual natural materials / hues by mixing and matching rustic and ultra-modern accessories; it will stop you being overly conformist to one look. You can also use bright colours to give a fresh and modern finish to your country-style interior.
With rustic décor, the eclectic look is both charming and it’s easy to create by mixing contrasting textures, patterns and colours.
The kitchen is probably is probably the easiest room to change the overall by mixing contrasting textures, patterns and colours.
Keywords ideas: rustic, French countryside, country, wood, natural, home-made, handcrafted, overused, vintage metal, brown, linen, floral pattern, stone, iron, pot racks clay, terracotta, farmhouse sink, reclaimed, sturdy dining table, wooden chair…
Are you a journalist? Find more rustic product ideas for the kitchen in our dedicated rustic trend on Press Loft: http://www.pressloft.com/feature.php?t=558&tid=1