5 Tips for Transforming Your Home Into a Rustic Retreat

A rustic look can be a great aesthetic if you are planning on remodeling your home. The best part about the rustic look is that you don’t even have to live in a rustic locale to achieve it. In fact, you can live high in the sky of a city and still achieve the rustic look – provided that you are willing to get a little creative. Not only that, but the rustic look doesn’t even require much of an investment or time – it all depends on how far you want to go. Here are 5 tips for transforming your home into a rustic retreat.

  1. First you need to have a plan. A plan is always a great start when you are looking to redecorate or remodel your home. It is especially important when your end goal is to achieve a rustic look. In your plan you should include the rooms you would like to redecorate, what your budget is and where you plan on shopping. For instance, Camo Trading is a great online outpost to get everything from bed coverings to rugs, so that you can complete your rustic look in style.
  2. After you have made a plan of action, it is important to stay within a certain theme. Do you want a more rustic military look, hunting look, or an old log cabin look? Within the rustic aesthetic there a lot of specific looks you can go after. For instance, you could present your love of hunting with a few vintage rifles, photographs of yourself on a hunting retreat and you could even mount a few of your prized game heads on your wall. If you want to go for a more log cabin look, you must incorporate a lot of wood elements – floors, ceilings and furniture. If you want to go for a more sophisticated look you could go with lots of leather accents.
  3. A rustic retreat must also have lots of elements of the great outdoors. Not only should the walls match the colors of a forest or a pasture, but you might also want to include a mural on one of the walls. You could even hire a professional artist to paint a faux forest, grass, or even a woodland scene replete with all the natural flora and fauna.
  4. Also, no rustic retreat is complete without some old-fashioned wooden floors. If you have a concrete floor, or if you are remodeling the basement, you might want to include some planks of reclaimed wood. In most cases, installation and construction is minimal, but if you want to limit the amount of work, you could paint a faux floor right on the concrete.
  5. Make sure that you have rustic furniture. Perhaps the most important part of a rustic retreat is the furniture. The furniture should be both rustic and classy. For instance, you could find vintage wooden rocking chairs or perhaps a few leather armchairs. In the bedroom, you could include an old brass or wooden bed to complete the look. At the end of they, however, the more uniform the furniture is, the better your rustic retreat will look.

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