A room in a rustic style, despite the rapid development in the twenty-first century of science and industry, which created a number of original finishing materials for decorating living quarters in a modern style of interior design, still remains very popular among owners of apartments and houses. This circumstance is connected both with the natural desire of people for home comfort and natural naturalness, and with the fact that the rustic design style allows you to arrange a room with minimal financial costs. As a result, the homeowner gets a rural landscape in a standard city apartment or house that combines maximum comfort with rustic simplicity and minimalism.Rustic style room creates a cozy and rustic atmosphere
What is typical for a rustic style?
Modern interior designers claim that there are several options for decorating a room in a rural style. This is due to the fact that each country has its own concept of it. At the same time, the following types of it are most common: country - American and English, Provence, as well as the style of a traditional Russian hut.
At the same time, it is worth noting the fact that the design of a room in a rustic style and their photos have common features that are repeated in all substyles. These features currently include:
At the same time, all decor elements should have the spirit of antiquity here, that is, create the impression that the room or room has been used for a long time. In connection with this requirement, their colors should not be bright, although light colors are welcome. It is imperative to take paints only in natural colors, in addition, bright spots should not be allowed. The color of the room and its furnishings must be uniform and correspond to the color gamut that is accepted in the countryside of the country chosen as a sample.
This style is characterized by the use of furniture made of solid wood. It should not have unnecessary decorative design, and its outline should be as simple as possible. It would be best to put in a room decorated in a rustic style, handmade furniture.
As for decorative elements and accessories, it would be very appropriate to use various handicrafts, such as boxes, earthenware, plates. All such accessories must be homemade. Such crafts will be successfully combined with textile products - napkins, carpets, rugs and curtains. They are characterized by coloring in a cage, floral ornament and small polka dots.
Features of English and American country
Since there are several variations of the rustic style in the world, in order to decorate an apartment according to its requirements, you will first have to decide what kind of design option will be implemented in a particular room. The fact is that the styles of country or Provence are seriously different from the interior design of a traditional country house typical for Russia.
Advice! Therefore, before deciding which room in the rustic style will be decorated with you, you should choose a photo of such an interior in advance.
If we take foreign rustic styles for consideration, then among them, two styles will be in the first place in popularity - country and Provence. Country style originated on the islands of Foggy Albion, and today there are English and American versions of it. At the same time, English country is the most strict of the known design styles, it does not tolerate luxury and pretentiousness.
It is characterized by dark tones with shades of red, dark green and brown. The furniture used in the design is massive, made with natural wood. In the room, in addition to cabinets, a solid sofa with leather upholstery is usually installed. In addition, textiles with tartan (Scottish plaid) colors and floral ornaments are widely used in the interior. The walls here are usually simply painted without the use of any finishing materials.
Various accessories, such as porcelain, brass lamps, antiques, round off the design of the country-style room. As for the American country, it is characterized by the use of rough stone used for decorating fireplaces and walls in combination with natural wood. In addition, another feature of the American "village" is the use of such an element of interior design as beams on the ceiling, which do not perform any other functions than decorative.
Colors in American country are much lighter and more calm. Walls are usually hung with rough wood panels or painted with a plain light paint. As for textiles, in America it is being replaced by animal skins used as carpets and bedspreads, as well as traditional Indian fabrics.
When decorating a room, the choice between the English and American versions occurs exclusively at the request of the owner of the room and depending on what kind of interior he wants to create in the room. If he wants to reproduce the spirit of the English hinterland, then the classic country version is suitable for him, but if he is more democratic, he will need to adopt the American version.
Provence - rustic style from France
In addition to England, the rustic style is widespread in France, and there it is better known as Provence (by the name of one of the provinces of the country). Unlike country style, it is more feminine and graceful. It is characterized by the use of light colors with pastel shades such as mint, lavender and sand. It is customary to decorate the walls of the room with wallpaper in a small flower and decorative plaster. The floors are finished with light-colored parquet with a pronounced wood texture.
As for the furniture, in the French countryside it is more elegant than in England, which should also be borne in mind when decorating a room in the Provence style. In any case, it must be old or artificially aged. Accessories and decorative elements here have the flavor of Southern France, so it will be necessary to demonstrate pottery, porcelain, as well as fabrics with floral designs typical for the French countryside.
Provence does not tolerate dark colors, as well as the use of artificial modern materials. Therefore, there is no place for plastic or synthetics. If such elements are necessary, they will need to be disguised as natural materials. In addition, in such a room, it would be undesirable to flaunt modern consumer electronics. So, the same TV should be hidden in a closet or a niche closed by a curtain.
Room in Russian rustic style
A rustic-style room is a privilege not only in England, America or France. The fact is that in Russia, since ancient times, its own version of the described style has developed. Its difference is its widespread use in the decoration and decoration of elements made of natural wood, which is typical for a traditional Russian log hut.
Its useful to note! Professional interior designers compare Russian country style with American country style.
But instead of a fireplace in Russia, a stove is used, decorated with tiles or whitewashed. If a room in this style is decorated in a city apartment, such a stove can be imitated using ceramic tiles and bricks.
In addition, the Russian style is original in that lace napkins and various tablecloths are widely used in the design of premises. As for the walls of the room "like a village", they are decorated with wood panels or imitation of a log. In the most unassuming version, it can be a simple whitewashing of the walls.
Naturally, in such an interior and furniture should be atmospheric. It is best if it creates the effect of massiveness and roughness, while it should be made exclusively from solid wood, and not from chipboard or fiberboard. Its color should not be bright. The best option would be when it is aged or when the owner of the premises installs real old furniture brought from the village.
In a room made in the traditional Russian style, there must be such accessories as a samovar, Zhostovo painted trays, Russian clay toys. You can also place things brought from the village there, for example, charcoal irons. In any case, this interior option should create the impression of simplicity and comfort in order to escape from the usual city bustle under your window. Therefore, there is no need to overload such a room with any modern household appliances and electronics.