Living room in a rustic style: design and photo of interiors

Rustic style embodies coziness, comfort and tranquility

Interior design knows many styles with many national varieties. The rustic living room clearly demonstrates the richness of the incarnations of this simple but very expressive style.

Rustic style embodies coziness, comfort and tranquility

Characteristic features of the rustic style

Surprisingly, the history of the rustic style goes back to the decoration of rural cottages "good old England". It was there that ideas about the comfort of a village dwelling were formed, the main stylistic signs: traditionalism, frugality, conservatism.

Interesting! With the spread of the rustic style around the world, its numerous national variations appeared, and urbanization and a frantic pace of life only contributed to the growth in the popularity of this comfortable and peaceful style.

Nowadays, the rustic style has become very popular among the owners of ordinary city apartments. Nowadays, the rustic style has become very popular among the owners of ordinary city apartments

Nowadays, the rustic style has become very popular among the owners of ordinary city apartments

It is possible to highlight the general and national features of the rustic style.

Common features include:

  • simplicity and naturalness;
  • eclecticism;
  • nostalgic;
  • the influence of folk arts and crafts, various crafts;
  • using only natural materials: wood, stone, textiles from natural fabrics, wrought iron, leather, ceramics;
  • sturdy furniture of rough shapes;
  • uncomplicated finish in natural colors;
  • use of handmade accessories.
  • In a living room in a rustic style, you can often see decorative items with a national flavor

    In a living room in a rustic style, you can often see decorative items with a national flavor

    Over the relatively short history of the rustic style, many of its original national variants have already taken shape. Consider the features of the most interesting of them.

    American country

    The vibrant and very popular style of American country music (country in English means "country") has many sources. He was influenced by the traditions of the cultures of a huge number of peoples who formed an amazing community called the "American people".

    Living room in American country style

    Living room in American country style

    The decoration of the American home contains elements of the folk art of Indians, Africans, Hawaiians, Eskimos, Mexicans and, of course, the architectural and cultural traditions of European peoples, especially the British.

    In general, the interior decorated in the American country style is characterized by:

    • simplicity;
    • functionalism;
    • expediency;
    • simple rough rectangular furniture;
    • wooden floor, covered with homespun rugs;
    • the presence of items of Indian crafts: ceramics, carving on bone and wood, wickerwork, textiles with Indian themes and bedspreads using the patchwork technique;
    • Decor items with history always look interesting in the interior

      Decor items with history always look interesting in the interior

      • accessories referring to the images of the Wild West: bridles, stirrups, horseshoes, collections of cold weapons and firearms on the walls, skins and stuffed animals;
      • things of the late 19th century: lithographs with hunting scenes, a gramophone, a mechanical piano, a Singer sewing machine and other signs of the industrial revolution of the century before last.
      • The Singer sewing machine will organically fit into the interior of the American country

        The Singer sewing machine will organically fit into the interior of the American country

        Scandinavian country

        Scandinavian country has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is customary to refer to Scandinavia not only Norway, Finland and Sweden located on the Scandinavian Peninsula, but also Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. They are united by a common history and culture, and now an interesting phenomenon in the world of interior design - the Scandinavian rustic style.

        Scandinavian style is a very popular design trend

        Scandinavian style is a very popular design trend

        The culture of the Scandinavian countries is interesting in that archaic and progressive phenomena are intricately intertwined in it. It was formed at a distance from central and southern Europe, thanks to which it was not influenced by the heritage of antiquity. Of all the arts, architecture was the most important.

        A Scandinavian living room is always a bright and very cozy space

        A Scandinavian living room is always a bright and very cozy space

        Most of the countries in the region are Protestant, which largely explains the asceticism inherent in Scandinavian culture.

        The decoration of a Scandinavian home is distinguished by:

        • abundance of wood. Traditionally, Scandinavian houses were built only of wood, decorated with carvings with plant, animal and geometric motifs;
        • functionality;
        • spaciousness and abundance of light;
        • democracy, attention to all family members. Most often, the largest room in the house is the nursery;
        • general atmosphere of coziness and comfort;
        • The most ordinary front items look unusual and at the same time cozy if they are made or decorated with wood

          The most ordinary objects look unusual and at the same time cozy if they are made or decorated with wood

          • log wall decoration combined with a smooth surface of wooden furniture;
          • the use of natural fabrics;
          • muted colors;
          • the presence of transparent glass and ceramics with blue, cobalt painting in the interior;
          • implementation of the philosophy "more beautiful things for every day".
          • The Scandinavian interior allows you to combine both porous and original furniture

            The Scandinavian interior allows you to combine both simple furniture of rough work and author's

            Provence style

            This kind of rustic style takes its name from the southern province of France, located on the Mediterranean coast. For the first time, the style declared itself at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900 and very quickly became fashionable.

            The natural bounty of Provence, the famous lavender fields, sunflowers and spices are reflected in this vibrant and cheerful style. It contains all the splendor of the colors of the sky and the sea against the backdrop of rocks, the greenery of olive groves, the freshness of the sea air.

            Floral decor - a visiting card of the Provence style

            Floral decor business card of provence style

            The Provence style is characterized by:

            • natural colors, dominated by terracotta, red, white, yellow, blue, lavender colors;
            • the effect of paint burnt out in the sun;
            • antiquity stamp on all things: frayed and cracked surfaces, uneven walls, aged furniture;
            • wooden beams on the ceiling;
            • Porvance style interior

              Provence style interior

              • ceramic tiles on the floor;
              • natural stone on the walls;
              • wooden window shutters;
              • furniture with elements of forging;
              • wicker furniture;
              • floral decor, fresh and dry flowers in the interior of the house;
              • the presence of huge pumpkins in the decoration;
              • handmade ceramics with variegated ornament.
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                Russian style

                "Russian style" in interior design is a recent phenomenon, one might say, only emerging. However, already now we can name its features:

                • a combination of the style of the Russian hut with elements of ancient Russian architecture;
                • an abundance of wood in the interior;
                • wooden furniture of rectangular shapes: benches, benches, chests;
                • wooden dishes;
                • Living room combined with kitchen

                  Living room combined with kitchen

                  • handmade clay pots;
                  • textiles with bright ornaments, embroidery;
                  • patterned walls and interior items;
                  • beautiful wood carving;
                  • handicrafts: "golden khokhloma", products from Gzhel, Palekh, Zhostovo trays, Pavloposad shawls, Vologda lace;
                  • Russian folk toys and amulets: Abashevskaya, Kargopolskaya, Bogorodskaya, Filimonovskaya and Dymkovskaya toys, nesting dolls, whistles, Bird of happiness, rag dolls;
                  • Handicraft items look interesting in the interior

                    Handicraft items look interesting in the interior

                    • wide use of fabrics for upholstering furniture, interior decoration;
                    • decorative framing of window and door openings;
                    • patchwork needlework;
                    • bright and beautiful ceramic tiles;
                    • birch bark products.
                    • Rustic living room interior design

                      As you can see, the living room in a rustic style (the photo clearly demonstrates this) is a wide platform for creating expressive and interesting interiors, cozy and calm, with a slight haze of nostalgia for bygone times. Its main feature is that it is surprisingly comfortable and has a pleasant pastime with people dear to your heart.

                      Finishing

                      The deliberate roughness and roughness inherent in the rustic style are softened in the living room by the softness of furniture and carpets, "lamp" lighting.

                      The rustic style is characterized by natural finishing materials

                      The rustic style is characterized by natural finishing materials

                      Important! When decorating a living room in a rustic style, you must adhere to the following principles:

                      • plain (preferably white) ceiling with wooden beams;
                      • plastered or painted walls in delicate natural colors. You can use wallpaper with floral patterns;
                      • wood or stone floor. Ceramic tiles are also appropriate.
                      • Advice! To keep the floor warm, you can cover it with homespun rugs or handmade rugs.

                        To create the illusion of a real country house, wooden beams are placed on the ceiling

                        To create the illusion of a real country house, wooden beams are placed on the ceiling

                        Color spectrum

                        Rustic living room decorated with natural and warm colors. It is dominated by the following colors and shades:

                        • the whole spectrum is brown;
                        • shades of white;
                        • cream;
                        • beige;
                        • soft green;
                        • blue.
                        • When creating a living room interior in a rustic style, warm and light colors are used

                          When creating a living room interior in a rustic style, warm and light colors are used

                          The choice of colors for the living room depends to a large extent on which kind of rustic style you prefer.

                          Interior and decor items

                          Living room furniture can be wood and wicker.

                          On a note! Natural fabrics with floral, geometric or ethnic ornaments are used for upholstery of upholstered furniture.

                          Wicker furniture in the interior

                          Wicker furniture in the interior

                          The shape of the furniture is often rectangular, and it itself should give the impression of good quality and antiquity.

                          Tables, racks, wall shelves and whatnots can be decorated with openwork knitted napkins. Curtains should be lightweight, made of cotton, linen and other natural fabrics. Embroidery with ethnic motives looks good on them.

                          The most expressive accessories that are appropriate in the living room include:

                          • embroidered sofa cushions;
                          • framed family photos;
                          • fresh and dry flowers in vases;
                          • Forged Products;
                          • handmade crafts;
                          • handicrafts.
                          • Forged lamps are the best fit for a rustic style

                            Forged lamps are the best fit for a rustic style

                            All types of lamps are used for lighting, the main thing is that they create soft dim light.

                            The living room in a rustic style is perfect for all those who appreciate the use of natural materials and handmade accessories in the interior, the simplicity and comfort of the atmosphere, a calm and pacifying atmosphere.

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