Create a rustic home decor without breaking the bank. Not long ago, I took a vacation to an old cabin in the woods. It was built many years ago. The home decor was done by an individual who chose not to over embellish the home to achieve a rustic look. There were no tassels on the windows or fancy lighting, just simple, warm lights, and a fire pit.
Simplicity and practicality of rustic home decor
There were no kitchen table either, no microwave, no dishwasher, and no wall to wall carpeting. The reason for this was due to the fact that the home decorator chose simplicity and practicality over ornamentation and flamboyance. This individual (not a designer) created this home on a budget. He planned it not to be a museum or an upscale home decor item. It’s purpose was to build a simple home that was both comfortable and useful. It did not have the latest in home-improvement technology either.
Use the correct lighting
Can you achieve the same effect by using modern home decorating techniques and items? Absolutely. Use the right lighting. Choose the right wall colors (or lack thereof). And try new patterns and textures, and even use motion lighting. This will spotlight special items and focal points within the home. Do this for the outside of the home too. A great example is to set up a dimmer switch in a room with lots of lights. Then move the switch inside of a room with more focused light.
This brings us to my last question, which is, “Is there a way to combine modern home design with the kind of home decorating created in old-style cabin homes?” Yes, there are ways to combine modern home design elements with the charm that comes from home decorating of yesteryear. And the best part is it doesn’t have to be expensive. I’m talking about adding touches like throw pillows with Old West images on them, using Old West paper products, and being able to decorate the home without spending a fortune.
Different types of rustic home design
Old-style home decor used to come about in various forms. They could consist of southwest decor, Santa Fe style, mission style, or any number of regional styles. Sometimes, home owners would simply remodel an existing home to create an Old West style. If the budget allowed, this was great because the transformation could be very striking. But for many low cost is out of the question, and the only option left is to do what you can to bring some of the Old West into their home decor.
And that’s where these tips come in by adapting a bit of the Southwestern hospitality, along with Old West touches such as pinpricks, chandeliers, and western lighting fixtures you can certainly bring the Old West into your home design. And with a little imagination, your home design could take on a new and exciting look, just like the west did in years past. So, is it possible to have a home that can rustic, yet can also be updated in style?