Rustic elements in a space have always brought charm and character to a home. The addition of rustic styling in a home can range from rustic décor and furnishing to rustic lighting. Rustic homes emit warmth, comfort, and natural beauty, enhancing the overall design scheme.
Some rustic style subcategories include; farmhouse, cottage, and coastal. Each have different aspects, levels, and intensities of rustic styling that create unique and fresh design concepts. As popular home renovation shows showcase these styles, these popular subcategories are trending more than ever.
We will detail the design elements of each rustic category and explore a number of products that work well with each style. If you feel the need to reevaluate your home’s style and lighting choice before we begin, we recommend reading our quick blog to find lighting that best fits your home’s style.
Farmhouse style homes typically showcase some type of vintage flare either by displaying antiques or showcasing weathered wood. Some homes emulating farmhouse design often repurpose old barn tools and metal to add that touch of authenticity. This type of rustic country décor can be found peppered throughout farmhouse kitchens, bedrooms, dining rooms, and living rooms.
To match farmhouse interiors, we recommend installing complementary farmhouse lighting. Farmhouse lighting fixtures can vary in style from industrial farmhouse lighting, modern farmhouse lighting, to vintage farmhouse lighting.
Cottage homes emit charm, comfort, and often a casual rustic tone. Some cottage style homes mimic the structure and architectural design of early German, English, Scottish, and French country cottage sides. Cottage interiors tend to blend a warm mix of brick and natural wood, balanced with soft textures and feminine décor.
Coastal homes often utilize rustic décor to create their seaside retreat. Coastal style homes often use natural elements such as driftwood, rattan, bamboo, and rope. Nautical paintings and accents can often be seen throughout homes with coastal interior designs.
These different types and styles work together to provide the ambient, task, and accent lighting the space requires, making it truly the heart of the home.