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Rustic Living room Ideas

Rustic décor is one of the most popular styles on the scene, and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Today, we’re focusing on beautiful rustic living room ideas to transform the entertainment center of your home in a cozy retreat. These rustic living room décor ideas and tips and perfect should give you plenty of inspiration to base your home's styling around. Keep reading to get inspired...

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Light and Bright

This rustic living room showcases a bright color scheme that reflects the natural light pouring in for a bright and cheerful aesthetic. Notice the warm color used on the walls in lieu of a stark white to add a rustic feel to the space. The linen fabric, wood grain furniture, and pottery accents create beautiful natural textures within the space. And the large area rug ties it all together with an eye-catching distressed finish over an ornate pattern.

Natural Beauty

One of the best ways to capture that rustic style is to create a relaxing atmosphere that allows your natural elements to shine. In this cozy living room, it’s the wood, stone, and cowhide area rug that add layers of textures to reinforce the rustic decor. Here, the color scheme relies entirely on neutrals including black and white alongside earthy neutrals like tan and brown to create a warm, cohesive aesthetic.

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Open Space

Open floorplans like the one in this living room create a modern look with any style, including rustic. This space relies on a warm white for the walls with a weathered wood beam exposed above the mantle, giving the entire room a natural appeal. The simple color palette focuses on bright and earthy neutrals with the addition of a charcoal throw pillow and a blue throw blanket to create pops of color.

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Moody Rustic

Black walls create a modern, moody aesthetic that can work beautifully with rustic decor. Here, we see a neutral color palette of black, white, tan, cream, and grey with plenty of natural textures in the space. The faux cowhide rug features flecks of silver to catch the light, a beautiful update on the classic cowhide rug. Faux cowhide rugs are generally easier to care for and less expensive than genuine hide rugs making them perfect for any space and budget.

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Natural Light

Rustic interior design works well with bright, natural light and warm, light-toned walls like we see here. Notice the sheer curtains behind the sofa—the placement is higher and wider than the window to make it appear bigger than it is. The tribal pattern on the area rug creates contrast and ties the neutral-toned seating arrangement together while adding texture and visual appeal.

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Fireplace Practicality

If you have a working fireplace in your living room, take inspiration from this space and create a wood accent wall to keep you warm during the winter. Rustic decor is all about embracing the natural, and what’s more natural than firewood during cold months? If you make room for a floor-to-ceiling accent wall like we see here, you’ll also reduce the number of chilly, snowy trips you have to make outside to get more wood. We love the wood stump accent tables by the comfy leather chair and the eye-catching textural rug to tie the look together.

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Contemporary Love

Rustic styling goes well with all styles of interior design, including contemporary and mid-century modern. Here, we see a contemporary sofa with a textured, understated area rug. The sheer curtains over the window and the large plant in the corner add layers to color and texture, as does the leather accent chair.

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Natural and Earthy

You’ve probably noticed by now, but the theme of rustic decor is often natural textures, earthy colors, and neutral palettes. And this living room has it all. From the woven natural fiber rug to the stone accent wall, with everything in between, it showcases a collection of natural textures, earthy colors, and neutral palettes. Try adding faux fur, stone, jute, exposed wood grain, and earthen pottery to your living room to witness the effect for yourself.

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Layers of Texture

Layering area rugs in your living room creates depth and dimension by adding texture to your floors. Try picking a larger rug made from natural fibers with a thin pile for the bottom, then layering a smaller area rug with a softer texture on top. In this living room, the layering of textures continues with the furniture and accents—notice the leather accent chair with a chunky knit blanket and fluffy throw pillow. And don’t forget the addition of black mixed in with the subtle, natural accents throughout the space for a grounding effect.

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Natural Fibers

Natural fibers, textures, and colors instantly give your space a rustic appeal regardless of the rest of the style in the space. In this living room, the pouf and medium-sized area rug give the design depth with a rougher texture. They also add soothing natural colors that play nicely with the sunlight filtering in through the sheer, white curtains. Notice how the contrast of a soft sofa, rustic throw blanket, and pillow arrangement against a rougher rug makes the space look even cozier.

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Modern Farmhouse Beauty

The plaid area rug, wood plank wall, and classic, white-framed windows give this rustic living area serious farmhouse charm. Farmhouse decor goes beautifully with a rustic aesthetic. And with the modern furniture in this space, it creates a complete look. If you have wood plank walls, try a warm light on an end table like we see here to create a cozy and welcoming glow.

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With an eye-catching wall of windows and a stylish, open layout, this living room has a lot of potential. And we think the addition of rustic elements brings it to life beautifully. The sofa, for example, has modern styling with a rustic, leather texture. In addition, the colorway uses primarily neutral and natural hues, save for the vibrant area rug tying everything together. And don’t forget the pendant light, which uses natural materials to add a rustic appeal without overwhelming the space.

Rustic Class

Part of the reason rustic style is so popular is because it is so easily combined with other interior design aesthetics. In the case of this living room, the rustic details are minimal with the dramatic wood table and dark iron fixtures. These few elements combined with transitional and modern furniture defines this room's style as classy and homey.

Cozy Cottage

Cottage style rustic spaces are known for their warm, welcoming tones. Combining natural wood pieces with sunny yellows, calming blues, and soft creams makes this rustic living room feel just like home.

Awe-Inspiring Accents

The smallest decorations and accessories used in rustic living rooms make big statements. Some of the most popular rustic living room accessories and decorations include plants, flowers, wood accents, paintings of nature, and animal hide rugs. Since rustic style living rooms are so diverse, you can use many different types of accents to complement your style.

Luxurious Leathers

While this room makes great use of natural materials with wood and stone, there is another key aspect of this room's rustic design: the furniture. Leather furniture and accents are aptly suited to accent highly natural rustic living rooms like this one. Aside from choosing leather chairs, you will also find that leather rugs and and hides work well in these rooms.

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If your fireplace is the main focal point of the room, be sure to center your living room's design and focus around that point. This living room creates a perfect "U" shape with the furniture so that the fireplace is never blocked and is in the view of every seat. Along with that, don't be afraid to leave the fireplace mantle undecorated to accommodate a TV or wall art.

Bountiful Browns

Brown is one of the most common colors in rustic living rooms. Brown comes in many shades and variations, so you can lean heavily into dark moody browns, calming light creams, or do a combination of multiple shades of brown. This cottage farmhouse living room uses creams and off whites to define the room's main area and allows the dark wood ceilings to bring the drama. You can similarly design your rustic living room to create a matching aesthetic.

Marvelous Mantles

Fireplaces are favorite accents for rustic living rooms. If the fireplace has a mantle, you can use this space to accent your favorite decorations. Some rustic home decorating ideas for living room mantles include framed pictures, small statues and sculptures, candles, vases, or other ceramics. These decorations can also be used elsewhere in the living room on a side table to further develop the room's aesthetic.

Architectural Features

While your furniture and decor may not lean heavily into a rustic style, your architecture might. Classic stone walls, exposed ceiling beams, and wooden floors are three features that you can highlight in your rustic living room. Let your living room's architecture serve as inspiration for how you decorate the rest of your space.

Light and Airy

Woodsy rustic styles tend to be quite dark with wood tones, dark greens, and moody color palettes. If that's not your ideal iteration of rustic style, consider combining rustic style with something more light and airy. This room incorporates wood tones and natural plants to suit a rustic space, but the bright colors and light walls make this space feel youthful and optimistic.

Wondrous Woods

Wood is a primary accent in rustic living rooms. When you're looking for materials or color schemes for rustic living room, consider how and where you can use different types of wood. Even areas that don't have wood can fit into the same color palette. Mirrors, curtains, lamps, and pillows can all feature a similar color scheme to round out the rustic living room.

Only Natural

Whether you are creating a dark rustic living room or something more cottage-like, it matters how you incorporate natural light into the room. You may have the freedom to highlight a full wall of windows or a singular window that points towards a scenic view. The beauty is already outdoors, so you may as well find ways to appreciate it while indoors.

Simple Accents

Your modern rustic living room rug can lean heavily into a rustic style or complement other features of the room as a supporting accent. Jute area rugs are particularly popular for rustic spaces, since they highlight a natural material, color, and texture. Alternatively, fur and shag rugs are also commonly used to accent rustic rooms to create a more cozy space.

We hope you’ve found the perfect rustic living room ideas for your space. With natural materials, warm and welcoming colorways, and layers of textures, any one of these rustic living room ideas will make your home cozier than ever. Nothing says sit and stay awhile like rustic interior design, and you don’t need to be a pro decorator to pull of this look. From modern and chic to moody and traditional, these stylish rustic living room decor ideas should help you transform your living room and your home.


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