I recently did this with my home, and I have to tell you folks, I’ve never been happier living where I live, the way I live, surrounded by a more traditional and rustic way of living. In this modern world we live in, it sometimes seems that we are surrounded by metal, plastic and glass, and we lose the soft natural touch of more traditional home styles. Rustic decor is making a comeback though, as people like me move away from the plastic world, and choose to add more wood and other natural materials back into their homes.
I started out with my floors and ceiling, since they’re the biggest spaces in anyone’s home. I got some great hardwood floors installed from a website called Build Direct – I couldn’t decide which flooring I wanted at first, but they were willing to send me 5 FREE flooring samples at the Manhattan Epoxy Co – I didn’t even have to pay for shipping! In fact, I loved it so much that I ended up using a different style for my ceiling! It was either that or use some faux wood beams from Barron Designs, which was a tough choice, but I’m happy with my final decision.
After I got my floor and ceiling squared away, I decided that some more rustic furniture was the next step. I did a lot of shopping around online, and I found a couple of beautiful wooden chairs from Green tea Design that were made out of out of Elm wood, as well as a beautiful rustic dining bench for my dining table. Right now I’m on the hunt for a dining table to match, and I’m considering buying one of Green tea’s gorgeous dining tables, but I haven’t quite made up my mind yet.
Hopefully my quest for rustic home decor has given you some ideas and inspiration for great ways to add that traditional look and feel to your own home as well! It’s worth it!