The country interior style, better known as its English name – rustic, includes aspects of nature, outdoor life, and life in the rural area. Although this style of decoration may not be aesthetically acceptable to all, it does contain some of the values that should be taken over by every homeowner.
Love for natural materials.
When you think about the rustic interior, you will first find a cozy atmosphere with a burning fireplace, massive hardwood flooring, wooden ceiling beams, a cozy leather sofa, warm carpeting and vivid interior accents that depict the motifs of nature.
In this interior style, coziness is created through naturalness. The country style is rich in wood, stone, and metal. Textiles such as linen, cotton, wool are valued. It avoids plastic and other unnatural mass production materials. Simplicity and a slow lifestyle here are fundamental values.
Nature is the main source of inspiration.
Generally, nature (its colors, textures, scents) is the main source of inspiration for rural style homes. Modern man is longing for nature, so it is natural that he wants to move some of his freshness and tranquility into his home. You can easily do this with the help of plants (in the rustic style you can always find fresh or dried flowers soaked in vases).
Evaluation of the origin of things.
This style teaches you a more serious look at the origin of furniture and accessories. It also encourages you not to be afraid of old elements, inherited or hand-made. The thing that has its own unique history is much more valuable and interesting than the one that was bought from the interior salon exposition.
Importance of handmade things.
As we have already mentioned, in the rural interior there is an important origin of things, so the work of the hands is also an endless evaluation. It can be a hand-made piece of furniture, a knitted plaid or herbs grown on a window sill. Such things are unique and provide spiritual satisfaction.
Decor items from old redundant items.
When building a home with this interior style, not only vintage items come from parents ‘and grandparents’ homes or flea shops, but also items that were resurrected for the second life and often not for their own purpose. The jar has become a stylish vase, an old window that has become a coffee table, a shelf made of old ladders, etc.