Rustic Decor

Today decorating a rustic bedroom is a mixture of designs borrowed from French, English and some Swedish country look good. It is often defined as secondary, charmingly simple, unpretentious, unfinished, but still have some endearing qualities about it.

When decorating a rustic bedroom you need to include natural woods, aged surfaces, rough finishes and simple lines in its design. The floor of a bedroom rustic wood and ideally should be naked and then simply waxed and hand polished. At some point you may want to paint your bare boards in a light color and then add oriental rugs or throws to provide visual warmth and color to the floor.

The type of furniture you should include in your rustic design should preferably be of pine and perhaps painted with hand-painted designs on it, such as flowers, birds, animals, country scenes or leaves (actually is like trying to bring the outdoors inside). If you can use a sedan chair, rocking chair, benches, wicker furniture or a Windsor chair as seating in the room.

A good idea for use as a dressing for a double room to get a good pine kitchen or dining room table. If you want to give any of your furniture a more rustic look with a brush with a coat of paint then rub most part out. Once the pain has dried then apply a wood stain unevenly over the furniture to give it that weathered look. To add even more rustic look to your bedroom include some baskets around where you can place wood, pine cones, flowers, plants or even needlework.

As for lighting then use brass candle holders, oil or kerosene lamps, hurricane lamps and tin lanterns all of which can be easily converted for use as an electric lamp in place. We also use ceiling recessed fixtures or vintage wrought iron or metal chandeliers to provide the right kind of lighting to achieve the rustic look.