Get the Look: Rustic Retreat
Rustic styling is associated with both the traditional and the classic and how the two connect. The trend’s main influence comes from nature, reflecting a sustainable world.
You may remember from a previous blog post that a current aspiring trend this season is about bringing the outdoors in and adopting rustic styling into your home will present many opportunities for you to do so.
The rustic design trend was not always a trend; it was once a utilitarian way to live, a reality for our pioneer ancestors. It was a time when people couldn’t follow a trend, even if they wanted to. Life in the original rustic home would be entirely different from how it is represented today, with most items used for a purpose and out of necessity, rather than for leisure and enjoyment.
Since the rustic trend is primarily focused around all things natural, it is a good idea to consider the different materials you will be using when you decorate your home. Consider using these wherever you can:
- Stone – for flooring and surface areas such as in the kitchen
- Wood – for walls, tables, chairs, floors
- Clay – for ornaments and decorations
Of course, how you choose to use these materials will not be limited to the above suggestions. You can use a variety of different styles within the rustic trend, such as a rustic farmhouse style, or a rustic chic style. Ultimately, these three materials should dominate your home as they will help to create the rustic feel and tone.
The room pictured on the left is a classic example of a home that has adopted the natural trend. Firstly, you’ll notice that there is wood and lots of it. There’s wooden flooring, wooden roof beams and wooden furniture. In addition, you’ll also notice the stone walls to the left of the room around the fireplace. Using these natural materials are what gives this room its natural and rustic vibe.
As already suggested, wood or stone is a great way to introduce a rustic feeling into your room(s). At ScS, we sell a wide range of flooring which will help you achieve the look.
Platinum Endurance – available in three different colours, this flooring range is ideal if you prefer the feel of wood to stone, or if you want to create a warmer setting. This premium flooring will enhance your living space, bring personality to your room and will set you well on the way to creating your very own rustic retreat.
To see our complete range click here.
Aside from flooring, sofas and furniture are crucial to establishing a trend within your home. The type of furniture you choose to include will carry the vibe you wish to radiate throughout your home.
We’ve put together a selection of our sofas which will help you achieve the rustic look in our home today.
Napoli – made in Italy with real Italian leather, the Napoli sofa comes with traditional styling and a selection of natural, earthy colours for you to choose from. Its wooden feet help to create that rustic feel of charm and simplicity. View the Napoli and its colour variations here.
Chesterfield – This extremely luxurious collection combines style and quality at an affordable price. This strong and sturdy sofa offers exceptional levels of comfort and would be a perfect accompaniment to a rustic living room. View the Chesterfield range here.
SiSi Italia Parma – Part of our exclusive SiSi Italia range, this stunning sofa with its dark brown, quality leather and wooden feet will help you create the perfect rustic retreat. View the new range here.
Finish off your room by adding some furniture. A table and chairs or a sideboard could be just what you need to complete the look. We recommend the following pieces.
Mayflower Dining Table and 4 Chairs – we’ve selected this table from our range of dining furniture because we feel it will be a modest addition to any home. Not too bold, yet not too bland, this table and 4 chairs will go nicely with wood or stone flooring.
Mayflower Sideboard – a great accompaniment to our Mayflower Dining Table, this beautiful sideboard will really set the right tone in your home. Make a bigger impact and combine the table and sideboard with other items from our Mayflower range.