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31 Smart Ways To Mix Elegant And Rustic Decor
There’s a plenty of rustic styles to choose from: modern farmhouse, English countryside, French country style and many others, and sometimes trying such styles means combining elegant and rustic decor in one space, which is rather tricky. We’ve gathered some tips and ideas to pair up rustic and elegant decor in a stylish way, mix and match the pieces you love creating your unique space with its own character.
Choose A Single Color Palette
Not everything in your room needs to match perfectly, but you should try to pick pieces that will complement each other. Having a general color palette in mind will allow you to create a cohesive design. If you want to go bold in your bedroom for example, you can choose interesting artwork, pillows or new bedding to give your room interest without clashing with the overall look.
a beautiful and refined rustic living room done in neutrals, with a wooden mantel over the fireplace and wooden beams, neutral furniture, a love table and a cool chandelier
a beautiful Provence living room with neutral furniture, a fireplace, wooden beams on the ceiling and a quirky stone floor
a beautiful rustic chic bedroom with a metal bed with neutral bedding, white and grey nightstands, greenery, a basket with pillows and a mirror in a chic frame
a chic and welcoming Provence bedroom with a built-in fireplace, a grey bed with neutral bedding, wooden nightstands, built-in shelves and wooden beams on the ceiling
a chic rustic living room in neutrals, with white furniture, a fireplace, a low table and a console table plus potted greenery
a contrasting vintage and rustic bedroom with a dark-stained in a niche, built-in shelves, dark suitcases and a dark bookcase, a chic chandelier and a chair
Consider Accent Pieces
If you already have a lot of elegant furniture pieces but are drawn to rustic home decor, you do not need to replace all of the furniture that you already own. Instead, you can showcase your love of rustic design by adding a few accent pieces into your home. Rugs, throw pillows and throw blankets do not have to be expensive, and they’re an easy way to change the look and feel of a room. This is a wonderful way for you to get the kind of decor that you want without making a big investment.
If you are using more than one statement piece in the same room, it is only natural that those pieces would wind up competing. Try to limit yourself to using just one statement piece in a room. As the old saying goes, less is more. When you use fewer stand-out pieces, it will be easier for you to create a beautiful living space.
a lovely and welcoming rustic living room done in neutrals, with wooden beams, a wooden table, upholstered furniture and blooms
a lovely Provence bedroom with a stone accent wall, a refined white bed, grey seating furniture, a blue wardrobe and a vanity, a wooden chandelier and chic lamps
a neutral and cozy Mediterranean bedroom with stained wooden beams, a bed with neutral bedding, a stained dresser, pendant lamps, candle lanterns and a jute pouf
a neutral French country bedroom with wooden beams, a window with a wrought cover, a creamy bed with white and grey bedding, artwork and a crystal chandelier
a neutral Provencal bedroom with a wooden ceiling, a grey bed with neutral vintage bedding, an upholstered bench, a crystal chandelier and lots of natural light
Keep It Simple
It’s easy to get carried away when you’re decorating. If you have a lot of ideas, you may be tempted to use every one of those ideas. However, if you use too many decor pieces in one room, the space could wind up looking overwhelming. Try to limit yourself when you are decorating your space. If you try to use too much in one room, no one will be able to see signs or rustic or elegant design.
a neutral vintage and rustic bedroom with a shiplap wall, an upholstered bed, chic lace bedding, white nightstands, a wooden bead chandelier and candleholders
a Provence country bedroom with a bed with pink bedding, a stained table, a crystal chandelier and cool lamps and a basket for storage
a Provence dining room with white cabinetry, a stained dining table and chairs, a vintage hearth, a gallery wall of blue plates
a refined French countryside bedroom with plaster walls, an antique fireplace, a large mirror, a bed with a canopy, chic carved chairs and vintage decor
Blur The Lines
There are some items that tend to be both rustic and elegant. Such items include antlers, claw foot tubs, turtle shells, wrought iron, sea shells, candles, simple flower arrangements, and most any item from nature.
a romantic and neutral living room with a fireplace, neutral furniture and a trestle table, candleholders and a mirror on the mantel