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Rustic home decor 101

by Cindy Cassuto 03/13/2022

Rustic home decor can be rugged or cozy and everything in between. While the term “rustic” applies to many interior design styles, there are specific characteristics they have in common. Here are some examples of the basic elements that define rustic home decor:

Heavy

Rustic decor is heavy and uses thick, bold lines. Heavy furniture made from solid wood is a great example of this characteristic. Rustic decor celebrates a bit of ruggedness and decor that can stand the test of time.

Simple

Rustic designs are simple and meant to showcase the materials used. Most rustic decor uses basic shapes and angles to prioritize functionality over form. Avoid embellishments and instead opt for pieces that are comfortable but simple.

Handmade & vintage

Unique, handmade pieces are crucial to rustic decor. One-of-a-kind furnishings and accessories add personality and charm.

Real wood

Real wood is essential to rustic design. Highlight natural knots and wood grain with basic finishes and avoid embellishments. Use real wood in furniture, decorative accents and interior features like flooring.

Texture

Rustic design style mixes textures to create a comfortable and functional aesthetic. Go for natural materials like jute, wood, leather and wool for a rich combination of textures. For bedroom decor, try layering different fabric textures to create a cozy but understated feel.

These are only the basic elements of rustic design, and leave plenty of room for creative interpretation. Use these concepts as a starting point to design your own unique space.

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Cindy Cassuto

One of the first things you will notice about Cindy Cassuto of Corcoran Legends Realty, a 21-year seasoned REALTOR®, is that she is soft-spoken, but don’t let that fool you. When Cindy is representing her clients, regardless of whether they are buying or selling a home, she is anything but a pushover. Her slogan is CINDY SELLS HOMES and she works extremely hard to be the best in the business. Her message to her clients is that if you’re successful, I’m successful…which is evidenced by the fact that she is truly at the top of her game.