When we talk of rustic-style interiors, many of our readers think of exposed wood, stone walls, a warm fireplace at the heart of the room and a setting that gently turns the clock back to a simpler, less flashy era. And most of that is indeed true. Yet, concealed below that rough, rustic exterior are still modern comforts and new-age gadgets that promise to make your life a lot easier. Adopting a rustic style living room does not mean a less luxurious life. It is just about embracing aesthetics that are unpretentious, elegant and closer to nature.
Rustic interiors derive their warmth and heart from the sense of history and simplicity they evoke. They have a rough-hewn charm that appeals to us in this era of slick technology and manufactured materials. That’s not to say they lack innovation, though—the make-do spirit that spawned rustic style persists, resulting in one-of-a-kind objects repurposed in delightful ways.