Rustic Style Home Decorations
Rustic home decorations adds a comfortable and unique look to a country home, and there are several ways to accomplish this look. Rustic decorations are similar to, and in some ways overlap, country-style decor. Both feature a simple, primitive appearance and rely heavily on natural materials. However, rustic decor is more rough and unfinished in appearance, giving decorations the feel of having been pulled directly from nature with little modification or finishing. Rustic decorations are defined more by their themes than by any single visual characteristic. Rustic decorations make heavy use of natural materials. These include wood with visible grain pattern, exposed bark, twigs, feathers, animal fur, antlers and stone. Modern rustic decor often replaces the animal materials with synthetic substitutes, and concrete or cement often double for natural rock. Metal is also a common material in rustic decorations, with wrought iron and pressed tin appearing often in rustic wall art and furniture. The metal in rustic decor is almost never glossy, and instead uses a dull, brushed finish.
Rustic decorations embody one or more of several major themes for the style. One of the biggest themes for rustic decor is wildlife. Images of animals or decorations that use or resemble animal parts are common. Another theme is nature, with images and likenesses of trees and other plants appearing often in rustic decorations. Rustic decor could also be described as unfinished, simple, elemental or natural.