Rustic walls have been extremely trendy over the past few years. This is not surprising at all, if we think that we live our lives surrounded by concrete walls, cars, smoke and pollution. We love to get closer to nature and to the way our grandparents used to live, but at the same time, we don’t want to miss the benefits and the comfort of our modern society. This is how it comes that many people who build or renovate a home go for setting up a rustic wall somewhere in the living room. Most of the time, it’s the fireplace wall that gets decorated in rustic style. In other cases, the rustic wall belongs to the kitchen, thus helping create an idyllic atmosphere and contributing to a cozy feeling of belonging.
If you’d like to have such a rustic wall yourself but you don’t have too many ideas, this article is going to help you get started.
The Kitchen Rustic Wall
If your kitchen is big enough, you can leave one of its walls free of cupboards and decorate it with rustic elements that will take you back in time to an age where all things were different. Give up the tiles and paint that wall in a light color that give the impression of old texture and age. Install several wooden shelves and place several vintage kitchen items on them. Old glasses and jars would do, as well as those antique coffee grinders and mortar and pestle sets.
The Fireplace Brick Wall
Bricks give an elegant, yet rustic touch to a room. However, if you use bricks on all walls, the result may be a bit too much. You still want your home to feel like a real home and not an underground shelter, after all. Bricks are cool, but use them on only one wall. If you have a fireplace in the room, that’s a great opportunity to put the bricks on that wall. Add a few elements of decor and a bunch of logs ready to go inside the fireplace and you’re all set for a romantic evening by the fire, with mulled wine and cinnamon, together with your beloved one or with your most promising date.
The Family Showcase Wall
If you come from an old family and you still have lots of old photos of your ancestors, it’s a great idea to setup a corner or a wall where to display all of them. Pain the wall in a way that gives it an antique look and buy photo frames that are made from old, unpainted wood. Place an old wooden stool or small table nearby that wall. On the stool, you can put a nice porcelain tea serving set with cups and teapot on a bronze tray.
These are only a few ideas, but you can take it from here and unleash your imagination in order to create new settings that would give your home that awesome look your guests will be impressed with.