Rustic Aesthetic Farmhouse Decor

Modern urban cottages are home design keywords that are very popular today as the natural aesthetic environment is very much in sync with being grounded with Mother Earth and respectful of her compassion. Growing up on farms and surrounded by nature, incorporating wood and rustic furniture is a natural progression of a farmhouse decorating style.

Warm and serene, modern rustic cottages are full of casual, lived-in village charm. The designers take elements of old world architecture, mix them with practical and modern accessories, thus creating a statement piece. Whether a triple arch spans the entire front porch of the home, or you have a small, enclosed one, a front porch is a beautiful farmhouse touch.

Create a fresh and collected look but that is used over time. Use a mix of colors and vary the distressed carved wood cabinets to create an atmosphere brought together with time. Keep the windows open so you can see the grasses and fresh flowers blooming. Farm life is centered around the kitchen, so have plenty of storage and seating space. An antique door converted into a glass-topped dining table and oxcart benches add to the rustic charm of the village.

Find an old steel bathroom sink and turn a rustic chest into a vanity. Reclaimed old doors are used to make these chests and they are very earth friendly. Some have metals like iron and brass that will balance the energy in the room by grounding negative ions in the earth. An old window frame with iron details was used to make a mirror. Run a simple sari curtain in place of cabinet doors to cover storage without taking away the rough textures of old woods.

Combine the new with the old. The glass shower in the bathroom disappears into the stone wall. The Tree of Life carved barn door adds softness to this rustic room. Exposed beams and a natural stone carved Buddha statue convey the Zen vibe with a waterfall tumbling behind it and many broad-leaved palm trees accenting the white stone walls. Exposed plumbing and electrical conduit runs parallel to cabinets. Primitive lanterns and old ceiling fans with a utilitarian twist hang from exposed rafters. Rustic handcrafted cabinets provide additional storage and add an old world sophistication to the room.

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