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Go rustic! Tips to Achieve a Rustic Living Room

The rustic look is really hot in design circles right now. This is a good thing. Not only does the rustic style look great, but it also has a timeless quality that will keep a rustic living room looking stylish forever. If you want to incorporate the rustic design into your home, here are some tips to achieve a rustic living room.

Antique Furniture

When you want to create a rustic look in your living room, one of the first steps you must take is to find some antique furniture pieces. You want to look at antique stores and used furniture dealers for furniture that has a timeless quality about it. Old wood is the best element to look for in rustic furniture. Some furniture makers are also creating pieces that have a rustic look when they are brand-new. It will take a while to find all the pieces you need to achieve a rustic living room, so start your furniture shopping early in the process.

Hardwood Floors

One of the key elements to a rustic living room is a hardwood floor. If your current living room is carpeted, you need to rip it out and see what is underneath. If you live in an older home, the chances are that you have a beautiful hardwood floor that is just waiting to be restored to its former glory. You can also install a hardwood floor if you need to. We can help you get new hardwood floors or refinish existing hardwood floors, just ask us how!

Tip from our Expert:

There are two methods manufacturers use to achive a rustic hardwood look:

  • Band Saw marks are made typically at the lumber mill from Rough Sawn Lumber
  • Circular Saw marks are made typically at the lumber mill from Rough Sawn Lumber

Country Accents

When you want to achieve the rustic look in your living room, some of the key elements will be the country accents you add to the walls. Putting up prints and paintings that showcase country life are great additions. You can also place rustic elements like canoe oars, garden tools and antique clocks up on shelves to create the rustic look.

Stone Fireplace

Nothing screams rustic like a beautiful stone fireplace. If you want to take the ultimate step in creating a rustic living room, then you should install a stone fireplace. Alternately, you can also install a wood-burning stove to achieve the same effect for a lot less money. When you combine all of these elements together, you will have a gorgeous rustic living room. The process will not happen overnight, but there is no rush. You can add these rustic elements over time to create a country setting that makes your living room a conversation starter for everyone who sees it.

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