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How to Combine Traditional Style Furniture With Rustic Accents

If you want to combine a more traditional style of furniture with rustic accents, there are a few things to consider. For example, an elegant cherrywood table will look out of place next to a rustic white bookshelf. On the other hand, a white rug, storage ottoman, and midcentury art will all work well together. Here are some tips on how to mix and match these two styles:

Midcentury art

Incorporating rustic accents into your home decor scheme is a great way to update an old space without sacrificing a clean, modern look. Although this mix of styles can be challenging to pull off, it can also be incredibly rewarding. Listed below are some tips to keep in mind when combining traditional-style furniture with rustic accents:

Reclaimed wood

For a rustic look, consider combining your traditional style furniture with accents made of reclaimed wood. The style is often associated with rough, distressed wood, geometric shapes, and wrought iron. Consider using lighting that is either a chandelier or a pendant made of a ringed wood frame with candles and/or bulbs. These are great options for kitchens, but you can use them in any room.

Storage ottomans

Using storage ottomans in a room is a great way to add extra seating and hide items. These functional benches are available in both wood and upholstered designs and serve many purposes in the home. They make excellent additions to entryways, halls, and living rooms, where they can be used to take off shoes or store seasonal items. Likewise, you can use smaller ottoman benches in bedrooms as a functional accent.

Natural wood

One of the easiest ways to mix traditional and rustic styles is by choosing furniture made from natural wood. Rustic wood is often unfinished and has a rustic feel that tells the story of the tree that it came from. These natural characteristics include varying grain patterns, knots, and mineral deposits. These are all indicative of the conditions the tree endured during its life. While rustic wood is often lightly weathered, it still retains a high degree of durability.

Bringing the outdoors in

Incorporating a natural and rustic accent into a room gives it a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Rustic furniture is often made from rough, natural materials, resulting in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and textures. Rustic accents often include driftwood, reclaimed wood, and raw fabrics. This style is perfect for bringing the outdoors in. Here are some ideas for creating a rustic look inside your home.

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