Written on February 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm , by Kate
There’s a trend that’s going strong in home design, and that is the incorporation of rustic touches as part of both architecture and decor. Reclaimed wood beams are appearing as features in kitchens and rustic wood furnishings are popping up everywhere from the living room to the dining room to the bedroom. Reclaimed, whitewashed, limed, or just worn, these weathered accents bring the warmth of wood and a desirable texture to any space.
Salvage yards are a wonderful place to search for old wood to be reclaimed for use in a new way. A simple mirror gets a rustic touch with aged boards to form a frame that plays off a plank console in similar weathered gray wood tones.
Wood pairs well with industrial style finishes – the organic surfaces always tempering the cooler metal framing and brackets or hardware.
Reclaimed wood furniture is readily available from many retailers but with a little treasure hunting, often you can discover unique finds at a flea market or salvage yad. Consider using weathered wood to have a custom piece made for your home by a skilled carpenter or furniture maker.
Rustic touches needn’t be in the form of just furniture. Accents like shelving, mirrors, light fixtures, or crates bring reclaimed wood into your home on a smaller scale.
If you’re looking for a few touches of rustic to bring some weathered charm to your home, here are a few favorite picks – I have the dining table myself and we love it!
From top left: Media Center, Hudson Goods, $1,675; Barn Wood Mirror, weareMFEO Etsy, $450; Dustin Dodecahedron Pendant, Ralph Lauren, $440; Ethan Table Lamp, Clayton Gray Home, $570; Mason Sink Console, Pottery Barn, $1,699; Salvaged Trestle Table, DCG Stores, $1,208; Reclaimed Wood Sconce, Zinc Door, $110; Cucina Sideboard, Crate + Barrel, $1,299; Wood Server, Napa Style, $79; Wall Planter, Williams-Sonoma, $150; Bluestone Coffee Table, Crate + Barrel, $499; Wine Crate, Home Decorators, $59; Baluster Coffee Table, Wisteria, $1,199; Gustavian Bed, Viva Terra, $1,599+
Are you a fan of the look of rustic wood accents? If so, what weathered or worn pieces do you take pride in inside your home?
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