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Rustic Charm: Lovely Home Decor Ideas

Author: R.Saunders
Published February 2020
Updated August 2021

Have you been considering adding rustic charm to your interior design? Explore these home decor ideas to complement any style.

Modern Farmhouse Trend

There's a reason the modern farmhouse trend is still going strong after all these years. 

This cozy country aesthetic invokes a feeling of a simpler time, which is the kind of environment you want to step into after a long hard day.

And while we can't all add rolling barn doors and textured shiplap walls to our homes, there are plenty of other ways to bring the shabby chic farmhouse look into your home thanks to rustic wood home decor.

Rustic charm can often times be found within the terms Farmhouse and Modern Farmhouse style. 
One of the biggest differences between a Farmhouse home and a Modern Farmhouse is location. 
Modern Farmhouses can be found anywhere from the country to the city while Farmhouse homes are usually found in rural or suburban areas.

A common characteristics of Modern Farmhouses include: light colored exterior, usually white.

Modern farmhouse design takes the comfortable, relaxed farmhouse style and adds modern touches such as smooth lines, glossy accents and neutral color schemes. It's less rustic, more sophisticated and uses contemporary design elements like stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and sleek lighting-yet still putting forth a rustic charm feel.

Ready to transform your living space into a relaxing country cottage?

Here are a few ideas of how you can transform your home into a cozy, rustic retreat with wood home decor.

Add An Accent Bench

One of the easiest ways to capture the rustic farmhouse look is by adding some natural wood furniture to your decor. And one of the easiest ways to do that is by adding a wooden accent bench to any room. 

warm bench for decor

Add a wooden bench to your living room by doubling it up as a coffee table. Or, put it at the end of your bed as an accent feature.

bench to decorate and place in home

A simple wooden bench can add a touch of farmhouse charm to any room. The trick is how you dress it up.

Top your bench with a vase of fresh-cut flowers, or push it up against the wall and add a few throw pillows to create a welcoming sitting area.

decorated wood bench

Wood Pallet Art

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With wood pallet art, you can add the texture of natural wood to any wall, while adding a pop of color or personality to your space.

Home Sweet Home pallet sign            

wall art with a pop of color

Display Your Cutting Boards

One of the most well-known and charming aspects of the modern farmhouse trend is open kitchen shelving.

Open shelves that display everything from your spice rack to your cooking utensils can make a kitchen feel homier and more welcoming.

open shelving

An easy way to add a touch of this effect to your kitchen is by displaying a few natural wood cutting boards. The warmth of the natural wood will instantly add a little rustic charm while mimicking the open shelving look. If you're looking for more information on why choosing wood for as many household items as you can, read this article on wood benefits.

cutting boards


Bring Out the Baskets

Finally, one of the quickest ways to add a little rustic farmhouse charm to any space is by adding a few woven baskets to your decor. 

beautiful basket decor

Fill a wooden basket with rolled-up throw blankets for a cozy and practical decoration that fits in any living or bedroom. Or roll up bath towels to create the same effect in your bathroom.

spring basket  woven basket

With a few fresh-cut (or silk!) flowers, you can create an elegant, modern farmhouse centerpiece to add a touch of shabby chic decor to your kitchen or dining room.

Transform your home into rustic charm with warm wood accents of many kinds.

Whether you live out in the sticks or the heart of a metropolis, these simple wood home decor ideas can help you transform your home into the cozy modern farmhouse of your dreams.

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