I have a reoccurring dream that I have an entire houseful of rustic furniture. I am usually sorry to wake up and find out it was just a dream. I really love the look of rustic furniture, and to own an entire houseful is indeed a dream to be dreaming!
I love the way the wood is crafted on each individual piece. Mixing some woods together such as Fir and Pine can make a piece unique as well as a beautiful sight to see. I love that so many of the legs on tables and chairs are the logs of the wood used. I love the look of just about all of it. I often think about how I would furnish a room if, or hopefully, when I could actually acquire some of those beautiful pieces of furniture.
I have considered which room. The living room, the bedroom, the game or family room, all have given me so many ideas. I cannot truly think of any room that would not be so beautifully enhanced with the decor made of these beautiful rustic pieces.
This type furniture does not dictate the same rules as other wood furniture choices where you need to be careful not to pick dark and light wood for the same room. With rustic creations, you can throw out some of those strict guidelines and make choices that are more pleasing than you might imagine. You can completely free up your imagination and your emotions to create a room you will enjoy just the way you want to enjoy it.
So first look for the items you would favor. Then you can choose the room you want to furnish. If you want your items to be of all the same wood, feel free, but do remember you can always select wood that is complementary and not necessarily matching. So start your search. There are many online retailers and handcrafters as well as neighborhood shops that offer rustic furniture and furnishings.
I would suggest you look around for awhile before you start picking out your items. The fun is choosing and imagining. The excitement is in finding just the right piece.
I have done enough dreaming about this type of decor that I know it is not going to be quick and easy, there are so many wonderful choices, and possibly your limit will be governed more by your budget than your desire.
You also might want to consider your floor while you are considering your furniture. If you have hardwood floors you are all set. These items look so perfect for hardwood floors. In my opinion, you will not want carpet. I just do not think this kind of furniture shows up to its most alluring on a carpet. Of course, all of that will be your choice but if you have hardwood or tile you might want to pick out an oval or a round braided rug to compliment the furniture you choose. Believe me, you might really like the effect this will give your room.
So, you can be giving this some thought while you are looking for just the right rustic pieces of furniture. You don’t want to neglect the other items you will want to add, like throw pillows, curtains, chair cushions on your “Adirondack” chairs for instance. These are the choices that will highlight the furniture.
Choices, delightful choices. It can be daunting, and it can be fun.
Colors, styles, all will matter more than just the particular type wood you favor. Whether your choice is Hickory, Teak, Pine, Cedar or Fir, all are good choices, but please be certain that you do not choose colors and patterns that will clash or take away from the charm you are creating
I believe you will know when you make just the right choices. And along with the wood, the colors and the styles, remember, you will not want to “over-furnish” your room. These beautiful rustic pieces tend to be larger than your average tables, chairs, and sofas, so the right amount, not overdoing, is important.
As long as you keep some of these ideas in mind, I know you will have a wonderful adventure choosing your new decor.
I will be a little envious but I wish you luck for the success you need to truly enjoy your new surroundings.