Are you looking to remodel your home with a country or rustic feel? There are many great ideas and types of décor that you can incorporate to make your house have the look and feel you have always wanted. Plus, with many of the upgrades you will make, you can also increase the value of your home, too. To help you get inspiration, try some of these different themes in each room, learn the benefits of Denver antique mantels, choosing the right flooring, outdoor décor, and much more.
Country Themes to Incorporate
- Living Room: A design element for a rustic living room is to give it a cozy feel. This does not mean to clutter the space, but instead find décor that fits within the theme. Wood accents are a great way to accomplish this goal. From a wood accent wall and wood beams on your ceiling to custom woodworking décor and furniture, there is much you can add to your living room. Choose light colored, cloth sofas with striped or plaid throw pillows. Keep a few light-colored throw blankets available that serve practical and decorative use. To help bring more of the rustic feel, tie in antique pieces that you can find at your local antique store. If you have beams or staircases, during your remodel, convert them to wood. You can also install white subway tiles on the walls.
- Kitchen: Many elements of a rustic-themed kitchen include shades of white and wood accents. This could include white cabinets paired with stainless steel appliances and a large, one basin country sink. Add in an island if room allows with a butcher-block top that serves multiple purposes. Install a hanging Thomas Edison bulb above the island to provide a decorative, country-style ambiance. Some homeowners like to add open shelving instead of traditional cabinets with a door. This helps for easy access and creates a bold statement piece. Install a stone backsplash in your kitchen. You can add in new elements, old elements, or a mix of the two.
- Bathrooms: When remodeling your bathrooms, you can install vintage themed bath tubs to give that rustic feel you are searching for. This also goes for fixtures. From your door knobs to the sink, make sure they are all consistent with each other. Many who renovate their bathrooms use very light shades. From white to blue, to shades of beige and brown, natural colors are the way to go for your bathroom. You can also consider adding in a wide vanity that has a trough-style sink that sits atop of a wooden base. Top it off by installing a set of French doors.
- Bedrooms:Last, you will want to make the bedrooms in your home match the style throughout. The great thing about bedrooms is there is even more flexibility. Consider adding in a fireplace into a master bedroom with an antique, wood mantel. Incorporate wood beams on the ceiling, or a hanging chandelier with wood accents. To enter, add in sliding barn doors made of reclaimed wood. You can keep them their original color, paint them to match the colors in the room, or even apply a beautiful stain to create a unique accent piece. Utilizing reclaimed wall treatments is another great way to bring a rustic warmth into a bedroom space.
Benefits of a Mantel
Whether you have a fireplace in your living room, bedroom, or anywhere else in the home, installing one with a mantel made of reclaimed wood is a go-to option. By choosing a mantel made of reclaimed wood, you are helping the environment by recycling it. You can also work with your local hardwood flooring company that specializes in mantels to create a custom mantel that will perfectly incorporate into the rustic theme you are hoping to have. Ask them to use the same wood throughout the home to keep a consistent look.
Why Hardwood Flooring
During your home renovation, you can’t forget about replacing or refinishing the floors—especially if you have carpet. Carpet tends to hold on to dust and allergens more easily than hardwood. Consider adding reclaimed hardwood flooring to your home that will be the perfect finish to your home renovation project. When installing hardwood, you open your options in ways other types of flooring will not allow. You can customize the look of your floor, and even add in rugs to provide as an accent. Plus, if you would like to change the way your hardwood looks down the road, you can refinish and re-stain it to give it a completely new look and feel. To achieve the perfect balance of functionality and style, hardwood flooring is a great investment that will last for years to come.
As you finalize your country-theme home remodel project, don’t forget about the outside of your house. For lighting, add in vintage fixtures at the entrance of your home, and any other places that need light. Add in Edison bulbs to give them an added rustic feel. For your windows, add in wooden shutters to provide an extra touch of country. If you have a fenced yard, consider replacing it with a long, wooden fence. If you do not have pets or children to protect, you can choose an open layout. If you do need to prevent pets or children from running outside of the yard, consider a picket fence. They have a variety of shapes and sizes.
To help you put the country feel in your home remodeling project, contact Ward Hardwood Flooring. We have a wide variety of options, from wide plank flooring to beams, timbers, and mantels. Each of these elements will be perfect for your home to give it the rustic feel you are looking for. You will especially love our rustic home décor ideas and reclaimed mantel
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