10 Detailed Guide & Inspiration For Designing A Rustic Living Room

Lucky enough to have a wall in stone? Place wooden beams above and monochrome furniture below it. Hang a floral chandelier from your rafters and draw your furniture with sharp angles, like this black and white coffee table. Tie in the modern and classic with a lightly-checkered rug and perching standing lamp, introducing a different kind of glow to this quasi-contemporary space.

Coat your living room in fur. An Alvar Aalto Tank armchair is the perfect canvas to clothe in hide, the white rug beneath it the perfect accessory. Experiment with different types of wood in a black-coated fireplace, weathered wall and tree-trunk coffee table. Keep it mellow with beiges and greys, centring your room with a light pendant or three.

Situate your lounge in imaginary Indonesia. Upon a light wooden floor, set a simple grey rug, white L-couch and tree log coffee tables, creating a feeling of calm framed by tall banana palms. Shroud the windows behind with muted beige curtains, offering a place to sit in a Victorian dining chair. Bring in your feature at the very last moment, with large wicker pendant lights that truly light up the scene.

Achieve the rustic look with a Mediterranean twist. Place a bevy of different ferns behind a mushroom L-couch, a greyed tree trunk before it. Make it cosy with a plush grey rug in a similar hue and a smattering of brown cushions. Polish off the setting with flowers in a coconut and two glass vases. See our Mediterranean rustic chic-style article for more interiors in this style.

Take your rustic living room into the 21st Century. Make full noise with an exposed brick wall and rough wooden rafters, flooring your space with varnished wood. Stand two silver lamps beside your couches, joining them with a geometric coffee table in black and white squares. For a funky edge, lean a vivid band photograph against your wall, flick a rug in paint splatters and create your own itinerary in a monochrome board to the side.

Make wooden patterns. Structure wood into slivered bands on your wall, cross-hatches on your floor and wide planks on your main stage. Inject French flavour with charcoal wall panelling and radiators, adding structure with sofas in a bright white hue. Create warmth with a distressed fireplace and candelabra chandelier competing for a flame, and handwoven accent chairs to keep guests guessing.

Simulate a time machine in the rustic style. Place a large metal clock over your window, letting the light stream onto a dimpled cream sofa and pastel blue armchair. Place a coffee table with wheels upon a striped rug, as geometric wooden pendant lights hang over a potted hedge. Floor the space with cross-hatched wood, making a bauble of a fireplace appear the spaceman.

Rustic living rooms can be white and bright. Make your living room brand new again, with a wooden wall decor centrepiece of the older, recycled variety. Colour your furniture in mushroom and stone, with a zigzag rug keeping it cosy. Hang a chandelier above the scene, sitting a potted orchid and vases on a light, unvarnished table.

Think rustic style can’t support Asian fusion? Think again. Create your own Eastern haven with a painted clay feature wall and golden frame of an idol. Make cubbies in a wooden bookcase, covering your floor in zigzagging wooden patterns. Provide Orientalism in red velvet couches, woven pendant lights and a tortoiseshell table.

Structure your rustic living room into a set of squares. Open up with wide windows and a geometric rug. Frame your smooth floor beams with a silver-hued sofa, and two Eames loungers for a lesson in comfort. Stand small, square coffee tables aside a fireplace to complete.