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Martin’s Floral Design Corner: How to Add Rustic Charm to Your Home

Head to Martin’s Floral for advice on rustic home decor.

For city dwellers and country folk alike, there’s no denying the cozy appeal of rustic charm. Aside from adding a touch of nature to your home, rustic elements can make a home feel casual and relaxed but still elegant and sophisticated. We at Martin’s Floral have made it simple for you to add some natural, rustic elements to your home with the tips below.

Accent with Natural Wood

Natural wood is the number one staple of rustic decor, and Martin’s Floral offers a wide selection of products that brag wooden features or that compliment wood furniture and beams perfectly. A must have for any country-inspired home, these elements truly bring the outdoors inside. Here are a few places in your home where you can add natural wood:

Exposed beams. Visible wooden beams draw the eye upward and make a room feel bigger. You can even create faux beams for the perfect rustic addition.

Hardwood floors. You’re not limited to traditional builder-grade oak floors. Consider light barnwood or dark matte hardwood floors for an unexpected rustic touch.

Reclaimed wood. If renovating your home, keep any attractive, usable wood from the original construction. You can repurpose these later as design elements such as an accent wall or DIY tables.

Wood home decor accents. Unlike many other flower shops in town, here at Martin’s Floral, we also offer a great selection of home decor accents, including beautiful wooden boxes, wooden painted signs and high-quality plastic clocks and other accents that boast the dark rich colors of aged wood. Strategically placing items like these around your home can go a long way in adding the the overall rustic charm of your place.

Incorporate Traditional “Rustic” Colors

Buttermilk yellow. Dusty blue-gray. Sage green. This is just a taste of some of the the rustic colors you’ll find at Martin’s Floral. While bright, saturated colors can overwhelm a room, these muted, traditional colors fade away from the eye and create a serene, relaxing environment. Best of all, you can mix and match these colors to achieve a pleasing calm but colorful effect. Here are a few ways to add a bit of color to your rustic home:

Furniture. Refinish old or thrifted furniture with any of these calming colors to add a pleasant focal point to any room.

Artificial flower arrangements. Martin’s Floral is your one-stop-shop for artificial flowers and custom-made arrangements. Our designers will work with you to craft a beautifully rustic flower arrangement, featuring the flowers, colors and accents of your choice. Rustic floral home decor choices often include bird’s nests, burlap, lavender and wispy greenery.

Fabrics. Curtains, pillows, blankets, and rugs are perfect unintrusive accents. Use these opportunities to bring in a touch of rustic color to your room.

Ceilings. Exposed beams aren’t the only way to make your ceilings skyrocket. Ceilings are often overlooked in the painting process. Bring two trends together with natural wooden plank or beadboard ceilings painted in any of your favorite traditional colors.

Incorporate Metals

Wrought iron, pressed tin, and copper are ubiquitous in rustic decor. These common metals can bring a touch of shine to your rustic room and add a hard contrast to the softer elements that dominate the space. Stop by Martin’s Floral and you’ll find a variety of rustic metal home decor products in stock.

Kitchens. There are endless opportunities to incorporate metals into your kitchen decor. A pressed tin backslash draws the eye and shiny copper cookware displayed on a rack bounces light to every corner of the room.

Metal decor pieces. A simple metal clock, metal bird cage or distressed bucket filled with lavender can add a rustic feel to any room.

Ceilings. Once again, ceilings can shine in metals, as well. Pressed tin ceilings with a nice patina evoke feelings of ease and comfort.

Bathrooms. Copper or tin sinks and tubs look luxurious and rustic at the same time. Wrought iron faucets and hardware can add subtle rustic details in an otherwise stark bathroom.

While this trend is definitely enjoying a spike in popularity, rustic charm is a classic motif that won’t look outdated or obsolete anytime soon. Martin’s Floral and Home Decor can help bring this pleasant look into your home with our unique decor and stunning floral arrangements. Contact us today for everything you need to get this classic, comfortable look in your home.

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