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Design a Welcoming & Rustic Entryway with Barnwood

Design a Welcoming & Rustic Entryway with Barnwood

When decorating your home, you always want to create a positive impression of each room. Since the first area that most people see in your home is the entryway, you should design that space to feel welcoming and comfortable. To achieve that feeling, try rustic decor.

Comfort — In your entryway, place a bench made of barnwood with a nicely upholstered seat. This furniture piece will provide any guests or family members with a comfortable place to sit when waiting for someone. You could also select a barnwood bench with drawers underneath. A storage bench is a perfect place to keep gloves or scarves or other small items that you’re always misplacing but need before you leave the house.

Convenience — Hang a barnwood coat rack on a nearby wall. Providing hooks that come mounted on a gorgeous piece of wood in your entryway will give guests a handy place to hang their coat while they’re in your home. Family members can also hang often-used coats here, so they’re easy to grab on the way out.

Charm — Add beauty to your entryway with a couple of special decorator pieces. You can hang a mirror surrounded by a barnwood frame over your bench, which is good for a last look at your appearance before you leave. Another option is to hang a stunning rustic print or painting on the wall. You can also set a barnwood side table next to the bench. An art piece placed on top — such as a sculpture of a horse, dog, deer, or even a bear — will complete the rustic look.

With just a few pieces of furniture, you can design a lovely entryway that will always leave a great first impression. Try rustic decor in every room of your home to achieve a cozy feeling and a unique style that everyone will enjoy.

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

A Comfortable and Rustic Home Office

A Comfortable and Rustic Home Office

Many of us today have an office in our home. Often, we don’t put in as much thought about the decor of this room as we do other rooms in the house. However, having a comfortable and well-designed office can increase the amount of work you’re able to get done each day.

Ideas for a Rustic Home Office:

Office Desk — Instead of using a table, writing armoire, or an ordinary desk with just a couple of drawers, choose a large, wooden executive desk with hand-carved accents and a hand-tooled leather top. Such a rustic piece adds elegance to any decor. Place the desk in front of a window. Face the desk toward the interior of the room, so the window is at your back. This way, you can turn your chair to look outside when you need to, but you won’t become distracted while working. You’ll also immediately notice when someone enters the room, and you can more easily converse with them.

Office Chair — You’ll want a rustic office chair to go with your executive desk. A wooden, leather-padded seat that swivels will match perfectly. Make certain that you have enough room between your desk and the window to comfortably move your chair in and out without bumping the desk or your knees. A chair with armrests is most comfortable, but it needs to fit with the height of the desk to work properly. Choose a chair with sturdy padding that’s durable and will provide adequate support.

Additional Seating — When you’re not at your desk, or someone comes in the room, you’ll want a comfortable chair available. Consider placing a leather club chair with an ottoman in one corner of the office. This second seat will give you a place to relax when you take a break from your work. An extra chair also provides comfortable seating for a family member, guest, or business associate to use while they converse with you.

Storage — Opt for rustic, wooden pieces to complete the look of the room. If you have another window in your office, place a bank of small barn wood file cabinets underneath, letting them span the width of the window. On each side, place one or more wooden bookcases with leather accents to match your desk and chairs. If you don’t have a second window, you can still use this arrangement against a long wall. Choose enough file cabinets and bookcases so that you have enough space to store additional items in the future.

Having a comfortable and rustic office design will delight you and your entire family. Wooden pieces always make a dramatic statement in a room, and leather accents will add a richness that you’ll love. You’ll want to spend more time in your office, and you’ll get a lot more work done in the process.

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Rustic Decor: How to Achieve a Rustic Style

Rustic Decor: How to Achieve a Rustic Style

In simple terms, a rustic style is when the design of your home has an emphasis on natural, rugged beauty. This pretty much means that earth tones and textures inspired by nature define what your home is made up of, giving it that warm and charming feeling that you will love living in. Keep reading to learn more about how you can achieve a rustic style of your own.

Natural Elements 

You can’t have a rustic style without natural elements. The more raw, natural materials in your decor and your architecture the better. It is probably actually the most vital component of a rustic style.

Beams and Panels 

Nothing screams nature and rustic style more than wooden beams on your ceilings and wood panels on your walls. They really both represent nature perfectly. People many times go with large, chunky beams and panels since they are a great reminder of the outdoors.

Color Palette

You will definitely want to go with a neutral and natural-looking color palette for your home if you’re trying to achieve a rustic style. Think muted and natural tones, like different shades of beige, brown and green. These types of color palettes are both earthy and soothing.

Furniture 

Rustic style homes typically have large, chunky furniture. It just fits the bill more appropriately. Small, dainty furniture tends to just get lost in rustic style homes. And not only does it get lost, but it really just looks out of place with the whole rustic theme.

Visit us at rockymountaindecor.com for more rustic decorating ideas!

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Unique and Rustic Garden Decor

Unique and Rustic Garden Decor

Sometimes we spend so much time decorating the inside of our homes that we forget about our outdoor space, especially the front of our house. If your front area is looking a bit drab, consider adding some rustic garden pieces. Here are a few ideas that will spruce up the front of your home, even if you don’t have a large porch or yard.

Bird Feeder — Feeders comes in many unique shapes and sizes. You can hang one from a tree or an overhang on your porch. Lantern-shaped, bronze feeders are especially gorgeous and rustic looking. Once you hang a feeder, you’ll even discover the joy of watching birds as they happily feed.

Bird Bath — Adding a bird bath to your yard provides a fun gathering spot for your feathered friends to wash and drink. Whether it’s a pedestal, hanging, or sundial bath, this garden piece will add interest to your yard. A bird bath is one decoration that looks good with most any style of home.

Hose Holder — Nobody likes to see a loose garden hose messing up the front of their home. A hose holder is an easy solution to this problem. Select a stylish holder with filigree-type patterns. The intricate weave will create a stunning look while keeping the outdoor area looking neat and clean.

Outdoor Clock — If you have a wooden fence or extra wall space, consider an outdoor clock. Opt for a large, bronze clock that shows the time as well as the temperature. A clock with a unique design will create a focal point for the front of your home that everyone will love.

Decorating the exterior of your house doesn’t take a lot of time or energy. A handful of items, placed carefully, can make a great impression on anyone visiting your home and will also please you and your family when you return home at the end of each day.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Refresh Your Home for Warm Weather with Three Simple Decor Changes

Refresh Your Home for Warm Weather with Three Simple Decor Changes

With the seasons changing, it’s time to put away heavy winter fabrics and holiday-patterned decor pieces. Refreshing your home for spring and summer doesn’t require a big design overhaul or spending lots of money. Swap out these three small elements in your bedrooms or living rooms for lighter pieces and say goodbye to winter.

Pack up the flannels and bring out the cotton again. A cotton cowhide sheet set brings a touch of Western style to the bedroom. Changing heavy flannel or faux fur throw blankets to cotton or knit throws will lighten up living room areas too, but still stay within reach during unexpectedly cooler nights.

Changing out throw pillows is one of the easiest ways to refresh the living room. Consider pillows in designs and colors that complement your living room style. If you have lots of plants and greenery in this room, a linen pine tree pillow will reflect your love of nature and bring a touch of green to sofas or chairs. For a more country or Southwestern style, patterned pillows in various colors will pair well with a neutral colored living room.

A rug can add a perfect final touch to a bedroom or living room, adding texture and warmth to a rustic wood floor. For spring and summer, a rug in lighter colors or patterns can brighten up a room. Similar to choosing throw pillows, think about how a new rug will fit into its space. If you want it to be a focal point in a room that’s primarily a cream, brown or gray palette, consider a multicolored braided oval rug. If you want a rug to tie other decor pieces in the room together, consider a striped or solid colored rug in complementary colors.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Refresh Your Home for Warm Weather with Three Simple Decor Changes

Refresh Your Home for Warm Weather with Three Simple Decor Changes

With the seasons changing, it’s time to put away heavy winter fabrics and holiday-patterned decor pieces. Refreshing your home for spring and summer doesn’t require a big design overhaul or spending lots of money. Swap out these three small elements in your bedrooms or living rooms for lighter pieces and say goodbye to winter.

Pack up the flannels and bring out the cotton again. A cotton cowhide sheet set brings a touch of Western style to the bedroom. Changing heavy flannel or faux fur throw blankets to cotton or knit throws will lighten up living room areas too, but still stay within reach during unexpectedly cooler nights.

Changing out throw pillows is one of the easiest ways to refresh the living room. Consider pillows in designs and colors that complement your living room style. If you have lots of plants and greenery in this room, a linen pine tree pillow will reflect your love of nature and bring a touch of green to sofas or chairs. For a more country or Southwestern style, patterned pillows in various colors will pair well with a neutral colored living room.

A rug can add a perfect final touch to a bedroom or living room, adding texture and warmth to a rustic wood floor. For spring and summer, a rug in lighter colors or patterns can brighten up a room. Similar to choosing throw pillows, think about how a new rug will fit into its space. If you want it to be a focal point in a room that’s primarily a cream, brown or gray palette, consider a multicolored braided oval rug. If you want a rug to tie other decor pieces in the room together, consider a striped or solid colored rug in complementary colors.

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

The Ideal Rustic Bathroom for Your Home

The Ideal Rustic Bathroom for Your Home

If you own a cabin, a lodge, or a home with country decor, you’ll want your bathroom to match the rest of your rustic style. Whether designing a half bath, a guest bath, or a master bathroom, a rustic decor will look great if you keep three necessities in mind — start with a focal point, add a conversation piece, and then finish up with accessories.

Focal Point — Create a focal point by installing a hickory, cedar, or barn wood vanity. You can find these vanities in various sizes to perfectly fit any space. Such a design is a piece of art and adds immediate interest to your bathroom. Over the sink, hang a log mirror that matches the wood of your vanity to finish the look.

Conversation Piece — Delight your family, friends, and guests with a truly unique and rustic look in your bathroom. Install a log towel bar. A towel bar goes unnoticed in most bathrooms. This one will become a conversation piece! Even though made of logs, such towel bars retain a sophistication that will please everyone.

Accessories — Lastly, add accessories to match your rustic theme. Consider customizing a wastebasket and tissue cover by selecting to display the type of wildlife that you love most. A country bath set — consisting of a lotion dispenser, soap dish, toothbrush holder, and a tumbler — will complete the stylish look.

With the number of options available to homeowners, you can easily create a rustic bathroom that’s fun, casual, or even quite elegant. For more ideas on various types of rustic bathroom designs, please contact us today. We specialize in unique Rocky Mountain rustic decor for all areas of your home!

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 
 
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