From barn weddings to the cozy Hygge design trend, the rustic look isn't just something reserved for Pinterest boards anymore. Rustic furniture can make any room feel more comfortable, more inviting, and help you to relax.
Additionally, investing in hand-crafted rustic furniture is a wonderful way to take a break from the monotony of machines and mass production. It's like owning a piece of history or harkening back to a simpler time.
As rustic furniture only becomes more popular, it would seem that this simplicity and respect for details is something many people want to incorporate into their homes and interior design schemes.
How can you rely on rustic and hand-crafted furniture to bring these feelings of peace and warmth into your own home?
Read on to find out.
Save Space With Expandable Options
No matter the size of the room where you want to place a table, you should always have the option to entertain your guests.
However, when space is a little tighter than you'd like, expandable furniture ensures that you can seat guests when you need to -- without overcrowding the look of the room when you don't.
For an elegant look, we suggest placing the chairs within the four corners of a room when your table is not in use.
Be On-Trend With Live Edge Tables
If you've always been interested in the look of rustic furniture, you may have noticed that recently, this trend seems to have swept the rest of the design world by storm.
Live edge tables are one of the best examples of rustic furniture design, and they complement almost any room of your home.
In a nutshell, live edge design means that the "flaws" and knots within the slab of wood used to make the table are left intact, not sanded, polished, or removed. This gives your furniture a unique look, while still maintaining its natural elegance.
In a sense, live edge tables are like a functional sculpture that you keep in your home. Though they're available in many different sizes, we think they work especially well as statement pieces.
In other words, don't be afraid to go big and bold with these tables.
Embrace Details With Ornate Table Legs
The tops of tables aren't the only places where you can allow unique and rustic design elements to shine through.
Leg tables are often associated with a classic, Colonial look.
Of course, depending on your particular design aesthetic, there are many options available. If you're interested in a more minimalist design, the Jacoby Plank Top Leg Table may be right for you.
If you're going for a table that will match perfectly with the rest of your rustic furniture, then we suggest considering the Farmhouse Leg Table.
No matter which specific design you end up choosing, Leg tables are an incredibly sturdy option, often suited for handling heavier decor, flatware, and more.
We also think the bold designs of the legs make your tablecloths look even more elegant -- perfect for a special dinner party.
When people think of rustic furniture, often benches are one of the first things that come to mind.
Especially with rustic weddings being as popular as they are now, benches provide perfectly-themed communal seating options for a ceremony or reception.
Then, you can make the benches a part of your home's furniture, as the perfect memento of your special day. There are even extension options, should you need to make room for a few extra guests or make the benches a bit smaller to fit inside your starter home.
We especially love the idea of pairing your benches with live edge tables, to really heighten the rustic look. However, there are bench options for every style of table.
Of course, they work perfectly well on their own, too! Simply slide them up against a wall to fill space and provide an extra place for guests to rest their feet in your home.
Another wonderful, more flexible rustic furniture seating option?
Hand-crafted hardwood chairs.
Whether you need chairs to go with an existing table, or want to create a completely customized order, essentially, anything is possible.
If you're matching to a table you already own, or simply want to ensure the shade of your chairs matches the rest of a room, we recommend ordering a stain sample. Colors range anywhere from a lighter, natural shade to a dark burnt umber tone.
Many people overlook the importance of selecting the right stain, which can lead to having to re-do an entire room or purchase matching furniture. Make sure you take the time to consider your options carefully.
Depending on your taste, as well as the style of the room the chairs will be placed in, you can elect to have them made with or without arms.
Additionally, there are countless options when it comes to the designs of the backs of the chairs. If you're interested in more rustic furniture, we suggest that you look into the Lyndon Dining Chair or the Easton Shaker Dining Chair.
If you'd like to dress up these chairs, or simply help to keep your guests comfortable, you can always add some lively, patterned cushions to the seat.
The bedroom is the area where you go to get away from the pressures of the day.
When you're finally ready to get some sleep, you want to do so in an environment that's calming, comfortable, and helps you to relax.
This is where the simpler designs of rustic furniture can be a wonderful asset.
Hand-crafted wooden dressers provide ample storage for your clothing and are much more pleasing to look at than cluttered clothing racks or jam-packed closets. If you have trouble staying organized, a dresser with multiple pull-out drawers will help you find what you need quickly in the morning.
Some options even come with a mirror on top of the dresser, so you can give yourself a once-over before you head to an important meeting or social function.
Of course, the elegance of hand-crafted wooden furniture doesn't need to stop with your dresser.
If you're looking to crawl into something comfortable every night, there's nothing better than a hardwood bed to help you fall fast asleep. Plus, because the color of wood is so versatile, it will easily fit with any design scheme, rugs, and sheets you want to continue using.
This makes switching your bedding from summer to winter even easier.
To complete the look of your rustic bedroom, you should also consider adding a wooden bedside table. In addition to offering you more storage space, a wooden dresser is also the perfect place for a reading lamp. You can decorate it with special pictures of your loved ones, or even add a small vase of flowers.
This will help to keep your room smelling as sweet as it looks.
Customize Your Own Rustic Furniture
Your home decor says a lot about you. You should look at your furniture as yet another chance for you to express yourself and your personal style.
Sometimes, this means that you don't want to choose from limited options on a list, no matter how gorgeous they are. Other times, you just want to have a creation that's all your own, to highlight your personality.
At Home And Timber, we understand your need for customizable options. That's why we offer Made To Order items that we craft to fit your exact specifications. We allow you to select the thickness, the stain, the level of distressing, the skirt length, and much more.
Wrapping It Up
There's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't get exactly the look you want for every room of your house.
Our heirloom quality, solid wood furniture is crafted right here in the United States. This means that it's informed by a long history of a dedication to craftsmanship and expertise.
To learn more about the many rustic furniture designs we offer, we invite you to spend some time on our website.
If you're in need of a little design inspiration or need help making the right decision on your furniture, turn to our blog for advice.
Whether you're completely re-decorating your home, or just want to change a few pieces of your furniture, we're here to help. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any additional questions.