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Rustic Living Room Ideas We Love

Mix rugged, natural and cozy elements with warm tones to create the rustic living room of your dreams.

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Wood is essential in a rustic living room. Natural wood’s earthy tones look beautiful with most other colors and they lend a rugged vibe. Wood can be incorporated into living room furniture, decor and you can use it for paneled walls and ceilings

Exposed wooden beams are great for giving your living room a rustic look. A darker wood gives your rustic living room a more traditional feel while lighter wood makes the room look more modern. This room mixes and matches different colored wood in the window frames, paneling and coffee table. Learn how you can make your own authentic-looking rustic barn wood here.

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Stone Fireplace

A stone fireplace is another classic rustic living room idea. Fireplaces create warmth and look rugged and natural, plus no two are exactly the same. A stone fireplace also serves as a stunning rustic focal point in your living room.

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Floor to Ceiling Windows

Rustic living room ideas often include natural elements from the great outdoors. One way to do this is to install floor to ceiling windows that bring nature and natural light into your rustic living room. You’re going to have to keep a window that large nice and clean. This is how to clean windows like a pro.

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Metal Chandelier

You’ll find lots of large metal chandeliers and lighting fixtures when browsing rustic decorating ideas for living rooms. Rugged metal is a mainstay in a rustic living room. This Montreal 12-Light Wagon Wheel Chandelier looks stunning when balanced with light, contemporary rustic living room decor. Make sure your light fixture is installed properly. Here’s how to do it.

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Consider fur, real or faux, for your modern rustic living room. More traditional rustic home decor often incorporates fur in the form of animal skin rugs. You may prefer Loloi’s The Grand Canyon faux skin rug. This is the best way to clean area rugs at home.

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While rustic living room ideas are often blended with a country look, you can get a rustic aesthetic with urban elements as well. Achieve urban-rustic by mixing darker colors, such as darker grays and black. You’ll also want to mix materials like metal and wood, while making sure to keep a harmonious color scheme throughout. You’ll also want to incorporate decor elements like these gorgeous exposed pipes and black ceiling. A DIY pipe desk would go perfectly in your rustic living room. Here’s how to build it.

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Lots of Seating

Rustic living room ideas always include a welcoming vibe and the best way to say “welcome” is to provide plenty of seating. You’ll find lots of rustic living rooms with ample seating so guests can fully enjoy the space. Try to incorporate cozy seating near the fireplace and other areas perfect for conversation, reading or a nap. Here’s how to get as many seats as you can in front of the TV for your next viewing party.

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Vaulted Open-Beam Ceiling

Vaulted open-beam ceilings are among the more traditional and luxurious rustic decorating ideas for living rooms. They look both grand and rustic!. A vaulted ceiling can bring the whole room together by creating a beautiful focal point. A tongue-and-groove wood ceiling wood also looks great in a rustic living room. Learn how to install one here.

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Earth Tones

Earth tones are right at home in a rustic living room. Light grays, natural greens, brown, warm beige and soft yellow and orange, with pops of blue, work well together. Here are 13 living room paint colors we love.

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All White

All white decor is one of our favorite modern rustic living room ideas. It’s fresh, yet luxurious, and has an urban farmhouse vibe perfect for today.

D.G. Sciortino
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