Rustic country decor is a practical style that uses natural materials functionally and also frugally. This is good news if you’re a country homeowner on a budget. You can find most of the rustic furnishings you need at yard sales and maybe in your own attic. Rustic decor is simple and spare, but it can still be cozy and comfortable. To create a country bedroom with a restful atmosphere, cover a bare floor with an inexpensive cotton rug for a bit of texture underfoot.
A vintage iron or wood bed complements country decor, but a budget-friendly bed frame works just as well. Dress the bed in white sheets and layer it with quilts. If you prefer new bedding to vintage, look for economical lookalikes at home-goods stores. To create privacy, hang flour-sack towels from a rod or wire above the windows. A secondhand dresser holds clothes and extra bedding; a wooden crate tipped on its side doubles as a bookcase and bedside table.
Rustic Living Room
In your rustic living room, a neutral palette is traditional and soothing. If your country home has plank or stone floors, leave them in their natural state. If your floors are vinyl or laminate, warm them up with a hand-me-down braided rug or a scattering of inexpensive rag rugs. Accent the walls with planks of salvaged barn wood. When you furnish your country home’s living room, save money by choosing used pieces. Spruce up a lovingly worn sofa and chairs by covering them with vintage quilts or throws.