When it comes down to it, our signature Rustic Warmth style is defined by its cozy vibes and comfy furnishings that truly make a house a home. A perfectly curated rustic-relaxed mix sums up the look. Think family-friendly upholstery, warm wood tones, sleek industrial elements, and a dash of antique charm. It all adds up to a home that would even make Chip and Jo swoon.
If you love the Rustic Warmth style but don’t know how to bring the look to life, don’t fret. These rooms are always guided by comfort, so as long as you keep that in mind as your north star, you’re sure to nail the look. And pulling together the right furnishings and accents are actually much easier (and faster) than it seems.
Get inspired by the rustic haven our designers dreamed up below. And to help you get started on your own project, we’ve broken out each room with tips for bringing the look into your own home. Come along for the Rustic Warmth style home tour!
It’s easy to know when you’ve stepped inside a Rustic Warmth styled home. Starting with the entry, it has the look and feel of that elegant, light-filled farmhouse you’ve seen a million times on Instagram and Pinterest. It also has a way of immediately establishing a sense of ease with big comfort. Cozy accents abound, from durable rugs to inviting art and textiles, and a neutral palette plays up a calming air.Shop This Room
The Key Entry Elements
Start With Function. For as good as rustic interiors look, they’re always designed for comfort and function. A slender console and spindle bench turn this entry into the perfect welcome spot. The console serves as a convenient catchall while the Windsor-style bench, a contemporary take with washed light wood, makes for the ideal pass-through seating.
Go Big on Rustic Accents. No need to hold back even if it is the entry. Rustic Warmth style is all about layering in small accents that play up cozy patterns. So pile on the plaid and mud cloth pillows, global-style rugs and natural fibers, and botanical art and weather wood frames. Just remember to keep everything cohesive with a neutral color palette.
Mix Warm and Sleek. To instantly set the Rustic Warmth tone in your home, play up a mix of metals and warm textures. Consider hanging a sleek metal pendant light to start. Then mix in a woven lamp and baskets galore, which will add functional storage as well as dial up the warmth.
The Living Room
The Rustic Warmth living room isn’t all rustic. What defines it is a considered blend of comfortable upholstery along with relaxed accents. It’s the kind of space you can spend hours in with kids or host an evening gathering with friends. The pieces have a way of putting anyone at ease.Shop This Room
The Key Living Room Elements
Set a Strong Foundation. A sturdy and comfortable sofa is essential in the Rustic Warmth living room. It’s a grounding piece that prioritizes comfort and makes way for piles of plush pillows. Ditto the armchairs and accent seating you pull in to go alongside the sofa. These should be generously sized with deep seats, and if they have vintage appeal, even better! Crisp white upholstery never fails to add to the overall welcoming vibe.
Get into Your Materials. And this isn’t limited to just textured pillows; it extends to all the small details. Consider raw unfinished wood furniture frames, linen upholstery and throws, a jute rug and woven ottomans, and even hefty metal accents. It’s all the materials and textures you’ll find in your dream farmhouse space.
Finish With Lush Touches. With so many materials and textures at play, lively greenery and botanical notes will round out the look. Think tall eucalyptus branches in floor vases for corners and a healthy array of landscape and the floral art, which will further add rustic charm.
The Dining Room
Ease and elegance are at the heart of the dining room, where traditional farmhouse style and industrial elements are the focus. But the mix is far from formal. Instead, a cozy palette along with large-scale furnishings make this a perfect gathering spot for casual family meals and big dinner parties with friends alike.Shop This Room
The Key Dining Room Elements
Try a Modern Rustic Palette. With the dining room, creating a space that feels warm but not too farmhouse-like means leaning into a crisp, modern color story. For the Rustic Warmth look, a combination of black, white, and warm wood tones is a surefire formula that always delivers. Go with chairs that have black metal details and mix it with white slipcovered seats; bring in black-and-white equestrian photography and pair it with a patterned jute rug in similar shades. Then be sure to use large wood anchor pieces, as in the console cabinet and dining table here.
Multiply Your Light Sources. Fixtures above the dining table are a given, but they’re often not enough. To play up the rustic look, some metallic sconces and a table lamp will give the dining space the same homey feel as the rest of the space. Last but not least, don’t forget that a mirror can also act as a great light source since it reflects rays around the room. Choose a round mirror for maximum effect.
Think Beyond Dining. What makes a Rustic Warmth style dining room stand out is that it’s not a space designed purely for entertaining and dining. Comfy living room elements, such as a settee, woven side table, and a spindle chair are great additions for further instilling a homey atmosphere.
What we love most about this home office is the shiplap walls, which sport a coat of gray paint that switches the look up from its normal white-washed vibe. It creates a cozier atmosphere that’s more in line with the Rustic Warmth look. Coupled with all the natural light, this home office is at once an inspiring workspace and hideaway.
The Key Office Elements
Contrast With Warm Tones. While everywhere else in the home is all about cozy neutrals, the office is a space where you can layer in warmer tones to keep it from feeling too formal of a workspace. Try a rustic, cozy red rug that instantly gives the space a welcoming, lived-in vibe. A dark bookcase will help to emphasize the beautiful contrast.
Pull in Lots of Chairs. Resting spots defined by different comfy seating will do wonders to elevate and ease up any home office space. The idea is that it will inspire and encourage breaks from your work desk. Try mixing it up with an office chair, a plump armchair, and even a rocking chair, which will add lovely antique elegance that adds more contrast.
Get Personal With Accents. More than any space in the home, your office is the place to put your favorite personal objects on display. Whether it’s meaningful photographs or books, display them as decor in your home office. If you want to take the rustic look to the next level, try covering your books in paper to give your shelves a streamlined monochrome look.
The Master Bedroom
For the perfect Rustic Warmth style bedroom, it’s all about pieces that have major rustic style. They don’t have to be large, but they should make a bold rustic statement, be it a metal-and-wood framed bed or a captivating photo or a floor-length mirror. Likewise, you want to layer lots of soft textures to play up outsize comfort.
The Key Master Bedroom Elements
Lean into Industrial. There’s room to go for a slightly more industrial take on rustic in the bedroom, where statement furniture pieces can add plenty of warmth. Sleek designs with strong angles, such as the clean-lined bed and nightstands along with the dresser, give this master bedroom a warm, inviting look that’s far from steely.
Soften Sharp Lines. With so many bold angles, you’ll want to layer in lots of soft textiles (even a woven bench) for a soft touch that takes the edge off of the sleek silhouettes. Take all materials into consideration, from wool to leather to knit textiles. These details will work nicely alongside their industrial counterparts.
Make Minimal (a little) Colorful. It’s all about having a neutral or little color with the Rustic Warmth look, but it never means stark black and white. As you saw with the dining room, warm wood tones and leathers can make for natural colors that add immense warmth. Use those to ease up the sharp furniture shapes in the bedroom. If the all-white bed is starting to look too crisp, a pop of pink or blue or bright primary shade can work wonderfully. Just one bright hue, though!