Welcome back! I’m so glad that you’re joining me again for another discussion on home decor and style.
- If this is your first time joining me, I’m also glad you’re here.
You’ve picked a great time to come for the first time. This week, I’ll be discussing a very common home decor style and that is “rustic meets traditional”. The “rustic meets traditional” style is most commonly expressed with what you likely know as farmhouse but there are plenty of opportunities for a “rustic meets traditional” nautical home theme, Tuscan beauty “rustic meets traditional” or even- especially on the east coast of the United States- a colonial “rustic meets traditional”. “Rustic meets traditional” is characterized by a few different things. Most notably, the use of natural wood furniture and painted wood furniture (typically white or faded white). This natural wood furniture or painted wood furniture can go with anything from custom built coaches to tables and barstools. It’s really up to your individual style. Another common trope of the “rustic meets traditional” style is the use of large decorative objects that either look antique, are antique or are very bold. For the modern farmhouse “rustic meets traditional” go with an antique ladder resting against the wall. For nautical “rustic meets traditional” go with an old oar, or even an antique rowboat on the wall above the couch if you have room. This is one of my favorite styles because it does not require a strict design choice throughout the home. Because of its reliance on transitional sophistications, you have some wiggle room for light fixtures, statues, plants, etc.