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Rustic Decor and Your Home

Want to try a new décor style for the overall look of window shutters on your Elk Grove home? Rustic décor might be just the thing you need. Rustic style is all about cozy comfort and warm welcomes with natural fibers, wood, and muted color. It leans into the calmness of nature and the charm of simplicity, making it an excellent choice for any home.

Rustic décor is meant to be welcoming and homey, so any stuffy or overly ornate design elements need to go. But you won’t find bold colors or busy patterns in rustic décor. Loud accent walls and flashy modern art also don’t fit this design style. There’s a place for active, maximalist curtains and bright accent furniture, but it isn’t in your rustic home.

Before starting on a new décor project, build a mood board. Mood boards allow you to gather inspiration in different forms to lead your design scheme. Try picking colors like browns, beiges, grays, and tans in warm hues and aesthetics like exposed beams, handmade items, and functional furniture. Collect pieces of fabric, pictures of materials, or photographs of existing spaces to inspire your rustic look. Then, when you make design choices, you can refer to your mood board for guidance.

Perhaps the most important piece of a rustic-style home is the window coverings. What can window treatments can you use for a rustic look?

  • Wood Blinds – Wood blinds are excellent for rustic style as they’re made of wood and therefore have that warm, natural appeal. However, they can also be stained or painted in almost any color if you want to update your décor. You can also look into motorized blinds to help control the amount of natural light you get in a space. Many modern motorized blind styles are minimalist enough to match rustic décor.
  • Bamboo or Woven Shades – These window treatments are both eco-friendly and perfect for rustic décor. Made from bamboo, grasses, reeds, and Jutes, they help create a natural yet elegant air in any space. Plus, bamboo works well with earth tones in wooden furniture and woven rugs, making it an ideal material for a rustic look.
  • Shutters – Shutters, especially wood shutters, are perfect for a rustic-style home as they evoke a timeless craftsman air with a comforting appeal. Even better, shutters naturally insulate your windows and therefore help lower your energy spending. Shutters come in various finishes, stains, and colors, or you can custom color-match them to your window trim or other wood accents in the room.

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You have lots of options when it comes to rustic window treatments and décor. To decide, consider light control, insulation, and cost. You can also turn to the guidelines on your mood board, as visualizing the different window treatments in your space can be extremely helpful.

Do you want more guidance on home style or window shutters in Elk Grove, CA? We are here to help! Call or visit us today.

Chuck Wilton

Chuck Wilton

Veteran design consultant at The Shutter Source specializing in creating stunning window treatments. Offering personalized and professional service that exceeds expectations.

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