Rustic style in the interior of a modern country house
The interior of the village house will appeal to every person. But, in order to create a rustic style, it is not at all necessary to own your own home outside the city. You can equip a village life with your own hands in a city apartment, outside the window of which the life of the metropolis is raging. And to the owners of suburban real estate, the interior in the style of a village house is available like no one else. The first thing that comes to mind when mentioning a rustic setting is tranquility and comfort. There are several directions at once that correspond to the rustic style. Therefore, when creating an interior with a rustic bias, designers today are trying to use a specific direction..
Kitchen-living room in a country house: stone floor, wood ceiling, furniture made from natural materials
Living room in a chalet
Decorating rooms with wood: ceiling, walls, furniture and even stylized stair railings
Rustic styles in different countries differ dramatically from each other. This fact should be taken into account. Determine the interior:
- Local customs.
In Russia, the interior of an old village house came into fashion in the middle of the 9th century. Further, the country had to endure difficult trials and then people did not have to think about style directions in the design of dwellings. But after a few decades, the rustic style in the interior of a country house again became in demand and remains popular to this day..
Details that create a rustic style in Russian tradition
So, what determines the rustic direction in the interior?
- The main materials for finishing both inside and outside are stone and wood..
- The decoration is simple, one might even say rough.
- The interior in the village house (see the photo below) includes many details and decorations made by the owners with their own hands. Today it is called handmade..
- Furniture, as a rule, is antique (or semi-antique), wooden, durable, but without frills. In a village house, you can always see a large chest or a massive chest of drawers..
Rustic cuisine: wildflowers, open shelves, fireplace and large chest
- Elements of artistic forging and vine furniture are also present in such interiors..
- There are a lot of textiles here – tablecloths, curtains, napkins, potholders.
- A large stove is typical for a Russian house, which in the old days not only heated the room, cooked on it and even slept on it (on the beds).
The village house has many other distinctive features: log walls without finishing, carved wooden platbands, a cockerel on the roof ridge, a large samovar, which is always in the center of the composition on the table. There used to be long benches on the sides of the long wooden table that could accommodate all family members and even guests..
Elements of the decor of a country house: walls like “logs”, dishes, lace, barrels
The kitchen in the country house is one of the main areas. In the old days, people only slept in the other rooms. All the events took place exclusively in the kitchen. Here they drank, ate, met guests, children did their homework, women cooked, sewed, knitted, washed.
Today, of course, everything is different, but the design features have survived to this day. When creating a rustic interior in the kitchen, they do the following:
- Ceilings are whitewashed with water-based paint.
- For the walls, use wallpaper of light shades, floral motifs.
- Woven rag rugs, hand-made mats must be laid on the floor.
- The windows are decorated with white lace curtains with ribbons and tiebacks.
In a rustic kitchen, wooden furniture must be present. In the modern version, a corner with a large dining table is used. On the walls above the table, straw figurines and herbariums of plants are hung.
Rustic kitchen: wooden furniture, herbarium, light curtains
The modern interior of a country house with a stove includes a stylized hood, which should be in harmony with the surrounding environment, and not stand out from the general background.
Tip: Kitchen textile accessories (tablecloth, towels, napkins, pillow covers) should match the color of the walls and curtains. Hand embroidery on all of these items is welcome..
Provence and country
The Provence style kitchen is bright and cozy. On the walls there are wallpapers with large flowers. One of the walls can be finished with brick or artificial stone. The colors of Provence are gentle, calm:
Rustic Provence style kitchen: light stone wall decoration, natural wood blue kitchen set
For furniture, designers use a special technique: whiten it with acrylic paint, then clean it with sandpaper, highlight the protruding parts with gilding. Flowers in Provencal cuisine should be present everywhere:
- in vases;
- in wall decoration;
- on the facades of the lockers;
- in pictures;
- on dishes and textiles.
Country is warm shades (green, red, yellow), large cells on curtains, tablecloths and napkins. When decorating walls, brick and decorative stone should be preferred. Paintings and pillows made using the patchwork technique will be appropriate here..
Country house kitchen
The rustic style in the living room implies a design that in many ways resembles the interior of the kitchen. The ceiling should also be whitewashed, for the walls it is preferable to choose wallpaper of a green-brown palette with floral patterns.
Living room of a chalet house: dark types of wood in the interior, dim lights, fireplace
The curtains only extend to the middle of the window. So they will not close the flowerpots placed on the windowsill. Rustic living room furniture should be made from natural materials. If this is not possible, use woven cloth, which covers the chairs and the sofa..
The bookcase, table and wall shelves are decorated with crocheted openwork napkins. The floor is covered with a rug or rug. Lighting can be anything:
- large chandelier on the ceiling;
- table lamp with a beautiful shade;
- floor lamp;
- wall sconces.
Rustic living room: wooden furniture, open shelves, chest, fireplace, fresh flowers, window with shutters
In a rustic bedroom, there is always a wooden one with carvings or a wide wrought-iron bed. It is better not to use an orthopedic mattress or a product with modern synthetic fillers, but to purchase a real downy bed and a large number of pillows of different sizes.
Rustic bedroom: many windows, carved furniture and bed decor with wood
The bedding set and bedspread must be made of natural fabrics (coarse calico, linen). Too bright shades in the break room are not acceptable, it is necessary to choose pastel colors and medium-sized patterns.
In a rustic bedroom, it is recommended to put a large chest or chest of drawers made of solid wood. Several small rugs should be placed on the floor. The walls are decorated with paintings depicting landscapes, animals.
Tip: an icon with a towel and a shelf for a candle must be hanging in the red corner..
Bedroom decoration in a country house: stone walls, carpet on the floor, natural bedding, chandeliers, pictures of nature
When decorating a rustic dwelling or an apartment in a rustic style, designers use three main directions:
All three directions are largely intertwined with each other, but still have distinctive features due to the culture, way of life and mentality of the peoples. For example, the Russian interior is characterized by the presence of a Russian stove with a woodpile, cast iron, a grasp, a poker, and clay pots. In the English style, there is a fireplace, light-colored furniture, checkered textiles. The French direction is light colors and fabric upholstery on furniture.
The interior of a rustic kitchen in the French style: light shades of the interior, bleached wood, textile upholstery of chairs
The village house in the Russian style is made of round logs, caulked with tow. A blockhouse made of natural logs looks impressive, it really smells of antiquity. When creating a project for a future house, you need to immediately provide for a large stove, preferably with floors. The place to rest on the stove does not have to be large, it is enough to equip a single bed.
Traditional Russian stove in the interior of the kitchen
In stores today you can find a lot of all kinds of decorations for decorating a country house in a rustic Russian style..
- Earthenware and wooden dishes.
- Rag and straw dolls.
- Patchwork paintings and bedspreads.
- Wrought iron figurines.
- Large samovar.
The presence of synthetic materials (plastic, linoleum, laminate) will disrupt the harmony of the interior. Therefore, they should be avoided when setting up a rustic house..
The decoration of the house in a rustic style will be hunting trophies, wooden log cabins as furniture and decoration of the fireplace with stones.
Advice: if there is no real Russian stove, it can be replaced with a fireplace or its decorative imitation. And the insulated attic will allow you to equip an additional living room.
Bright and festive colors are typical for the French interior. Here, pastel colors coexist beautifully with blue and red. The latter can be present in decorations, fabrics and upholstery. A French country house is akin to a Russian one. When decorating walls, brick and artificial stone are welcome. Visitors to such a house have the feeling of being in an old castle. Therefore, a French village dwelling is characterized by the presence of a fireplace, which can be not only wood-burning, but also electric, and even fake with candles inside. Without a fireplace, the house will look lonely and uncomfortable..
Large living room of a French-style house: grand piano, dark curtains, paintings on the walls, furniture with textile upholstery
Antiquity is typical for any rustic style, the French direction is no exception. Furniture in this design bears the stamp of past centuries, for which it is artificially aged. Despite the simplicity of dressers, armchairs and sofas, they breathe grace and nobility. This is due to the materials from which this furniture is made (oak, walnut, chestnut).
Tip: the effect of antiquity is emphasized by kerosene lamps, forged candlesticks and lanterns. The lighting should be natural. Fluorescent devices are not suitable here..
Chalet style – hunter’s lodge
The interior of the chalet means that the house is decorated in a hunting style. This trend is typical for the Swiss, but in recent years it has been gaining popularity among the residents of Russia. The chalet-style village house is decorated with hunting trophies:
- deer horns;
- stuffed birds and animals;
- bear skins.
Stone walls, dark massive sofas, wrought iron furnishings in the living room of the chalet
The main space in the living room is reserved for massive leather armchairs and a dark sofa. It is on this furniture that attention is focused. The sofa should be practical and functional, that is, transforming into a large bed. A fireplace in a hunting lodge must be obligatory and, preferably, real. Forged accessories are placed next to the fireplace:
- a basket for firewood;
It is best to purchase a ready-made set, all elements of which will harmoniously combine with each other..
Fireplace in the interior of the living room of a chalet house
The floor in the house is artificially aged and shabby. Carpets and animal skins are laid on the floor, the same ones are hung on the walls. If the owner does not have the opportunity to get a natural skin, it can be replaced with an imitation. Today there are such products on sale..
Advice: the hunter, of course, has guns and other hunting equipment. All of these items can also be hung on the wall. Large wall paintings depict scenic landscapes, hunting scenes.
The main difference between the English style, which can be seen in rustic interiors, is light furniture sets made of natural wood. If the furniture is dark, this is no longer an English house..
Cozy living room in the English style: natural stone finishes, light furniture, translucent curtains and a fireplace
A fireplace is a must. It doesn’t matter whether it is wood or electric, the main thing is that it is there. The English and the fireplace are two closely related concepts. Near the fireplace, people are resting, wrapped in a rug or bedspread, reading, conducting conversations, just watching the flames.
Decorating the bedroom of a country house in the English style
Next to the fireplace, a carpet with a large pile is laid on the floor and two armchairs are placed, or rocking chairs. Set up a small table on which you can play chess or put coffee appliances.
Another characteristic feature of the English style is the construction of windows and their design. The windows themselves are segmented, this feature should be taken into account at the design stage of the house. Curtains for windows are selected in a large cage. For the English interior, a checkered print is generally typical..
Tip: textiles for the English kitchen or bedroom are best purchased as a set or ordered from a sewing studio. Then harmony and comfort will reign in the room..