A demand for rustic furniture has been on the uptick lately, partly because of a growing appreciation for the Earth's limited natural resources. Also, many reclaimed wood furnishings are not only functional, unique and gorgeous; they also are an example of re-purposing a natural resource which appeals to the ecologically-minded buyer.
Farmhouse tables are wildly popular today and have a distinct personality and design that gives each table character and individuality. Although new farm tables can be aged, weathered or distressed, it is reclaimed wood tables that most people want.
Twig and branch furniture
Rustic furniture made out of twigs, logs or branches is kid friendly, pet friendly and truly unique. As each branch and twig twists and turns in its own way, each piece of furniture will have its own personality. Although natural wood furnishings are beautiful in log homes, cabins and lake homes, many people are incorporating natural materials into their contemporary-style homes.
A trend in branch-bottomed tables is to finish the rustic table with a contemporary glass top. The glass serves two purposes. One, the beautiful natural wood branches can be seen through the transparent glass top, and two, glass offers a modern clean element to the rustic style of the table base.
Antlers, real and faux, are being used as one-of-a-kind chandeliers. They are a very popular motif in current home design and blend well with other rustic furniture.
For people who are concerned about purchasing furnishings or accessories made from real antlers, it's important to remember that antlers are selected from a supply of shed antlers, and no deer are ever killed to acquire these magnificent natural beauties.
Rustic-style accessories are being incorporated into a variety of design styles. Interior decorators are using twig and branch construction to create frames for paintings and photographs and trim for traditionally constructed dressers, tables or beds.
Leather furnishings are still very popular and complement any rustic style. Faux animal skin rugs, vintage, animal-themed tapestries and plaid, wool throw pillows are being shown in many rustic-styles, home interiors.
Are you always considering a way to makeover your rustic cabin or lodge in order to make it more comfortable and attractive? Have you considered decorating with a western theme? Many homeowners would like to say yes to these questions, but are hindered from experimenting with new decorating themes due to the expense of a makeover. There are ways to inexpensively decorate with affordable home accents. In this article, we will highlight some ways to decorate your cabin or lodge with country western décor at a bargain price.
First, in order to find decorating ideas you might look through magazines and newspapers to research ways to decorate with a Wild West style. Look for unique western décor and how it is used in a room to bring out the best qualities of the particular area. While researching be sure to keep a record of prices on western home accents and accessories.
Next, start visiting stores locally and online for western home décor to begin your home improvement project.
*Check your local newspaper for announced estate sales and notice the type of items that are available. Many great deals and fine vintage home accents can be found by shopping at estate sales. If you find items you are interested in purchasing, it is acceptable to ask the owners of the estate sale for a lower price or a discount rate.