Rustic Minimalism | Style Guide

Rustic Minimalism style guide

Rustic minimalist style is a bit more modern, organized, and subtly luxe than traditional rustic decor. This style is considered rooted and safe, especially for those who don't want to redecorate every couple years. Palettes trend toward whites, warm neutrals, and earth tones. Fabric choices lean toward solids rather than prints, with materials emphasizing natural textures. A rustic palette doesn't have to imply boring or rugged– it should radiate a relaxing and welcoming vibe. Minimalism is soothing for most people, so adding rustic elements brings a warm, approachable feel to the scene. Incorporating a variety of materials such as wood, stone, or marble is key because minimalism at its core highlights detail by reducing the amount of items involved in a curated space. 

This earthy, neutral Crate and Barrel sofa in Mabel Basil by Athena Calderone is a great anchoring piece, accompanied by something very unique like this Helping Hands wood bench from France & Son. Some materials like wood and stone, though a bit more expensive, stand the test of time and are far more sustainable purchases than cookie-cutter items. Stone coffee tables like this example from West Elm, or this white oak Sektion storage cabinet from Norse Interiors are solid examples. Decor that looks far more expensive than it is will set your interior apart from others as well. This swirled marble bowl and this Hardwood Wine Rack from Target are great ways to add detail elements. Tie the space together with rugs that include earthy tones and warm grounding hues, like this Native Area Rug from Overstock, for true rustic minimalism style. 

 

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You might also be interested in reading our Scandinavian Minimalism style guide

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