These days, many people prefer to create living spaces with a contemporary look. But, did you know that the rustic log cabin look is making a comeback? And it's not just in homes located in the country! If it's a style you're hankering after for your living room, follow these top inspirational ideas to get the look spot on…
- White walls
The beauty of painting your living room walls white is they offer you a blank canvas. That means you can go for any rustic style, and your walls will still match. There's also the bonus of white walls making smaller rooms appear bigger than they are! To add a bit more depth, consider hanging fabrics (such as rugs) on the wall to add to the cosiness feel.
- Bare floorboards
Do you have carpet in your living room? If so, one of the ways to go down the rustic route is to rip it out. You can then sand it down and stain it for added protection and design. Again, you can always make a focal point of one part of the floor with a rug.
- Ceiling beams
If you're lucky enough to have beams in the ceiling these need showing off – don't hide them away by plasterboard. As with your floorboards, you can sand them down and stain them. They will also help break up the whiteness of the ceiling too.
- Oak furniture
If you want to achieve the rustic look in your living room, forget about a trip to IKEA. Instead, concentrate on adding solid oak furniture. Doing so will make your living room more pleasing to the eye and authentic. There's some great deals to be had online so it doesn't necessarily have to cost you an arm and a leg.
- Log burner
No rustic themed living room is complete without a log burner, but you'll probably need some experts to install it for you. They will also need to check your chimney is in good shape too. Once you've got a log burner, you can amass a collection of high-quality logs to use in the winter months!
Infographic by Certainly Wood Kiln Dried Logs