Interior

Rustic style in the interior – the style of all times and peoples

Perhaps, after reading the title of this article, a picture of a village house will appear before your eyes. Than she «drawn», Hard to say. Maybe you are the lucky one who grew up in the village and knows the village life. Or maybe this picture is inspired by films. It is possible that you still live in the village. And what unites all of you is the desire to find out what the present village house is like. In other words, what is the rustic style of the interior of a house, apartment??

Rustic style – nostalgia for the past or a tribute to fashion

The rustic style of the interior, aka country, appeared in the late nineteenth – early twentieth century. The style is very interesting. Perfectly combines elements of the past and the present. In every country, he has his own image. The most common rustic styles are Russian, French, English. With their natural originality, they all have common characteristic features:

Knowing already about the existence of several types of rustic style, it is logical to wonder what each of them is. Let’s get to know some of them.

Russian country style – simplicity and tranquility

The Russian style is distinguished by the absence of pretentiousness in the elements. Simplicity is present in everything. Its main feature is the use of wood materials. It is present in everything. Walls, ceiling, sheathed with boards create a special warmth and coziness. Classic furniture is also simple and straightforward. It’s nice to have a chest in the interior of the Russian style – perhaps the most common furniture of our ancestors. Its purpose is quite varied. It can be used both as a storage place for clothes and as a bedside table at the same time..

Special warmth and coziness are created by walls, ceiling, sheathed with boards Classic furniture is also simple and straightforward

The modern Russian style cannot do without such an important, immediately rushing interior element as beams and rafters. In old Russian huts, these structures were open to the eye. It was then that the pillows appeared, hiding them. But, if there is a desire to have additional space in the room, you can build beds. Very original and comfortable design. An unmissable moment of style is the wood flooring. Looks great if laid out of previously used floorboards, of course, previously restored.

In old Russian huts, roof structures were open to the eye

Russian stove. An obligatory character in all Russian fairy tales and epics. Naturally, the Russian country style cannot be so without her. A modern house may well do without a Russian stove in the original, but its interior must have at least a hint of it. It can be the same fireplace, but stylized as a Russian stove. As a last resort, you can use a volumetric panel that imitates it. The presence of a clearing of firewood, a poker and a scoop on a forged stand will only emphasize the originality of the style..

imitation of a Russian stove in a modern house

The rustic style predetermines calmness and tranquility in the interior. For townspeople who have a country house in a rustic style, it will be a heavenly place. The color palette, often consisting of pastel light colors, will be a confirmation of this. The furniture is soft, light, without any special frills. Lighting in the form of lampshades, a kerosene lamp will give the evening atmosphere an indescribable calmness, and pastel colors of the walls and ceiling will only enhance it. It doesn’t matter where you are – in the living room or on the terrace.

Rustic style in the interior - calmness and tranquility Rustic terrace

The Russian style is characterized by a variety of porcelain and glassware. Style glassware is not very welcome. The Russian style is unthinkable without clay birds and animals. The clay floor was common in the old days, but later it was replaced by a tile floor..

without a lot of dishes, clay birds and animals, the Russian style is inconceivable

French country style (provence) – simplicity and grace

The French style is characterized by sunny bright colors. Dominated by pastel colors. The color palette creates a seaside atmosphere. Therefore, the presence of blue tones in the interior is desirable, which, in combination with pastel colors, will create the atmosphere required for this style. A perfect combination of pastel colors with red tones, which can be in any decorative element – furniture upholstery, textiles. As for textiles, the style also involves the use of bleached materials..

The French style is characterized by sunny bright colors. Perfect combination of pastel colors with red tones Perfect combination of pastel colors with red tones

The French country style is reminiscent of Russian in some elements. You can also find imitation of roofs in it. The walls are decorated with stone texture. The latter gives a very interesting look to the room. It seems that you are in an old castle. And what is a castle without a fireplace? It doesn’t matter if it is gas or electric. Without a fireplace, stone walls are unlikely to create coziness in the room..

French country style is similar to Russian fireplace in french style

The presence of antiquity is a hallmark for all kinds of rustic styles. Furniture in the interior of the French style must necessarily bear the stamp of past centuries. This is achieved by artificial aging it. Simple in form, but with the inherent French grace. For its production, usually walnut, oak or chestnut is used. The presence of antiquity enhances the lighting fixtures. These are kerosene lanterns, or lamps. Natural light from these lamps gives a special warmth and comfort to the room. Antiquities seem to unite the past and the present.

The presence of antiquity is a hallmark for all kinds of rustic styles Antiquities seem to unite the past and the present

English country style – nobility and aristocracy

The English style stands out from other rustic styles primarily for its furniture. Furniture sets are preferably made of light wood species..

Furniture sets are preferably made of light wood species. Furniture sets are preferably made of light wood species.

The obligatory presence of a fireplace, no matter whether gas or electric. An armchair or sofa is located near the fireplace. Chairs always have a high back and armrests, which makes them very comfortable to relax. This arrangement is very conducive to long conversations on philosophical topics. Warm atmosphere provided.

The presence of a fireplace is obligatory, no matter whether it is gas or electric. The armchair near the fireplace is an English style

Large windows are characteristic of the English style. Glasses are most often segmented. The frames are thin. Textiles on the windows are preferable with a traditional English pattern – a checkerboard. By the way, the checkered pattern can also be seen in the upholstery..

Checkered textiles - an English tradition Large windows with a thin segmented frame

The walls are covered with wallpaper with a plant theme. However, a simple plaster coating and its subsequent painting is not excluded from the option of decorating walls and ceilings. In this case, the color of the walls is often chosen in light green shades. Other light colors, including red and brown, are not excluded..

Often the color of the walls is chosen in light green shades. The walls are covered with wallpaper with a plant theme Other light colors, including red and brown, are not excluded.

The presence of antiquity is also an integral part of the English style. It can be expressed by furniture, an abundance of porcelain, lamps, original paintings made in the spirit of antiquity..

The presence of antiquity is also an integral part of the English style. An abundance of porcelain, old furniture, lamps - an integral part of the English style

Finally

The rustic style of the interior will help you get away, at least for a short time, from the hectic modern city life. It doesn’t matter what country you live in. It is important that by decorating your house, apartment in a rustic style, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world when our great-grandfather had time, without rushing, and to do the job and relax body and soul. Rustic style is not a tribute to fashion, it is the call of our ancestors. If you do not hear him, you should not contact him. As they say, he who has ears, let him hear!