Rustic Window Treatments
Shutters, Blinds & Shades for a Rustic Design

 

What is rustic style and how is it used in home decorating?

Rustic style is a look that is very fashionable today but its appeal is evocative of pioneer days. Rustic style is casual and unpretentious and reminds you of a cabin or a lodge. This style is known for incorporating many natural touches like rough logs and bare plank floors. Rustic style also uses many organic textures which gives it a cozy warmth and an authentic feel. Rustic style is simple and true. If you would love a ski lodge on a snowy mountain, a cabin by a sparkling lake, or a classic farmhouse on the plains, then you would love rustic style in your home. And, if you are a fan of “repurposing”, then rustic style is perfect for you.

What are some ways to get the casual, comfy rustic style in your home?

Rough wood ceilings and wide plank floors are an excellent way to get rustic style. Simple wrought iron chandeliers and light fixtures are wonderful too. Old fashioned quilts, Pendleton wool blankets, and plaid flannel are all cozy and warm and great for decorating. Dried flowers and woven baskets are perfect little touches as well. Many rustic homes feature repurposed tubs and buckets as sinks which are then fitted into repurposed furniture which is used as the cabinet. Rocking chairs and twig furniture are often found in rustic style homes too. The furniture and cabinets are often painted in various hues of the same color to make it look as if you have collected your pieces over the years. And of course, a great big farmhouse style wood kitchen table is always a good choice!

How can window treatments help you achieve rustic style?

One of the best ways to get rustic style is by incorporating the outdoors into your home. Big, wide windows that allow a gorgeous view are the best way to do this. You can incorporate wooden shutters that can be closed when you want privacy or flung open when you want to bring nature indoors. Some great choices are plantation shutters in warm wood tones like the Heritage Diamond Select Shutters. Don’t overlook patio doors either. These can be accented with a natural wood frame stained in a classic color and sliding plantation shutters to match. The Louver Shop’s Classic Plantation Shutters can be made for any size or type of door as well as for arches and other architectural shapes. Nor, are you limited to shutters. Shades, blinds, and even drapes can all work to pull your rustic style together. Look for organic materials and fabrics. Products like the Hunter Douglas Pirouette shades, Hunter Douglas Roman Blinds, and Hunter Douglas Luminette draperies are all available in wood or fabric with rustic textures and solors. Since windows are one of the first things you notice about a room, it’s a good idea to work with someone who understands just how important the right window treatment is. Louver Shop has dozens of colors, finishes, and styles that would fit perfectly in a rustic style home. Allow the experts at the Louver Shop to help you choose just the window covering to help you achieve your home’s perfect rustic style.

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