Tips for Finishing a Home with a Rustic Design

by Tracy Thomas, Contributing Writer for Direct from the Designers™

There is a decidedly glamorous edge to a breathtaking rustic home. Provide a blend of rustic wood, natural stone, and metal features in a kitchen, bathroom, or living room and you’ll see there is pretty much no space in the home where rustic décor doesn’t look good because it adds warmth to monochromatic spaces. Here are a few ideas for your home.

Fypon Woodgrain Beams

Imagine adding drama with a truss system like this with lightweight woodgrain beams that don't require heavy-duty equipment to install!

Exposed Beams

Exposed beams are perfect to highlight a large space like a great room or master suite. Showing structural detail like this adds a hint of rusticity to any home. One great way to add new dimension to a room is to create a full truss system that fills a cathedral ceiling.

Fypon® polyurethane beams are so realistic that it is hard to distinguish them from real wood beams. These beams are an instant classic, and because they are light and non-load-bearing, they can be easily installed in an existing home or new construction. Utilize the technologies of today to build the “log and timber” effect that has been in architecture for centuries, without the hassle!

Eldorado Stone Bluffstone

Bluffstone is a narrow ledge stone in height, with lengths from 7" to 21". This stone is available in a warm palette and is perfect for a tight, dry-stacked look.

Stone Elements

Rustic style is all about being cozy, so you’ve got to have a fireplace. You can use a stone surround that emphasizes natural elements and tones and creates a warm feeling. A stone fireplace adds a major pop of style to a rustic living room. Depending on the look you choose, it can add a sense of durability as well as a feel of luxury.

Eldorado Stone has the most believable architectural stone veneer in the world, and they have all kinds of shapes, profiles, and colors to consider. No matter the effect you’re going for, you’ll find some gorgeous possibilities—and even expert assistance, if you need it.

Lumber Liquidators Morning Star Rustic Clove Strand Bamboo

Let the tradition of timeworn beauty envelop your home with Morning Star Ultra Rustic Clove Bamboo flooring—it has rugged and earthy shades of dark chestnut with rustic texture.


The beauty and durability of hardwood floors add appeal and charm to your home. Handscraped flooring has a rougher and more weathered texture that harks to times past when floors were finished by hand. Wirebrushed flooring will help you achieve a more dramatic look in your home with more of a natural grain, subtle texture, and smooth appearance. Compare some samples to see how different their vibes are!

Lumber Liquidators is the nation’s largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring and they have plenty of rustic flooring options. Whether you’re looking for something light, dark, or high-contrast, in standard or wide board planks, your needs will be covered by their inventory.

Delta Ashlyn Single Handle Lavatory Faucet

The Venetian Bronze Ashlyn® Single Handle Lavatory Faucet has DIAMOND™ Seal Technology that helps it perform like new for life.


Faucets can create a bold statement in any kitchen or bathroom. Consider copper or another warm metal finish, or even a waterfall faucet, so you can give your plumbing a dynamic look. You’d be surprised by just how far a great faucet can go toward the aesthetic you want.

The Delta® faucet brand delivers well-made, stylish faucets, shower heads, and other kitchen and bathroom accessories in a variety of finishes to suit any design—take a look to see what catches your eye!

Lamps Plus Sperry Bronze 28" Scavo Glass Chandelier

Rustic chic at its best, the Sperry Bronze 28" W Scavo Glass Chandelier features gorgeous glass and an elegant profile.


The perfect lighting can add that charming touch you want in a few ways. Just as with faucets, be sure to explore different finishes and give special attention to warm metals. The overall shape of a fixture should also be examined to ensure it suggests a rustic aesthetic. The right chandelier or ceiling fixture can fill more of your space with rustic appeal than you think.

Lamps Plus® offers thousands of quality lamps and lighting fixtures to choose from for your home. You can always search by general style or input a few key qualities to narrow your search and find the type of lighting you need to complete your interior.

Weigh all the finishing touches together to create the best rustic yet balanced interior design for your home. If you're still looking for the perfect rustic home, check out our Craftsman house plans, country house plans, or maybe even our log house plans to find the one you want to make your own!

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