Sunday, April 30, 2017

Two Ways to Add a Rustic Look to a Room Without Treating the Walls

Two Ways to Add a Rustic Look to a Room Without Treating the Walls

Create a Rustic Theme in Your Space Without Painting or Treating the Walls

Painting isn't a big deal. Unfortunately, most people think a rustic look is created by adding barn wood or other wood treatments to the wall. While it's true that barn wood walls make a stunning addition to a country theme, it's not the only way to achieve a rustic effect.

Barn Wood Draperies - A Wood Look With Cloth

Barnwood drapes come in a variety of styles and designs. You can see additional choices when you visit the barn wood drapery photo.

If your room has a large picture window or a sliding door, the drapes will add an impactful rustic feel when closed.

However, you don't need a window to put drapes up. By putting drapes on a feature wall that doesn't have a window, you create the illusion of more space while adding to the country feel.

In fact, you can have something behind those drapes: Behind the drapes, go ahead and feature a faux window or 3D country scenic wall decal. Open the drapes, and you've created a third dimension.

Faux Wood Area Rugs - Rugs that Look Like Hardwood

Did you get an area rug that looks like a hardwood floor? Of course, most of us know about the typical bamboo floor rugs, but the ones that surprise people are rugs explicitly designed with fabric/cloth to look like a wood floors.

The above rug has a rubber backing and thus may not have the feel of a traditional area rug. Think of it as a giant mouse-pad. However, you can put a piece of carpet foam underneath to increase the low pile. However, to be aware, it is pretty soft to begin with.

A good spot for this rug is under a coffee table. With the light barn wood drapes and a matching area rug, you only need to add rustic accessories: pillows, throw blankets, trinkets, and rustic lamps. You've completed the theme without opening a can of paint.

Have fun with your paint-free redesign.

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  1. What a wonderful alternative to painting and a great way to easily add the look of wood to a room. I loved the idea of using curtains to cover a section of wall too to add an accent.

  2. A very clever idea indeed. Thanks for telling me about this neat way to add a rustic look to a room, Barbara.

  3. Very intriguing accessories to add the rustic look to a room. I have never heard of a rug that looks like wood!

  4. As always Barbara you have the most innovative ideas for decorating. What a neat way to add a rustic look to a room. Thanks!!

  5. Wow, Barbara, you never run out of decorating ideas! I never would have thought of drapes that look like wood. How clever to use where you can't actually put in a barn door but want the effect. Cool!

  6. It's an awesome innovative idea to decorate the wall.
    Thanks for sharing this amazing idea.


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