10 Rustic Accents for Every Home

Do you like a touch of rustic? I do. It reminds me of living close to nature, but too much rustic can come off as cheesy in a contemporary home design. So, I like just enough to remind me of a cabin in the woods or living on a farm. It’s best to keep pieces understated and classic, so the decor feels less like decoration and more like a lifestyle.To share what I mean, I drummed up 10 of my favorite ideas for incorporating rustic themes into home decor:

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Rustic Coat Hanger

Keys, coats, purses…whatever you like to hang by the door would look lovely on these rustic hand crafted coatracks made from reclaimed barnwood and railroad spikes. The ones pictured were made by Tumbleweed Cabin and are available on Etsy.

Picture Frames

Rustic Burlap Picture Frame

Add burlap to a distressed picture frame and you’ve got an easy way to add the rustic feel to any room of the house. See how The Suburban Urbanist did it at her blog.


Rustic Shelves

Shelving can be a great way to add a bit of rustic to your home decor. The folks over at Seventh House on the Left are sharing the story of how they are renovating and decorating their first home, a 1970’s brick ranch (some of our readers may find this relatable). They redid their half bath and installed these shelves, which they made from the bottom up, and have shared the steps on their blog.

Bathroom Towel Hanger

Rustic Bathroom Towel Hanger

This rustic towel hanger is perfect for drying your bath towels and adding some extra shelf space to your bathroom. It’s made by Reformed by Leviathan out of Charlotte, North Carolina, and is comprised of a repurposed wood pallet and curtain hanger. It can be purchased on Etsy.

Accent Wall

Rustic Accent Wall

Recycling old pallets by using them to panel an accent wall creates a nice rustic feel. This bathroom project from Many Jean Chic is a great example of that. You can get an idea of how it’s done over at BowerPower.

Light Fixtures

VIntage Repurposed Lighting

These repurposed vintage oil cans add a unique rustic element to this kitchen. I’m not sure if they were bought this way or if they were created by Brooke Wagner Design, the interior designer of this home in Malibu, CA. BWD did a great job and incorporated many great elements throughout the home. Take a look at her website.

Dining Room Table

Farm Table

This rustic dining room farm table is the perfect size for large families. It’s built with fresh wood, but has that charming worn look to it. The creators, Tommy & Ellie, provide step-by-step instructions on how to build it on their blog. However, if you’re not very handy, I suggest checking out Old Growth Riverwood in Castle Hayne, NC. They are great at creating furniture from repurposed wood to give it that same genuine rustic feel.

Kitchen Cabinet Handles

Rustic Wrapped Kitchen Handles

This DIY project will add a bit of rustic to your kitchen handles. Take your manufacture grade handles, paint them, and wrap them with twine or jute. This project could also apply to dresser and bathroom hardware. The step-by-step instructions can be seen on House Revivals.


Rustic Mirrors

These darling rustic mirrors are all handmade. Shanty 2 Chic shares the step-by-step instructions for making them, and it’s super easy and low-cost! Take a look and make sure you scroll down as there are some other rustic projects that she has completed for the same room.

Outdoor Lit Wine Barrels

Lighted Wine Barrels

Take the rustic outside with these darling lit wine barrels from Z Wine Guy. They remind me of another smaller scale project involving tin cans.

Do you have a favorite method for creating a rustic feel in the home? Share it in the comments below!

10 Rustic Accents for Every Home


About the Author
Meghan Henderson
Meghan is the Marketing Specialist for The Cameron Team and a published author of two young adult books. She also creates digital and printable planners and trackers, as well as coloring pages for Larkspur & Tea.