Rustic style – timeless and warm
The rustic or country style is that of traditional houses, honest, warm and comfortable in appearance. The word rustic comes from the Latin rusticus and means ‘everything that is linked to the countryside’.
Does this mean that we can only use rustic decoration in country houses? Not really. You can also design an urban house with a rustic décor, but it has to be a house with classic, traditional architecture. Furthermore, the rustic style can be used in small doses, you do not have to use it in the entire home. For example, a rustic kitchen in a classic home can fit very well.
Wood, usually pine, in dark tones or stripped, is very present in rustic decoration, but always without brightness. In this style we can also find iron fittings, terracotta tiles and a lot of porcelain. To complement the rustic style, we have opted for demijohns, milk churns, burlap cushions and dried flowers.
The Provençal style is derived from the rustic style, with some reference to the French style: many fabrics with Paisley print and lavender.
All in all, the rustic décor is an austere, unpretentious decoration, full of wisdom and good taste.
Best-selling colour of the rustic series
Silestone rustic kitchen
Perhaps the space in the home that has the most potential to create a rustic style is the kitchen, whether you live in the country or the city. Combine your wooden furniture with a good Silestone worktop with an ivory, earthenware or red finish. Our choice for the rustic decoration of your kitchen is Silestone Et Marfil from the Eternal Collection, and Royal Reef and Rougui, both from the Basiq Collection. Finish off your worktop with a good XXL stone sink, wicker baskets and brass lamps, and the rustic effect is guaranteed.
A bathroom with rustic charm
Another space where rustic decoration can be used in small quantities is the bathroom. You will love the Eternal Collection by Silestone for wall and floor cladding of your bathroom, especially the Pearl Jasmine colour. Get a classic bath with legs and look for a solid worktop with built-in washbasin. Our choice is the Reflection and Symmetry washbasins, which can be adjusted to any length you need.
Silestone also allows you to design your shower tray the same as the flooring and tiling of your rustic style bathroom. You can choose from up to six different models in all the Silestone colours.
Dekton and the rustic style
Although Dekton is state-of-the-art technology designed for the latest architecture, it also has versions that allow you to recreate a rustic decorative style. If what you want is to choose a beautiful beige colour for your floor and walls, we recommend Dekton Danae and Dekton Edora from the Natural Collection. If your furniture is neutral and made of stripped wood, try a 100% recycled Dekton Trilium volcanic-looking worktop.
If you are looking for a material that imitates wood to achieve a totally rustic look, choose one of the finishes from the Wild Collection. We love the stripped shade of Makai Decapé and the worn oak look of Aldem.
Rustic style decorating tips
Cosentino offers you many options to achieve a rustic décor in your living room, kitchen or bathroom, from cladding to worktops, washbasins to shower trays:
- Opt for beige or cream materials to create a welcoming foundation on which to place other finishes, in earthy or brown tones, that remind us of wood.
- Whenever possible, combine your Cosentino cladding with original architectural features of your home: exposed wooden beams, iron pillars, brick walls or exposed stone.
- Remember that to decorate in a rustic style you do not need to live in the country, nor does your whole house need to have a very marked look. The space that suits best for a rustic décor is undoubtedly the kitchen.
- Always opt for technologically efficient and sustainable materials. The 21st-century rustic style does not have to mean old or uncomfortable. Both Silestone and Dekton offer you many solutions for decorating in a rustic style while at the same time being clean, functional and resistant over time.