Rustic style is surprisingly eclectic — it's like something that's been transported from a mountain cabin. But if you really look at the aesthetics, you'll notice that it's not only rustic — oftentimes, industrial and farmhouse visuals will find their way into these spaces, too.
We also think that rustic style happens to be perfect for home offices, since you likely want your workspace to feel warm, comfortable, and soothing — which are three words that flawlessly describe the woodsy approach. A rustic office is usually marked by exposed architectural details (such as wood beams), matching wood furniture, vintage treasures, and heartfelt pieces of decor that showcase your personality.
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1. A brick wall is key.
If your rustic office comes with an exposed brick wall, you can color us a little jealous. Whether it's the real deal or faux brick wallpaper, rest assured that you can accomplish a look similar to this one created by Beth from Home Stories A to Z.
2. Embrace a neutral color palette.
Rustic style frequently wraps in neutral colors, opting for browns, whites, and grays instead of bright hues. Think of a color palette that mimics what you find in nature. Maria of Mia Mia Mine chose black accents to contrast the light wood finishes and greenery in her rustic office, and the result is bold, yet sophisticated.
3. Include personal touches.
One thing we adore about rustic style is that it pairs beautifully with heartwarming personal trinkets, like framed family photos and old-fashioned heirlooms. Janelle Trinette used wood photo ledges to display an assortment of snapshots behind the desk in her rustic office.
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4. Hang wood shelving.
One no-brainer for a rustic office is to hang wood shelving. It will reinforce the overall aesthetic and provide handy storage for daily essentials. For example, Erin of Cotton Stem included a trio in her workspace, providing a convenient perch for supplies and decorative objects.
5. Display vintage accents.
A rustic office will look even more one-of-a-kind when you showcase vintage finds that carry tons of personality. It's an easy way to inject warmth and charm into a space and make it your own. For example, Ana of Fiddle Leaf Interiors incorporated an antique mattress frame, corbels, a weathered filing cabinet, and a stoneware crock into this work station for a look that's oh-so-cozy.
6. Think of clever ways to weave in wood.
Sure, you can always bring wood furniture into your rustic office, and include wood planks on the walls and ceiling, too. But to really level up the look, we suggest weaving in chopped wood in a decorative and unexpected way. Courtney of Girl & Grey cleverly filled an awkward nook near the ceiling with a stash of logs, resulting in an unexpected modern accent that adds loads of texture.