Combining styles can sometimes just end up in a mess. Not with the vintage style and rustic style, they are very complementary to each other and that’s what we’re going to show you today.
Let’s first see, in a general way, why both styles are complementary to one another. Vintage doesn’t have to mean boring or old, and the rustic style can, in some kind of way, also a vintage. The usage of wood, for example, is very common, and vintage wood is perfect for almost any rustic house design. #theMagicofColours is more than ever important here. That’s one of the many reasons why they go perfectly together, you’ll see down below.
Let’s go for it, our first vintage rustic styled house is one that has a lot of character. The centre of this floor is the big fireplace, dividing the room into the eating and living room area. If we take a closer look a the living room area we see 2 elements from the mid-century style. The wall lamps look a lot like the Parker golden lamp from mid-century brand DelightFULL. However, if you want to go for the full mid-century luxury pack, you should definitely consider taking a look at the Sherman Sofa from Essential Home. The extra advantage of these both brands is that you can customize it however you want, so if you prefer a lighter version of the sofa than in this rustic styled house, go ahead, mix and match to obtain your perfect rustic style.
Here you’ll find both designer pieces to make this rustic style just that little bit more perfect.
Our second example is one that is very much connected to the general vintage of our beloved blog. There’s no better way of explaining that both styles are connected, than with this living room. The natural tones are very eye-catching and you feel and see the cosiness and typical warm feeling of a rustic house. And the snow outside enforces everything you just read. Another nice feature that this living room has, is that you see the skeleton of the house, it acts as a decorative element, which is also more typical for the rustic style in general.
The third one we have for you is less vintage than the others because what we’ve got here is a contemporary–rustic style. The big difference between this example and the others is that the colours and materials are less naturally focused. There are more white and modernity in this design than the other ones you saw and will see in today’s post. It’s important to show this one as well because rustic does not have to mean that it has to be the design of an elderly person, younger families can also choose for a rustic design with modern or contemporary elements. That’s another characteristic the rustic style shares with the vintage style, both are not automatically associated with contemporary and modern designs, even though they could perfectly be adapted to the modern time.
Our next house with a rustic style is again in a living room (we promise that the next one will not be a living room! 😅). Here we see the tight connection between vintage, rustic and nature. Don’t mind the rug (we’re not in favour of real bond, we prefer some animal-friendly ones), but look at the details of this cabinet. It’s fully constructed out of wood and stones and they’ve just left it like that. The interior has been designed around the exterior design and the elements that are present on the inside. Thanks to the lighter curtains the room doesn’t feel as dark as it may seem on this picture.
The fifth room is the smallest of them all but it’s also one of the most interesting ones, we think. Because of the unique style of the lamps, we think that this is another important reason to show you that mid-century, vintage and rustic style can be mixed and matched together. What you should definitely do is adding just that little touch of extra luxury in this room, that would be possible if you would change all the lamps and change them by the Diana family by DelightFULL.
The mid-century alternative from Delightfull will be just a little bit more special then these lamps.
There you go, as you can see are both styles are very much related. I hope you got a new and fresh view on the vintage and rustic style in general. Eventually, as you could see, every style can be more or less be combined, if you do it the right way.
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