The rustic style is a design emphasising rugged and natural beauty. It embraces nature-inspired textures, simple and earthy colours, and ultimately an unpretentious, organic warmth. Timber being the essence of warmth and raw beauty, has the ability to give a rustic charm to any type of space. Previously in its most traditional sense, this style would have appeared heavy and dark. Today, a contemporary rustic style has emerged that feels fresh, real, light and grounded. This style is now softer while still maintaining its genuine, nature-inspired appeal.
Read on for a few tips to achieve a contemporary rustic charm using timber.
Timber on walls
Installing timber on walls is an excellent way to give your space a contemporary rustic appeal giving a room the character it deserves. What better way to create a feature wall than one that includes timber panels?
With a wide range of timber species available on the market, the options for timber walls are endless, making a rustic design very easy to achieve. If you are looking for inspiration, check out our Milano and Mega collections. The Mega collection includes classic 220mm wide boards which combine both modern and antique finishes. Refined with brushing, hand scraping, smoking and staining techniques, these panels create magnificent textural experiences. The Milano collection is comprised of 190mm wide boards, with a 4mm solid top layer this collection offers value to all oak lovers which combine durability with a natural timber look.
At Style Timber, we have our own Reclaimed Wood collection. This collection includes genuine recycled timber and reclaimed reproduction wood of mixed species such as European Oak, American Red Oak and Elm. Burned effects, nail holes, wormholes, saw marks, even cracks are all visible as part of the surface finish, creating an aged appearance. It’s difficult to find two panels that are the same with reclaimed wood and this is what gives them their appeal.
These timbers are prefinished with an oil coating and then engineered. They add warmth and character to any residential or commercial space.
Implementing dark wood can have an instant impact on the ambience of a space. Drawing visitors in, the tone of the wood can create a dramatic luxury appeal that makes your room stand out. Within our timber flooring collections, we have a range of styles that come in a number of colour ranges. Our Mega, Milano, Chevron and Chalet collections all contain dark tones within the colour ranges. Included within these are Ghost Oak, French Grey, Moschino and Mountain Grey. If you are attempting to give your space a rustic feel, a dark wood floor may be the right choice for you.
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