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Rustic Living Room Ideas & Designs

If you want to create a welcoming, cozy space to relax and entertain in, a rustic style living room might be for you. While you can take rustic style in a number of directions, from French country chic to log cabin, reclaimed woods and metals are a must. While you browse thousands of photos below, consider how you might use the following rustic living room ideas in your own home.

Go Rustic Country

Keep things classic with rustic country decor in your living room. Whether you take inspiration from log cabins or stately lodges and chalets, a rustic country living room is hard to beat in terms of warmth and comfort. If you’re starting from scratch, high, vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams look stunning, as do floor length windows that open to a view. Stone fireplaces add warmth and character, and will make your living room an extra special gathering space. Especially if you’re going with rich, dark colors, lighting is key. A dramatic chandelier or lantern-style pendant lights work well with rustic country home decor. If you’re looking for rustic living room furniture, leather couches and armchairs are a solid choice. Still, you might also go for brown or tan suede or even a plaid armchair. While stone or wood floors are a natural choice, it can be nice to pair them with a vibrant rug to keep the room feeling cozy. Southwestern patterns can be fitting, but traditional style rugs in warm tones can also look great.

Go Modern Rustic

Rustic style can also be adapted to a more modern space. An easy way to think about this is to use the same sorts of materials and finishes, like rich leathers, knotted woods and industrial metals, but in a more minimalist fashion. While you browse modern rustic living room ideas, look for pieces with character and consider what will naturally complement your space. You might pair a modern leather armchair with a cowhide or sheepskin rug and a knotty pine coffee table. Vintage posters of national parks or maps of surrounding nature preserves also make for creative rustic living room decor.

Go Rustic Chic

Another way to interpret rustic style is to go for an elegant rustic chic living room. To achieve a French country cottage look, think off-whites, woods and florals, as well as plenty of repurposed objects. A rustic living room chair would look beautiful in a French toile pattern, which you could pair with a cream or light blue sofa. While you browse rustic decorating ideas for the living room, notice how old wooden crates can be repurposed into storage bins and glass mason jars into vases. A white or light wood chandelier can add a touch of old-world charm to the room, as can a fully stocked wooden bookcase. Try painting it royal blue or a rich red for a striking look. For a rustic living room table, use a piece with plenty of detailing, or simply repurpose an old chest into your coffee table.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a rustic living room renovation or are building a designer living room from scratch, Houzz has 39,122 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Duncan Flooring Specialist and Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio. Look through living room pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a rustic living room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful rustic living room photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.