Table of Contents
- Rustic Homes (Exteriors)
- 1. Old River Farm Residence – A Stunning Custom Mountain Retreat Home Design
- 2. Sumptuous Northern Wisconsin “Cabin” by John Kraemer and Sons
- 3. Log and Stone Colorado Ski Chalet with Great Room
- 4. Rustic and Refined Environmentally-Friendly Net Zero Home by 2e Architects
- 5. Minimalist Guest-Oriented Barn Conversion by SHED Architecture
- 6. Modern Rustic Mountain Resort By ACM Design Architects
- 7. Modern Natural Madison Park House by First Lamp
- 8. Cross Laminate-Timber Cottage project by Kariouk Associates
- 9. Naturally Elegant Little Ship Home by Barrett Studio Architects
- 10. Sustainable Carpathian Lodge by Tecto Architectura
- 11. Budget-Friendly Home at Water-shed Revival
- 12. Sustainability Meets Style in this Ward+Blake Home
- 13. House in the Lanes by MB Architecture (Hamptons Home)
- 14. Hillside Sanctuary by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer
- 15. Rustic Napa Rural House by Wade Design Architects
- 16. Gray Rustic House with Red Trim
- 17. Rustic Mountain Craftsman with Vaulted Upstairs
- 18. The Ajioka House, Famed 2-story Post & Beam Masterpiece
- 19. 2-Bed Rustic Retreat
- 20. Luxurious Mountain Ranch with Lower Level Expansion
- Interior Examples (by Room)
- What is Rustic Home Decor?
- Décor Accessories
- Why it Looks Great
Rustic Homes (Exteriors)
Check out these spectacular homes showcasing the Rustic style architecture.
1. Old River Farm Residence – A Stunning Custom Mountain Retreat Home Design
This is a view from the asphalt walkway and driveway leading to this stunning Rustic-style home through a small charming bridge. The mountain view at the background suits the aesthetic of this home well with its stone chimneys and gray roofing that complements the wooden support beams and walls.
This a view of the wide lakeside landscape of this home that oozes with charm. The green well-maintained lawn complements the wooden walls that are dominated by large windows to fully enjoy the brilliant scene of the beautiful landscape.
2. Sumptuous Northern Wisconsin “Cabin” by John Kraemer and Sons
This front view of the house showcases its large A-frame roof directly above the front porch that is supported by columns with a beige stone base matching with the walls. These are augmented by the gray roofing materials and the large glass windows.
This side showcases The abundance of glass windows and walls that dominate this Rustic-style home. This allows the home to boast of its warm yellow interior lights that casts a welcoming aura that elevates the wooden walls and gray roofing.
3. Log and Stone Colorado Ski Chalet with Great Room
This is a mountain-side Rustic-style home with a concrete driveway leading down to its property. This driveway is lined with yellow lamps that light the way and matches with the brilliant lights of the home exterior. This same light also cascades from the abundant glass windows.
This view of the home shows you that it is mostly supported by sturdy stone columns and walls. This allows for an abundance of glass walls and windows that give glimpses of the elegant interiors that are bathed in rich yellow lights.
4. Rustic and Refined Environmentally-Friendly Net Zero Home by 2e Architects
This reimagined Rustic-style home looks like it is made of three distinct structures attached to each other. The rightmost section is a bungalow with a dark butterfly roof with light gray exterior walls. The second is a narrow three-story house with an irregular roof and the same light gray exterior walls that differs from the stone walls of the third.
This closer view of the rightmost section of the home shows how it follows the lay of the land. The amazing roof is supported by dark metal beams that are outside of the walls allowing a nice small area at the bottom. This also showcases the tall glass windows that allow those inside to enjoy the beautiful view of lush greenery outside.
5. Minimalist Guest-Oriented Barn Conversion by SHED Architecture
This view features the L-shape of the home that has redwood exterior walls. This is contrasted by the bright materials of the gambrel roof topped with the small chimneys and a small viewing deck at the top for those who want to enjoy the surrounding beauty of the woods.
This closer inspection highlights the gambrel roof that is paired with a large glass wall that allows you to view the warmly lit interiors. This glass wall looks down upon a charming outdoor dining area surrounded by medium trees and tall shrubs.
6. Modern Rustic Mountain Resort By ACM Design Architects
This is a backyard view of this charming rustic-style house that features the landscaping that maximizes the mountain-side terrain. There are stone walkways, ledges, stairs and terraces that are surrounded by various shrubs and trees that can be enjoyed by those relaxing on the open areas and balconies of the home.
This is a grand entryway for this Rustic-style home. This entryway has a large A-frame roof that is supported by dark wooden beams and a couple of stone columns that flank the entryway leading to the arched double doors that have tinted glass panels on it.
7. Modern Natural Madison Park House by First Lamp
This home looks like a nice fusion between the Rustic-style and the modern elements that gives this gorgeous home a unique demeanor. It has flat roofs and wooden exterior walls that are augmented by the warm yellow lights and the lovely landscaping.
This front view emphasizes more on the sections of the house that comes in different blocks attached to each other. The ground level block has wide glass walls on one side and a two-bay garage door on the far right. Above this is the smaller block with a balcony attached to it.
8. Cross Laminate-Timber Cottage project by Kariouk Associates
The beautiful lakeside landscape of this Rustic-style home has well-maintained grass lawns and tall pine trees that give serene isolation to the house with gray exterior walls. These walls are augmented by the warm yellow lights shining from the large glass wall.
This view showcases the beauty in the simplicity of the home. It has a simple and minimalist block design to its structure accented by its gray exteriors and especially by the Large glass wall and window that gives a warm and bright contrast.
9. Naturally Elegant Little Ship Home by Barrett Studio Architects
This simple Rustic-style home has green walls with a charming finish that is complemented by the gray gable roof that supports solar panels that reflect the brilliant blue sky that serves as a nice background for the for a home that is surrounded by tall trees.
This side view of this home shows you just how large the structure is and more amazing detail is that the whole thing is supported by support columns that allow the home to follow the lay of the mountainside terrain. It also supports a large balcony and walkway that spans the length of the home.
10. Sustainable Carpathian Lodge by Tecto Architectura
This is a charming walkway and driveway through soil and grass towards this home that is dominated by its wooden log walls that extends to its sides in an irregular way that gives it a unique facade. The second floor has tall sliding glass doors that lead to a wooden balcony.
This view shows just how large the house is and how the surrounding green landscape complements the modern log cabin vibe this home is showcasing. The large stone structures that tower over the wooden flat roofs stand out against the wooden elements.
11. Budget-Friendly Home at Water-shed Revival
The green lawns of this home is surrounded by low wooden fences that is more for aesthetics than safety. This opens to a walkway that leads to the Rustic-style home that has a skillion and lean-to roof made of gray materials that matches with the gray exterior walls.
This backyard view shows that the house has an L-shape to it and several small metal chimneys on its gray roof. The wooden hue of the exteriors wall on this side is complemented by the well-manicured grass as well as the outdoor sitting areas and dining area.
12. Sustainability Meets Style in this Ward+Blake Home
The amazing twilight sky is a perfect background for the Rustic-style home that has a large stone chimney on the side that reaches higher than the shed box roof that protrudes further from the walls to create a front porch that is supported by several columns.
The far shot of the home from the grass fields next to it allows the whole view of the home that is dominated by tall tinted glass windows that stand out against the earthy walls accented with a brilliant blue sky.
13. House in the Lanes by MB Architecture (Hamptons Home)
The brilliant sky is a nice bright background for the tall home that has a gable roof paired with gray wooden exterior walls. These are then dominated by the bright glass windows and sliding glass doors that give you glimpses of the house interior.
This view shows that the two houses have a Farmhouse-style vibe to the gable roof and light gray exteriors that make it look more like a barn. The simplicity of these charming houses is complemented by the lush landscape filled with tall trees and grass.
14. Hillside Sanctuary by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer
This Rustic-style home has a shed box roof paired with tall glass windows and an amazing balcony that is supported by stone walls and large stone columns and has a simple railing on the side to maximize the overlooking mountainside view.
This is an exterior view of the brilliant dining room of the house that is surrounded by glass walls that shine with the warm yellow lights of the interior. This allows for some ample lighting on the outdoor dining area underneath that has a simple wooden table and a couple of benches.
15. Rustic Napa Rural House by Wade Design Architects
This is a charming view of the landscaping that accents the simple wooden Rustic-style home that has a wide porch under the cover of the roof that is supported by large wooden beams. This area has an outdoor fireplace in the middle with a stone chimney.
16. Gray Rustic House with Red Trim
This Rustic-style home has a serene and peaceful isolation to it that is surrounded by tall trees and well-manicured grass. The green elements make the gray exterior of the home stand out. This is adorned with the rust-colored frames of the main door and the several windows with tinted glass.
This side of the home showcases the tall column of stone that reaches over the gable roof to a chimney at the top. The L-shape of the house around back makes room for an outdoor platform area through glass doors that has an outdoor dining area and sitting area.
17. Rustic Mountain Craftsman with Vaulted Upstairs
The walkways and driveway to this home is made of dark asphalt and flanked by soil with a few small pine trees. The exterior walls of the home is mostly made of redwood planks and textured stone walls that match the gray gable roofs.
The A-frame gray roofs of this side of the house is complemented by the redwood plank walls. These walls are filled with tall glass walls and glass windows that reflect the bright skies on its tinted glass. The charming aura of this home is augmented by the tall pine trees surrounding it.
18. The Ajioka House, Famed 2-story Post & Beam Masterpiece
The blue backyard pool of this Rustic-style home is surrounded by comfortable lawn chairs and benches for relaxation. The warmth and yellow lights of the interiors of the house are being featured by the wide glass doors that open up to the pool area.
This home has a gray concrete driveway that leads to its dark brown garage door that is large enough for two vehicles. Above it is a balcony with metal railings and gray trellises that are adorned with the tall trees surrounding the home.
19. 2-Bed Rustic Retreat
This is the front view of the Rustic-style home that features two dormer windows made of redwood planks that make it stand out against the gray roofing. Below this is the front porch with the main door in the middle flanked by wall-mounted lamps.
This is the back entry of the house with a lovely stone walkway leading away from the wooden steps. This view showcases more of the tall A-frame roof that has exposed log beams matching those that act as columns on the ground floor porch.
20. Luxurious Mountain Ranch with Lower Level Expansion
The exterior facade of this Rustic-style home exudes a sense of relaxation and comfort. It has a combination of wooden walls and stone walls that match with the stone columns supporting wooden beams of the large entry way with a gray A-frame roof.
This farther shot of the home allows for a more approximation of the immense property. There is a wide concrete driveway and walkway leading to the home that cuts through a large expanse of well-manicured lawns. This lawn, together with the shrubs and medium trees, provide a nice landscape that accents the home rather than compete for attention.
Interior Examples (by Room)
The following are photo examples of Rustic style interiors (room-by-room). Below each photo are links that take you to extensive Rustic style photo galleries for each room.
This comfortable living room has a wooden cathedral ceiling with exposed wooden beams. The majestic two-tier chandelier hangs over the wooden coffee table and brown leather couch that faces a stone wall adorned with a large fireplace and a large stuffed deer head.
The hardwood flooring of this Rustic-style kitchen matches with the wooden kitchen islands and peninsula as well as the wooden ceiling that has recessed lights and a large vent hood over the cooking area. One of the kitchen islands has an informal dining area on it with wooden stools.
The warm yellow lights that bathe the whole Rustic-style dining room comes from the wrought iron row pendant light hanging over the wooden dining table paired with cushioned chairs. These are all complemented by the lovely lakeside view featured by the wide glass windows.
This is a charming Rustic-style bedroom with a light gray bed that has white sheets standing out against the gray carpeted flooring and the wooden walls. By the bed is a lovely sitting area with a built-in wooden bench by the window.
This is a Rustic-style master bathroom with a log cabin feel to its wooden walls and wooden ceiling that has exposed wooden beams. This makes the glass-enclosed shower area stand out with its white tiles covering the walls and ceiling. Next to it is the bathtub embedded with wood that blends with the flooring across from the white wooden vanity.
This charming foyer has set of double doors with a wooden finish and framing to its glass panels that bring in an abundance of natural lights to the hardwood flooring, wooden ceiling with exposed beams and the red brick wall across from the entrance.
This aerial shot of the home allows for a better view of the surrounding lush greenery of the landscape that suits the lakeside terrain. The charming home is surrounded by well-maintained grass and tall trees. There is also on a tall tree in the middle of the circular driveway in front of the house.
What is Rustic Home Decor?
Rugged and natural beauty are the hallmarks of a rustic decor style with that log cabin feel or French country rustic retreat and that’s why you’re going to want to look at it if you enjoy being in the great outdoors. Rustic interior or ‘modern rustic’ highlights a whole lot of beautiful features from natural wood with a modern interior design that all-important rustic furniture and mood light fixtures that will continue to retain that rustic feel to your home without making it look too elegant or over the top. Though, of course, there are ways that you can turn a rustic style into something even more beautiful without having to resort to making it look fancy at the same time. It’s all about the right type of balance and the right accents.
Distinguishing Design Features
The main design features of this style are the exposed wood and rough pieces. The wood that’s turned into furniture and accent pieces will be more rough and rugged rather than smoothed and polished or even stained. You’ll find that you have a very nature-inspired look and feel to space. You’ll also find that the room is characterized by earthy tones and a very natural style and feel. This is important to the overall look and design and you’ll also get a very grounded feel. It’s mostly about using a lot of wood pieces and wood tones to make sure you get something that’s just right for you. Whether it’s the traditional rustic styles of heavy wood or the more modern light tones you can get what works best for you.
You’ll find a whole lot of wood pieces throughout a rustic room. These wood pieces could be of any type of wood and have a range of different grains. They will be very roughhewn in many cases though you may find some that are slightly smoothed or sanded down and still left in their original color and form. Natural colors are also extremely common when it comes to this type of room. Basically, if you would put it in your cabin in the woods you would definitely find it in rustic style home. This means there are not as many bright or dark colors, other than browns or greens. Other common colors could be white, beige, or some tones of gray. Hides are a common material that you will find in accent pieces or rugs or even in blankets and coverings. Linen, burlap, wool or canvas are other common choices, as are matte finish metals.
Furniture is generally going to use a lot of wood (are you sensing a pattern here?). It may also use some matte style metals though this is generally going to be accent aspects of the furniture rather than the entirety of it. You’ll see animal hides as well as tones reminiscent of those hides to create a range of different pieces of furniture. Many times there will be no patterns but there will be textures on most of the furniture, however (except those hides). Large furniture is common, such as an oversized farmhouse table or oversized sectionals and couches.
The decorative pieces associated with a rustic style are most commonly made with natural materials such as woven baskets. You may see wood baskets and trays as well as shelves and cabinets made with the same types of wood. Outdoor elements such as plants are common and vintage items can be as well, such as old-style bottles or barrels that can be left in their original state. Jute and Burlap style rugs and accent pieces can add some texture while a butcher’s block or even driftwood can lend some overall beauty.
You may want to look at other accent pieces like lamps and side tables that can be made with these same styles. Even pictures of natural elements can be a great asset and help emphasize the beauty of the décor. If you’d like to add a little bit of modern design to the rustic room you can also add in some different elements. These are generally going to be some clean and sharp lines or wider open spaces that create the appearance of a large area. Keeping it rustic, however, is still important even with these more modern ideas.
Why it Looks Great
For anyone who absolutely loves the more outdoorsy style of their cabin this is the ideal style to have in your home. You definitely want to make sure you look at the wood tones and pieces that all go together to create these options. For anyone who likes to be outdoors, it’s a great option to help you emphasize those styles. You can make it feel more rustic if you want and keep it very basic or you can make it feel a little bit more modern. It’s entirely up to you to get a great look and make it look the way you want it to specifically.