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How to Pull Off a Rustic Redesign of Your Home

20 November 2018
Kevin Hartley

There are many different ways to add a rustic look to your home. While some projects require a major investment, there are plenty of little projects you can complete to give your home a more rustic vibe. Here are some decor ideas that you may want to consider.

Use a Barn Door

Barn doors can be incorporated into many areasof the home. Since they usually slide instead of swing open, they can be used as the door to a closet in a tiny bedroom, used as room dividers in the main living space, or used as the door on a half-bath. Turn them on their sides and they make a unique headboard, or join more than one together and add some legs to make a table. You can also use them on a door track to hide the TV.

Add a Wood-Burning Stove

A fireplace is a great way to add warmth to your home while increasing its rustic ambiance. While a wood-burning fireplace made of natural stone is a great choice, do not overlook other options. You may want to consideran old-fashioned wood cookstoveor a stand-alone wood-burning stove. Whichever you decide on, you will need a good way to vent it to the outside.

Utilize a Stock Tank

There are many ways that you can usean old stock tankto add a rustic look to your home. Add some faucets and a drain pipe to turn one into a sink for your bathroom or kitchen. Cover it with a reclaimed piece of wood for extra storage space in your living room. Of course, you can always transform one into a beautiful soaking tub.

Repurpose a Ladder-Back Chair

A ladder-back chair can be a great wayto add a rustic look to your home. While you can always use ones that are still in good condition as chairs in your home, there are many unique ways to repurpose them. Cut the back off one and hang it in the bathroom as a towel rack. Put two of them side-by-side and connect them with a plank to make a bench. Pull the seat out of one and replace it with a pot to hold your favorite houseplants. Cut half the front off and part of the back, then hang it on the wall to make a shelf.

Use these ideas and your own ingenuity to add a rustic look to your home. You will love that you are repurposing things and giving them a new life. The results will amaze your friends and family who come to visit (or any buyers should you everchoose to sell your home), and you will be very proud to say that you made it yourself.

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