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Rustic decor and appropriate lake cabin or Adirondack lodge motifs

Rustic decor makes a great complement to not only a cabin, lodge, ranch, or farmhouse, but even a more pedestrian tract home in the suburbs. There is something calming and folksy about a well chosen rustic decorating scheme, which may include not only new or reproduction pieces, but may also mix nicely with selections from antique stores or auction sites. However, it's easy to overdue it with overly cutesy decor that probably won't stand the test of time and is undoubtedly in dubious taste. It is perhaps better to have fewer objects and try to aim for higher class and better quality when considering rustic home decor.

Rustic home decor for ranch or farmhouse, incorporating vintage rustic charm with modern functionality

When deciding on rustic home decor it is extremely important to differentiate between items that are strictly decorative such as rustic pottery, rustic wall stencils, rustic switch plates, rustic door bell buttons, rustic door chimes, rustic art tiles, and those that have important functionality such as rustic lights, address plaques, western dinnerware, rustic door knockers, rustic door knobs and rustic hardware, lamp posts, rustic air vents and air return grill units, wooden picture frames, wood mirrors, rustic mailbox and rustic rugs. Once you have made a mental list or physical list you can prioritize between the various items and try to strike a balance between them in a way that makes sense.

Rustic decorating ideas and modern rustic decor

There are familiar decorative standbys that we are all familiar with seeing such as a fishing reel or mounted hunting trophy. But why not consider something more unusual such as a pinecone or mountain motif heat register, maybe an antique wicker fishing creel, cast bronze knobs and pulls in the kitchen, or even maybe a real antique candlestick telephone? Perhaps wall sconces or hanging lanterns with some sort of mountain or western motif overlay would cast some welcome ambience. Thinking beforehand and mentally placing rustic decor items will reap benefits.