Rustic decor is steadily gaining popularity in recent years. Rustic decor can add significant beauty to your home. It gives it a comfortable antique feel, while still relaying a modern atmosphere. That is what makes rustic decor so different than other types of interior themes that are out there today. You can use it in any room of your house and in almost any form of decorating. You can give your home either a log cabin or classic country feel. So it is fair to say that rustic decor can suddenly throw you into a down-home environment that is absolutely beautiful. Perhaps the most common type of rustic decor is unfinished log furniture. Tables, chairs, bed frames, and other pieces can be made from logs that are not cut to angles or planes, but are instead left raw and, in some cases, with bark remaining on the wood. This rough-hewn type of furniture gives the impression that the wood was freshly hauled from the forest and cut for utilitarian purposes.
Other types of rustic decor are more finished, featuring cleaner lines and straighter angles. What makes the furniture rustic is the finishing: deep colors and prominent wood grains give a rustic feel, and in some cases, the wood may feature knots, cracks, splits, or other imperfections that create a rustic look and feel. Generally speaking, leaving the wood unpainted will increase the rustic quality, as the wood grain and imperfections will show through more easily.