Designing an outdoor patio that complements your aesthetics and your home seems easy, but if you have a log cabin or farm-style house it may be more difficult. It is possible to create an outdoor patio that is both cozy and rustic, which matches your rustic home. For a rustic patio, the impression you want is something simple yet aesthetically captivating. An old-world and historical feel, along with the charm and essence of a country or farmhouse. The patio should have a weathered and long-lived aura but at the same time, should be inviting and comforting. In your quest to build something rustic and earthy, do not overdo it. Your backyard may come across as rural or countrified. Instead keep colors muted and in brown or reddish brown tones. Flooring and wall siding are the key tone-setters for an outdoor patio. No matter what the furniture or décor pieces, if these two elements are wrong, the entire ensemble can look contrived or cheap.
To capture a rugged or outdoorsy feel, you need to use earthy and natural paving for your outdoor patio. Materials should be aged and weathered. So opt for natural, non-uniform stone paving, ideally with little grass patches and flowers poking through the cracks. To get a stabled look, how about an uneven red-brick flooring, with a pathway leading to a garden. Try using rough and aged stones. You can even use wooden planks as flooring in a sitting area and a stone pathway leading from it.