Could your home use a dose of nature with more natural elements? Give your space a makeover by bringing some soothing, woodsy energy indoors with rustic furniture. Rustic decor is increasingly popular, and you can use a variety of pieces to incorporate this style into your home quickly and easily.
What is rustic furniture?
The word “rustic” gets thrown around a lot in the world of interior design. You’ve probably heard it a million times before, but it’s a tough style to pin down. Rustic can describe everything from a small hunter’s cabin with no electricity to a shabby chic NYC apartment with everything in between. So, how do you know what makes something rustic?
Once you know the basics of rustic decor, it’s relatively easy to spot. Key characteristics include:
- Wooden furniture, often chunky, weathered, or unfinished
- Natural textiles like linen, wool, and cotton
- Solid woods like walnut, oak, hickory, maple, and cherry
- Earthy color schemes (think grey, white, black, taupe, brown, deep red, and dark yellow)
- Organic lines and rougher textures
- Warm and inviting furniture and accents
The rustic style celebrates the nature within each piece of furniture. Surfaces don’t have to be smooth or painted. Instead, they can be weathered or distressed with simple blocky shapes and natural colors. In most rustic wood furniture, knots are more likely to be showcased through expert craftsmanship instead of hidden.
You can merge rustic style with almost any other interior theme. In this list, we’ve noted a few pieces of rustic furniture that would work well with different styles to point you in the right direction.
19 charming rustic furniture ideas you’ll love
No matter where you live or what your home decor is like, you can capture the rustic look with just a few key pieces. From the bedroom to the living room, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite furniture options to inspire you.
1. Brandon 5-Piece Full Panel Bedroom Set
This beautiful Brandon 5-piece Full Panel Bedroom Set includes a bed, nightstand, dresser, chest, and mirror with a warm brown finish. The black grooves throughout the set give this bedroom furniture depth and character. It would work well in a smaller master bedroom, but also a guest bedroom or teen bedroom. This set adds rustic appeal with black finish hardware and tapered block style legs made from solid wood.
2. Atascadero Storage Bedroom Set
With rustic charm and dramatic elegance, this Atascadero Storage Bedroom Set is perfect for outfitting any bedroom. The three-drawer nightstand features a modern touch, with dual USB port connectivity and felt-lined top drawers so you can safely store and charge your valuables.
The 5-piece set includes a bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror, and chest, with the option to drop the chest and make it a 4-piece set. With plenty of storage and smooth operating drawers, you won’t be disappointed.
3. Winslow Storage Eastern King Bed
The beautiful, earthy Winslow Storage Eastern King Bed oozes rustic charm with quality mahogany wood and natural wood grain on the headboard and frame. The smoky walnut and coffee bean finish will transform your casual space into a simple, rustic haven. The bedroom furniture in this set features full tree slab veneers with natural variances, dovetail joinery, and floating bases to complete the rustic look.
You can add the nightstand, dresser, chest, standing mirror, and dresser mirror to your cart for the whole furniture collection.
4. Analiese 4-Drawer Writing Desk
Pictured above is the stunning Analiese 4-Drawer Writing Desk with an antique nutmeg finish. This writing desk will bring your rustic home office to life with earthy colors and a simple look. With four storage drawers in the front and an open shelf in the back, this desk is a welcome addition to almost any space. The drawers deliver smooth operation with full extension glide, and the desk features a sturdy metal base that’s sure to last for years to come.
This desk would add rustic feel to any space, whether it’s decorated in French country decor, industrial style, or somewhere in between.
5. Raine 1-Drawer Writing Desk
This Raine single-drawer writing desk is the perfect option for an inviting rustic home office. Made from sturdy driftwood and steel, this classic piece could also add a handsome rustic look to any den or library. You’ll enjoy a smooth-gliding center drawer and spacious hidden compartments underneath three lift-top panels.
With a dark bronze finish on the metal, this desk would work well to introduce rustic elements into a mid-century modern space.
6. Adjustable Height Office Chair with Casters
If you’d like a chair that fits your rustic aesthetic, look no further than this Adjustable Height Office Chair with casters. With a rustic bronze finish on the metal and earthy brown leatherette upholstery, this no-nonsense chair can fit in with a wide range of office desks. You’ll love the smooth caster wheels and adjustable base, allowing you to have comfort and ergonomics at your fingertips.
For those who’d prefer a more modern chair, Coaster Furniture has a wide selection of office chairs that are sure to fit your needs.
7. Princeton Rolled Arm Sofa
This Princeton Rolled Arm Sofa can fit right in with the rest of your rustic living room furniture. The beautiful burgundy leather wraps around an elegant profile with rolled arms. And the individually-placed nail heads show off the expert craftsmanship that went into making this richly-colored, cozy leather couch.
Get the whole furniture collection by adding the loveseat and recliner to your set.
8. Aria L-Shaped Sectional
This plush Aria L-Shaped Sectional features nailhead accents on the armrests, creating a distinctive rustic style. It’s sturdy, durable, and reliable with thick cushions, wide armrests, and tapered legs. The light oatmeal-colored material gives this beautiful sectional a lighter presence for the living room. Even better, this sectional comes with six coordinating accent pillows for supreme comfort.
9. 2-Door TV Console with Reclaimed Wood
This 2-Door TV Console is made from reclaimed wood, making it perfect for adding interesting rustic details to any living room or bedroom. With straight legs, exposed reclaimed wood grain, and varied finishes, this TV stand is bursting with charm. It features storage shelves and two doors with wooden latches, six storage compartments, and an adjustable shelf.
Each unit is handmade with expert craftsmanship, and the finishes vary due to eco-friendly reclaimed wood construction.
10. 10-Shelf Bookcase
If your living room, library, home office, or bedroom needs a bookshelf, add it with this 10-Shelf Bookcase in antique nutmeg. With a classic look and aged finish, this bookcase is beautiful, functional, and decidedly rustic. It features 10 shelves with both square and rectangular sections to accommodate a variety of books, plants, and artistic decor.
11. Leaton 1-Drawer Coffee Table
This Leaton 1-Drawer Coffee Table can add a welcoming rustic look to any living room, no matter the style. It’s made from solid wood with a lower storage shelf and a rustic golden brown finish. The lower shelf and single drawer allow you to keep your items organized and concealed for convenience. Meanwhile, the expansive natural wood top has plenty of room for coffee, coffee table books, and (of course) remotes.
12. 2-Piece Round Nesting Tables
If your living room needs more table space, these 2-Piece Round Nesting Tables will do the trick. They’re the perfect addition to any rustic space with a weathered elm finish on the wood and a black finish on the metal frame. Use them to add bucolic charm to any modern or industrial area that needs an extra end table, side table, or versatility in general.
13. 4-Drawer Accent Cabinet with Reclaimed Wood
This 4-Drawer Accent Cabinet is made from reclaimed wood, and it would look great in a home with rustic furniture. It offers lasting durability with a mixture of acacia and teak wood for a dark and light combo. With six drawers and stylish metal rings, it could work well in an entryway as the centerpiece or as a console table or hutch in any room.
Pair this cabinet with other reclaimed wood furnishings like this 2-Door TV Console (#9 on this list) or this 3-Door Accent Cabinet to complete the look.
14. Upholstered Rocking Chair
Rocking chairs can create a cozy ambiance in any space. This Upholstered Rocking Chair features wooden arms and a grey and walnut palette. With a blend of mid-century modern and rustic charm, this cozy seat upholstered in soft grey linen-like fabric can match most decor.
The cushion offers supreme comfort with one-inch memory foam. The solid rubberwood frame and rockers are finished in rich walnut, creating a handsome contrast with the grey upholstery.
15. Asbury Dining Table Base
It’s hard to find a dining table that’s more rustic than this natural teak Asbury Dining Table Base. Each base is meticulously handmade with expert craftsmanship. The wood comes from teak tree roots that are sustainably sourced from Indonesia, and the light brown finish gives it an attention-grabbing depth of character.
The tempered 10mm-thick glass top is available separately. Complete the look with these Alston Ladder Back Dining Chairs.
16. Ashton Rectangle Dining Table
Are glass tables not your thing? This Ashton Rectangle Dining Table will bring a rustic look to any dining room. This classic dining table exudes rustic farmhouse appeal with natural wood grains and a grey sheesham finish. It features sturdy tapered legs and solid wood construction so you can enjoy your dining table for years to come.
17. Alston X-Shaped Dining Bench
Even if you don’t have a rustic table, you can give your dining room some pastoral appeal with this Alston X-Shaped Dining Bench. This country-style bench has a simple silhouette with a distinctive rustic charm to take you back to simpler times. It can slide under the dining table to save space when it’s not in use, making it excellent for small spaces.
This bench is made from solid Asian hardwood with a knotty nutmeg finish. If you need accessibility, it can be moved to the side, freeing up a whole side of the table.
18. Calandra Tufted Back Side Chairs
The charming Calandra Tufted Back Side Chairs would look lovely next to any rustic table. These chairs create an understated country look while offering comfort and support. They’re crafted from solid wood with webbed seating and neutral upholstery.
The chairs in the image above feature dark grey upholstery, but you can purchase them in beige as well. Check out our post on how to mix and match dining chairs if you’d like to use both.
19. Athens 7-Piece Counter Height Dining Set
This Athens 7-Piece Counter Height Dining Set makes it easy to add rustic style to any dining area. It offers full versatility and accessibility with four drop leaves that extend from a compact square to a spacious round tabletop. You can add bar stools alongside the set’s counter-height cross-back chairs to accommodate additional guests.
The table is crafted from solid hardwood, making it a striking centerpiece for any dining room. And with a barn grey finish, it’ll add a barnwood look for extra rustic charm.
Ready to get rustic?
With so many beautiful pieces of rustic furniture, it can be hard to decide what you want. If you don’t know where to begin, try starting with a set (such as a dining set or bedroom set) for your favorite room. Doing so allows you to continue adding a rustic look to your home room by room. If you’re eager for more options, check out Coaster Furniture’s full selection of rustic furniture.
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