Thursday, 14 July 2016

3 Things You'll Need For Rustic DIY Designs

When you're working on an interior design, one of the most enjoyable themes to play with is rustic. Putting together a rustic interior covers many of the bases that a lot of us want to infuse into our homes: a blend of old-fashioned and chic, a combination of natural and artistic, and an altogether friendly, inviting vibe. Designing a tastefully rustic room (or entire home!) can be easier said than done, but there are plenty of straightforward steps you can take to go about the process. And it starts with the materials and tools you have on hand.

Here are three things you'll need to set about some rustic DIY work.

1) Repurposed & Recycled Items

One of the best ways to set up a gorgeous rustic interior space is to use various items, decorative objects, or even pieces of furniture in a repurposed manner. A write-up in Dot and Bo about tips for blending rustic and modern design mentioned this idea and put forth a brilliant example in the process: an aged wood case spruced up and turned into a sleek and handy bookcase. It's just one piece, but it gives you an idea of how to think about repurposing. One other common tip is to use wooden pallets to create hanging storage space or a wine rack, while another is to create decorations out of wine bottle corks or beer bottle caps. It's all about being creative!


2) Tools For Woodworking

If you're aiming for a full-fledged rustic design, odds are you'll be working with wood at some point. And if you're focused on DIY efforts, you may even be doing a little bit of creative carpentry all on your own! That can be a lot of fun, but you need the right tools to go about the job. That means hammers, nails, and sanding materials, though you might want a few more heavy-duty appliances as well. Screwfix's wide range of Makita drills can give you a good idea of the sort of tool that can be necessary to put together more ambitious or professionally designed wooden furniture or decorations. And really, you can be a great deal more productive with a strong power tool like this. It ultimately depends somewhat on the specific designs you have planned, but the right tools are essential.


3) Ropes & Glass

These may sound specific, but if you picture some of the nicer rustic-themed rooms you've been in, there's a decent chance you saw some creative designs involving rope or glass. For instance, DIY and Crafts pointed out 40 rustic decor ideas that you can design on your own and pointed to ideas like rope picture frames or thin rope twined around a lamp base. Where glass is concerned, it's fairly common to see decorative mason jars or old wine bottles as part of a rustic design. In some cases, you may even see a thick, coiled rope within a jar or vase simply for the sake of decoration! You don't want to overdo it, but materials like rope and glass containers are always nice touches in spaces like these.

With these three types of items in hand, you'll be well on your way to a lovely DIY rustic interior!

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