By: Danielle Wightman and Isy Martinez


- Comes across as woody and very natural - uses element of nature

- Peaceful

- Open concept with lots of natural aspects (wood, brick, flowers)

- Living spaces have beams from the ceiling


- Appeared after 2000 especially in California

- This design method includes design elements knows as "kitsch"

- Represented eras of design in the 20th Century such as chalkboards or twig racks

-Alongside modern conveniences like reduced energy lighting and other state of the art design elements

- During 2011 and 2012 the trend has taken off particularly in the San Diego area

Color Scheme

- Near neutral

- Monochromatic

- Soft colors like hunter green, brown, and hints of yellow (neutral colors)


- Raw wood and stone

- Simple natural fabrics with floral,geometric, animal print design

- Large windows to allow natural light

Principle of Design

Repetition -

--The use of animal prints (cowhide, deerskin, bear rugs) give a more rustic and natural feel to the room

-- Variety of woods, (pine, maple, oak...)

Proportion -

-- Adult Scale

Harmony -

-- Unifies the style/design by creating a cozy feel

-- Shapes, textures, and colors bring together each object in a rustic room.

Ex. raw wood and iron rods for a dining table bring together two different textures to make the rustic natural look.


-- Rounded lines/ curves in wood

Elements of Design


-- High mass with darker neutral colors

-- Low mass with lighter colors


Free form-- random woods and natural stones

Stability-- Medium sized furniture, spaced out (not an eye sore)


- What elements are used in a rustic design?

- What color scheme is mostly used in all types of a rustic design?

- Where our society would you most likely find rustic design?

- How would you describe rustic design and style?

- Does rustic style correspond in other aspects of our lives?