Rustic Living Room Design Ideas

A living room is just that; a space where we live! It’s used for a multitude of needs, from TV watching, family game nights, gathering of friends, solo reading afternoons and everything in between. This means a living room needs to be both beautiful and functional. A sofa should be both something you enjoy looking at, and something you enjoy cuddling up in on a cold day! For those reasons, we can’t think of a cozier style than Rustic. You may have a preconceived notion of what rustic living room design looks like when you hear it. Many people picture it to be shabby chic or even log cabin style, and while rustic embodies both those styles, it’s not limited to that in any capacity. Rustic interior design shows an emphasis on natural beauty and a bit of ruggedness. This can be seen in wood furniture that isn’t overly finished or ornate, and fabrics that are naturally derived like cotton and jute. You can really personalize a rustic living room to be on any spectrum you are drawn too, but understanding the principles of this design style is a helpful place to start! Rustic design has grown in popularity in the last decade thanks to Joanna Gaines and a growing movement of homier and cozier spaces. If you are gathering rustic living room design ideas, you can find anything from Modern Farmhouse to Industrial Rustic...and everything in between! Rustic Living Room ideas are also very popular with families with kids and pets, as rustic furniture is often durable and comfortable. You will find deep sofas, comfy armchairs, ambient lighting and homey touches that make coming home feel like a warm hug! When it comes to rustic living room layout, it depends on the function and shape of your particular living room. Creating a space that fosters comfortable living, a place to gather, and something that works with the flow of your home is key. Is a rustic living room design right for you? If you are drawn to earthy or neutral tones, nature inspired textures, unpretentious interiors and a peaceful feeling, then yes! A Rustic living room could be the right choice for you! We’ve compiled our favorite rustic living room design inspiration for you to start your design journey, so please, enjoy!

A Modern Rustic Reading Nook

A Modern Rustic Reading Nook

Turn any bedroom or living room corner into an instant reading nook by anchoring it with a comfy armchair, side table, ottoman, and tall open bookcase. How you style it is up to you. Or take a page from this comfy corner and try taking a modern rustic approach. All you need to infuse the spot with lots of warmth is to bring in furnishings that are big on woven textures, cozy wood tones, and crisp whites and neutrals.

Open Living Room With Rustic Elegance

Open Living Room With Rustic Elegance

This is our idea of a refined-rustic farmhouse living room that would make Chip and Joanna Gaines proud. From the symmetrical white sofas and the rattan side tables to the arched mirror and display cabinet, all the pieces in this open living room nail the rustic comfort look. If you're looking for a living room layout that always works, this is it. 

Rustic Living Room With a Casual Layout

Rustic Living Room With a Casual Layout

We are in love with the rustic and modern room that feels casual and refined all at once. The mix of sophisticated materials and asymmetrical layout brings together both the high and the low seamlessly.

Modern Farmhouse Design

Modern Farmhouse Design

This modern farmhouse living look mixes elements for a truly dynamic space! From wood to linen, marble, ceramic and even sea grass, it has it all. The range of tones brings cohesive warmth to this space.

Rustic Flair

Rustic Flair

This space has a rustic flair with a leather sectional that brings some color to this neutral space. A reclaimed wood coffee table completes the space and adds texture and interest. Elements like natural woods help to add to the rustic style.

Intimate Conversation Area

Intimate Conversation Area

Sometimes it can be hard to create a sense of intimacy in an open floor -plan space. The lack of dividing walls can make a room feel cavernous and hard to fill. One great trick to avoiding this is by using a rug to create a zone where your living room will go. Notice how each piece of furniture in the seating area rests on top of the rug? This creates a sense of closed space thus making the area feel cozier.

Intimate Conversation Area in Open Living-Dining Room

Intimate Conversation Area in Open Living-Dining Room

Sometimes it can be hard to create a sense of intimacy in an open floor -plan space. The lack of dividing walls can make a room feel cavernous and hard to fill. One great trick to avoiding this is by using a rug to create a zone where your living room will go. Notice how each piece of furniture in the seating area rests on top of the rug? This creates a sense of closed space thus making the area feel cozier.

Rustic Living Room With a Collected Appeal

Rustic Living Room With a Collected Appeal

The natural materials in this space give it a rustic and slightly eclectic vibe making each item feel personal and like it was collected over time.

Sweet Conversation Area

Sweet Conversation Area

Is there anything more luxuriant and inviting than a tufted headboard? Something about the way those upholstered buttons sit in perfect rows feels so alluring and cozy.

Modern Farmhouse Living Room Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Living Room Dreams

This living room is what Modern Farmhouse dreams are made of. The seating arrangement, with two stunning white sofas flanking the fireplace, creates drama and a true wow factor! The neutral color scheme allows the furniture to pop, and it's all offset by the unexpected but welcome pop of light blue seen in the distressed rug.

Cozy Farmhouse Living Room Details

Cozy Farmhouse Living Room Details

Nothing is cozier than a farmhouse sofa. This neutral grey sofa boasts total comfort in its lounge-style frame. The mix of throw pillow design and textures creates visual interest in the space!

Go Green-Rustic Living Room

Go Green-Rustic Living Room

Add some GREEN to brighten up your rustic style! Whether its fresh (or faux) greenery or botanical leafy prints, adding a little green creates a more airy, woodsy type of feel. Switching up or adding a wreath or garlands when the season's change can also be a great way to transform your style and add a bit of interest and depth to the overall look.  

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