Luxury Appeal, Rustic StyleApril 22, 2021
If you love the look of rustic décor for your outdoor living areas, you needn’t compromise on quality. We think rustic style and high-end outdoor furniture can go hand in hand, both working together to create the ultimate cosy al fresco living space.
The first thing to do is define your own preferred take on rustic style – is it more Spanish farmhouse or French countryside? Or perhaps a boho luxe aesthetic that calls on favourite styles from your travels to create your ultimate dream living space. You may go for a full rustic space or just add some rustic touches here and there, and this style is especially suited to this season when longer and cooler nights mean amping up the cosiness when spending time outdoors.
Rustic Furniture Basics
Rustic style means wood, rattan, wicker – these will be your go-to basics when it comes to decorating the patio or terrace. Look for warm-coloured and rich stained teak furniture, rattan and wicker chairs and tables. Boho rustic spaces can be decorated with lots of rattan and wicker and reclaimed outdoor wood furniture in more organic styles, and don’t forget to add a few lighting touches in the form of lanterns or our beautiful Vine Hurricane lamps.
Rustic style and cooler nights are also perfect for a firepit, so consider one of our concrete outdoor gas fire pits which come in rectangular, square and round. The raw concrete exterior has a versatile style that allows them to be used in many outdoor spaces whether modern, industrial, chic or rustic, and the mechanics and inner workings of the gas fires are extremely well built and easy to use.
Creating a Casual Vibe with an Outdoor Ottoman
A simple piece of furniture that was once added as an afterthought, the classic ottoman has come a long way and fits in perfectly with a rustic vibe. The humble ottoman can be used as everything from a statement piece to extra seating or a coffee table, making it the perfect addition to any outdoor seating collection. Our Gigi Round Outdoor Ottoman (right) is a beautiful multifunctional accessory that can easily be added to any outdoor or indoor seating area, and has a wonderful artisanal feel. These outdoor ottomans can stand alone as additional seating for extra guests, or pair them with your favourite comfy chair and put your feet up for a while. Each Gigi Ottoman cover is hand crocheted by an artisan, and the attention to detail evident in their unabashed beauty and quality. As well as making a stunning statement in style, they are built to last as the fibres used to make the covers are crafted from thermoplastic polypropylene. Polypropylene is a fantastic material for outdoor use because it can endure outdoor conditions, is colourfast and moisture resistant. Each Gigi comes with a removable cover with a well-hidden zipper. The inner cushion is made from polystyrene beads, which are breathable and make for a very comfortable perch.
Accent Tables with an Organic Feel
Also essential to a more rustic leaning outdoor room is the addition of a few low wooden tables with a raw and organic feel – especially if Spanish farmhouse or boho luxe is your desired end result. Raw and organic, our Woodrock Coffee Table (right) is a great example of this style. Carved from a teak tree root and shaped into a coffee table, each one is truly one-of-a-kind, and each unfinished piece will age with time and patina to a lovely grey. This rustic coffee table is the perfect size to place between two lounge chairs, with just the right amount of tabletop space for a book and a cup of tea, or two glasses of wine and a small plate of appetisers.
Perfectly proportioned, the Tom Outdoor Wicker Table in natural is another ideal piece for giving your outdoor area a more rustic, organic feel. A classic hourglass shape with a sharpened edge, the Tom Outdoor Wicker Table is a beautiful looking piece that offers plenty of versatility. Nestle in a couple of the Tom Tables to your teak deep seating unit and enjoy the mix of textures for a relaxed but still very luxe vibe.
A Rustic feel to Outdoor Dining
Last but by no means least, when it comes to outdoor dining with a rustic feel, you can’t go past our famous reclaimed teak Trestle Table dining table (pictured above), which can easily fit up to ten guests. Pair it with our reclaimed teak Trestle Bench and Gilbert wicker dining chairs for an effortless feel that your family and friends will love.
If you have more questions about any of the above, don’t hesitate to call us or drop into our Parnell showroom today. Our pieces come fully assembled and can be picked up, ready to go from our distribution centre. Alternatively, we can ship your new pieces to anywhere, you might be using our astute delivery service.
Design Warehouse has been manufacturing and supplying luxury outdoor furniture to architects, designers, landscapers, hotels, resorts and private residences for over 25 years, so when we say we know what’s best for outdoor style… you can rest assured that we have the knowledge to back it up.
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