The name of the rustic style comes from the Latin word "rusticus" - rustic, derived from the Latin word "rus" - village (simple, uncouth, rough). The name speaks for itself. Rustic style is the use of exclusively natural materials of rough processing, or unprocessed at all. This is as close as possible to nature, a rustic brutal style. The simplicity and environmental friendliness of the materials used (mainly wood and stone), the restrained natural color palette, the abundance of free space and clean air - all this contributed to the fact that the rustic style had a huge number of admirers. And, despite the fact that this style originated relatively recently, today the interior, made in the rustic style, is very popular around the world.
Rustic style in the interior appeared and began to be used in the middle of the last century. This is a modified analogue of American country style with elements of Russian hut. It is believed that this style originated in the United States and immediately became the traditional style for the designation of homes for middle-class people. Gradually, the upper strata of society began to use the rustic style. In contrast to all modern styles with their abundance of glass and plastic, concrete and chrome-plated parts, bright colors and artificial materials, the rustic style is associated with a cowboy ranch, the smell of wood, cozy evenings by the fireplace and other pleasant moments of life.
Let's take a closer look at all the features of the rustic style.
As mentioned earlier, in the rustic style it is allowed to use only natural materials. But these are not materials of an ideal type and form, but absolutely natural, unprocessed natural materials, which have retained even their flaws.
Rustic kitchens in a city apartment
At first glance it may seem that the rustic style is appropriate to use only in a country house and its use in a city apartment is unacceptable. But this is a misconception. It is possible to adhere to the rustic style in the design, for example, the kitchen in a city apartment.
Of course, in order to absolutely adhere to the style of rustic, large rooms are needed. Log beams, like other bulky parts, in a small kitchen will look ridiculous. However, it is only necessary to connect the imagination, and the result will be amazing.