Rustic living room ideas to fill your relaxation space with charm

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Rustic living room ideas can bring warmth and character to your home (Image credit: Home Barn)

Rustic living room ideas are a fantastic choice for all kinds of homes and are the perfect way to inject charm, warmth and a relaxed feel.

While they are often seen as being most suitable for country-style homes, farmhouses and conversions of agricultural buildings such as barns, this is one living room design idea that can actually be tailored to more modern homes too. In fact, introducing rustic design elements into a new home is a great way to ensure it feels like a welcoming, inviting space.

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Claire Garner

Claire Garner is renowned for her expertise in crafting timeless interiors that radiate elegance and sophistication. With a keen eye for design, she excels in layering muted colours, patterns, and textures to build design schemes with depth and personality.

Alex Main
Alex Main

Alex Main is director at The Main Company, a family-run company that has been creating highly individual bespoke kitchens that are full of personality and unique style since the seventies. The family business is bursting with knowledge and ideas, built up from the vast experience gained from trading within the national and international markets.

Sally and Sara Wilkie
Sarah and Sally Wilkie

Sisters-in-law Sarah and Sally Wilkie are founders of vintage furniture and interiors shop, Home Barn, which they created together in 2010 as an outlet for their combined creative talents. Both had an eye for vintage and antiques and to do something rewarding and inspiring whilst enjoying life with their families. By turning their passion for vintage into a business, Home Barn was born!

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.