Rustic Glam Style
Today I’m going to share one of my favorite interior design styles- Rustic Glam or as I like to call it, “Farmhouse Glam.” First, let’s define Rustic Glam or Farmhouse Glam. It’s a design style that mixes earthy, time-worn items with a sprinkling of glamour. The key to rustic glam décor is getting the right mix of shine and sparkle paired with natural elements. By mixing aspects of both, you balance the two styles out. I strive to achieve a nice balance between the two styles, but you can always turn up the shine for a wow-factor or tone it down for more neutral décor. When I think Farmhouse Glam, I envision simple styling, like using distressed or reclaimed hardwoods and layering in texture with a few sophisticated pieces – approachable elegance. Chandeliers above picnic tables. Ornate candlesticks alongside weathered pieces. A worn farmhouse table paired vintage chairs upholstered in a luxurious velvet fabric. What I love about this style is that you can bring coastal elements into the design that can be seen as neutral and rustic or glamorous and sparkly. For example, seashells can be spray-painted with a metallic paint or dusted with gold leaf to add a touch of glamour or kept in their natural state displayed in a vintage jar for a more earthy statement. Need more inspiration? Head on over to our Pinterest boards for more chic looks.
Elements of Rustic Farmhouse Style
Look for weathered wood, chippy furniture, and time-worn furniture to add a warm, lived-in feel to the rustic glam space. I absolutely love bringing a chippy architectural element into a room design- columns, corbels, old doors and shutters, etc. Look for ways to repurpose them into a functional item for your home.
Add in the Glamour
The glamour part of the décor can be subtle or standout. You can add shine and sparkle from paints, accent pieces, throw rugs, pillows, mirrors, fabric, and most importantly lighting. Lighting is a key element in adding glamour to your design. Look for pieces that add that wow-factor to make a statement like a vintage chandelier.