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Designing the Best of Both Worlds: Rustic Decor in a City Home

Designing the Best of Both Worlds: Rustic Decor in a City Home





Woven wall textile art, made with alpaca, sheep and camel wool. Vintage wool, and fur on a vintage ski.
Woven wall textile art, made with alpaca, sheep and camel wool. Vintage wool, and fur on a vintage ski. By Adorned Forest, Amanda J Armstrong Available at Main & Maple, Trinidad, Colorado

Do you love the cozy, rustic look of a mountain home but live in the city? Do you dream of creating a home that has elements of both worlds? With some creative and careful design, it is possible to create a rustic decor in a city home. By taking advantage of the unique features of each setting and combining them in meaningful ways, you can create a space that celebrates the best of both worlds. In this blog post, we'll explore ways to bring rustic mountain home elements into your city home, creating a rustic look that is all your own.


hand carved rustic bowl with turquoise stones
Large carved bowl, with natural stone elements by Adorned Forest

One of the best things about rustic mountain homes is how close they are to nature. That’s why it’s important to embrace natural elements when trying to bring that cabin vibe to your city home. To achieve this, incorporate wood, stone, and other raw materials into your design scheme. Bringing these natural textures into the city can help create a warm, inviting environment that can feel like a cozy cabin.

Neutral colors with a dash of spice will help give your space that mountain feel while still keeping things modern. Incorporating pops of color through decor and textiles can give the space a touch of personality while keeping the overall vibe grounded in rusticity. But keep in mind that when you're going for a rustic look, you don't want to overdo it. Simplicity is key to achieving this look, so stick to a few accent pieces rather than trying to fill the space with clutter.

Another great way to incorporate a rustic vibe is through natural materials. Using natural wood or stone elements in furniture, flooring, and other home accents can help achieve a rugged mountain aesthetic. You can also experiment with fabrics and textiles that have texture. For example, faux fur rugs or throw pillows can add some softness and a rustic feel to the space. Bring the cabin to the city with these natural elements that create a warm, cozy atmosphere.


cement rustic modern soy candle
Add some cabin charm to your home with these rustic cement candles 🕯

Finally, add a bit of warmth to the space. This can be achieved through lighting and textiles. The warm glow of Edison bulbs, candles, or even a fire in a wood-burning fireplace can create a comfortable and relaxing ambiance. Layering different textiles, such as throws and blankets, can also make the space feel cozy and inviting.

Incorporating rustic elements in your city home is all about finding the right balance between the natural, rugged look and modern city living. Use these tips to create a space that feels like a mountain cabin in the heart of the city.



One of the most effective ways to bring the rustic charm of a mountain home into a city space is by creating a focal point in a room. A focal point helps draw the eye and create a sense of balance in the space. This can be achieved with a statement piece of furniture, a stunning piece of artwork, or a unique rug. The key is to make it stand out from the rest of the room.

When creating a focal point, consider incorporating natural decor elements like wooden accents or a piece of natural stone. These materials will bring in the earthy feel of a mountain home and add warmth to the space.

Another way to make your focal point feel cozy is by adding a throw blanket or a few decorative pillows. Choose pieces that have texture or a pattern that ties in with the rest of the room. Not only will it make the focal point feel inviting, but it will also create a more layered and interesting look to the space.

Whether it's a fireplace or a piece of wall art, creating a focal point in your city home with natural decor elements can help you bring in the warmth and coziness of a rustic mountain home. Remember to keep the rest of the room simple and let your focal point be the star of the show.




a woven throw in the woods
A cozy throw, made with local (Trinidad , Colorado) Alpaca wool, and art yarn from The Camel Chick (Colorado) available at Main & Maple

One of the best ways to bring rustic mountain home elements to your city home is by embracing natural materials. Incorporating natural wood decor can give your home a cozy and welcoming feel. From wooden furniture to wooden backsplashes, adding wood accents can create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

In addition to wood decor, incorporating other natural elements such as flowers and fruits can add a touch of freshness and liveliness to your space. Choosing neutral colors with a dash of bright sprinkles can bring balance to the overall design.

Large glass French country doors and windows can be added to allow natural light to enter your household, making it feel more spacious and inviting.

DIY decor ideas can be a great way to incorporate natural elements and personal touches into your space. Creating your own wood furniture, sconces, flower pots, and hanging shelves can add unique and personalized details to your home.

When choosing fabrics and materials, opt for those with texture, such as wood, jute, tatami, and wool. These materials can add depth and richness to your space, creating a cozy and comfortable feel.

Overall, using natural materials in your city home can bring a touch of rustic mountain charm to your space. It's all about creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel at home.



Interior design encompasses a wide array of design styles, and a good interior designer can blend different design styles to create a cohesive and personalized living space. When it comes to adding cabin elements to your city home, there are a lot of creative and DIY decor ideas you can incorporate to achieve that rustic mountain home style.


terracotta cement soy candles
Rustic cement candles, inspired by terracotta. By Rustic Intentions (Trinidad, Colorado) Available at Main & Maple

One of the best things about rustic designs is how they celebrate the bond between nature and man. Wooden furniture made of reclaimed wood, natural materials, and wooden beams are all efficient ways to add a rustic feel to a living space. DIY wood furniture projects such as sconces, flower pots, and hanging shelves can also add a personalized touch to the overall aesthetic.

In addition to wooden elements, glass can also add a rustic look by allowing natural light to enter the household. A glass door or large windows overlooking a natural landscape can create a beautiful and cozy atmosphere. Using wooden backsplashes in a rustic kitchen and adding a splash of color to a neutral color palette can also go a long way in creating that rustic look.

When designing a rustic home, it is customary to use a neutral color palette to create a cozy and calming atmosphere. However, adding a touch of color can also add personality and a unique flair to your space. Consider adding pops of color through decorative accents like throw pillows, rugs, or wall art.

Overall, adding cabin elements to your home can be a fun and creative project. With some DIY inspiration and a good eye for design, you can create a beautiful and personalized living space that incorporates rustic elements seamlessly.




Wood round table with red garnet on hair pin legs
Hand made side table from wood round, filled with garnet, Custom table by Adorned Forest, Amanda J Armstrong , Tables available by order, or at Main & Maple

Rustic designs celebrate the bond between nature and man, which is why it's perfect for bringing some rustic vibes to your city life. To achieve a modern rustic look, using wooden furniture made of reclaimed wood is a great start. Wooden beams can also be incorporated to add a rustic feel. Another great idea is decorating with natural materials, such as stone, brick, or leather. Flowers and fruits can also be used to create a farmhouse style with a modern rustic twist.

Glass can also add a rustic look to your home, such as large glass French country doors and windows. Rustic elements are usually minimalistic, but DIY decor ideas can be used to reflect one's personality. However, remember to keep it simple and not to overcrowd the space with too many accessories.

As long as colors and natural elements are combined for a smooth flow, your house will still be a blank canvas that you can continue to play with. So, try some cabin decor ideas or rustic deco ideas to bring the outdoors into your city home. A modern rustic home can be cozy, welcoming, and trendy at the same time.


Bull skull covered in vintage yellow fabric and red flowers
Bull skull and vintage fabric available at Main & Maple, by Adorned Forest , Amanda J Armstrong , (Trinidad , Colorado)

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