With These 4 Materials, You Can Create Cozy Cabin Vibes Anywhere
Think: Rustic but refined.
Published Aug 16, 2021 6:00 AM
In the design world, there’s an ever-present desire to find the right tension between contrasting elements—and juxtaposing seemingly disparate styles in one space is a great way to achieve this look.
Fall’s burgeoning refined ranch manor is the ideal marriage of opposites. Like sea salt–topped cookies, pairing rough-hewn elements with sleek, modern designs just works. With key components that include tactile, nature-inspired materials such as saddle leather and suede, grainy wood, and highly textural textiles, the eight pieces from Walmart’s Fall Style collection, below, will add cozy warmth to any space. To keep the balance evenly distributed between rustic and refined, just be sure the room has pared-down items in equal measure.
Layer a nubby blanket on top of this vintage-inspired armchair to create a nice bit of contrast in your home. It’s made with solid teakwood and the kind of leather that only gets better with wear.
This textured, natural-fiber throw—made from 100 percent cotton—is handwoven by artisans in India. Try working this fringe-embellished accent into rooms with modern pieces to lend them a comfy, not-too-precious air.
A clean-lined wood Parsons table that highlights its naturally occurring knots and imperfections perfectly straddles the line between refined and rustic.
Contrasting materials—cognac faux leather and linenlike oatmeal—turn a standard throw pillow into an interesting accent piece.
This versatile cabinet, with matchbook-style doors that highlight the beauty of the wood grain, works just as well in an entryway as it does in a living room as an at-home bar. It even has cord-management considerations, in case you want to use it as a TV console.
These hand-thrown terracotta vessels, encased in charmingly off-kilter wire cages, feel like a collection of coveted flea market finds. Fill them with dried grasses—a great way to bring a little of the outdoors in—or group them together on a shelf as a trio of decorative objects.
A very literal nod to ranch style, except unlike the real deal, this faux cowhide is speckled with metallic details.
Top a barnwood-style side table or desk with a modern lamp as a way to temper rustic vibes and create an interesting contrast.