Whether you’re designing a trendy farmhouse style home or just enjoy the boldness of a rustic themed closet, read on to learn design tips from our experts at Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston to help you achieve this classic American closet.
Choosing the Correct Wood Material and Color
Rustic closets are typically defined by their mid to dark toned wood color schemes with unique color variation and graining. For added color warmth, a cherry hardwood is a great option for incorporating red or pink undertones. In order to create a traditional coffee-brown closet, wood species like walnut and oak are great options. Lastly, reclaimed wood is often conducive in achieving a vintage look, while also having a low environmental impact.
Emphasize Your Closet with Lighting
Due to the richer wood colors, it’s beneficial to add shelf lighting to brighten up dark corners so your clothing and accessories are more visible. This additional lighting set up is especially beneficial if your closet doesn’t have access to natural lighting.
Similarly to a rustic closet needing good lighting, painting visible walls a light shade helps balance out the dark shades of the wood. Having light beige or even off-white walls is also in keeping with a rustic theme. Avoid shades of gray, purple, or blue, as this will emphasize darkness and shadow.
Some other rustic closet elements you may want to consider are:
- An added vintage armoire for increased storage space
- An old school barn style sliding door if you are creating a walk-in closet
- Antique drawer knobs, door handles, hangers, and coat hooks for added detail
Your Next Step
Create a stunning custom closet with designs that maximize space and provide an authentic rustic look. Reach out to your local Closet & Storage Concepts today to schedule a free, in-home consultation.