The constraint of a small space is certainly not a barrier to create a great-looking rustic home. You just need to be a lot more creative and innovative, particularly in your interior design.
Here are a few tips for a small rustic house design you should consider in your country home design.
1. Exterior wood textures
Rustic design is identic with the use of woods, wood textures, and wood colors. For your small rustic house design, you should have woody components in your home exterior. A wooden archway, wooden door, wooden window sills, wooden porch, and so on. That’s for the least.
Having the whole house made of wood, however, simplifies it!
If you decide to paint the wood walls, you can still enhance the rustic feels by placing wood furniture on the front porch.
You can’t go wrong with white and wood tone.
It doesn’t have to be white though. You can make your rustic house look elegant with blue paint and wood accent.
2. Pick a predominant color
Paint your exterior with a predominant color of your choice. Nevertheless, remember to incorporate accents of at least two different colors: neutral, same-tonal, or even contrasting colors. Your accent colors can be incorporated on the roof, porch, porch railing, window sills, and so on.
This house looks both warm and sweet using earth tone as a dominant color, and light blue and white as the accents.
Choose gray if you like a more cool-toned facade that still feels neutral.
However, white is still the favorite and timeless color for any house facade. You are free to match it with any roof color and it will look great.
3. Identify your must-to-have spaces
With such a limited space, you should prioritize room assignments based on necessities. For example, if you only have three rooms, your small rustic house design should only have a bathroom, a kitchen, and a huge living room perhaps. However, your living room is your bedroom with a sofa bed and a study with a space-efficient window desk. Have a fireplace as a centerpiece, and you’ll have the best multipurpose room in your small space.
For a limited space, always use an open concept.
Also, use multi-functional furniture. The sliding doors can convert into a desks.
Another idea is to install this elevated bed platform.
At night, you can pull it down for sleep.
4. Incorporate rustic décor and furniture
If you already have the whole house made of wood, it may be good that your choice of furniture and décor is not of wood textures. Give a break from those wood theme. Don’t overload yourself and your guests with wood stuff!
Your small rustic house design can still boost a country feel with the incorporation of, for instance, furniture or décor made of fur or animal skin, antiques, potteries, metallic ware, and so on.
Stick to using natural material, especially wood.
Even though the house is small, you should still safe a space on the corner to create a cozy hangout space.
So, yes, larger houses give you more opportunities to apply your creative ideas. However, small houses allow you to go outside the box with your genius resourcefulness. You can do a lot with your small rustic house design despite how limited space you have. Work your magic!