Interior design is subjective. Some may want a modern interior, and others not, and rather, it seems in recent years many people are deciding to opt for more rustic interiors. Rustic and farmhouse interiors provide warmth and comfort and can be a great way to decorate the interior of your home. You do not need to live in the countryside to enjoy this aesthetic, nor do you even need to live in a house, as you can easily decorate the interior of your apartment rustically.

This page will tell you a few ways that you can create a farmhouse style at home with a few simple tips. When embarking on interior design projects, be sure to have the full approval of any other parties who may live in your home with you. It is unfair to force your taste on people and you may make them want to move out, whether it be friends or family.


Oak is something that is an absolute necessity for farmhouse style. There is not a single farmhouse in the world that doesn't make use of oak furniture for its durability and its aesthetic. Oak is a wood that is versatile and can be used in anything from modern to rustic interior design. It, unfortunately, does come with a very high price tag. If you want to go for a truly unique, rustic farmhouse design, then you could potentially consider shopping at thrift stores for your oak. This way, your furniture will look aged and will have had life in it already. Rustic is all about your furniture and belongings looking this way, so if you are considering a farmhouse interior for your home, definitely check out local flea markets, second-hand stores, or online bidding platforms.


Walnut is another furniture that is highly versatile and is used often in the farmhouse and rustic designs. Oak and walnut go together very well and, with the right interior, accentuate each other. You can find walnut much the same as you can find oak: at thrift stores and second-hand shops. Walnut is often much more expensive than oak, owning to its rarity, even second-hand. Consider buying larger furniture in oak, and smaller in walnut. Consider walnut lamps, decorative pieces, and clocks. Walnut is a brilliant, durable, and hardwood that should definitely be incorporated into a farmhouse / rustic design.


Linen is a fabric that goes extremely well with rustic interiors. You can use linen for virtually anything in your farmhouse, from curtains to the sofa. It is important to add, linen can be a very expensive fabric, owing to its lengthy manufacturing process. You must be sure to have money set aside for anything linen, as it is sure to run into the thousands for furniture pieces, and hundreds for curtains and rugs. Linen is a very comfortable, cool, and trendy fabric that you should certainly make the most of, provided you have the budget available to purchase it. You can likely find second-hand linen online or at second-hand shops, so you needn't fret if you cannot afford it new.

Artisan Tiles

Purchasing and installing handmade tiles are an absolutely crucial part of cultivating a farmhouse aesthetic. You should put these tiles down throughout your kitchen and bathroom and even into your living-area should you see fit. The ground floor of farmhouses is often a combination of hardwood flooring and tiles. Tiles are a crucial component, and you should strive to find the best-made artisan tiles available so that you can truly turn your home into a rustic farmhouse from the Middle Ages.

Hardwood Flooring

As mentioned in the previous paragraph, hardwood flooring is an essential component of any farmhouse. You cannot have a farmhouse without it! If you cannot afford hardwood flooring, or cannot get permission to put it down, then consider laminate. In many cases, laminate is the next best thing and is a great way to make the interior of your home look rustic.

Hardwood flooring is beautiful when polished, so if you get the real deal, expect to draw attention from friends and family when they come over because your flooring will look truly breath-taking.

A Shaggy Dog

Let's be honest; there is nothing that screams farmhouse more than a shaggy dog, is there? If you really want to go the extra mile toward cultivating a farmhouse aesthetic, then get on down to your local dog pound and pick up the shaggiest puppy you can find. Only when you have that can your farmhouse be complete.

Now, hopefully, you have a few ideas for turning your home into a veritable Medieval farmhouse. Rustic design is very popular nowadays, maybe more popular than minimalist, which was the go-to five or so years ago. For a warm, comforting interior, go rustic.


Daria Brown