Creating a Rustic-Chic Aesthetic in Three Simple Steps

Regardless of its overall aesthetic, every home apple-cider-570106_1280can use some worn in comfort. The rustic cottage look is easy to incorporate into any room and meshes well into other design concepts. A little bit of comfort goes a long way when making a home feel warm and inviting. Here are three simple ways to bring some Southern comfort into your home.

1. Repurpose a Wooden Ladder as a Bookshelf. Wooden ladders are inexpensive and even easy to make yourself! Place one in the corner of your living room, throw on some well-loved books, Christmas lights or even a blanket to bring nature indoors.

2. Swap Bottles and Mason Jars For Vases. Replace your traditional vases with clear mason jars and glass Coke bottles to give your flowers a second life. The combination of old and new, worn and elegant will bring an element of farmhouse glamour into your kitchen or dining room.

3. Fill a Frame with Something That Makes You Happy. A blown up family photo, your favorite quote, something ridiculous your kid said. Repurpose an old frame in your home and fill it with something meaningful that will lift you up on gloomy and sunny days.

Shabby-chic never looked so good!