How to Design a Rustic Living Room

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a cabin by a lake or a farmhouse in the country, you’ll love the rustic interior design style! Unlike European-style homes full of embellished furniture, rustic homes are inspired by a simplistic, natural lifestyle. Let’s talk about how you can bring a charming, rugged look to your home:

What is the Rustic Interior Design Style?

A rustic interior design style is serene and relaxing, incorporating elements from nature to help home dwellers feel grounded and secure.

Furniture in this design style is characterized by:

  • Organic elements like wood and stone
  • Unique, one-of-a-kind designs inspired by natural textures
  • Warm, muted colors

Although there are plenty of different design styles that can be described as rustic, House Beautiful explains that, “In it's most basic definition, rustic describes a design that's natural, rough, aged, and casual.” Keep reading to learn about our favorite rustic pieces sourced from local Bay Area furniture stores.

Rustic Sofas in the Bay Area

You can visit our Sofa Creations showrooms in San Francisco and San Rafael to get inspiration for your rustic interior design, or we can design a completely custom piece for your home. Here are some of our favorite sofas and sectionals inspired by rustic design:

  • Angela Sectional — With a gently curved silhouette and natural wooden legs, the Angela offers comfy seating for everyone in your family.
  • Austin Sofa — The Austin’s petite, unassuming stature and natural wooden legs fit right into any rustic room.
  • Bellevue Sofa — This mid-century modern sofa is simple yet tasteful with double-layered armrests, a lightly tufted back, and playful wooden legs.
  • Carson Sectional — The Carson’s comfortable chaise and sectional pieces offer the perfect place to snuggle up for a family movie night.
  • Chesterfield Sofa — The Chesterfield’s classic silhouette, diamond-tufted cushions, and nailhead trim fit perfectly into a Tuscan-style living room.
  • Dante Sectional — If you're looking for a hint of elegance in your rustic home, you’ll love the Dante sectional.
  • Hunter Sofa — The Hunter’s narrow frame and natural wooden base are attractive without being overly showy.
  • Trevor Sofa — Rustic cabins, beach houses, and cottages make us long for a cushy place to stretch out with a good book, and the Trevor offers the perfect place for this relaxation.

We personalize every sofa, sleeper, and sectional for each individual customer, so we can customize any of these pieces according to your preferred colors, dimensions, and style.

Keep reading to learn about some of our favorite local home goods stories that have even more designs you’ll love!


Where to Find Rustic Furniture in the Bay Area

Whether you need to deck out your living room, bedroom, or another room in your home with rustic pieces, we must recommend the following locally-sourced items:

  • Saddle Leather Dining Chairs from Heath Ceramics in the Bay Area — Made with genuine leather, these dining chairs could be found in any rustic farmhouse.
  • Upholstered Lounge Chair from Heath Ceramics in the Bay Area — Heath Ceramics tells us that “this unique leather chair draws influences from both modern, desert living of the American West and the California coast.”
  • Colwyn Bench from Anyon Atelier in the Bay Area — This small bench belongs in your entryway, bedroom, living room, or any other place in your home needing an extra place to sit or rest your feet.
  • Oak Tabou Stool from March in San Francisco — This oak stool doubles as either a place to sit or a side table for your living room.
  • Reclaimed Wood Sideboard from Sierra Living Concepts in the Bay Area — There’s nothing like giving new life to natural materials! This three-drawer sideboard is made with reclaimed shutter doors that offer a pop of color to your space.
  • Farmhouse Dining Table from Sierra Living Concepts in the Bay Area — In rustic design, we love to celebrate the patterns found in natural wood grain, and this recycled teak wood dining table does just that.



Where to Find Rustic Home Accessories in the Bay Area

Need to decorate your room with a few more accessories and home goods? Check out our favorite minimal pieces from local Bay Area stores:

  • Wood Basket from Hudson Grace in San Francisco — This woven basket can be used for holding magazines, throw blankets, or a decorative plant.
  • Neutral Candles from Anthem in San Francisco — Rustic design embraces neutral colors that mimic those found in nature.
  • Field Blanket from Anthem in San Francisco — Made with recycled wool and cotton, this gorgeous blanket will keep you warm even on the chilliest of days.
  • Fresco Segment Platter from March in San Francisco — This platter displays stone designs in all their natural beauty for a dining table or coffee table centerpiece.
  • Shearling Throw Pillow from Super Simple in the Bay Area — This neutral throw pillow is made with natural elements including sheep shearling, linen, and feathers.

About Sofa Creations — California’s Custom-Made Furniture Company

We’ve been California’s most trusted family-run custom furniture company since 2010. We love working with clients like you to design the perfect custom-made sofa, sectional, or sleeper sofa for your home. Please contact us to learn more about our customization process, or visit us in San Francisco or San Rafael to see some of our favorite styles in person.