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Adding Flair To Your Yard in 5 Easy Steps

If you love a rustic aesthetic and your home is a fitting tribute to the style, make sure that you’re not overlooking the potential of your yard to follow suit with outdoor log furniture.

Rustic homes are always gorgeous and have such a cozy and welcoming vibe but what about the yards that surround them? With just a few simple additions, that timeless and inviting aesthetic can be extended out into open air spaces as well, but which are worth the investment? Read on to find out!

The ultimate porch swing

Is your home even rustic if you don’t have a sturdy porch swing in place? You need somewhere to sit and look out over your estate, cocktail in hand, or maybe just a coffee if it’s the morning. Bringing all the southern charm that a rustic home needs, we love porch swings for the dose of nostalgia they bring to literally any home. 

Swingsets for the kids

It’s one thing to have a design style for your home, but if it’s a family house, you have to think about what the younger members need too. Luckily, you can pick up a range of beautiful garden play sets, with swings, slides and lookouts built-in, while staying true to a more organic and rustic aesthetic. And an added bonus, the more a playset is used, the more it will weather, patina and blend into the wider rustic feel too. 

Picnic tables for family fun

There’s a lot of talk about creating outdoor seating and eating spaces that feel like a living room, but for us? Nothing beats a rustic picnic table with bench. That’s real family eating and communing, not to mention that during an unforgettable cookout, everyone loves hitting the picnic benches for salads, rolls and all the good stuff that doesn’t come off the grill. 

You can have some fun with your benches too, by staining them a fun color and adding a little modern rustic chic into the mix. We’ve been really enjoying the trend for pastel outdoor benches that has sprung up in recent years.

Loungers with character

Catch those rays but in a rustic way, with wooden loungers that are designed to feel as good as they look. Adirondack chair styles maximize your back support and viewing pleasure and they certainly look better than cheap plastic versions, or worse yet, tacky deck chairs! Always try to display your loungers in pairs, as they look more chic and deliberate that way, not to mention being more sociable.

Small decorative touches

Finally, don’t forget all those charming little trinkets and additions that you can find in thrift shops, at antique fairs or in our shop! Things like forged metal weather vanes, house signs, hanging basket brackets, garden sculptures and of course, gorgeous mailboxes. It’s those small touches that will bring an entire theme together. We’ve always been partial to the odd cart wheel as well, but that might be our love of reclaimed barns manifesting in home decor accessories.

Don’t simply close your door and forget about your yard. When it comes to inclusive and well-conceived design, it pays to draw your interior inspiration out into your external space too and with rustic homes, it couldn’t be easier. That’s the joy of solid wood and it’s timeless appeal!