Rustic decor can be defined as coarse, charmingly simple, unfussy, unfinished and yet with endearing qualities. Rustic decorating includes the use of natural woods, aged surfaces, rough finishes and simple lines. Floors in rustic decor and cottage style homes are made with stone or wood materials. Wooden floors were traditionally constructed with boards that were bare and simply waxed and hand-polished (high-gloss varnishes did not exist). Sometimes the boards were painted with light colors. If you like floor coverings, use oriental rugs and throws for visual warmth and color. Rustic decor is about handcrafted objects, simplicity, furnishings that you enjoy and connecting back to nature. Enhance your home decor with reclaimed wood products from Elmwood Reclaimed Timber.