7 Rustic Home Furniture Ideas

Updated Nov. 2017

One of the most popular recent interior design trends has been the ‘rustic’ look, characterised by a natural, more untouched feel and often using reclaimed or recycled wood. This look can add a huge amount of personality and character to any living space; whether combined with raw wood, exposed beams and attractive brickwork or with more modern interiors. Here are just a few of our favourite rustic ranges…

1.   'Ready To Go' Rustic Items In The Barn

Our barn showroom in Nuffield is an apt setting for these farmhouse-inspired and meticulously crafted pieces of rustic furniture. Our French oak coffee table is made from original railway carriage boards, with a rich and attractive 4cm thick top. The knotty look of this unique piece’s oak tabletop is the hallmark of rustic oak style – and what’s more, we have a plethora of reclaimed walnut and oak console tables to match. Made here in England, these stylish and characterful consoles display a high level of craftsmanship with live oak edges and funky hairpin legs.

2.   Montana Rustic Oak Furniture

The Montana range is one of the most authentically rustic furniture ranges available from our humble Nuffield abode. Skilled craftsmen construct these high quality pieces using traditional methods, with metal handles, gently rounded corners and smooth lines combining for a truly rustic look. Furthermore, the Montana range features a unique distressed wood finish - bringing out the naturally rich tones in each characterful piece, especially prevalent in its chests of drawers. These are available in a number of different sizes including this 5 drawer Wellington chest.

3.   Antix French Oak Dining Tables

Antix are historically one of the leading manufacturers of traditionally made French furniture. Starting off as an antiques supermarket in Montpellier and Avignon, they progressively moved away from true antiques to pieces made with traditional processes. Having ceased trading after the financial crisis, Antix pieces are now increasingly harder to get hold of – but we are incredibly fortunate to stock a number of original Antix pieces, including this beautiful one-of-a-kind farmhouse table with 6 chairs to match. Its rustic distressed finish gives the table a unique, desirable antique style.

4.   Chicago Aged-Effect Oak

Our Chicago furniture range is the definition of the word “characterful”. Combining distressed effect oak and painted steel frames, its rustic, industrial style stands out and demands attention. There aren’t many furniture ranges which combine the traditional elegance of solid oak with a contemporary, classy look just as well as the Chicago range does – just take a look at the TV unit.


5.   Carennac Oak Tables

Inspired by traditional French designs, our Carennac pieces are made from solid European oak. This X-leg dining table is the epitome of the rustic look, with a lightly distressed and hand-waxed ‘warm honey’ lacquer finish and a beautifully unique French farmhouse design. Benches and chairs are available to match, making it easier than ever for you to make your dream rustic dining room a reality.

6.   Irish Coast Bookcases

Our Irish Coast bookcases are always a popular choice with those looking to add a little charm to their home office or living space. Available in an elegant African Dusk finish, the pieces are crafted and lacquered to show off the natural patina of the wood. Furthermore, an eye-catching ‘Dinghy’ 4-shelf bookcase is available for those looking to add some quirky character to their home – whether in the study room, the bedroom or the living room, this fun piece of rustic-look furniture is suitable everywhere.

7.   Dakota Oak Furniture

The Dakota oak range features a pale, distressed look, with cheeky brass drop handles and a warm rustic finish, creating something new in oak furniture. A lighter alternative to our other rustic ranges, this attractive range includes a wide variety of bedroom, dining room and living room furniture pieces. It’s also well priced and within the budgets of many, allowing you to get that dream rustic look for less than elsewhere.


We hope you picked up some useful inspiration from this article! More can be found on our website or, better still, at our 8000 sq. ft. barn in Nuffield, near Henley-on-Thames. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more useful home furnishing ideas...