Rustic home decor gives you the opportunity to include more masculine materials in your design style. This is especially important if you have kids or pets because the items already look worn so it's more difficult to ruin them. You can use this design style even if you don't live in a cabin in the woods. You don't have to use the traditional cowboy boots or bear statues. Instead, make the room look surprisingly sophisticated so your visitors and neighbors will fall in love with the design style.
When you think of rustic home decor your first thought might be of deer heads and bear rugs. You can make this style modern. There are a lot of chandeliers and home accessories like coat racks made from faux antlers. They usually have a really high gloss finish on them so they look like they have been lacquered. This makes the style at home in even a modern city loft. You can just bring these accents into the room and pair them with modern style furniture. This will keep your room from becoming cluttered or too cutesy. You can also find deer heads made out of cardboard. This will change up how you and everyone else who enters the room feels about rustic design.
Bring in leather furniture. This can be expensive but it can also be well worth the investment. It's comfortable and pretty durable. You can even find dining room parsons' chairs that look like they are made from leather. Accent it with elegant nail head trim for a little bit of sparkle that isn't too fancy. Brown and red tones will bring in richness to the room. White and black leather tones look too modern for this design style.
Keep your accessories oversized and to a minimum. When someone walks into these kinds of rooms they probably look around for a singing fish plaque. There are a lot of little collections and figurines that really distract from the overall homey feel. Instead, focus on the best natural materials for your everyday items and leave the picture of geese at the store where it belongs. For instance you could just bring in your favorite birdhouse. You can also just hang a cowboy hat from a shelf for more of a subtle look. You can even find leather rugs for the floor that will look sophisticated. Buy lamps that look like old fashioned lanterns. When you pair all of these accessories together it might seem too cutesy or like a country gift shop. Just stick to one per room for a more subtle nod to this design style.
Focus on natural wood tones. No, this doesn't mean that you have to install wood logs walls in your condo. Instead, bring in the same warmth with wide planked wood floors or ceiling beams. You can always just focus in on wood furniture.
Rustic home decor has a sense of humor but it doesn't have to become cluttered. This is one of those instances where less is more; otherwise it will start to feel claustrophobic. The best part of this is that you can create a rustic room for less.