There are building products available to make you forget you are not in a rustic cabin on lake or in a beautiful mountain lodge. Although these building materials in many cases can be used on the exterior of your home, we are going to concentrate on interior use. Let's explore some ideas.
Let's look at five building products that you can use to create a unique rustic space: bark shingles, bark panels, faux stone panels, faux beams, barn wood and even corrugated metal panels. All of these building materials range in price and difficulty to install. While many are DIY for anyone familiar with home remodeling, if you don't have access to a DIY'er you may need to add in the cost of installation.
These building supplies are available from a variety of suppliers; however, we will tell you when possible where we have obtained the information.
From Bark House birch bark panel has been used in a bathroom (below). Above bark shingles have been used for walls in a bathroom.
If you don't want to do a whole wall, consider doing just a surround for a bathtub or the fronts of some cabinets in the kitchen or bathroom with poplar bark panels or birch bark panels.
You can even sheets of birch bark panels to a ceiling with beams (or faux beams).
Corrugated metal is another building material that is a fantastic choice for DIY rustic room creation. Corrugated panels are available in various finishes, some more rustic looking than others. Depending on the room you are working in, you can add this to ceilings, one wall, all walls, kitchen island bases, shower enclosures... you name it. Hang it horizontally or vertically. This is a very versatile material. Depending on the type of metal you buy, you can let it rust naturally if you would like for a very authentic look.
Corrugated metal looks wonderful in a contemporary cabin bathroom!
Faux stone can add a really rustic look to a wall, particularly when combined with barnwood or bark panels or shingles. There are many faux stone panels to choose from, but the field stones or river rock are the most rustic in appearance. Add them to a fireplace wall or any wall for a rustic look. Although faux rock is often used on the exterior of a home, it certainly has it's place in the interior design of a room as well. From Advanced Rock Technology and Faux Panels...
Both faux rock and faux barnboard come in panels. Add barnboard faux panels to a ceiling for a rustic cabin look! From fauxpanels.com ...
And beams can add a finishing rustic look to your room. From fauxwoodbeams.com...