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9 DIY Rustic Interior Design Ideas You Can Make Yourself (With Pictures)

coffee table with cup of coffee and a book

Redecorating your interior can be a great deal of fun, and making it appear more rustic can help it look more comfortable, inviting, traditional, and durable. If you are looking for rustic design ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a list of ideas to help you get started.

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The 9 DIY Rustic Interior Design Ideas

1. DIY Rustic Pallet Bookshelf by Jen Woodhouse

diy pallet bookshelf
Image Credit: Jen Woodhouse
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Old pallets, nails, screws, wood glue
Tools: Tape measure, pencil, drill, saw

The DIY Rustic Pallet Bookshelf helps you get rid of any old pallets that you have lying around by converting them into an attractive bookshelf. It’s easy to build and doesn’t require many tools besides a hammer and saw. You can follow the instructions in the plan to make something similar or modify it to create something you are happy to have in your home.

2. DIY Rustic Vent Hood Cover by Rough Around the Edges Design

diy rustic vent hood cover
Image Credit: Rough Around The Edges Design
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Lumber, screws, nails
Tools: Saw, hammer, tape measure

The DIY Rustic Hood cover is a great way to improve the appearance of your kitchen. It provides a cover with a rustic appearance, and it also adds light to the area, so it’s easier to cook and prepare food. It’s an easy-to-build project — the most difficult part will be reaching up so you can install it.

3. Laundry Room Makeover with Rustic Industrial Pipe Shelves by Wilshire Collections

diy rustic industrial pipe shelves
Image Credit: Wilshire Collections
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Lumber, screws, nails, pipe
Tools: Saw, hammer, tape measure

The Laundry Room Makeover Project is easy to complete and results in a versatile and useful wooden cover for your washer and dryer. It even uses rustic piping to create shelving that looks great and serves a purpose. There are several ideas in the detailed step-by-step plan to help the whole area look even more rustic.

4. DIY Rustic Fireplace Mantel by Domestically Speaking

diy rustic fireplace mantel
Image Credit: Domestically Speaking
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Pine boards, wood screws, brad nails
Tools: Miter saw, sander, drill

If you have a fireplace and want to install a mantle, The Rustic Fireplace Mantel plan will be useful. It’s easy to build and extremely durable. You can stain it in several colors to match your living arrangements, and it uses the modern trend to have exposed wood beams in a rustic design.

5. DIY Rustic Corbel Sconce Light by Shanty 2 Chic

diy corbel sconce light
Image Credit: Shanty 2 Chic
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Lumber, wood glue, screws
Tools: Hammer, saw, drill

The DIY Rustic Corbel Sconce Light is easy enough for a beginner, but the finished product will look amazing in any room of your house. It looks like something straight from the wild west. Besides looking nice, it provides you with light to read or otherwise see what you are doing.

6. Rustic X End Table by Ana White

diy rustic x end table
Image Credit: Ana White
Difficulty: Moderate
Materials: Lumber, nails, glue
Tools: Hammer, saw, tape measure, level

The Rustic X End Table is a moderately difficult project that will result in a durable end table that will last you many years. There are not many materials or tools required, and if you are patient and work slowly, you should be able to complete it without much trouble. You can also finish it in several ways to help bring out the rustic look even more.

7. Rustic X Coffee Table Tutorial by DIY Magazine

diy rustic x coffee table
Image Credit: Fabartdiy
Difficulty: Moderate
Materials: Lumber, wood glue, screws, stain
Tools: Sander, saw, tape measure

The DIY Rustic Coffee Table is a fun project to build, resulting in a durable coffee table that will likely last you several years. However, it’s quite large, and there are several angle cuts that you will need to make that might be difficult for a beginner. But if you have experience with making angled cuts, you will likely be successful if you are also patient and follow the instructions carefully.

8. DIY Rustic Farmhouse Table by This Rustic Soul

diy rustic farmhouse table
Image Credit: This Rustic Soul
Difficulty: Advanced
Materials: Lumber, screws, nails, stain, wood glue
Tools: Miter saw, drill, sander

The DIY Rustic Farmhouse Table is a big project that uses several large boards, angle cuts, and more that make it better suited to a woodworker with advanced skills and plenty of experience. However, the resulting project is suitable for big family dinners during the holidays.

9. Rustic Faux Fireplace with Mantel by Rocky Hedge Farm

diy faux fireplace with mantel
Image Credit: Rocky Hedge Farm
Difficulty: Advanced
Materials: lumber, screws, nails, wood glue
Tools: saw, hammer, tape measure, pencil

The Rustic Faux Fireplace is a fun project to tackle and will result in a project that looks amazing in any home. You can put this DIY fireplace on any empty wall, and it will look like it’s part of your home. This is a long and detailed project with many steps, so it can be hard to follow. However, if you carefully read the instructions, even at a low skill level, you should be able to complete this project.

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There are plenty of rustic projects that you can complete to help improve the interior of your home, and many of the plans on this list are suitable for beginners. The DIY Rustic Pallet Bookshelf is one of our favorites because it helps recycle old wood. The laundry Room Makeover is also popular. Once you get more woodworking experience, we highly recommend trying out one of the DIY rustic tables on this list or even the Rustic Faux Fireplace for something that looks really attractive.

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