Rustic Metal — Decorating Ideas for your Country Home

If you missed my first installment in this series, check out ways to decorate your country home with rustic wood.  Now it is time for installment number two.  Ready to learn how to decorate your country home with rustic metal?  Yep me too!

using rustic metal in home decor

One of my favorite rustic touches in any country home is rustic metal.  Just a touch of rustic metal in a room can bring the barn inside your home.  The use of wire baskets, galvanized buckets, cast iron, and pipe can all be gorgeous yet rustic.  Learn how to make your own industrial shelving with pipe using this tutorial.  Bonus points for using even more rustic metal to decorate the shelves.

using rustic metal in home decor
Another way to bring in rustic and make a BIG statement is to find a rusty piece.  These rustic ceiling tiles are amazing but check out the other rustic metal on the shelf

using rustic metal in home decor

What if you don’t quite love that much rust?  Try out enamelware.  It comes in a variety of colors and is absolutely gorgeous…

using rustic metal in home decor

A great place to start adding metal touches to your home is with lighting.  There are some wonderful industrial fixtures available that will add just the right touch…
using rustic metal in home decor
Maybe you can’t afford a new fixture right now?  Update your old one with a metal basket

using rustic metal in home decor

A rust free option would be galvanized.  It is readily available and can add that farmhouse touch to any room
using rustic metal in home decor

You can even use galvanized as an activity wall for the kids.  The possibilities are endless…

using rustic metal in home decor

Want that aged patina without the cost of metal?  Check out these ways to fake the vintage!  Fake rust on some cans for a decorative touch

using rustic metal in home decor

You can even fake rust on wood

using rustic metal in home decor

Add a small galvanized touch to your home with this faux painting tutorial

using rustic metal in home decor

Want even more ideas for adding metal to your home?  Check out my rustic metal pinterest board for great ideas.  Follow along as I will be adding even more ideas as I find them!
However you do it, a rustic metal touch will make a great addition to your home.  Try some of these ideas in your home and let me know how you like them!
Also stop by and see my tips for using vintage items in your country home.
~Thanks for stopping by!~
~Angie~

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