Rustic style may be more suitable for getaway cabin decor but little rustic accents sprinkled throughout your home works with any style. Handcrafted accents have even a bigger appeal because you can make them yourself thus making your home more original.

So it doesn’t matter what interior design style you’re going for – whether it’s modern minimalist, traditional, classic or something in between – you’ll always find a place for rustic accents. Here are 20 rustic DIY home decor ideas that will definitely make your home warmer.

Wood Planked Accent Wall

Wood finish always adds warm texture to home decor and making a planked accent wall will create a great decor feature. You can choose any type of wood for this project, reclaimed wood or paneling planks with the finish of your choice. This nook looks really warm and cozy with a sofa (also read about our picks for the best sleeper sofas) made to really fit the look.

Hand Painted Jars

Take some old used jars and paint them. This simple idea can add a cute accent to your kitchen decor.

Handmade Vignettes

Tie a bundle of books with rope, use old bottles for vases, paint an old jar and make a bouquet. Re-using old things that you’d normally throw away can create a wonderful rustic accent for your decor.

Ladder Towel Rack

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Take an old ladder (or build one yourself) and use it as a towel rack – that’s a simple yet nice accent.

DIY Wall Decorations

Get creative decorating your walls. Fixing bottles and jars to the wall is a nice rustic accent and you can use them for flowers, plants, or even storage of small things.

Candle Lanterns

Bring old country style as the accent with candle lanterns to your home.

Shelves and Racks

Re-purposing old pallets is a DIY trend and rightfully so. There are many things you can use it for and shelves (also read about our picks for the best bookshelves for small spaces) and racks are one of those things. They give an instant rustic accent to your decor.

Frame a Mirror

Make a rustic mirror frame from wood planks or even repurpose reclaimed wood.

Stack Old Boxes

Need a bookshelf or a cabinet with an accent? Simply stack old boxes and you’ve got it.

Coat and Jewelry Hangers

Small things such as coat or jewelry hangers will add a wonderful wall decor accent in a rustic style.

Rustic Benches

You can find many uses for a bench at home but most importantly it makes the perfect furniture accent.

DIY Candle Holders

Can you believe how simple it is to make this rustic candle holder and even though it’s so small it will give a wonderful accent to your decor.

Reclaimed Wood Headboard

A great accent for the bedroom is a reclaimed wood DIY headboard.

Rustic Cabinets

Handcrafted cabinets from reclaimed wood or re-purposed old boxes, whatever you use them for in your home will always add a warm rustic accent.

Rustic Corbel

Wherever you have a walkway, a simple addition of a rustic corbel will create an accent with big impact and architectural interest.

Decorative Shelves

Create a wall of display with small decorative rustic shelves.

DIY Tables

Using reclaimed wood to craft a DIY table, such as this colorful old pallet up-cycling, is a great accent.

DIY Coffee Table

Coffee tables are easily made of old boxes and pallets, all you have to do is paint them and add little wheels.

DIY Ottoman

An old crate makes a great DIY ottoman and it looks just so well.

Tree Trunk Side Table

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Tree trunk furniture is a trendy rustic accent in many interior design styles. All you have to do is install hairpin legs to it.

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