It Gets A Little Gritty
Rustic furniture and fabrics have a bit of a roughness to them. The design is never perfect, as much of it is made from raw woods and stone, so it feels a bit undone. A variety of shapes, textures, and colors from the natural materials ensures that pieces are unique and not cookie-cutter.
You want to feel as though your materials have been roughened up a bit by the elements, so you’ll often find reclaimed wood or driftwood. As for textiles, you’ll never find anything with sheen, but rather, more raw fabrics such as jute or animal hide.