The term “rustic” brings many images to mind. Rustic style decor exhibits natural elements and colors that you can blend with almost any accent color. Windows are a great way to explore new design options, or carry a theme through a room. Rustic curtains can be a low cost way to provide insulation around windows. For rustic curtains, choose fabrics and colors that complement the rustic style. With heavier drapery fabrics warm, earthy colors like red, green and gold are complementary choices; Americana prints featuring red, white and blue also work well with this décor. Plaids, checks and stripes are all appropriate, as are solid-color panels. Café curtains work well in rustic kitchens, particularly if they are made of a gingham check or a country print featuring fruits or farm animals. Sheer curtains or lace panels (white or ivory) are also suitable for the country look. Whatever draperies you choose, opt for a plain cut, nothing too frilly.