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How To Get The Modern Farmhouse Look

Modern Farmhouse style is a trendy look that’s been increasingly growing in popularity for the past two years. It’s safe to say that the design world is obsessed (our Modsy team, included.) We’re seeing this interior design style all over HGTV shows, Pinterest, and our Instagram feeds.

And it makes sense why so many people love this look. Modern Farmhouse effortlessly blends the best parts of some of the most popular trends from the past several years—you’ve got a dash of Rustic, a sprinkle of Industrial, and just the right amount of Mid-Century Modern design. It instantly adds a casual-but-pulled-together character to any interior. While this style is a bit more dramatic than your typical rustic or classic farmhouse look, it still manages to be effortlessly livable. It embodies that perfect mix of modern and relaxed, for a look that’s both on-trend and approachable.

Curious to learn more about Modern Farmhouse design ideas and how this style differs from other takes on farmhouse style? Today, we’re breaking down the style and showing you how to create the look in your own space. Keep reading for our complete guide to Modern Farmhouse decor and style!

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The Key Elements of Modern Farmhouse Style

So, what exactly is modern farmhouse style? Well, it’s a mix of modern design elements and a comfortable, relaxed farmhouse aesthetic. Originating in Texas, modern farmhouse is popular in cities like Waco, Austin, and San Antonio interior design scenes, but has since spread to homes in major cities along the coasts! In general, classic farmhouse design takes inspiration from the look of an actual barn or farmhouse and uses charming, rural, and cozy decorative elements throughout. But with Modern Farmhouse homes, think of it as just that: spaces inspired by modern farmhouses that feature bright, contemporary design elements but still have that cozy vibe. To that point, you’ll notice mid-century modern undertones in this style—but the foundational pieces are still decidedly comfortable.

Modern Farmhouse Furniture

Foundational furniture of modern farmhouse style should be comfortable, but make sure each piece has a sleek, modern shape. Look for furniture with a subtle decorative nature, embodied in the texture or material of the piece. It’s these small details that really elevate Modern Farmhouse design.

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Modern Farmhouse Decor

But special details aren’t just for the furniture. To help this look really come to life, pay attention to the details within decor pieces as well. Modern Farmhouse spaces tend to go with industrial light fixtures to add a sculptural, architectural element. Along those lines, Modern Farmhouse decor has a strong emphasis on geometry in the decorative details—from lights and mirrors to art and tabletop decor. These elements are extra noticeable due to the minimal approach to styling that Modern Farmhouse interior design loves—it’s all about letting individual pieces shine!

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How to Get the Modern Farmhouse Look in Your Room

Want to see some specific tips on how to bring this look to life throughout your home? Keep reading!

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Mix in Various Design Styles

Another tenet of Modern Farmhouse decor is juxtaposing different styles together in one space. In a Modern Farmhouse space, you’re mixing together Traditional, Industrial, and Mid-Century furniture and decor alongside rustic pieces (which are obviously the backbone of this style). In fact, mixing traditional and comfortable foundation pieces with modern accents will help you strike the perfect balance of comfy and trendy that is so crucial to the Modern Farmhouse look.

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When you think “farmhouse” your brain might conjure up images of buttermilk yellow kitchens or brick red barns. But that couldn’t be farther from the reality when it comes to Modern Farmhouse style.

While there’s no single “right way” to bring the Modern Farmhouse look to life, the one rule all these interiors play by is a neutral color palette. A neutral and cohesive color palette helps keep Modern Farmhouse style from feeling too eclectic. You can go with a variety of neutral tones throughout your space for added contrast and warmth, but keeping all the tones in the same color family grounds the look. Think: whites, beiges, neutrals, or grays in different shades.

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Play With Contrast

Even with its neutral base, Modern Farmhouse doesn’t mean all white all the time. While the palette of this style leans neutral, it’s still very saturated and high-contrast, with a mix of materials and textures throughout—which helps keep it grounded in a modern aesthetic. You can see that contrast in light fixtures, natural wood furniture elements, and in other dark metal accents!

And don’t just think of contrast in terms of color. Combining different design styles, materials, and finishes together adds depth and dimension to your space. Playing with contrast is a key element of getting the Modern Farmhouse look right.

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Opt for Natural Materials

Modern Farmhouse features a dynamic mix of materials and textures. It’s part of what makes this style so livable—not to mention kid and pet friendly. Natural materials and textures like leather, natural wood, metal, stone, jute, and linen are key to this look. And we definitely recommend mixing and matching various natural textures! It’s all about the tactile and visual texture, no matter what specific material you land on. But, in addition to natural materials, you’ll also want to incorporate pops of unexpected materials like brass and velvet, which give a modern edge to this style.

Stylist Tip: If you’re looking for kid and pet-friendly natural materials that suit this design style, look for linen slipcovered sofas, which you can easily pop in the wash when needed, leather armchairs that will hide scratches and repel fur, and natural fiber rugs, which are super durable and a great choice for high-traffic rooms.

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Look For Weathered Finishes

Within the world of natural materials, we highly recommend incorporating some with weathered finishes. They add rustic texture, character, and warmth to contrast with the modern edge of this style. Look for leathers with a patina, unfinished or weathered woods, and accent furniture or decor that shows off its age with a vintage finish. But don’t go too overboard with weathered pieces, or you’ll stray out of Modern Farmhouse and into Rustic Farmhouse.

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Embrace Minimal Styling

The one thing that separates Modern Farmhouse interiors from other takes on farmhouse design is their minimal approach to decorating. Skip the piles of pillows and packed-to-the-brim bookcases in favor of a cleaner aesthetic that will let the few pieces you choose to display truly shine.

What’s the difference between Farmhouse and Modern Farmhouse design?

There are many variations on farmhouse—two of the most notable being classic and rustic farmhouse styles.

Classic Farmhouse

A more traditional style with “French provincial” aesthetic influences, Classic Farmhouse is a softer, more feminine approach to farmhouse style and creates that classic cottage chic vibe.

Rustic Farmhouse

This style is a less mid-century and more rustic/industrial take on farmhouse design. It has a heavy focus on rugged materials—like rough-hewn and natural woods, wrought iron, and leather with a rich patina—along with more vintage and antique pieces.

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Like the idea of farmhouse design mixed with some old-school Victorian sensibilities? You have to check out our new favorite rustic design style: Victorian Farmhouse.

Is Modern Farmhouse style right for you?

This is the perfect look for you if you want the comforts of farmhouse style but also a trendy, modern aesthetic. It’s approachable and easy to personalize, which we love. With the combination of comfortable foundations, sleek modern shapes, and sculptural, geometric design elements, this is also the perfect look for couples who are trying to meet in the middle between practical comfort and modern design preferences. It’s like a compromise between modern design and traditional, country-inspired design elements—but it looks so good, neither of you will feel like you’re losing anything. And that’s the best kind of compromise, right?

Looking for another great design compromise? Check out the Traditional Comfort trend—a combination of Traditional and Transitional design elements.

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Our 9 Best Tips for Acing the Rustic Decor Look in Your Space

Rustic interiors are hard not to love. That’s because rustic design is all about celebrating natural materials, warm neutral colors, weathered finishes, and the vintage aesthetic. These are all rustic decor elements that play up a deep sense of comfort and charm.

Types of Rustic Decor Styles

There are many different ways to approach the rustic decor look. You can go minimalist with a mix of rustic home decor and Scandinavian designs; or you can add lots of black and white for a more modern take. To help you figure out how to make rustic decor work in your space, here are some popular rustic design looks to get you thinking:

Farmhouse Style. This is classic rustic style. It has all the key rustic decor elements: natural materials and textures, warm wood furniture, tons of fiber textures, and industrial metal accents.

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Modern Farmhouse. If you like Chip & Joanna Gaine’s fixer-upper style, this is your look. Think of the rustic yet elegant room with a big comfy sofa, a fluffy white rug, and lots of vintage pieces.

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Hygge. Rooted in the Danish concept of embracing life’s simple pleasures, this rustic look is all about comfort. These rooms feature light woods, soft textured pillows, and handmade decor.

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Modern Rustic. Mid-century modern designs mixed with rustic decor is what sets this look apart. You’ll find clean-lined furniture, cowhide and leather pieces, and patterns in warm colors.

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Essential Decor Tips for Rustic Rooms

Now that you’ve gotten refresh on rustic style, let’s talk about what you need to keep in mind when decorating. Read on for our best tips for adding rustic decor seamlessly into your home.

If you love everything rustic and simply need some inspiration, check out our room gallery for rustic design ideas. Have zero idea what interior design style is right for you? Listen to the first episode of our podcast, The Render, where break down how to find your design style!

1. Invite Contrast

When decorating with rustic pieces, a high-contrast palette of black and white offers a modern edge. It’s great if you love the comfy, earthy vibe of rustic design but don’t want your space to feel classic and stuffy. A high-contrast palette will add depth to rustic and neutral furnishings.

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Good Starting Point: Juxtapose furniture pieces, like a white slipcovered chair and farmhouse table, with contemporary black wood chairs, black and white tile details, or a charcoal-color light fixture. If you want a bold modern rustic look, consider painting your walls black.

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2. Mix Your Materials

Mixing different rustic decor and natural materials to add interest and depth to your spaces. The key is to create contrast with neutral colors and natural tones, hard and soft materials, and old and new furnishings. Here, we have a mix of weathered wood, shiplap wood, metal chairs, and galvanized metal accessories.

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Good Starting Point: An easy way to mix rustic materials is to simply pile linen and textured pillows on a soft cotton slipcover sofa.

3. Layer, layer, layer

Speaking of piling on pillows, lots of layered textiles is an essential rustic decor element. Layers add depth, warmth, and a homey feeling, so it’s key to add layers at all levels in a room—the floor (rugs), mid-level (with furniture like a sofa and poufs), and walls and windows (curtains). Because rustic interiors feature mostly neturals, layering textiles is a great way to play up the few patterns you might have and bring out the softness of light-color textiles.

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Good Starting Point: Layering includes rugs, poufs, and pillows. Kick things off with a soft rug. Moroccans, sheepskins, and cowhides are great because they go with almost all rustic decor.

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4. Choose Comfortable Foundations

One of the most important pieces every rustic space has is a comfortable sofa or sectional. This means a plush sofa with firm and well-made cushions that provide great support. Sometimes a pair of cozy armchairs that complement the sofa can help round out your foundational pieces, which are key in setting a warm and welcoming tone in your living space.

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Good Starting Point: You can’t go wrong with an overstuffed sofa that you can easily layer and build on with pillows and throws. Keep to plush sofas with angular and clean-lined silhouettes.

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5. Combine Different Textures

Mixing textures add visual interest and depth to rustic spaces. This country cottage bedroom perfectly showcases the warmth that comes from incorporating varying textures: The iron bed frame is paired with a weathered-wood dresser, a woven basket contrasts with the faded rug and white curtains, a brass mirror offsets the barn-white walls. Different textures are what make rooms feel curated and decorated.

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Good Place To Start: A rustic bedroom is the best place to experiment with textures since you can easily mix hard materials with soft textiles. Decide if you want an upholstered or metal bed and go from there. For inspo, check out our rustic bedroom design tips.

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6. Embrace Vintage

Rustic interiors have a lived-in feel because they always include pieces that bring a sense of history. It can range from vintage finds to old heirloom furniture and accents to simply rustic decor that have a weathered look or patina to them.

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Good Place To Start: Add at least one weathered wood piece to your spaces, be it a raw-wood sideboard for the dining room or a vintage distressed-wood coffee table in the living room. These are pieces that will add instant character and a rustic look.

7. Add Nature-Inspired Charm

For rustic interiors that have the shabby chic aesthetic, layer your space with charming details and nature-inspired motifs. These decor touches will provide both rustic warmth and a bit of romance. It’s a look that’s also a tad more colorful and feminine. try adding nature-inspired

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Good Place To Start: Floral patterns in art and pillows are easy additions that can bring this look to your spaces. Just be sure to keep your color palette to pastels and soft shades so that it complements the rustic and neutral decor scheme. Layering in real (or faux) flowers will also help play up this rustic country cottage look.

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8. Skip All Formalities

Rustic interiors are casual by design given the neutral colors and relaxed decor. They’re spaces that are meant to be lived in after all. Keeping a casual layout will help play up that relaxed atmosphere in spaces. Instead of formal furniture, keep to simple pieces, which will help make your spaces and layouts feel none too precious.

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Good Place To Start: A casual layout comes down to casual furnishings that don’t feel rigid or overly traditional and proper. Try a wooden bench and slouchy slipcovered chairs at a dining table or place a linen armchair slightly off center from a slipcovered sofa that’s piled with pillows.

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9. Use Natural Materials

Natural materials provide an organic element that set apart rustic spaces. Opt for natural rustic decor, like raw or distressed woods, woven fiber pieces, galvanized metal accents, and leather that show some patina and wear. The beauty of natural materials is in their textures and imperfections, and those are what really make rustic spaces feel cozy and approachable.

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Good Place To Start: Identify leather elements to bring in to your space, like a chair made with tan leather or a cowhide rug. The most layered, textured, and cozy rustic interiors involve decorating with leather. Just be sure to keep it to one or two statement pieces.

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Get the Look: Kendall Jenner’s Los Angeles Home

By now, you’ve probably seen Kendall Jenner’s Los Angeles home tour in Architectural Digest, which was released this summer. While many people expected the supermodel to have a flashy, opulent home, her renovated space was actually quite subdued and serene. In fact, Jenner said her big goals for her home were to feel peaceful and calm in the space—in stark contrast to the busyness and hustle of the rest of her life.

Frankly, we were swooning over her Spanish bungalow home, with its farmhouse and eclectic antique vibes that really captured the essence of contemporary Los Angeles interior design, Designed by Kathleen and Tommy Clements and Waldo Fernandez, Jenner’s home underwent a year of renovations. Jenner wanted to celebrate the existing character of the home while bringing in elements that suited her lifestyle—like transforming two of the five bedrooms into a “glam room” and fitting room.

She added other doses of personality throughout her home, too—specifically through her use of antiques and pop art, which create some really fun contrast. Bright pop art, along with a James Turrell ovoid wall sculpture, which features shifting, computer-programmed LED lights, contrast with the vintage pieces and more formal style of her living room. And in her bedroom, a neon Tracey Emin sculpture sits opposite a pair of 18th-century Italian painted door panels that her mother, Kris Jenner, gave her. It’s an interesting mix of pieces that we wouldn’t have thought to combine (even her designers were skeptical) but it really works in her space!

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Luxuries aside, much of her LA home’s style is actually very approachable. In fact, it embodies a look that you could easily bring into your own home. (Who doesn’t need some extra doses of peace and calm in their homes right now?) If you want some ideas of how to get the Kendall Jenner home design style in your own space, read on. We’ve reimagined a few rooms in her home, full of products you can shop today.

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Get The Look: Kendall’s Living Room

Kendall Jenner’s living room shows off an interesting contrast of eclecticism and symmetry—resulting in a space of casual formality. Matching sofas sitting opposite each other establish this more formal vibe—but a mix of vintage patterned pillows, eclectic art and decor, and mismatched side tables and stools give the space a more casual air.

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How to Get the Look:

Think in layers. To get this look, work from the ground up. This look is all about layered textures, and rugs are a great place to start. Go for a large flatweave rug, and layer a plush, shag rug over it for some extra coziness underfoot. Mix this with plush slipcovered sofas, then add in stools, poufs, and pillows for that eclectic touch.

Balance symmetry with eclecticism. To really pull off this look, invest in a pair of matching sofas, then bring in some eclectic elements. Jenner has a lot of antiques and vintage textiles in her home, from furniture to her throw pillows, which bring in that eclectic air. But you can get that eclectic edge without scouring flea markets and antique shops, if that’s not your vibe. Simply look for a mix of textures and patterns in pillows and accent furniture, and bring in some personality through your artwork!

Add depth with earth tones and natural materials. While, overall, Kendall Jenner’s design style is pretty neutral, bring in pops of earth tones and rustic wood tones for added depth. Rich and bold patterns—in pillows, the rugs, and even artwork—will bring even more life to this look.

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Kendall Jenner home design styleGet The Look: Kendall’s Office

Kendall Jenner’s office features a very interesting mix of classic shapes and antique elements, with pops of color, a splash of glam, and organic forms. The result, once again, is a beautifully eclectic space that we sure wouldn’t mind working in!

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How to Get the Look:

Mix organic forms with classic pieces. While the desk in this office is very classic in form and style, the flanking cabinets and the accent chair are quite organic in shape. Mixing these two styles iresults in a very approachable kind of eclecticism.

Go high-contrast. This office features a high-contrast black and white palette, with dark furniture against white walls. A bold vintage rugs with saturated earthy colors helps to bring warmth to this high-contrast space.

Add in some glam touches. Touches of glam will really elevate the space. You can bring in these moments of glam through pop art (which is a big part of Kendall Jenner’s look) and in your use of textures and materials like velvet and marble.

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Get The Look: Kendall’s Dining Room

We’re in love with the rustic, antique vibes of Kendal Jenner’s dining room. The table and chairs set-up feels like you’re dining in an old Italian villa—but the gallery wall perfectly modernizes the look while adding a delightful eclectic touch to the space.

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How to Get the Look:

Go for an “old world chic” look. The foundation of this look is one of rustic warmth. Opt for a dining room table and chairs in rustic, natural wood to set the tone. But, to keep this look from skewing too classical, we opted for dining chairs made in a rustic material but with a more trendy and modern form.

Embrace a variety of textures and wood finishes. Mixing natural wood pieces in various tones adds a lot of depth to this look. The dining room table and chairs are both darker woods, but are actually slightly different finishes. Meanwhile, the console table and extra chairs at the back of the room are in a lighter finish, which adds nice contrast to the space. The console table also features a few decorative accessories that have an earthy vibe and are rich in texture, which adds more nuance and depth to the space.

Hang a gallery wall. To balance out the more rustic and formal elements in this dining room, hang an eclectic gallery wall. Use a mix of photography and paintings for a mixed media look—and even consider mixing old and new pieces. This will bring a good dose of personality and modernity to the space.

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Kendall Jenner home design styleGet The Look: Kendall’s Bedroom

Kendall Jenner’s bedroom is all about peace and simplicity. She wanted this space to be a true retreat from the hectic hustle of life. This space really embraces minimalism, but layered textiles and wood tones makes it feel warm and inviting.

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How to Get the Look:

Keep it minimal. This bedroom is all about simplicity, so we went very minimal in the decor. There’s no artwork on the walls, and the nightstands really only have the lamps and some fresh flowers. (Though the form of the lamps adds a fun element!) White bedding—along with a white accent chair and storage bench—create a peaceful, zen vibe. A low, upholstered bed adds a soft and grounding touch to the space.

Go for a symmetrical layout. While much of Kendal Jenner’s home has an approachable eclectic style, opting for a more traditional, symmetrical layout in the bedroom adds to the zen feel of this space.

Add depth through earthy colors and natural materials. Since so much of this room is simple and light, the rich wood nightstand really pops, without overpowering the room. A washed-out vintage-inspired rug also adds some subtle color in earthy tones, as does the throw at the end of the bed.

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Tour a Dream Home Designed In California Modern Style

Do you love the idea of a relaxed, approachable home that feels both personal and pulled together? Then you might want to explore California Modern interior design.

California Modern style is an easygoing style that’s welcoming, calming, and personal. A style subset of Modern Rustic, it features a mix of rustic, natural, organic, and modern elements, styled with an eclectic edge. That’s where the personal touch comes in; this style feels collected, with pieces throughout that could be vintage or have come from a flea market. But these more unique and eclectic elements are paired with more mainstream pieces like a comfortable but streamlined sofa, for a refined look.

California ModernThis style definitely takes on the relaxed, laid back appeal of West Coast living and features a coastal-inspired palette—which is where you’ll see the rustic shine through. This look is grounded in earthy, neutral tones reminiscent of the Pacific coast and a welcoming mix of wood tones. But saturated, darker elements in the accent pieces to add some visual contrast.

The modern comes through in furniture shapes and specific decorative elements. However, this is a more eclectic, European-inspired type of mid-century modern that’s less sterile and more undone, with organic elements and sculptural shapes throughout.

Ready to explore this California Modern home? Keep reading for visual inspiration, tips on decorating modern homes, and how to get this look—plus a full 3D walkthrough of the home!

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While simple, this entryway is warm and welcoming. The rustic, farmhouse-inspired console helps set the tone for a relaxed and comfortable home that’s ready to be lived in by its inhabitants and warmly welcome guests.

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The Key Elements:

Keep it simple. Nothing in this space is overly flashy; in fact, the whole vignette is quite simple but intentional. The round mirror is practical, but also adds a modern decorative element. The base of the console adds some visual nuance and interest to the space, but decoratively it’s more pared back and styled with care.

Decorate with collected objects. An entryway console is a great surface to display some unique collected objects. We gave the decor a slightly modern spin, which you can see come to life through the feet on the clay bowl and the mod shape of the vase. But both of these pieces, along with the etched lamp, have a global-inspired feel—as if they could have been collected over time, either at flea markets or during travels. The clay bowl also offers a practical element, as it could double as a catchall.

Opt for a warm and soothing color palette. The warm wood of the console table plays with the earthy tones of the lamp, bowl, and vase. The rug, while neutral, has slightly olive undertones which helps further warm up the space. A pop of greenery or seasonal foliage helps insert some color and life to the space.

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Comfort comes first in this California Modern living room, with the foundational elements of this space being comfortable and cozy. The high-contrast color palette and mix of materials helps bring to life the mix of modern and rustic elements in this space. But there’s a beautiful balance between the two styles, so neither style dominates the look. Eclectic elements give this space an approachable, personalized vibe.

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The Key Elements:

Focus on comfort. California Modern is a style that’s made to be lived in. This living room should be a space where a family can gather and relax, where friends and family can come over to enjoy drinks and a game night, and where one can kick back and relax at the end of the day with a good book. The comfortable sofa provides a great foundation for this vibe, and the textural accent chairs definitely support this focus. Upholstered in boucle fabric, they’re very soft and plush, while still having a mod silhouette that elevates the look of the space.

Create contrast. While, overall, the color palette leans more neutral and earth toned, dark elements throughout add a slight sense of dramatic contrast. This is seen in the use of dark curtains, the black frame around the mirror, and the black metal side table. This side table is also a great example of contrast through materials. While much of this space has more organic-feeling or natural materials, the metal side table adds some welcome contrast.

Use furniture to create thoughtful moments. Floating the sofa away from the wall and placing a console table behind it creates a unique and considered surface to help adorn the living room with personalized, collected objects. The blanket ladder on the opposite wall of the living room is an intentional way to use the wall space that offers both practicality, contrast, and a decorative element. The bench is also a thoughtful element. While it offers additional seating, it’s also an eclectic way to zone an open living room/dining room to help break up the two spaces.

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This dining room is definitely dominated by the dining table. A clean-lined but heavy table, the dark, rough wood creates a definite rustic feel, which is supported by the complimentary wood tones of the dining room chairs. (The two wood tones flow together nicely since they’re both in the warm wood tone family.) But mid-century modern shapes keep the look from veering too rustic.

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The Key Elements:

Create balance. The various mid-century modern chair forms balance out the rustic nature of the table. The light wood dining chairs have that classic mid-century, wishbone-inspired shape, while the chairs at the eat-up counter are also very mid-century in form. However, the spindle style also brings in a touch of that traditional sensibility. Meanwhile, the slipcovered chairs have clean, modern lines, while giving a nod to classic and rustic styles.

Keep the color scheme neutral. The natural materials that dominate this living room keep the color scheme fairly neutral. This helps drive home that comfortable, approachable vibe that’s inherent to California style. But moments of dark contrast help balance out the rustic elements. They also tie in with the black accents in the living room, helping weave together the two spaces.

Add touches of character. A dining room light fixture is a perfect place to add some character. We opted for this metal pendant light to add an eclectic touch to the space, but you could also layer in a flea market find! The ladder chair to the left of the cabinet also adds to that collected sensibility of California Modern style. That collected element could also come through in true vintage rugs rather than vintage-inspired styles.

California Modern Hallway

Hallways don’t have to just be pass-through spaces. In fact, they can create an intentional, thoughtful moment in the middle of your home. This hallway features a built-in cabinet that could be used as a linen closet or just for additional storage. While we used the built-in bench more as a decorative moment, you could also get a full-length cushion and use this area as a reading nook!

As it is, a framed piece of abstract art in coastal colors adds a pop of color to this hallway and coordinates with the shibori print on the throw pillow. The saturated, vintage-inspired rug, along with the eclectic stool and oversized vase add visual interest and natural texture to the space. We added a bit of contrast with the dark metal sconces.

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California Modern Bedroom

Since California Modern style is all about relaxed comfort, that should be a primary focus in the bedroom. So, we opted for an upholstered bed, cozy bed linens, and a plush, textural rug to set the tone. With its focus on comfort, this bedroom leans a little more rustic, but the furniture forms keep it balanced with modern. Overall, the larger furniture pieces ground this space in relatability, warmth, and comfort.

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The Key Elements:

Balance modern lines with rustic finishes. The nightstands and bench at the end of the bed both display the perfect mix of modern and rustic styles. The chest nightstands feature clean, modern lines, but in a natural wood finish that feels very rustic. The bench, too, has a rustic patina, but with modern tapered legs that give it a lighter and airier vibe.

Incorporate eclectic accents. A good dose of personality is brought into this room through an eclectic mix of prints. They show up in the throw pillows, curtains, and rug, which you could personalize to your own taste. The abstract line art above the bed also adds a modern and eclectic touch.

Try out antiques. Bedrooms are a perfect place to incorporate some antique furniture. While the dresser in this bedroom isn’t an antique, it does have a classic, vintage-inspired design. But you could opt for an antique store or flea market find for a dress, or even your nightstands!

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Whether you need a shared home office for two or just need a little extra space to spread out, this is a great set-up. We arranged it as a co-working office space, perfect for side-by-side work or collaborating. The desk, with its smokey wood finish, has a rustic vibe—but the way its legs angle slightly outward gives it a more modern form. AKA, it’s the perfect combination of modern and rustic elements.

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The Key Elements:

Go bold with color. In a smaller space, it can be energizing to paint a darker wall color. So, rather than going for the light walls and dark accents like the rest of this home, we opted to inverse the color palette in this home office. We went for dark walls but light curtains, which creates amazing contrast, and opted for a bit of extra saturation in the vintage-inspired rug.

Showcase your inner collector. A home office is a great place to display some of your collected pieces—whether that’s a vintage rug, woven baskets from your travels, or pieces from your favorite artist.

Go big. The large, oversized table lamp makes a statement in this set-up, and it also lights up a big portion of the room. (So, you only need one lamp for both workspaces.) We also took up a large portion of the wall by showcasing a trio of art prints—though you could also opt for one large-scale piece.

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Tour This Modern Coastal Dream Home Decked in Subtle Beachy Style

Warm summer days have us dreaming of packing up the car and heading to a beach house for a week away from technology and news! For those of us who can’t make that dream a reality, we’ve put together a dream home tour of a beautiful modern coastal home, full of subtle beachy decorations. It’ll bring all of your beach house interior design dreams to life!

beach house interior designModern coastal takes all the laid back seaside aesthetic of a traditional coastal home, but with a more mid-century modern vibe. When it comes to coastal interior design ideas, there’s a difference between east coast versus west coast decor. They definitely have different vibes! Modern coastal has some similarities to the popular west coast style, California Casual, but with a bit more of a streamlined finish and a more neutral palette. It’s a popular style in cities like Los Angeles and San Diego!

Modern beach house interior design embraces organic forms, and mixes them with more angular, clean lines. And natural textures have a big place in modern coastal spaces as well. However, there is definitely a less-is-more approach to modern beach house decor—a top value of mid-century spaces. But the decor that is present is sculptural for a bold impact.

This home has an easy, relaxing color palette—full of neutral earth tones like tan, brown, and sand, along with pops of blue throughout. Basically, modern coastal’s palette pulls color inspiration from the beach, while maintaining some trendiness. This shows up in the brass and black accents, which add contrast and contribute to a more modern feel in this home.

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Modern Beach House Living Room

For a modern coastal living room, create an intentional mix of mid-century modern and coastal design elements, for a casual, approachable living space. In this room, you can see mid-century influences through the organic forms of the armchairs, the woven side tables, the tripod lamp, and the leather sofa with tapered legs. The coastal touches come through in the weathered wood accents and the natural textures—seen in the bamboo shades, the base rug, the jute floor cushions, and the rattan pendant lights. The sculptural driftwood on the coffee table is a piece of simple coastal decor—but its organic form very much plays into mid-century style as well.

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beach house interior designThe Key Elements:

Give it a casual feel. Coastal living rooms have a distinctly casual feel. Embrace this through a laid-back conversational layout in front of the fireplace. Floor poufs also give this living room a “beachy hangout” feel.

Layer various textures. Both mid-century and coastal styles celebrate mixing textures. Play this up through layered rugs, a mix of natural materials in lighting and upholstery, and adding pops of additional natural textures throughout.

Incorporate pops of blue. Blue is a color often found in coastal spaces. But it can also add a modern feel. Go for a natural color palette, punctuated with blue, for a nod to that mod coastal vibe.

beach house interior designModern Beach House Entryway

This modern beach house entryway has a cool and trendy feel. The brass-legged credenza in a natural, light wood finish sets the tone for the space, with its polished but beachy vibe. But layering in other beachy decor gives that casual coastal vibe that’s perfect for beach house interior design.

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beach house interior designThe Key Elements:

Add sculptural elements. The sculptural task light pendant is definitely mid-century in style. But it ties into the brass and black found in the decor throughout the rest of the entryway—from the legs of the credenza to the mirror and table lamp on top of it. The mirror and table lamp also add some incredible sculptural elements.

Include a beachy element. The patterned blue rug pulls the blue color scheme into the entryway, and ties in with the modern coastal decor, like the ocean art leaned atop the credenza.

beach house interior designModern Beach House Dining Room

Add some definite modern touches to your modern beach house dining room, for a space that feels casual and approachable. The furniture in this coastal dining space has very modern forms—but the light wood of the dining table and the caning inset on the credenza, along with the bamboo shades, help ground this space in a coastal look.

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Add some contrast. The wishbone-style chairs in black and espresso wood tie in with the black touches throughout the space. The result? A more mod take on coastal style, which we absolutely love.

Layer in some nature-inspired elements. Incorporating large pops of greenery gives a sense of pulling the outdoors in—an absolute must when it comes to beach house decor ideas. And the large piece of water-inspired artwork also harkens to the outdoors, giving one a sense of being connected to nature.

Create some visual interest with bold patterns. The blue kilim woven rug adds a bold pattern to the space—as well as bringing in the blue color scheme seen throughout the rest of this home. It has a very boho, beach house vibe, which fits perfectly with this space.

beach house interior designModern Beach House Bedroom

This bedroom is cozy and approachable, but it still has that modern, pulled-together look—the perfect embodiment of modern beach house interior design. The neutral color scheme and modern lines of the furniture create a lightness to the space, making it feel so inviting. Layered bedding and a boho mix of pillows adds comfort and a casual pop of color to the bed. The bold abstract art brings in coastal colors without being too literal—and ties in with the colors of the pillows, rug, and wall.

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beach house interior designThe Key Elements:

Get cozy. The blue-grey accent wall adds a cozy touch to this bedroom and helps ground the space. Cozy layers of bedding make this a relaxing space in which you’ll love spending time.

Incorporate lots of natural textures. From the woven baskets to the patterned jute rug and pouf, these natural textures help ground this look in casual coastal. But the fringe of the rug also harkens to mid-century modern style, which helps modernize this space. (As do the clean lines of the furniture.)

Go mid-century with your light fixtures. To keep this bedroom feeling more modern, we opted for mid-century lighting, with the atomic pendant and the brass table lamps.

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Rustic Bedroom Design: 17 Ways to Create a Rustic Bedroom Retreat

Your master bedroom has always been one of the most important spots in your house. It’s where you spend most of your time at home—whether you’re sleeping, winding down in the evening, or waking up and starting a new day! Whether you’re a busybody or a homebody, everybody needs a good bedroom design that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed.

In a lot of ways, your bedroom design affects everything in your life! Creating the right space for your needs and personality can help ensure that you get restful sleep and have a private sanctuary to retreat to when you need a break from the everyday chaos of life.

There are so many different bedroom ideas to choose from but rustic interior design is one of our favorites here at Modsy! It makes sense that rustic bedrooms are so popular these days—they’re the perfect look for a comfortable, cozy space that you can call your own. It’s a great style for bedrooms because rustic bedroom furniture is warm and inviting —ideal vibes for the most intimate room in your house. Rustic is a style that can go many directions, too! It easily blends into farmhouse, modern rustic, cozy log cabin aesthetics and more. To prove it, we rounded-up 17 rustic bedroom decorating ideas to help you get some design inspiration for your rustic bedroom design at home!

Light + Breezy Bedroom

We love the open, airy vibes of this light and airy rustic room design. The look starts with neutral base furniture like the bed frame, reclaimed wood nightstands, and modern rustic mirror leaning against the wall. The pops of blue give it a warm, soothing energy, perfect for getting a restful night of sleep.

Caning and rattan in the bed frame add a light, boho feel and the material ensures that the beautiful view and natural light are not blocked. Nature-inspired decor like the butterfly art and greenery look great in rustic bedroom ideas like this. It’s the perfect space to wake up to every morning!

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Contemporary Rustic Retreat

If you love rustic bedroom design but want to update it with a contemporary touch, you might love this space. Modern pieces like the lighting and dark wood nightstand modernize the cool, airy space. We love spindle bed frames for a super rustic touch, and this one fits perfectly with the blue woven rug and crisp white duvet. The room features dark neutrals and warm tones to make it an extra cozy space and the casual layout with extra seating creates an inviting atmosphere.

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Colorful Rustic Vibes

Rustic bedroom ideas like this can show off a whole range of colors! This master bedroom design features traditional rustic furniture like the iron bed and wood nightstand to ground the room. Pops of color bring the space to life, like the pillow patterns, throw blanket, and vibrant orange lamp. The hanging tapestry adds a rustic/southwestern flair for extra panache! This is a great example of a small space bedroom that packs in loads of style.

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Classic Formal Flair

For a more elegant and formal approach to rustic bedroom ideas, check out this gorgeous boudoir! The striking bed frame sets the stage for a luxurious look and the refined wood tones of the dresser, nightstand, and bench keep it extra classy. The design scheme features a neutral/soft color palette and it has a formal layout with plenty of cozy touches. And we love how the circular mirror and the striking chandelier add extra luxe appeal.

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Cozy Farmhouse Bedroom

For super down-to-earth rustic bedroom ideas, you can’t go wrong with the reclaimed wood and earthy tones of farmhouse style bedroom design. This room features weathered wood tones and caning, both of which are hallmarks of classic rustic design. The muted tones and cow art bring in a farmhouse vibe, along with the patterned pillows on the bed. And the pendant light leaves the nightstand surface open for decor so you can choose stylings that show off your personality!

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Coastal Bedroom Escape

Want to bring a bit of the beach into your rustic bedroom design? We love bedroom ideas like this coastal interior design style! Details like the carved, reclaimed wood furniture ground the room in rustic appeal and the woven pendant and beachy art give it a seaside vibe. The pop of blue in the art and dresser bring some warmth and pair well with the pale yellows for a whimsical color palette. It’s one of the best rustic bedroom ideas for a compact layout that’s still super cozy—the layered pillows add the perfect plush touch to finish off the room!

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Pure Rustic Warmth

This is one of the best rustic bedrooms for purists who don’t want to stray too far from the pure form of this style. The master bedroom features elegant weathered woods for a very earthy, organic touch. Butterfly art and nature-inspired decor mix well with the plants, reclaimed wood, and natural light. It’s a great example of how rustic bedroom design can be refined and elegant with styling, but casual with materials. And we love the non-traditional lighting with a pendant over the nightstand.

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Modern Rustic Retreat

This is one of our favorite modern rustic bedroom ideas with an extra punch of personality! The master bedroom is full of natural woods and a neutral palette to give it a casual, welcoming vibe. Modern forms like the chair and dresser and the pop of red give the room a little added edge. The leather pouf and linen touches add warmth and vibrance, and there’s a variety of seating options so you can find spots for reading, putting on shoes, tossing your bag, etc.

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Rustic Farmhouse Flair

This rustic farmhouse bedroom design is calm, cool, and collected, just like a master bedroom should be. Nothing says farmhouse interior design like an iron bed frame, and this one pairs perfectly with the charming art and sleek, symmetrical layout. We love rustic bedroom ideas that start with a neutral palette and then add texture and pattern with different furniture and decor elements. The rug, leather bench, and basket set pair nicely with the crisp white linens and formal style of this bedroom.

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Cozy Meets Classic

Another way to go with rustic bedroom ideas is to mix classic elements into the bedroom design. This look softens the space with a delicate color palette of mauve, browns, and tans. The art sketches of farm animals are very rustic and the wood side table and bed frame are natural and raw. The rug adds a pop of color for a vintage, distressed finish that brings the whole rustic bedroom design together.

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Cool, Clean, Contemporary

We love this cool, clean rustic bedroom design with an organic, earthy vibe that’s great for resting and rejuvenating! The master bedroom features rustic elements (peep the reclaimed wood and earth-toned upholstery!) in contemporary form. The tufted headboard adds comfort and decor like the amber glass pendants add a contemporary twist. Nature-inspired art and lots of live plants mix well with the soothing, organic palette.

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Refined Bedroom Retreat

This is one of the most refined rustic bedrooms on the list and we just love the glamorous green color scheme! It’s a mix of rustic and classic design that creates an elegant and formal space. Touches like the plush, patterned rug and the grid gallery wall add a formal touch. And nothing says “refined taste” like a tall upholstered headboard! The rustic linens help to merge the two styles together and bring the whole look down to earth.

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Desert Oasis

One of our favorite casual rustic bedroom ideas is giving the style a southwestern spin. Master bedrooms take on a whole new look and feel with a couple of touches like this red southwestern style rug, pops of warm wood, and horse art! The weathered wood bed has tons of rustic appeal and the trunk style dresser and nightstand make this room feel extra youthful and cozy.

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Rustic Mod Bedroom

If you’re a fan of dramatic rustic bedroom ideas, this rustic mod space might be just your cup of tea! The dark wall creates a bold backdrop for the iron bed and weathered wood nightstand. The unique, asymmetrical shape of the room is enhanced by the lamp on one side and sconce on the other. Having a stark white rug and linens offers a cool contrast against the dark wall and the low-hanging art is great for slanted ceilings.

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Rustic Modernist Dreams

This mix of rustic and mid-century modern is perfect for those who love cool, curated rustic bedroom ideas. It features rustic-style elements, like the woven basket and wood nightstands. The gallery wall has mid-century flair in its form but uses rustic art. Furniture features mid-century tapered legs and the lighting and platform bed skew modern as well. There are layers of texture and pattern on the bed to create a lush, luxurious feel. And the asymmetrical layout keeps the style casual and inviting.

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Rustic Kids Room

Rustic style can be for kids’ bedroom designs too! This kid’s room has a traditional rustic feel with natural wood and oversized furniture that creates a cabin-like feel. It’s also great storage furniture, so there are plenty of places to tuck away toys and such. The room has lots of vibrant earth tones to add personality for kids and uses lots of nature and animal decor to keep the look fresh and lively!

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Rustic Minimalist Retreat

For a soothing, serene rustic bedroom retreat, try pairing rustic style with minimalist elements. This master bedroom design features bright wood and organic decor in line with rustic style—check out the dresser and nightstand as well as the pops of green in the rug, pillows, and linens. These elements fit well into the super minimal styling and clean line aesthetic of this bedroom design. And the soothing neutral and earth tone color palette helps create the perfect atmosphere for a blissful night of sleep.

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These Cozy, Rustic Living Room Designs are 100% Shoppable

If you’re finding yourself craving an extra cozy space at home these days, you’re not alone! We’re all in need of comfy spots to curl up and relax while we’re home, so there’s no time like now to start thinking about living room design ideas! There are plenty of ways to spruce up your living space, like rearranging your furniture, adding new home decor or even coming up with new interior design ideas for your main lounging area.

If you love interior design ideas that are all about comfort and warmth, look no further than rustic living room design! Rustic interior design style is all about creating family-friendly spaces that invite you to cozy up and relax. Rustic design ideas include lots of unique, handmade products, home supplies, traces of nostalgia, and more. You’ll see lots of plush furniture, home decor made of natural materials and simple, earthy colors. The rustic look is totally unpretentious with an organic warmth that is full of character. If you’re into rustic decorations for homes or are considering a full living room design, take some inspiration from our favorite rustic living room design ideas!

 rustic living roomMoody & Modern Rustic Living Room

We love living room design ideas like a bold black and white color palette. This minimal rustic living room design gets the rustic look with lots of natural materials—like upholstery, leather, metal and wood—but they have a refined, elegant finish. The living room design layout is open and inviting, with the sectional and armchair creating a conversational setting. Even though the living room design is modern in styling, it features lots of organic touches like plants, wood bowls, desert art, etc. And the dark walls add just the right amount of drama and modern appeal.

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 rustic living roomRustic Layers In Color

Living room design ideas that blend contemporary and modern style are tres chic these days, like this classy space. Earth tones with pops of black give it a rustic look as well as the neutral upholstered chairs with wood trim. The coffee table is modern with wood and metal but has a contemporary box shape to tie the living room decor together. The space has a conversational and formal layout with a focus on the fireplace at center. There are lots of layers of styling from layered rugs, bookcase styling, and pillows on the sofa. And pops of bright orange and blue make the formal layout feel more fun and casual.

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Charming Rustic Cottage

This cozy cottage is a perfect example of refined rustic living room design. We love how the daring, dark blue sofa offers a bold pop of color in an otherwise neutral palette. The upholstered fabric, woven rattan coffee table, and natural wood side table have fabulous rustic vibes! And the overall style is super cozy with lots of pillows and deep cushion furniture in the intimate layout.

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Cozy Farmhouse

Rustic living rooms are guaranteed to be warm and comfortable but you can combine a rustic look with farmhouse style to make it even more welcoming. This living room design features lots of natural wood in a neutral color palette with hints of blue. The layout is compact but cozy with a deep cushion sofa and storage coffee table trunk. The barn-inspired art adds pure rustic style and a country feel and the leaning mirror adds contrast and opens up the space.

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Modern Rustic Living Room

Blending some stark, modern touches to a rustic living room design is a great way to add a little drama! This living room has an open and inviting layout with a sleek black and white color palette. Rustic materials like upholstery, leather, metal, and wood add warmth while the accent pieces are distinctly modern. The styling is a bit more minimal on surfaces, with less pillows, etc. And tall curtains are a great way to add contrast and extra drama to a space.

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Rustic Industrial Aesthetic

This living room design blends rustic and industrial style into a compact and cozy layout! Various wood tones are used in clean line forms, like the rustic curved leather chesterfield sofa. A high contrast buffalo check rug and oversized rustic art are great design ideas for visual interest—they also ground the space around the fireplace and window. And the lighting, bench and chairs feel more industrial with edgy forms and dark colors.

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Refined Rustic Lounge

For living room ideas that are understated, but polished, try combining rustic and sophisticated classic design styles. This living room design has an awesome color palette of warm neutrals with a gorgeous rust leather sectional sofa to give it a lounge feel. The leather and weathered wood are both casual and sophisticated and the casual, open layout makes the room even more inviting.

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Cozy Rustic Layers

For cool, edgy living room design ideas, try pairing industrial and rustic style together. This living room has a neutral palette with pops of black and earthy tones. Rustic decor and living room furniture pieces use mostly leather, metal, and wood while the black pops add contrast and a raw, industrial feel. The layout feels cozy and functional with design ideas like extra storage in baskets as well as the sideboard.

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Modern Farmhouse Style

If you’re into white living room design ideas, check out this beautiful rustic living room design decked in modern farmhouse style. It has conversational seating that’s great for entertaining—swivel chairs and an extra bench make it easy to rearrange for different gatherings. Organic colors and materials give it an earthy feel and the styling is soft and natural. The modern sculptural light fixture adds an unexpected element that modernizes the rustic space.

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Mid-Century Meets Rustic

This living room design features a blend of mid-century modern and rustic style in a cool, conversational setting. Layered natural fiber rugs and geometric stripes have a mid-century feel but use rustic materials. The tapered leg coffee table with a wood top blends both styles and the round mirror and console are mid-century all the way. We love living room design ideas with sectionals! The layout offers seating around the fireplace that can be its own conversational zone, too!

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Work And Rest

Contemporary rustic are two great styles to pair for soft, serene living room design ideas. This rustic look uses a mix of weathered and modern woods in a neutral color palette with pops of blue. An overstuffed soft sofa and layers of pillow give it a cozy and inviting look. It’s definitely family-friendly with the large deep sectional and open layout. And the desk in the corner adds a home office to the living room. 

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Eclectic Rustic Comfort

For a calm, cooling vibe, check out this eclectic and rustic style living room design. It has a warm neutral color palette with contrast from the warm woods and creamy whites. The coffee table/trunk has Moroccan and boho flair and the floor poufs and cushions add a casual and lounge feel. Light colors, organic elements, and the balance of curve and straight lines create calm vibes for casual hangouts.

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Sophisticated Rustic Living Room

Rustic and refined is a classic combo and we love how this living room design uses a neutral green wall color with lots of greenery for rustic decor and texture. Linen sofas, a jute rug and the rustic wood coffee table give the space rustic warmth. The symmetrical sofas and statement art over the fireplace create a very sophisticated vibe, as does the elegant setup arranged around the fireplace.

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Rustic Modern Escape

This living room design combines rustic and modern styles to create an elegant conversational setting. Furniture features rustic materials but sleek modern forms and the vintage rug pulls in all the earth tones of the color palette as well as the blue accents. Poufs double as ottomans and seating for gatherings and the coffee tables are rustically styled but minimal with a clean profile.

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Bright And Serene

Neutral colors with hues of pink create a bright rustic living room design that’s soft and serene. We can’t get enough of this minimal and rustic design. It features soft fabrics and a woven rug offset by a geometric weathered wood coffee table. The layout is centered on the fireplace and creates a cozy and conversational area to sit and warm your toes. A large woven jute rug adds a soft layer and anchors the space in front of the fire.

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High Contrast Rustic

For a more outdoorsy look, check out this blend of modern rustic with a boho touch. Rust red walls give it a dark and moody vibe and patterning like pillows and rug breaks up solid elements. The carved wood adds texture and visual interest and rocking chairs are stylish and comfortable near the fireplace. The room has an open layout, ideal for a family room for tv watching and social time at home.

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Trendy Rustic Design

Here’s another example of awesome minimal and rustic living room design! It is minimal in clean lines, but rustic with materials used. Ceramic pieces, caning, and natural materials have a soft, organic feel. There is minimal decor, just a pop of texture from fabrics and plants, and the dark chair adds a lovely hint of drama to the space. Tour the complete home designed in this rustic minimalist style.

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Traditional Meets Rustic

Traditional and rustic styles make for excellent living room design ideas! In this living room, the chesterfield sofa feels traditional with studded and tufted chairs. The color palette features muted sage green walls, warm leather sofa, and neutral furniture and decor. Plants add texture and mimic botanical art for an earthy, organic vibe. The pouf and cozy rug add a plush place to sit and two lamps add extra lighting. Functional living room design ideas include practical storage in the baskets and storage side table.

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Casually Rustic Living Room

For casual-cool rustic living room design ideas, add in elements of California coastal design. This living room has a neutral base with pops of blue and rust for a homey vibe. The rug adds a vintage feel and anchors the seating area around the fireplace and built-in bookcase. An open and conversational layout is perfect for a rustic living room design and the ottoman adds a casual feel with low sling back chairs.

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Design Recipe: The Secret Ingredients to a Modern Rustic Living Room Design

Modern rustic design. Perhaps you’ve heard of it—or have, at the very least, seen it around Pinterest and Instagram. (It’s all the rage at the moment, and we’ve been seeing it all over the place!) This popular style mixes mid-century and rustic design elements for a look that’s both trendy and livable. But, while it’s a style that looks effortless and approachable, it doesn’t come together on it’s own. It takes a little thought and preparation. But don’t worry, it’s very attainable to create this look in your own home!

Today, we’re breaking down this style—showing you the key ingredients to create this look, how to mix them together, and answering all of your most pressing questions about modern rustic design! Wondering more about what makes modern rustic so appealing? How to design a space in this style? What kind of furniture do you need to get the look? Read on for our complete design recipe for modern rustic style.

 modern rustic living room furnitureWhat is Modern Rustic Style?

Let’s start with the basics: what is modern rustic style? Well, as we mentioned, it has a foundation in mid-century design elements, tossed together with a rustic aesthetic. The result is approachable, comfortable interiors.

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However, some people are hesitant to mix design styles. In fact, a question we often get is, “Can you even mix modern with rustic??” The answer: absolutely! We’re all about mixing styles at Modsy. Some of our most popular looks are a mix of styles—like modern farmhouse (mid-century and farmhouse, a close cousin of modern rustic), mod visionary (mid-century and minimal, a clean and cool take on mid-century modern that’s more approachable for everyday living), and rustic warmth (rustic and transitional styles that result in a space that’s cozy and designed for family living. And, of course, modern rustic! When it comes to interior design, it’s ok to mix unexpected elements. You may be surprised at the result! Once you start mixing styles, there are so many nuanced ways to personalize a style and make it your own.

 modern rustic living room furnitureHow do You Design a Modern Rustic Living Room?

We love that a modern rustic look features a more of-the-moment take on mid-century style—a style that just continues to evolve in the most interesting ways. And it’s rooted in rustic design’s love of comfort and warmth. In this style, you’ll notice a lot of rustic materials—like weathered woods, leather, jute, linen, and brass. But the shapes of furniture and decor will have more of that mid-century vibe, with streamlined forms, tapered legs on furniture, and a smattering of organic shapes.

As you can see, this is an eclectic style by nature, with an unexpected but delightful mix of two styles together in one space. This eclectic mix gives modern rustic homes a more informal, casual feel where you can really kick back and relax!

So, how do you design a modern rustic room? There are a few key ingredients that go into it, and we’re ready to share our secrets. Specifically, we’re going to focus on modern rustic living room ideas—but these tips pretty much apply to any room in your house that you want to infuse with a modern rustic look. So, read on for our full design recipe for a modern rustic living room, with all of the furniture essentials!

 modern rustic living room furnitureComfortable foundational furniture

Any rustic style has comfort at its core. And modern rustic is no different. In fact, comfort is one of the main ingredients of these spaces! While modern rustic living room furniture should have simple, clean lines, you want to make sure you opt for pieces that prioritize comfort. Sofas should be plush and perfect for lounging. Armchairs should be cozy, the perfect place to curl up with a good book. And, though we’re talking about living room furniture in this post, prioritize comfort in modern rustic bedrooms too, with an upholstered bed or headboard!

But back to living room design. We love the Ravine Home Lova sofa, pictured above, for it’s beautiful clean lines and deep seating. Plush feather and down-wrapped seat cushions and pillows mean ultimate comfort! The soft leather and deep seat of this Scout Home accent chair adds another comfortable seating option to this modern rustic living room.

Casual layout

The living room furniture layout you choose can really help drive home your overall design style. Modern rustic spaces have an informal vibe. So, play that up with a casual layout. Consider an asymmetrical layout in your living room, with mismatched side tables and chairs. Then, incorporate unexpected elements—like using poufs instead of chairs! Any of these moves will make your space feel more approachable and comfortable.

In this space, we placed an accent chair on one side of the couch—and instead of having a matching chair opposite of it, we opted for a pair of poufs! We love this, as it adds a casual touch to the space, and also provides a lot of versatility, as poufs are easy to move around and can be used as extra seating, a soft foot rest, or even a makeshift side table when needed. But to keep the space from feeling too eclectic, we opted for side-by-side square tables as an alternative to a traditional coffee table.

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Accents in natural wood

Natural wood is key to both mid-century and rustic aesthetics—so mixing it in your modern rustic living room furniture is an absolute must. Mid-century design prefers acorn woods, while Scandinavian design loves blonde. And rustic spaces tend to like weathered, darker wood tones. Here’s where the personalization comes in: you get to pick the wood tone that works for you!

In the design above, we chose darker wood accents to push a more rustic aesthetic. But you’ll also notice we opted for a lighter, natural wood in the bookcase cabinet—a reminder that you can mix and match wood finishes in one room! And speaking of natural wood: bonus points if your living room has exposed beams! Embrace this architectural element, which will help bring your modern rustic living room to life even more!

Neutral but warm color palette

Next, whisk in a touch of color. Modern rustic rooms generally have a neutral or warm palette. So, you won’t see as many blues, purples, or greens here! Instead, stick to earth tones like rust, ochre, dusty pinks, and clay. Then, balance out those colors with plenty of neutrals. This will keep your space feeling serene! This mix of neutrals and earth tones will also complement the natural materials in the space, like leather and wood.

In this living room, the color mostly comes through in upholstery, both in the rug and the throw pillows. But the wall art also adds a subtle pop of color that ties in with the pillows! However, all of the foundational furniture pieces, as well as the wall color, are calming neutrals.

 modern rustic living room furnitureOrganic, geometric shapes

Now stir up some movement. Mid-century modern style is all about geometry. Bring this into your space with a few fun accents, side tables, art, and even in the shape of a side chair. (We love the swooping arm detail on this one). Geometric elements with a sense of movement will give your space a more organic vibe—pulling in the mid-century flair without going too Don Draper.

Case in point: We balanced out the hard lines of the coffee tables with a sculptural, organic side table. The plants also add organic shapes and movement to this living room.

Pops of leather and cowhide

A key ingredient to any rustic look? A little leather! You can easily incorporate leather elements through a leather armchair or cowhide poufs. Or layer in a cowhide rug, opt for leather pillows, or go a bit bigger with a leather sofa!

We love the way leather patinas over time, which will give your space a more vintage, lived-in feel. And leather with patina just so happens to be great for this modern rustic look! So, while the leather chair featured in this room looks beautiful brand-new, it will only look better with age!

Vintage-style rug

Modern rustic style loves a dash of vintage—so, don’t forget to toss a bit into your living room design! A great way to bring this into your space is with a vintage-style rug. We love faded oriental options, or even an overdyed rug. This will ground your living room with a sense of history and balance out the more modern and streamlined furnishings. It will also help up the cozy vibes!

You can also add vintage vibes with decor pieces and artwork—whether they’re true vintage or just vintage inspired. We also opted for a glass-front cabinet in this living room, rather than a traditional bookcase, which is a subtle nod to vintage furniture design.

 modern rustic living room furnitureStorage!

Once you have the basics in place, roll it out with some storage. Functionality is key to modern rustic design. And a huge part of that functionality is ample storage. We recommend a big cabinet or credenza for easy, functional living room storage. Baskets also add a pop of texture and are great for stashable storage. They’re just the thing for blankets, kids toys, or anything else you want to keep close at hand! You could also opt for a storage ottoman rather than a pouf, or a storage coffee table if you want extra hidden storage.

But storage doesn’t just have to be hidden. The cabinet featured in this living room adds a ton of visible storage—perfect for a mix of books and decorative objects that can further personalize your modern rustic living room. And, since it has glass doors, that means less dusting, too!

Mix of patterns

It’s time to mix in some patterns. We mentioned earlier that this style leans a bit more eclectic. And another way this shows up is through a fun mix of patterns. In addition to the patterns found in your vintage-inspired rug, pile on pillows in a few different patterns. Don’t be afraid to mix and match unexpected patterns! You can also incorporate patterns by way of texture (as seen in the ceramic vase, above). A mix of patterns gives your space visual texture and makes it feel more dynamic. And you can dial up or down how much pattern you have in the space to make it feel more or less eclectic. The mix of patterns is a great way to really personalize this style and make it feel unique to your home!

Plants!

Garnish your modern rustic space with a bit of green. Because there is no better way to top off a modern rustic space than with a pop of life! While this tends to be a more neutral style, pops of greenery are very welcome in modern rustic homes. Consider investing in a floor plant, then add a few succulents throughout. This will—quite literally—bring your space to life and make you feel happier!

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Get to Work in These 8 Cozy-Comfy Rustic Home Office Ideas

Home office designs are all about making it easy and comfortable for you to get to work. These days, a lot more of us are working from home either full- or part-time and we need a room that works for work! Choosing a decor style and creating a room to work at home is fun if you like to dabble in interior design! Home office designs run the gamut from charming farmhouse to sleek modern—but have you thought about trying rustic home office designs? Get some inspiration for your space and explore these rustic office ideas to see what it’s all about.

rustic home officeRustic Industrial Nook

This is one of the easiest rustic home office designs to pull off. It shows off a stylish rustic look with natural materials like weathered woods, industrial metals, and organic decor. The layout is compact enough to fit right in the nook under the stairs but also has enough furniture to be totally functional. The ladder bookcase adds an area for storage as well as an opportunity to display your favorite decor and give the office a little personality. Using neutral colors with warm woods helps create a cozy study vibe.

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rustic home officeModern Farmhouse

This is one of our favorite rustic home office designs because it’s all about weathered woods and natural textures. The individual elements give it that warm, rustic vibe and the crisp geometry of the cabinet and desk legs lend it a modern edge. This is a great way to incorporate a home office into a passthrough space in your home. The desk is a large, unfinished wood slab and the artwork brings a pop of color to the space. And the cabinet comes in handy as extra storage and for displaying decorative pieces.

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Mid-Century Modern Meets Rustic

This rustic home office perfectly blends farmhouse touches with mid-century modern styling. Mid-century furniture with tapered legs, like this walnut wood desk, looks great with the rustic materials like leather and jute. A striped rug blends modern and rustic style and adds a cozy base, and using a wall sconce instead of a floor lamp optimizes desk space. Finally, the layered, leaning art adds a stylish and casual touch.

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Traditional Rustic Office

We love rustic home office designs that blend traditional pieces, like the leather club chair, with rustic design elements like natural woods and pops of greenery. The colors are dark and moody so it feels more formal and traditional. This look adheres to a classic office layout with a desk facing a guest chair, so it’s one of the best home office designs if you plan to have meetings at your house often. And the desk is a modern rustic piece but still feels traditional with the oak wood finish.

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Soothing Rustic Greens

This rustic home office strikes a perfect balance between relaxed and refined. The furniture has an elegant and sophisticated feel and the large mirror doubles as wall decor, making the small space appear much larger. The layout is formal, with club chairs facing the floating desk. And the green walls add an earthy vibe and serene touch, complementing the light weather wood pieces in the design.

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rustic home officeModern Rustic Home Office

This work area incorporates elements of both modern and rustic home office design. Modern elements include the clean lines of furniture like the sleek bookcase and desk. And materials like jute and natural wood add a rustic touch. Steer-themed art definitely adds a statement and toes the line between modern and rustic. The office occupies a larger, multi-purpose space, but using area rugs helps to define it as a separate “getting to work” zone. It features ample storage with open shelving, a desk with drawers, and the neutral palette lets the rugged materials shine through.

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Sophisticated Rustic Workspace

This black and white rustic home office look incorporates furniture with rugged touches like natural woods and metals. Then it steps it up with sophisticated details like flowers, delicately carved lamps, and an ornate mirror. The office feels open and airy with slim pieces—even the console has open shelving. Everything is solid except curtains and rug which add a pop of texture and visual interest.

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Minimally Rustic

This style blends minimalist and rustic design elements to create a simple, streamlined look. The bookcase is sleek and has a no-frills vibe, but rustic decor pieces help warm it up. Likewise, the desk is bare and without decor but the weathered wooden surface gives it that cozy, rustic feel. The neutral color palette looks great with both the relaxed natural vibes of rustic design and the cool, contemporary minimalism. And, there is plenty of storage so you can keep this rustic minimalist home office tidy and neat.

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10 Best Rustic Bedroom Designs of the Month

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Rustic design is all the rage at the moment! And it’s no surprise why—in these uncertain times, we often look to comfortable and familiar interior design styles to provide a sense of stability in our homes.

Rustic style is warm, full of character, and inviting from the moment you walk in. We love it for everything from living room to office to bedroom design because it is welcoming and easy, with a calming and traditional color palette. Rustic decorating ideas put emphasis on the natural and the organic. Furniture and decor ideas include reclaimed wood, raw materials and other elements that come right from the earth.

What is rustic style?

Overall, rustic style is comfortable, warm and inviting—especially when it comes to bedroom design. Rustic decor feels more homey and welcoming than industrial decor and tends to incorporate more traditional home furnishing ideas, as opposed to industrial’s factory-style edge.

Borrowing ideas from the vintage warmth of pre-industrial design, rustic style is all about unpretentious beauty and rough-hewn charm. It embraces a no-fuss aesthetic that showcases the beauty of subdued hues, nature-inspired textures, and rugged materials. You’ll find lots of traditional furniture made of earthy materials like natural, reclaimed wood, and stone that bring elements of the outdoors inside. Combine this with simple accessories, architectural fragments, or one of a kind heirlooms to complete the look.

Rustic is often confused with the warm, homey vibes of farmhouse style, but rustic places more emphasis on earthy, organic materials that feel a bit roughened up by the elements. The color palette swings toward neutral but don’t be afraid of bold pops, as long as they are earthy tones like greens, browns, and greys.

Why is rustic style great for a bedroom?

Rustic bedroom design is a favorite with Modsy customers! The style makes perfect sense for bedrooms because rustic decor is all about creating a warm and approachable feel. Neutral, calming colors, weathered, handmade elements and nature-inspired decor are all desirable features of rustic bedroom design. Plus, rustic style is super versatile—it blends well with other looks and is totally cozy, inviting and relaxed.

Peek inside 10 of our favorite rustic bedroom designs of the month and get inspired for your space!

rustic bedroomThe Look: Classic and Charming

We just adore the timeless beauty of this rustic bedroom design. Yellow and soft neutral tones give the space a warm glow that’s enhanced by natural light. Rustic bedroom furniture like the carved wood bed and the woven jute rug play on texture/geometry. It also adds a classic flair to the space along with refined detail in rustic material.

Lots of layers here make the bedroom design extra cozy and dynamic, like the faux fur rug and other bright fabrics. The steamer trunk style dresser adds a timeless element and the bench offers a decidedly modern touch with hairpin legs. Rustic farmhouse art above bed centers the bedroom design and adds perfect balance.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves classic and traditional design but also craves the feeling of a bright and sunny bedroom design.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Rustic With an Industrial Edge

This updated “Ski lodge” vibe is one of our fave rustic bedroom ideas. It highlights rustic materials like reclaimed wood and metal and pairs them with the sleek industrial forms seen in nightstand and bed. The natural wood furniture is trimmed in galvanized metal and storage beds like this make rustic bedrooms more practical. (Take a look at some more great storage ideas.)

A bold, navy blue wall adds a moody yet comfortable feel to the otherwise classic color palette. Grey, navy, and white shades are warm and inviting and make a great backdrop for simple, understated wall art. We also dig the unexpected industrial rustic light pendants in lieu of table lamps.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves rustic bedroom ideas that make you feel like you’re curling up in a warm and cozy ski lodge.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Rustic with Southwestern Influence

This is one of our favorite bedroom ideas for those who like the basics of rustic bedroom design, but also want a playful look. The Southwestern patterned rug adds visual texture to ground the room in earth tones. The palette of saturated, natural colors is high-contrast and the variation of textures and bright whites helps make earthy tones pop! An area rug like this even works on the wall-to-wall carpet—just layer in on top to bring an extra pop of style/personality to your rustic bedroom.

The matching dresser and nightstand have a timeless style while the horse art above the bed is playful and eclectic. For a boho/rustic flair, we added the woven pendant light and the playful but practical poufs offer extra seating and can move around as needed!

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves the rich colors and warmth of the rustic barn look and southwestern style.

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The Look: Refined Rustic

This refined rustic bedroom is the perfect blend of classy cabin and luxurious lounge. The symmetrical bedroom layout and matching bedside tables give it a formal look and the elegant white bench adds sophistication. Caning detail on the bed frame gives the otherwise streamlined piece a little lightness and adds warm contrast against the white fabric.

The classical jute rug with subtle stripes adds a coastal vibe to this rustic bedroom and abstract art above the bed softens the hard lines of the wood feature wall. Warm wood and textures elevate the neutral colors elevated with eclectic decor like the brass sconces, tall faux flowers, and wide nightstands with extra storage space.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who can appreciate the perfect casual-formal balance between refined luxury and breezy beach house vibes.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Modern Rustic

This gorgeous modern rustic style bedroom design finds a balance between rustic charm and modern form. The Kilim style rug brings rustic feel/southwest vibe and neutral colors with pops of warm earth tones like sand, brown, rust and charcoals. We’re super into the Windsor-style bed in dark stained wood—it’s a fresh take on the traditional spindle design element.

The delicate beaded chandelier and stylish wall sconce add just the right amount of light. For practical storage, we added a timeless trunk style nightstand—the industrial vibe gels with the metal window frames, sconces, and the cool Highland cow print above the bed!. For extra coziness, we added layers of patterned pillows and an inviting reading nook in the corner

This Look is Perfect For: Anyone who loves the fresh, airy appeal of modern design with lots of warm, cozy character.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Tropical Rustic Style

We are quite “frond” of this creative rustic bedroom design! The balance of light and dark colors creates a dramatic and moody vibe with an alluring tropical appeal. The palm fronds and jute roping detail play into tropical vibes while the classic rustic furniture like the bed and nightstands bring in that signature rustic warmth.

Layers of fabric like the plush duvet, woven rug and faux fur add tons of texture and the mirrors reflect light to make the room appear larger. A pair of stylish ottomans can be used for seating or a finished look at end of the bed and the grey-washed wood bed frame and nightstand add a grounding, rustic touch. Other rustic elements like the antique metal chandelier and distressed gallery wall frames are the perfect finishing touches for this tropical vintage dream room.

This Look is Perfect for: Anyone whose tastes include long walks on the beach, vintage charm, and moody vibes galore!

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Contemporary Rustic

For a transitional take on rustic bedroom design, we love this funky way of styling a room with a sloped ceiling (see these attic designs for some other great examples). The bed marries rustic and minimal with its modern form and reclaimed wood material. Nightstands with brass hardware add a more traditional/rustic touch and the patterned rug pulls navy color in from pillows/nightstands.

The simple color palette is easy to style and homey, with warm blues against a neutral color palette. We give props to anyone who can successfully handle an awkward sloped ceiling like this—not to mention that it doesn’t offer any lighting options. Sconces serve as stylish and practical solutions—great for lighting near bed/reading without taking up valuable surface area on the nightstand.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves simplicity and functional style with no tolerance for clutter.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Rustic Minimalist

What is it we love so much about the minimal rustic bedroom design? For starters, it’s always so clean, clutter-free cool, like this crisp color palette of natural woods and black-and-white. The canopy bed in washed wood is perfectly framed against the backdrop of the rustic and refined wood wall. It’s a mix of timeless styling with minimal decor for elegance and impact.

The nightstands are very classic and streamlined for a clutter-free look and black and white patterns enliven the space. The tribal print rug adds dimension and pattern along with the rustic gingham pillows and minimal striped stools. And we love the addition of wall art, which adds the vintage vibe often found in rustic spaces.

This Look Is Perfect for: Anyone who loves a tailored and formal space without the warmth of rustic style.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Rustic Farmhouse

We’re gaga for the grassy greens in this rustic bedroom design. Earthy and fresh with an eclectic twist, it offsets the playful green color palette with wood and creamy whites for a relaxing balance. Woven elements like the basket/bench warm up the bedroom design with added texture and wall art is modern but rustic, a perfect combo of contemporary + organic.

Bookcases help keep this bedroom design clutter-free while maximizing storage. And you still have the other side of the bed free for a white and wood, high-contrast nightstand. It’s a good look for a smaller room. The rug softens the rustic wood floors and anchors the space, pulling all the colors together for a cohesive look.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves crisp, clean looks but wants a bedroom design with lots of vibrance and character.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Traditional Rustic

We can’t get enough of the bold blend of traditional and rustic in this bedroom design. The black spindle bed makes a perfect centerpiece—it has a traditional form with a moody, stately vibe. Crisp black accents throughout the room contrast with the impactful green walls for extra flair. The look has classic elements with lively and fun contrasts, like the bedframe with plush, patterned pillows.

The vintage style rug with fringe adds patterning and anchors the bed. It also helps break up solid colors in the room. Symmetrical round mirrors add a tasteful touch while keeping with the classic look. And the bench combines traditional and rustic elements with wood frame + woven seat.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who craves the comforts of traditional design updated in a fresh but cozy way.

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