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7 Tips to Bring Hygge Style to Life In Your Home

As the weather starts cooling off in many places around the country, our desire for comfort and coziness tends to increase. Do you know what that means? It’s time to get your hygge on!

This year, it may be more important than ever to learn to celebrate life’s simple pleasures and prioritize comfort. With our homes becoming where we’re living so much of our lives these days, we’re seeking comfort and coziness like never before—and rightfully so!

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What is Hygge?

What is hygge (pronounced hue-gah), exactly? It’s a Danish concept that’s all about embracing life’s simple pleasures, with a focus on comfort. It’s a fundamental part of the Danish culture—and really, Scandinavian culture at large. Though it’s something Scandinavians embrace year-round, it’s especially important for them to prioritize hygge in the long, dark months of winter, where the days are short and the nights feel long.

And a lot of what it looks like to celebrate a sense of hygge at home has to do with interior design and decorative elements. So, there’s no better place to look for inspiration than Scandinavian interior design. Scandinavian design is all about beauty, simplicity, and functionality—often through a celebration of natural materials. Homes decorated with a Scandinavian aesthetic are light and bright, simple and uncluttered. But with this leaning toward minimalism, there’s also a deep sense of coziness and livability. So, there are some definite rustic design ideas at play, especially in the materials. In Scandinavian style, the furniture itself features natural materials like stone, woven materials, and light wood finishes. And all of these design features are a great place to start when it comes to incorporating elements of hygge into your home.

How to Get the Hygge Look in Your Home

Ready to incorporate some hygge into your own home? We’re breaking down the key elements of hygge interior design and how you can both embrace the mentality and get it in your own space!

scandinavian interior design1. Create a Sense of Calm

Hygge is all about comfort and coziness. To create a sense of calm in your home, start with a neutral color palette that is high-contrast. Take a cue from Scandinavian interior design and opt for bright whites and lots of natural light, which will make it easier to relax. But to keep this high-contrast palette from feeling too bold, incorporate browns and off-whites to help soften the feel of the room.

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2. Layer Textures and Materials

When it comes to choosing furniture, materials, and design elements, a hygge home calls for rustic materials in simple forms. Natural woods add a rustic, homey flair and create a sense of bringing the outdoors in. But make sure these pieces are clean-lined with a focus on practicality and comfort. Adding plush and textural elements around will balance out clean-lined furniture and create a warm sensory experience. Faux-fur pillows, woven area rugs, knit tapestries, and sheepskin throws add coziness and texture to all levels of the space.

But there are tons of other rustic textures at play in this space too—smooth leather, heavy drapery, shiplap, brick, layered rugs, woven baskets. All of this layering adds visual interest and pulls you into the space.

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3. Embrace Simplicity

When it comes to styling bookcases and tabletops, keep things simple and cater to the sweet delights of home—with books and plants, and perhaps a few baskets for small organizations. Not only does this simplicity help bring in that Scandinavian, minimalist aesthetic, but it promotes relaxation by keeping your space uncluttered. But you can also layer in cozy decor

that focuses on comfort—like vases for flowers, poufs for kicking up your feet, and trays for your coffee or tea. While simplicity is key to this look, adding moments of joy and delight are just as important!

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4. Establish Some Ambiance

When it comes to embracing hygge, it’s important to remember that fireplaces and candles aren’t just for decoration. For some major cozy vibes and ambiance, you have to light them! In this living room, the fireplace is the main focal point of the space. Celebrate that by lighting a fire on cool evenings, and cozying up with a book on the sofa or piling floor cushions and poufs on the floor in front of the fireplace and chatting with a loved one. If you don’t want to worry about cleaning the flue, or if your fireplace isn’t sound, you could always layer in a collection of large pillar candles and light them as a pseudo-fireplace that still adds a cozy element to the space!

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5. Create Cozy Corners

We love the idea of creating smaller moments of coziness within a larger space. So, whether it’s in a bedroom, den, or a living room as pictured above, create a cozy corner for some solo relaxation. Start with a chair where you can curl up. We opted for one that’s a mix of Scandinavian and Rustic design, with a clean and simple Mid-Century frame and rustic, black worn leather cushions—great for a hygge-style living room. We layered a faux sheepskin rug underneath for keeping your toes cozy and warm, and surrounded it with baskets, books, and candles to add to the sense of coziness. This creates a special space to sit that feels almost cocooned within the larger room.

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6. Gather Around the Table

Making food and gathering for meals is a wonderful way to celebrate life’s simple pleasures and embrace hygge year-round. So, giving some special attention to your dining area is key. An intimate and approachable dining area might look different for everyone—but we opted to lean on a Scandinavian design aesthetic for this space as a nod to Danish living. The table is modern and clean-lined, but with antiqued metal framing and a natural wood finish. The wishbone chairs with woven seats add that hygge textural element in the signature Scandinavian maple wood. The woven pendant adds another simple but textural element, while—along with the hutch— also adding contrast to the space. Everything is clean-lined and purposeful—all about adding small elements of joy to the space.

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scandinavian interior design7. Center Yourself with Coziness and Warmth

To add coziness and warmth, we layered in a small sheepskin rug under the table, hung heavy drapery on the windows, and added plenty of candles on the table. The table setting may seem busy at first glance, but the wooden serving bowls and simple dinnerware are practical but considered, and the candles and greenery add ambiance. In a hygge home, a dining room’s design is all about centering yourself around the meal and conversation happening at the table—whether you’re entertaining or just enjoying a family meal.

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California Modern

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!

California ModernCalifornia Modern Entryway

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.

California ModernCalifornia Modern Living Room

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.

California ModernCalifornia Modern Dining Room

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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California ModernCalifornia Modern Home Office

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.

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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Our Best Rustic Interior Design Tips for Every Room in Your House

You’re probably familiar with the rustic interior design look by now. And you’re also probably familiar with the wide range of rustic decor looks that are out there, which can range from bright white farmhouse-inspired living spaces to moodier, leather and wood-laden rooms. With so many ways to bring rustic style into the home, it can be hard to know what works and makes the most sense for your own space. So what are the major elements that need to be considered when pulling together the rustic interior design look?

What are the key elements of rustic style?

To start, there’s always a mix of traditional furniture elements and simple accessories that convey a handmade feel, such as vintage-style pendant lights, carved furniture details, and botanical art. There’s also a mix of decorative elements that nod to rural, pastoral, and landscapes—think black-and-white animal and scenic photographs, woven wall decor, art with western themes.

Next, what’s key to rustic style is a mix of materials, which often ranges from unfinished or reclaimed wood to metals and natural textures, such as leather, cowhide, and jute. All of this is often mixed with a cozy palette of warm tones, earthy neutrals, and high-contrast black and white tones. It all adds up to a space that’s surprisingly clean-lined, serene, and still hugely inviting.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to bring rustic style into the home. With each rustic style look, we’ve also included tips for key elements to consider. Read on to find out!

Rustic Living Room Design

These are incredibly livable spaces that have a strong emphasis on comfort and conversational layouts, making them perfect for casual downtime and gatherings with family and friends.

rustic interior designThe Style: Rustic Warmth

Think of this look as rustic with a contemporary twist. It toes the line of formal and casual, giving you a living space that’s warm and sophisticated but none too precious.

The Key Elements: Clean-lined contemporary furnishings, jute rugs, woven accessories, mixed wood finishes, calming and neutral palette with pops of blue, orange, and earthy tones.

Why We Love This Look: The room looks polished but still feels cozy and soothing, thanks to the woven and rustic accents that add warmth and tie in the wood beams. The neutral palette also helps keep things light, airy, and casual, allowing for plenty of room to breathe. It all adds up to a comfy and chic conversational gathering space.

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rustic interior designThe Style: Refined Rustic

Rustic with a more classic spin, this approach to spaces combines elegant and sumptuous designs. You can also see it as a more feminine take on rustic that’s all about tailored furnishings, luxurious materials, and soft, cozy hues.

The Key Elements: Sophisticated furnishings with a classic bent (oversized leather sectional, ornamental tables), layered monochromatic rugs, refined decorative lamps and accessories, carved cutout details, neutral palette with subtle depth (beige, ivory, and off-white neutrals mixed with tan tones).

Why We Love This Look: There’s a playful contrast between sleek and classic that gives the room the perfect refined-relaxed vibe. The pieces also help create a cozy space that’s always entertaining-ready, be it a formal sit down or a casual weeknight with friends on the sectional.

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rustic interior designThe Style: Traditional Rustic

Rustic with traditional and industrial accents, this one is for those of you who love a more rugged take on rustic style.

The Key Elements: Tufted rolled-arm sofa, light upholstered chairs, steamer trunk side table, neutral patterned rug, botanical prints and plenty of plants, warm woods, earthy palette of green and gray tones.

Why We Love This Look: Traditional elements are balanced by more contemporary pieces, giving the look a more curated modern sensibility. It’s also a look that’s well-suited for a city apartment or loft, surprisingly, given its strong traditional lines and materials that actually can warm up more modern spaces.

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Rustic Bedroom Design

Like living rooms, rustic bedrooms prioritize comfort, and that means furnishings that are a mix of traditional designs and lots of cozy natural materials and textures.

The Style: Traditional Rustic

Much like a traditional rustic living room, there’s a strong masculine industrial angle when this look is used in the bedroom. The only additional factor is that the bedroom allows for a little more experimentation and fun with color in your bedding.

The Key Elements: Traditional furniture shapes and styles, classic spindle chair, natural materials galore (rustic wood furniture, metals, leather, jute, and wool), neutral patterned rug, modern animal art and accents with a pastoral vibe, neutral but high-contrast palette with pops of color.

Why We Love This Look: There’s a balance of hard and soft in materials and textures that this style perfect for any bedroom. There’s just enough industrial edge without the room feeling overly sleek or sparse. You get to play up colorful bedding, which is key in adding color to a traditional rustic bedroom. This is our idea of a perfect high-low, classic-modern bedroom mix.

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rustic interior designThe Style: Contemporary Rustic

A blend of traditional and contemporary elements, here’s a light and breezy take on rustic. This is the perfect style to lean into if you want a bedroom that feels at once cozy and airy.

The Key Elements: Farmhouse metal bed frame with a traditional vibe, heavy rustic wood element (be it a full accent wall or a statement piece like a dresser), industrial storage nightstands, sculptural lights, geometric rug, white upholstered bench and bedding, and a crisp palette that’s predominantly black and white.

Why We Love This Look: Even with all the sleek contemporary and rustic furniture elements, this look feels inviting and serene rather than cold and stark. That’s the beauty of the contemporary rustic look, which is all about using lots of soft elements in the space to balance out the bold lines. If you’re after this look, go big with layered rugs, pillows, soft lampshades, and extra blankets.

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Rustic Dining Room Design

Rustic-style dining spaces prioritize function and are designed to stand up to heavy daily use, making them perfect for comfy family dining and relaxed entertaining.

The Style: Rustic Farmhouse

You’ll find a mix of classic and industrial elements at play in rustic farmhouse style dining spaces. These are rooms grounded in classic comfort, meaning they’re built on traditional foundation pieces that nod to vintage styles.

The Key Elements: Vintage-style furnishings that balance industrial edge with country charm (pedestal dining table, French bistro chairs, bench with carved base), glass-fronted display cabinets, metal pendant light fixtures, traditional patterned designs (herringbone rug), modern art that nod to country and rustic theme, a high-contrast palette of neutrals and natural material tones.

Why We Love This Look: There’s nothing that’s as transporting as a rustic farmhouse dining room. It immediately brings to mind a charming countryside home. The mix of traditional furnishings and vintage-inspired elements and colors make it a gathering space that instantly inspires ease and comfort.

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The Style: Contemporary Rustic

Rustic materials meet sleek, contemporary forms in this bright and fresh look. When we talk about contemporary rustic style, we’re referring to this idea of a space that’s welcoming but also decidedly streamlined.

The Key Elements: Modern-classic furnishings (Windsor-style chairs, industrial worn wood-top table), faded traditional rug, copper pendant lights, botanical prints, pop of vibrant color (an accent wall or small notes of greenery), streamlined built-in storage shelving.

Why We Love This Look: Not overly rustic or modern, the contemporary rustic look in the dining room is, as it is in the bedroom, a perfectly balanced approach to rustic. In the dining room, this style is welcoming and modern and it inspires a laid-back vibe that’s all about streamlined comfort. It’s not your grandmother’s country dining space!

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Rustic Entryway Design

Create the perfect first impression for your rustic home with an entry where function and details shine. Here, it’s all about pulling together the perfect mix of rustic and relaxed.

rustic interior designThe Style: Rustic Warmth

Who wouldn’t want to come home to this charming entryway? It’s layered with welcoming rustic pieces that lean formal but are also functional. It sums up our idea of cozy rustic style, which is all about mixing furnishings that bring both elegance and ease—an ideal approach in any busy entryway.

The Key Elements: Warm wood and vintage-inspired furnishings (console with drawers, wooden coat racks, open storage, industrial bench and pendant light, rustic wall decor and art, a firmly rustic palette of natural tones, wood finishes, and crisp whites.

Why We Love This Look: In the entry, the cozy rustic look is polished without feeling stuffy. To top it all off, furnishings that hit the refined rustic look also often add major function that serves well in high-traffic areas in the home. Case in point, the bench here is a comfy and stylish perch for kicking off shoes (or galoshes) while the full-length mirror is a functional piece that also opens up the small entry space.

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Rustic Home Office Design

If you didn’t think that rustic style works in the home office, think again. At once trad and vintage feeling, a rustic home office might be the curated and cozy workspace you’ve been needing.

rustic interior designThe Style: Industrial Rustic

You can’t go wrong with traditional rustic elements and industrial accents in the home office. It’s the ideal combination of modern rustic design with just enough edge. The key to an Industrial rustic home office is to go big with materials that promote both comfort and boldness.

The Key Elements: Furniture with classic detailing but updated designs (button-tufted armchair, wooden storage desk with hairpin legs, slope-arm chair with swivel base), sumptuous materials like leather, grainy woods, dark metals, modern geometric patterned rug, moody palette of grays, black and white, and rustic earth tones.

Why We Love This Look: High style without the stuffiness, this industrial rustic home office is moody without feeling cramped or overly decorated. The dark color palette works well with the big furniture pieces, which makes this office feel like a serious productive spot to get work done.

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8 Ways to Design a Farmhouse Style Dining Room

Farmhouse style design is one of the hottest trends in the world of interior design these days. You’ve probably seen the trendy style all over Pinterest, Instagram, and HGTV shows (here’s looking at you, Fixer Upper)! But even if you know about this look, you might still be wondering what farmhouse style is exactly, if it’s the right look for you, and, if so, how to incorporate it into your space?

What is Farmhouse Style Decorating?

Farmhouse decor is often referred to as a style that seamlessly blends rustic and traditional design elements with old-school vibes and cozy warmth. Even though it seems vintage-ish, farmhouse dining room design can be combined with a modern touch to give it an updated feel. Let’s take a closer look at the basics of this style.

Elements of Farmhouse Style

This look, as the name suggests, was inspired by farmhouse design—both internal and external. It borrows design elements from countryside homes—think shiplap, neutral color schemes, rustic materials, and natural textures. Overall, spaces done in a farmhouse style feel warm and cozy. They definitely prioritize comfort and function over more modern, sophisticated looks. The key elements of a farmhouse dining room are the foundations—a farmhouse dining table and the right chairs to pair with it.

What is a Farmhouse Dining Table?

Farmhouse dining tables set the tone for many types of rustic dining rooms. They are typically very rustic and vintage-style and tend to be heavy-duty pieces and are often called the “workhorse of dining tables” and for good reason! They are substantial, solid, and sturdy pieces. It’s not the type of table that gets lost in a dining space, that’s for sure. You’ll usually find farmhouse dining tables made of unfinished wood and natural in color. This makes them super versatile—they can pair well with a variety of color schemes.

What Kind of Chairs Go With a Farmhouse Table?

You can pair all kinds of chairs with a farmhouse table! It really just depends on the overall style you want for your space. The fun thing about these tables (and the style in general) is that it can be played with in different ways to suit your individual tastes! The main goal is to have fun implementing all of your dining room ideas.

The general rule for farmhouse chairs is to mix up materials to incorporate contrast. For example, you might want to refrain from pairing wood chairs with a wood table—avoid too much of the same material unless you’re a big fan of the matchy-matchy look.

A few ideas for dining rooms include these types of chairs:

  • Linen slipcovered chairs for a more formal, countryside look
  • Spindle chairs for modern take on farmhouse
  • A matching bench for a more family-friendly style
  • A mix of chairs with the two “captain” chairs on the ends of the table differing from the others

Farmhouse Dining Room Designs

If you’re hopping on board with these trendy dining room ideas, check out these 8 farmhouse dining room design ideas and get inspired!

farmhouse dining room designTraditional Farmhouse Dining Room

This is one of our favorite farmhouse dining rooms because it’s a perfect blend of comfortable and classic. The sturdy, traditional dining room table anchors the space and the high-contrast houndstooth rug lends a more formal vibe. Pinewoods, cross-back chairs and the neutral color scheme are all trademarks of traditional style.

Traditional farmhouse dining rooms benefit from a muted colors like this black, white, and cream color palette, warmed up by honey-colored wood furniture and accents. Instead of a chandelier, farm-style pendant lights hang over the table and the metal look is repeated in wall sconces for cohesion. The copper bowl on the table offers an homage to old kitchen utensils and tall candlesticks finish the tablescape.

This look is perfect for those who love traditional dining room design but want a rustic farmhouse influence. Homey but stylish!

Stylist Tip: For rustic dining rooms like this, anchor a large table like this with a durable and easy to clean rug. This patterned jute one hides dirt and pulls in colors from space.

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 farmhouse dining room designMinimal Farmhouse Dining Room

For a farmhouse look that’s minimal in styling, check out this simple but impactful dining room. It focuses on solid colors—simple and impactful with no busy patterns or loud colors. The weathered wood, animal artwork, pedestal table, and ceramic decor cultivate an inviting farmhouse look and the neutral color scheme gives it a stately vibe.

The farmhouse dining chairs are soft with a linen slipcover but also minimal with clean lines and pleats. The sideboard, made of weathered wood and metal, adds practical storage—that way you can hide dinnerware and bar items for a clutter-free appeal. Exposed bulbs offer a farmhouse feel but the sleek, metal form of the chandelier nods to the minimal aesthetic.

This is one of our favorite dining rooms for those who love rustic farmhouse materials without too much ornamentation.

Stylist Tip: Minimal farmhouse is easier to achieve with a simple color palette like this one—sandy brown, black, and white.

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 farmhouse dining room designRefined Farmhouse Dining Room

This is one of our favorite dining room ideas for putting an elegant spin on farmhouse style. Materials like weathered woods and antique metals play up the farmhouse look. Decorative touches like the layered art and lamp on sideboard give off sophisticated airs while the casual table seating and bench make you feel right at home.

The large mirror leaning on the floor brings a definite “WOW” factor and has a vintage farmhouse element. It also reflects light, opening up the room—using a bench instead of high-backed dining chairs on one side of the table also opens up the space visually. The colors are muted and cohesive, a signature aspect of refined style, with a very mellow blue wall, weathered black elements (softens up typical black furniture), antiqued metal, distressed oak, and green tones in the art.

This dining area is perfect for those with casual, kid-friendly homes but want a sense of refinement and polished spaces. It’s also one of the best rustic dining room ideas for large gatherings!

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 farmhouse dining room designContemporary Farmhouse Dining Room

This dining room look is all about contemporary style with clean lines and minimal ornamentation on furniture. Then it brings in plenty of farmhouse materials like natural woods, antiqued metals, and decor to set a warm and inviting tone.

We love the farmhouse table set-up with half spindle-back chairs and a bench. The dining chairs and table are all easy to clean and super durable, while the fur throw on the bench adds extra cushion and comfort but can easily be removed. The bench is one of the more inviting dining room ideas, as opposed to a strict set of dining chairs, too. Farmhouse decor like baskets, candle holders, and greenery adds a rural element to the room and the sheep art leaned up on the ledge is a great, casual focal point that helps tie the styles together.

Stylist Tip: Lighten up the area by placing visually heavy furniture on a bright rug (like this white one) to contrast the dark floors against the furniture.

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 farmhouse dining room designCountryside Farmhouse Dining Room

This country farmhouse dining room feels homey, inviting, and casual. There is an elegance to the rural simplicity and the emphasis on the large windows and view helps to bring the outside in. The room features a matching table and chairs in a neutral palette that’s easy to design around and establish a casual feel. Two-tone wood is super trendy right now with the farmhouse/country style!

In addition to the main furniture pieces, there are lots of on-trend farmhouse decor elements too, like the mason jar pendant light—a very on-point, classic farmhouse look derived from everyday items. The vintage style clock on the wall acts as art and offers a practical touch. And the vintage style fringe rug adds a subtle pattern to the rustic dining room design. Farmhouse style has a lot of distressed material like this—and an added bonus is that the rust/earth tone colors in the rug pull in outside scenery for a seamless look!

This farmhouse dining room is perfect for casual living, homes with kids, and folks who love simple, straightforward home decor.

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 farmhouse dining room designElegant Farmhouse Dining Room

This elegant farmhouse dining room combines classic design and farmhouse style for an upscale take on a downhome look! Classic elements like the slipcovered chairs, oversized art, and the grandiose space give it a refined/polished edge. Then the farmhouse materials bring it back to earth—weathered wood, a casual feel bench, woven decor, and the neutral, earthy palette.

We love the subtle pattern and worn look of the rug—it adds rustic flair with a refined touch. The large trio of abstract landscape pieces bring a cool pop of color to the space. Overall, the symmetrical layout gives off formal vibes and the bench balances it all out for a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

This rustic dining room is perfect for those who love formal, elegant dining spaces but also want a homey farmhouse touch.

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 farmhouse dining room designRustic Farmhouse Dining Room

Rustic and farmhouse are very similar looks, which is why this dining room flows together so beautifully. The room features classic, X-back rustic dining room chairs with upholstered seats that add variation alongside the solid wood table. The wood adds warmth while the pop of black metal on the chair back ties into the dark notes in the chandelier and curtains. The buffalo check pattern brings a pop of contrast and a note of familiarity.

The Highland Cow art remains in the neutral color scheme but adds a crisp and clean element. Made of natural material, the jute rug is a classic rustic/farmhouse rug choice—the neutral color also makes it very versatile and durable.

This dining room is a perfect look for those who like rustic spaces and durability.

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 farmhouse dining room designClassic Farmhouse Dining Room

This style is inspired by a bright and cheery farmhouse vibe with a mix of natural and white woods. The trestle table is made of a classic knotty pine, a popular farmhouse material, and the dining chairs contrast against it with their white cage backs. The loosely fitted slipcover captain chairs add a soft touch and an elegant, almost “shabby chic” appeal.

Two beaded chandeliers feel antique and are perfect for this farmhouse style. The sconce is made of raw material in an outdoor style but looks refined inside on the white wall. Another farmhouse decorating trick is the layered look seen here with plants, books, and bowls to give a curated look of vintage farmhouse items. The beautiful shiplap walls are a very popular choice for classic farmhouse style.

This dining room is perfect for those who want true farmhouse style, a homey feel, and the richness and warmth of layered decor.

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Modern Rustic Style: 6 Tips to Get the Look of This “It” Style

living roomWhat do you get when you mix mid-century modern furniture with rustic materials and accents? A perfectly modern rustic look! This just so happens to be a style we love due to its emphasis on comfort, slightly eclectic vibe, and always on-trend look.

New to modern rustic style? You’ve probably seen it before and just didn’t know what to call it. It involves comfortable but streamlined furniture, natural elements, earth tones, and reliance on rustic materials and decor. This style is all over Instagram and Pinterest, and brilliant designers like Amber Interiors and Studio McGee often design rooms that you could easily say are of this style.

Modern rustic is also the perfect style for couples trying to compromise between a comfortable and livable look and one that’s more modern and sleek—combining the soft edges of rustic with sleek notes found in modern styling.

 Ready to dig in? Keep reading for 6 tips on how to create a modern rustic look!

living room1. Establish a Comfortable Foundation

Comfort is key with this look. So, the largest pieces of furniture in any modern rustic room should be streamlined but never skimp on comfort. In living rooms, start with cozy oversized sofas. In bedrooms, opt for plush, upholstered beds. For a dining room, look for an oversized, rustic wood dining table around which big groups can gather.

But, while prioritizing comfort, make sure the furniture lines are clean and simple to keep the look modern.

bedroom2. Add Mid-Century Modern Accents

Once the comfortable foundation is laid, introduce a more mid-century or eclectic vibe. At first it may seem odd to mix these styles—but the contrast they create is what makes this look so dynamic and fun.

An easy place to do this is with your accent furniture. Think of an eclectic woven leather armchair or a coffee or bedside table with an antique flair. In dining rooms, pair your farmhouse dining table with more modern seating, like Wishbone or Eames shell chairs.

modern rustic dining room3. Create Conversational Layouts

A family-friendly style by nature, modern rustic interiors often have more symmetrical layouts that are geared toward large gatherings and facilitate conversations. (Hence the huge, rustic dining table we suggested above.) This is where the look leans more rustic and formal rather than modern and eclectic.

This is especially noticeable in a living room, where you might arrange a set of matching armchairs opposite the sofa or set them on either side of a couch, facing a fireplace. Although the furniture is a relaxed mix of different elements and pieces, arranging them in a more formal layout will play up a slightly more polished vibe.

modern rustic office4. Introduce Industrial Lighting

The next step? Finding the right lighting. This is where we see some style overlap with the modern farmhouse look. With modern rustic, light fixtures are often industrial with sleek, streamlined forms that are sculptural in nature.

Look for matte black or antique brass options to tie in the rustic. And don’t be afraid to establish multiple light sources in a single room; this helps bring personality to your style.

Just make sure you’re never matchy-matchy with light fixtures. This is a perfect opportunity to utilize one style—industrial—while getting eclectic with how you bring it to life throughout your space.

entry5. Layer on Natural Textures

When bringing the modern rustic style to life, we love the opportunity to play with textures and different materials. This keeps a room looking livable and approachable. Look for natural materials like seagrass, jute, ceramics, leather, and live-edge woods—then mix and match them together in one space, incorporating them in furniture, lighting, and decor accents! This helps the room feel dynamic and visually interesting.

living room6. Add an Antique Edge to Art and Accent Decor

If you want to play up the rustic side of this style, infuse your space with a few antique or antique-feeling pieces. While you want your furniture to feel more modern, art, decor, and rugs are the perfect place to incorporate this nod to old-world charm.

How, exactly? A rug with a traditional pattern and warm colors would be a perfect way to do this. (We gravitate toward using earth tones here, like terracotta, olive green, or a deep blue). For art, opt for landscape or still life paintings or even botanical prints.

Or consider your pillows: you can play with a mix of traditional patterns that tie in the colors of your rug. And try incorporating a vintage vibe in decorative objects and mirrors. This is definitely the most subjective part of this style—but what allows you to really make it your own!

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How To Get The Modern Farmhouse Look

Modern farmhouse living roomWarm and cool, contemporary and comfortable, there’s a new style that everyone and their mamma is obsessing over – modern farmhouse! If you haven’t heard of it before, there’s a solid chance you’ve seen it. From Pinterest, to Instagram, to every other interior design publication, the modern farmhouse look is everywhere. And for a good reason!

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. It instantly adds a casual character to any interior that will make your home the envy of your Instagram feed. We can’t think of a better way to bring such an effortlessly stylish and livable look to life!

And because the look is oh-so-popular with our Modsy customers, today we’re breaking down the style to show you how to create the look in your space. If you want to get the modern farmhouse style here’s everything you need to know!

Love the modern farmhouse style?

Modern farmhouse living roomStay Neutral

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 of the trendy 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. Start with a neutral coat of paint and layer in foundation pieces in the same family. Think whites, beiges, neutrals, or grays in different shades.

Modern farmhouse stylingPlay With Contrast

But modern farmhouse doesn’t mean all white all the time. Don’t be afraid to add a dark grey accent wall or a blue statement sofa (just reference one of our favorite style icons, Chris Loves Julia, to see how it’s done).

And don’t just think 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.

Mix Old and New

Another tenet of modern farmhouse decor is juxtaposing different styles together in one space. Imagine a classic, linen slipcovered sofa paired with an industrial coffee table and a leather mid-century modern armchair.

The lesson? Don’t shy away from mixing comfortable and traditional foundation pieces with modern accents. This will help you strike the perfect balance of comfortable and trendy that is so crucial to the modern farmhouse look.

Modern farmhouse living roomOpt for Natural Materials

Part of what makes this style so awesome is that it’s totally livable. AKA you can get the look and still let your kids, pets, and that friend who tends to spill her wine roam free without worry.

How is that possible? We’re glad you asked. Of course, opting for kid and pet-friendly materials is always a good choice, but the modern farmhouse look also incorporates materials that are extra durable, making it a great look for everyday homes.

Think linen slipcovered sofas, which you can easily pop in the wash when needed, or a leather armchair that will hide scratches and repel fur. Natural fiber rugs are also a staple of this style, which are super durable and a great choice for high-traffic rooms.

Modern farmhouse stylingLook For Weathered Finishes

Natural materials are a great way to achieve this style is because they add rustic texture, character, and warmth. Look for leathers with a patina, unfinished and weathered woods, and any piece that shows off its age with a vintage finish.

Modern farmhouse stylingEmbrace Minimal Styling

The one thing that separates modern farmhouse interiors from the pack is their minimal approach to decorating. Skip the piles of pillows and packed-to-the-brim bookcases in favor of a leaner aesthetic that will let the few pieces you choose to display shine.

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Global Style – 1 Room, 5 Cities, 5 Design Styles

design styles – MoroccoWhere in the world are you dreaming about traveling? France, Iceland, Morocco, Portugal or Sweden? While a life-changing, intercontinental move may be out of reach, we’re always up for clever ways to bring the vacation vibes to us.

While daydreaming about some travel hot-spots, we decided to try and recreate the look and feel of each city in our own apartments, without setting foot on a plane.

From the minimal but cozy feel of Iceland, to Portugal’s oceanic color palette and tile work, we created 5 different design styles, based on 5 beautiful cities and tips for anyone who wants to achieve the look.

The City: Cascais, Portugal

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The Style: Rustic Traveler

Cascais is a beautiful coastal resort town west of Lisbon, which is known for its historic landmarks and gorgeous beaches. We designed this room around a color palette that reflects the ocean and Cascais’ sunny weather. True to the Modsy Rustic Traveler style, the room is full of pieces that feel special and collected, maybe even passed down for generations.design styles – Portugal

How to get the style

Start by layering lots of patterns in sunny yellows and bright blues. Next, look to natural materials, which bring this style to life. Note how the rattan chairs and daybed add texture, especially when paired with soothing pops of color.

Don’t be afraid to mix up textures – this look is about a casual mix of eclectic pieces. Warm leather tones blend beautifully with rich velvets. You can even take decor inspiration from the sea by using collected seashells and ocean themed art.

Must-have pieces

The Avalon Daybed from Serena & Lily is very special piece – a perfect place for napping in the warm sun. You can dream about a trip to Portugal, even if you live far from it. We also love the Ikat Ottoman from Wisteria. It adds vibrancy and comfort to the space, while the colors evoke the palette of gorgeous Portuguese tile work.

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The City: Paris, France

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The Style: Chic Collector

A city centered around fashion and the arts, Paris exudes a sense of luxury and glamour. We incorporated these chic elements into the space by pairing rich velvets with marble and brass finishes. A beautiful glass chandelier and statement art create a sense of opulence.

Who lives here? Probably a stylish curator, immersed in Parisian culture with a taste for the finer things. Someone who enjoys collecting interesting pieces over time, inspired by their love for design.

design styles – ParisHow to get the style

The key to recreating this look is layering colors, patterns and textures. Royal blue and teal are offset by lighter pastels and colorfully patterned rugs. Look for white marble pieces that are  balanced with brass finishes to bring warmth to the space.

Velvet and tasseled decorative accent pillows introduce an eclectic, curated feel to the space, rendering it more personal and vibrant.

Must have pieces

The Robey Curved Sofa from CB2 is the perfect statement piece for a living room. The Waterfall Arched Chandelier and Gold Movement Wall Art from Anthropologie are also great pieces that add a sense of glam to any home. Tres chic!

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The City: Stockholm, Sweden

design styles – StockholmThe Style: Mod Enthusiast

Calling all Mid Century Modern aficionados! We know your love of Scandinavian design will pull you right into our Stockholm apartment.

This design is for a person who lives a minimalist lifestyle and is drawn toward spaces that feel open and completely functional.

We’ve left most of the flooring bare to highlight the beautiful detail of this particular studio apartment. Color has been added in very specific pops – giving a nod to the fact that this person is most likely a curator of their own home and is precise with every detail.

design styles – StockholmHow to get the style

Start with a neutral base color palette with pieces such as a neutral sofa and rug. Then, bring in a statement Mid-Century form chair and sculptural coffee table to create a bit of intrigue.

Must have pieces

The Noguchi Coffee Table is a real winner in this space. It helps to anchor the room, providing a true Mid Century statement to set the tone. A close second is the pierre-jeanneret chair which is paired with its matching desk for a great work station just off of the living area.

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The City: Marrakesh, Morocco

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The Style: Mod Collector

This Moroccan inspired studio is all about texture. The rug exudes warmth with its comfortable, soft texture. We’ve paired it with an informal seating area of poufs and floor pillows.

Morocco brings elements of casual comfort into the interior space so you’ll see less formal seating and dining areas and instead more comfort-forward pieces such as plush pillows and throws. We’ve also brought in a daybed to function both as a sofa and main sleeping area.

design styles – MoroccoHow to get the style

Creating this look in your own home is easy and fun! Pick a corner and transform it into a comfortable reading nook with floor pillows, drop pendant lights, and plenty of candles and cozy pillows and blankets. Use a tray instead of a formal table for your cup of tea.

Oh, and have tons of fun with color! This style is about mixing different colors, patterns, and textures together with ease.

Must have pieces

The Diamondback Rug is one of our favorites. It’s handmade and so beautiful. It pairs with this style well because of its pattern and texture, however can really work across different style preferences if you decide Morocco is no longer your city style.

The Carved Wood Media Console is a statement that has a carved detailing on its doors. The wood stain adds a touch of warmth to the space without feeling too heavy.

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The City: Reykjavik, Iceland

design styles – Iceland

The Style: Modern Rustic

Reykjavik is a design lover’s delight, packed with edgy, modern aesthetics and functional, cozy elements to withstand the harsh climate. The city’s interiors often feel like retreats from the intense weather.

You won’t see massive homes with wasted space here, instead you find smaller, functional layouts that are shared by young couples or even a small family. This design is perfect for lovers of Modsy’s Modern Rustic style where minimalism is key, and lighter pieces get dressed up in rustic finishes and textures.

design styles – IcelandHow to get the style

This style is all about a balanced, moody color palette and cozy textures like leather, sheepskin, and wicker. We pulled inspiration from the North Atlantic ocean, glacier lagoons, volcanic rock formations and black-sand beaches for this city space. A surprise element like copper or brass adds a modern touch.

Choose foundational pieces that are more on the minimalist side, which you’ll see in the shape of the sofa, but opt for a slipcover, which creates a clean yet homey aesthetic.

A good amount of decor like candles, baskets, pillows, and unique lighting adds warmth. Bring the beautiful elements of the outdoors inside and dress them up with the coziest blanket you have.

Must have pieces

We love the Cedeno Wood Entry Way Bench from Birch Lane. It offers additional seating when entertaining but it doesn’t feel heavy or take up a lot of space. It has the charm and warmth of a rustic piece with all of the conveniences of minimalism!

The Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland Print from Crate & Barrel is an ode to the natural wonders of the country. The soft blues and greens add some color amongst the black and white palette. The Blaire Antique Brass Desk Lamp, also from Crate & Barrel is a fun piece that almost mimics a candelabra, a perfect example of traditional and modern meeting in the middle.

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My Modsy Story: How I Designed My First Home From Scratch – and Did It Right

grown-up living roomWhen she moved from a small city apartment to a 3000 sq ft home, Nicole was ready for a grown-up living room. Here’s how she made it happen and made it look easy.

 

Homeowner: Nicole T, Sales and Development

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Room: Open “Grown Up” Living Room

Her Style: Modern Rustic

The Backstory

Scrapping all the old furniture from their 650 sq. foot apartment and designing their grown-up living room from scratch

My family and I had just moved from a very tiny apartment in the Mission District of San Francisco to a new home in Phoenix, AZ. As such, NONE of our furniture was suitable for our new 3000 sq ft home.

Additionally, after 7 years of apartment living, we were ready to finally have a grown-up living room. We were over buying small, cheap furniture and were ready to take the plunge and invest in some more substantial pieces for our new place. We were starting from scratch and wanted to do it right.

Nicole’s Living Room Before

The Design Dilemma

Creating a space that was both beautiful and family-friendly, without spending a giant fortune

Our new home has a very large, beautiful family room. We weren’t bringing any furniture from our old apartment, so it was hard to know where to start with such a large space. Plus, despite the place being so spacious and comfortable, there were some odd features we just didn’t know how to design around.

We knew that we wanted to compliment the style of the house, which is a contemporary custom home with mid century modern features. And at the same time, we are expecting our second child in 2 months, so we needed furniture that could stand the test of a toddler and a newborn.

Ultimately, we wanted to create a thoughtful looking space that we’d be happy living in every day.

grown-up living roomNicole’s Modsy Design 2

The Modsy Moment

When a friend’s success story sealed the deal

A friend recommended I try Modsy after she used it to decorate her new home. I was skeptical at first – my friend had purchased “everything from West Elm,” so I was worried the items selected would all be fairly expensive.

However, I learned that Modsy works with a great mix of high and low cost retailers, so we definitely would have lots of choices.

How Modsy’s Renderings Helped Nicole

Seeing the possibilities and embracing new ideas for her space

When we got our designs back we were very impressed with Modsy’s renderings! It was crazy to see a digital image of our exact space designed by someone that had never been there.

grown-up living roomNicole’s Modsy Design 2

I really liked the layout of design 2 – we hadn’t thought of facing our couch towards the fireplace, as we were afraid it would cut the space in half. But after seeing the designs, we went for it! Now we think it fits so much better than the design the previous owners had.

Modsy’s designs also showed us that we don’t have to be afraid to go bold with color. Neither my husband or I would have ever considered the color scheme that our designer first introduced us to, but after seeing the results, we were sold.

It was crazy to see a digital image of our exact space designed by someone that had never been there.

I also learned that you can design a space with a lot of color while still using mostly neutral furniture. We went with grays and whites for many of the chairs and tables, but also found that the design looked amazing with the bold green couch. We wouldn’t have thought of that ourselves and are very happy with it.

grown-up living roomNicole’s Modsy Design 6

The Real Results

Bringing her new, grown-up living room to life

Modsy definitely helped us envision the possibilities for our space in a way that we wouldn’t have been able to do on our own.

Neither my husband or I would have ever considered the color scheme that our designer first introduced us to, but after seeing the results, we were sold.

We loved the layout featured in our initial design and were very happy with all the views of our space and attention to detail in the renderings. We worked with the Modsy team to make a few tweaks to our original designs (we ended up with 6 in total) to get the colors just right. Now we are so happy with the overall design of our new house!

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We bought a lot of items from our final Modsy design. We ordered our furniture directly through Modsy and appreciated the Insider Rewards discounts!

Modsy’s designs helped us tremendously. Not only did it change our perception of how to lay out our furniture, but it helped us fill some odd spaces. Thanks Modsy!

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My Modsy Story: How I Designed My Unique Living Room All Online

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When Annika and her family moved into their first home, designing their unique living room was a major challenge. See how an online home design tool helped her find her inner designer.


Homeowner: Annika C, Recruiter

Location: Northern California

Room: A spacious central living room with unique features

Her Style: Modern Rustic

The Backstory

Leaving the city and starting fresh in their first real home.

My husband and I just purchased our first home. We were relocating from an apartment in Berkeley, CA, to a family house in a small town a little farther away.

We like our home to be tidy with minimal clutter (ie. we don’t like a lot of “things”). I wanted our new space to be warm, inviting, and family-friendly. We have an adjoining dining room and kitchen, so I wanted to create flow between those spaces.

Online Home Design

Online Home Design

ANNIKA’S LIVING ROOM BEFORE

The Design Dilemma

Figuring out baby-friendly furniture and a design plan with the help of online home design.

We have a 14 month old, so it was important to me that the space was child friendly. That meant avoiding side tables that she could push over and hard edges that she could bump into. I was super interested in ideas for extra storage so that we could take out or stash toys as needed.

As a busy mom who works full-time, I rely a lot on the internet for online purchases. Buying home decor online is always tricky because you never know exactly how it’s going to look in the space. Not to mention returns are a pain when the item is large. And although I love being in spaces that are stylish and inviting, I don’t have a flair for decorating.

When I set out to design our new living room, I wanted someone else’s help finding inspiration. But I didn’t want to stray so far that the style didn’t feel like me. I also wanted the freedom to swap out items in my designs if they weren’t quite right.

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online home design

ANNIKA’S LIVING ROOM BEFORE

The Modsy Moment

When a friend found success designing her own space online, she was sold.

A friend of mine, who was closing on a home, told me how amazing Modsy was. She raved about how she was able to design her new living room from her computer. We’d just put the offer in on our house, and while I had some decorating ideas, the living room in particular had me stumped.

Making the transition from the apartment to our first home was definitely a process. With all that new space, I knew we’d need to buy many items to fill it up. I thought that Modsy would be a great way for me to play with different ideas so that I could see the final product before committing to any big purchases.

Once I started, I found it very easy to use. We wanted to keep our sofa, and I sent Modsy a link to the exact product which they incorporated into our designs.

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online home design

BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF ANNIKA’S MODSY DESIGNS

How Modsy’s Renderings Helped Annika

Seeing the perfect layout and building on furnishings that match her style.

I was eager and anxious to see the designs! And it was surreal! It was our living room, but it was fully decorated and looked amazing.

From the two designs Modsy gave us, I loved Design #1 the most. The layout perfectly fit our needs and it gave me some great ideas for the space. I took the layout from the first design and made some tweaks when it came to the actual products.

online home designANNIKA’S MODSY DESIGN #1

We kept our couch and decided to keep our coffee table as well. It’s a hand-made piece by my father and is really beautiful, so we decided we couldn’t part with it. I was able to include a similar coffee table in my Modsy designs. This helped me get a sense of how it would look in our living room with the new pieces I was trying.

I made some other edits to Design #1, including a darker carpet because I have a toddler. The original design was a great source of inspiration. It was the calm, uncluttered but still warm, and stylish look I wanted.

online home designANNIKA’S MODSY DESIGN #2

Designing Around Unique Features

Finding solutions for her home’s unique features.

Our living room has a unique feature—a round window that is quite prominent. It was amazing to see how Modsy paired other round elements (i.e. a round coffee table, a round mirror) that really complimented the window. I was also able to see that certain chairs that I was eyeing didn’t fit our space at all.
online home designANNIKA’S MODSY DESIGN #1

One item that I fell in love with in particular was a shelving unit that attached to the wall. It was in an area of the living room that had stumped me, and as soon as I saw it I knew it was a perfect fit for the space.

I also loved it because it’s super child-friendly for my toddler. She can’t pull the unit down from the wall, and I can store non-breakable items on the lower shelves. The more delicate items can go on the top, which means we don’t have to hide all our breakables away until she gets older.

online home designANNIKA’S MODSY DESIGN #1

The wall directly across from our couch is quite large and that is where we have the TV. I didn’t know how much or how little to decorate, but the design that we received was perfect. It’s balanced and stylish without overwhelming the space.

online home designANNIKA’S MODSY DESIGN #2
It was so helpful to see how things fit in the space, size and style wise, without having to spend a lot of time measuring and trying to visualize how something “might” look.

Modsy was amazing and a really fun experience. It helped me find my “inner decorator” as I can experiment with my space and see what looks great and what doesn’t.

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Design Recipe: 5 Key Elements to Acing Modern Rustic Style

Love the look of cozy rustic spaces, but still want a home that feels trendy with a modern edge? If so, your style might be what Modsy calls Modern Rustic. A look that pairs retro forms with rustic materials and accents, Modern Rustic is the look our stylists are craving this fall.

Read on to learn how to get the look in your home with these five key elements of the modern rustic style.

The 5 Key Elements of Modern Rustic Style:

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1. Start with organic shapes and colors

We’re not talking about your produce! When picking out the base furniture (things like your sofa and coffee table for a living room, or your bed frame and dresser in a bedroom) look for pieces that have simple and clean lines.

A no-frills look, modern rustic is all about organic shapes that might be found in nature – no ornate details or decadent finishes here!

This goes for building a color palette as well. Start with earthy neutrals for your base, like warm woods, browns, creams, and shades of green. This will help you start to build a calm and cozy space, with a distinctly rustic style.

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2. Layer in patterns and textures

A large element in acing the Modern Rustic style, is building layers on layers of patterns and textures.

Play with mixing several different patterns in one space, be it in your rug, pillows, artwork, or other decorative accents. Opt for organic patterns, like hand-dyed shibori or ikat, to keep the look feeling rustic. Skip things like chevron, polka-dots, or any pattern that feels too perfect.

Textures are also a huge part of the Modern Rustic look. Again, gather inspiration from the natural world and opt for a mix of organic textures to bring the rustic element to life. We love layering a cowhide over a patterned rug, or hanging a woven macrame tapestry over a velvet sofa.

 

 

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3. Choose weathered materials

A little patina ain’t never hurt nobody! Pieces that show their age and history are key to acing the Modern Rustic style. Look for worn leathers, unfinished woods, or anything with a vintage look and feel.

Not only will these weathered materials bring extra texture you your space, they will give it that tactile, touch-able quality that make rustic interiors so inviting.

Don’t be afraid to bring in influences from the natural world as well. We love this photograph of a longhorn steer, Longhorn No. 4  by Randal Ford, as the crowning piece above a modern wood credenza.

 

 

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4. Find a mid-century influence

To make your space feel more fresh and current, infuse your rustic style with a few mid-century modern design elements. Adopt a mid-century modernist’s taste for organic shapes, furniture formed to hug the body, and warm earthy colors.

The addition of something like a mid-century tripod lamp, a curvaceous womb chair, or a carved wood coffee table will help give your rustic space a fresh and retro edge.

 

 

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5. Keep it cozy

One of the most important elements of the Modern Rustic style, is a comfy and homey feeling. Ensure your home is the perfect place to snuggle up by adding plush textures, piles of pillows, and layering in chunky knit blankets.

The organic and weathered materials and forms of the Modern Rustic look in combination with comfy furniture will all work together to make your home into the perfect cozy cocoon.

 

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