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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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Rustic Decor Inspiration For Perfectly Relaxed Rooms

rustic decorIf you love rustic interiors, you probably have a pretty good idea what it is about the look that catches your eye. Maybe it’s a spare white room with all the right vintage pieces. Or maybe it’s a cozy living space full of relaxed seating and beautiful woven accents.

But designing a rustic room isn’t always so straightforward. It’s a style that can go in many different directions depending on what you like. You can go for a modern farmhouse look and mix slipcovered sofas with raw wood and metal. Or you can layer graphic art alongside textured accents to play up a warm, rustic vibe.

Being one of our most popular Modsy looks, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite rustic interiors to get you inspired. Take a look and pick up a few tips for bringing the look to life in your own home along the way.

rustic decorIf you enjoy a relaxed home…

Consider a mix of rustic and traditional furnishings that play up an open and inviting atmosphere. Combining your living and dining areas is a good place to start. It’s a great layout that eases up the flow in a room.

Try bringing in a slipcovered sofa, comfy classic seating, and raw wood pieces to give your space a laid-back vibe. Then anchor it all with a faded neutral rug that’s in keeping with the airy atmosphere.

rustic decorIf you’re after a calming ambience…

Keep to a few rustic and vintage pieces, like a raw-wood bench, a woven-door cabinet, and an antiqued-wood mirror. Mixing furnishings with different wood finishes provides a rustic look that’s easy on the eyes and doesn’t feel overwhelming.

If you want these pieces to stand out a bit more, paint your walls a gray or charcoal tone for contrast. Adding neutral accents, like linen pillows and monochrome art, will help complete the warm, soothing look.  

rustic decorIf you like a touch of modern…

You’re likely a fan of the rustic-boho, California-style interiors that are constantly showing up on Pinterest. And we understand why. These spaces have that blend of contemporary design, natural materials, and gorgeous rustic accents that make them look and feel cooly curated.

To channel this rustic approach in your home, seek out modern artisanal pieces that are crafted with natural materials, like leather-woven chairs, rattan pendants, and a rough-hewn carved wood table.

rustic decorIf you dig the farmhouse vibe…

You’ll want to strike that perfect blend of relaxed elegance with furnishings that are comfortable yet sophisticated. Slipcovered sofas have the advantage of being incredibly versatile so they’re great foundations for layering in more polished designs, like traditional wood side tables and classic table lamps.

It’s not quite rustic farmhouse without an industrial chandelier, so make it a point to find a metal or vintage one to round out your space. If you’re looking to emphasize a relaxed vibe in your room, try adding southwestern accents, like a patterned, colorful art, or even a textile wall hanging.

rustic decorIf you love a refined look…

It’s likely that your style leans more rustic-sophisticate, meaning you appreciate the look of classic designs with weathered finishes that have a vintage element to them.

If so, consider antiques in light, unfinished woods, such as a settee with an untreated wood frame, a classic pedestal table, or a statement mirror. They have a way of infusing spaces with a sense of refined ease and French Country polish. Round it all out with some greenery – you can always count on plants to brighten up a somewhat formal space.

rustic decorIf you’re all about vintage…

Take a bolder approach to the rustic look. Place the focus on statement vintage-style pieces, like the sideboard in this dining room. The wood finish gives it an Old-World European appeal that lets your easily mix in other pieces. Think a stately chandelier, a pedestal dining table, and Windsor chairs.

The challenge is to make sure your statement pieces don’t overwhelm the space. So be sure to introduce a bit of levity with strong modern accents, like a graphic print and a large round mirror.

rustic decorIf you also want it to look cool…

Focus your designs around an earth-tone palette, natural materials, and accents that have an eclectic-boho feel. This is a subtler approach to rustic style, but it can have big impact especially if you’re working with a small space or home.

Keep colors to sandy hues, terracotta, and rust tones, then layer in lots of woven pieces, be they lighting or baskets, and let those rustic details shine.

rustic decorIf you’re big on comfort…

Opt for a family-friendly mix of rustic, contemporary, and traditional pieces. We like to think of this rustic approach as livable curation, meaning the pieces are chic but also practical for everyday living.

For every stylish piece in your room, pair it with a functional accent. Like this clean-lined sofa with a storage coffee table, the comfy woven armchair with a metallic side table, and the bold credenza flanked by roomy bookcases. It’s the perfect balance of style and function with comfort leading the way.

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