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9 Ways to Design a Rustic Living Room

modern rustic design ideasSo, you think your style is rustic… Designers throw around the term, but it actually can describe a number of different styles. There’s coastal, shabby chic, modern farmhouse, rustic traditional… the list goes on! To help break down the different ways to work the style, we’re serving up 9 rustic design ideas for this small living room.

Read on to explore 9 different rustic spaces and shop the looks for your home!

rustic design ideasRustic Traditional

For the traditional take on rustic, we focused on wooden furniture pieces with traditional shapes and design elements. It’s all about celebrating natural textures and comfy designs in this living room. If you aren’t ready to buy new furniture, you can add a rustic flavor by buying earth-toned drapes and throw pillows.

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rustic design ideasFarmhouse Chic

Lighten up your rustic look with a more feminine take on the style. This look combines traditional shapes and materials with weathered and vintage finishes. Layer on plush textiles and fresh patterns for a more chic, and light look.

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rustic design ideasRustic Warmth

Rustic does not have to mean vintage. Rustic warmth is a contemporary take on the style that is visually striking but physically comfy and cozy. The furniture is sleeker and more modern but is still made out of natural materials.

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modern farmhouse design ideasModern Farmhouse

Modern farmhouse is a take on rustic that has mid-century flair and industrial twist that so many people are drawn to. The styling leans towards minimal with a neutral color palette and raw materials.

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modern rustic design ideasModern Rustic

This variation is a feminine take on the rustic style, which means you can play with color and include pops of warm materials such as gold and brass. Also, go ahead and add hints of modern design while staying true to rustic basics. Take a look at one of our selections: a satin brass rectangular cocktail table. Metals take it to the next level.

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rustic design ideasReclaimed Visionary

This forward-thinking incarnation combines the rustic aesthetic with traditional design. You can enjoy lots of leather and raw materials with minimal color notes and traditional design elements like wrought-iron details and weathered woods.

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rustic design ideasRefined Rustic

Refined rustic is a classic and elegant take on the style that gives off a feminine, cottage vibe. To capture it, you should stick to lighter woods and materials to create a space where fresh flowers can be displayed on the daily. You will enjoy these blooms as you sit in your elegant oatmeal wing chair with solid birch legs – the very definition of refined rustic style.

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modern rustic design ideasVintage Farmhouse

This one is our version of shabby chic. Consider it a feminine, vintage take on rustic style. Feel free to use whimsical design elements against a background of unfinished woods. This is definitely a style where quirk and comfort live in harmony!

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rustic design ideasRustic Traveler

This one is for you rustic lovers with a boho side. Embrace eclectic elements that represent your unique world view. Approach your design with a curatorial lens that reflects your personality.

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Follow our design lead and create a rustic mix specialized to you. Natural materials and colors work with everything. Tune into the earth and bring those comforting vibes into your home. Rustic can be for everyone!

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Rustic Living Room Design – 5 Ways to Try a Rustic Style in Your Home

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Is your style rustic? Well, that depends on what you mean by rustic. Unlike Hollywood Glam or Mid-Century Modern, a rustic style can be one of the most difficult looks to define, as it means so many different things all at the same time.

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So, if you’re scratching your head wondering what kind of rustic style you’re thinking of, don’t fret. In this post, we’re taking a closer look at 5 of our favorite ways to style a rustic living room.

Rustic Warmth

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Our most popular rustic style – and second most-popular style overall – Rustic Warmth is the easy, breezy look your rustic living room has been searching for.

Always warm and inviting, this style can easily make any house feel like a home by infusing your space with the perfect balance of on-trend pieces and cozy, lived-in charm.

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The Key Elements

Bring this rustic style to life through comfortable foundations, neutral hues, and organic textures galore. Think a linen sofa paired with a weathered wood coffee table.

Don’t hesitate to embrace a few pops of pattern! Look for contemporary takes on traditional designs for a look that’s fresh and decidedly rustic.

It’s Perfect If You…

Love a comfortable atmosphere that feels casual yet collected. Great for families with kids and pets, this rustic style blends comfort with everyday living.

Modern Rustic

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Who says a rustic living room can’t also be modern? Not us!

If you’re looking for a rustic living room set-up that also incorporates your love of Mid-Century Modern design, look no further than our Modern Rustic style.

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rustic style, rustic living roomThe Key Elements

This style brings together Mid-Century staples with rustic design elements, for a look that feels retro yet weathered.

Look for pieces with Mid-Century shapes rendered in natural woods, organic materials that show their history, and textures and colors that draw from the natural world. Think leathers with a patina, raw and unfinished woods, and jute rugs layered under vintage ones.

It’s Perfect If You…

Want a rustic living room that’s trendy, but not edgy. Even better, if your idea of the perfect living room is as approachable as it is fun, the Modern Rustic style might be your decor match!

Refined Rustic

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If you like shabby chic but also want a looks that’s a bit more elevated, our Refined Rustic style might be your cup of tea. These rooms are always curated with a modern eye, and are ready for entertaining at a moment’s notice.

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rustic style, rustic living roomThe Key Elements

A Refined Rustic living room pulls together classic and contemporary styles and mixes them harmoniously together. Rustic white-washed woods, linen, and traditional farmhouse decor are all key parts of this rustic style.

Look for comfort-forward foundations and classically-inspired decorative accents. This style is set apart for its love of fine detailing, decorative motifs, and intricate patterns.

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Consider vintage spaces with a rustic feel your happy place. If you love an elegant, chateau-inspired space, and your favorite places to shop are flea markets and antique stores, this rustic living room look might be just what you’re looking for.

Contemporary Connoisseur

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Comfort, livability and beauty are hallmarks of the Contemporary Connoisseur style. Bring an air of relaxed California Coastal style to any space with this polished yet comfortable and inviting style.

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The Key Elements

Mixing natural and casual elements are key to acing this rustic living room style.

Try playing with a palette of subtle blues and incorporate a few pops of navy alongside rustic woods. Natural fabrics, weathered woods, and pops of serene colors help to achieve this summer-focused rustic style.

It’s Perfect If You…

Are drawn to spaces with a calm, coastal energy. Rooms steeped in tradition make your heart sing, but you also prefer a slightly less formal vibe.

Rustic Traveler

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Rustic comfort gets a little unexpected in this look, which mixes traditional rustic elements with eclectic touches.

The Rustic Traveler is obsessed with bringing together elements from different styles and putting your unique identity and interests on display.

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The Key Elements

Our Rustic Traveler style combines warm woods and brushed metallic finishes with colorful textiles to create a worldly space. It’s all about layering textures and patterns to create a warm, lived-in setting.

It’s Perfect If You…

Like the “jungalow” look but want more rustic, less tropical vibe. If you love to travel and want a home where your collection of art and objects is always on display, this look is the perfect way to bring that vision to life.

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