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Dream Home Tour: A Rustic Minimalist Retreat

Meet Rustic Minimalist design. With similar notes of rustic elements and minimalism that are found in Organic Modernism, this new style is an earthier, warmer take on the modern and organic home.

It brings more focus to Scandinavian style furniture, the beauty of unfinished wood, and rustic materials and textures. They’re then tied together through a palette of cozy neutrals—warm whites and linen, stone gray and charcoal, natural fibers and wood tones. The result is this calming, livable, and inspiring rustic minimalist home of our dreams.

From a living room that’s rooted in Nordic comfort to a bedroom that’s all about serenity, read on for our design tips and the essentials you’ll need to bring the look into your own spaces.

rustic minimalist designThe Entryway

If you’re a fan of the Japandi look (Japanese meets Scandinavian), you’ll love how Rustic Minimalist style can immediately set a pared-down but cozy and livable tone in your entryway.

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The Key Elements

Think big, think natural. Anchor your entryway with one statement piece that highlights the beauty of materials from nature, be it a smooth stone console table or a carved raw wood cabinet. These pieces will establish a quiet, rustic vibe for the rest of your home.

Mix your materials. What makes this look so warm and grounded are the different earthy materials, such as raw woods, stone, porcelain, and blown glass. Lean into a combination of these textures and natural finishes as a way to add depth and play up an earthy comfort.

Styled by minimalism. Uncluttered styling allows the organic materials and finishes to be the star of the show, and it will keep your entryway feeling airy and serene. Go for neutral but sculptural decor pieces, such as a hefty stone lamp, a uniquely shaped vase, or a driftwood showpiece.

rustic minimalist designThe Living Room

When it comes to rustic minimalist interior design elements for your living room, keep to clean lines with natural materials in light finishes, and be sure to leave lots of negative space on your walls.

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The Key Elements

Seek out Scandinavian styles. Unlike other design looks, Rustic Minimalism is rooted in furniture that has a distinctly Scandinavian aesthetic. Think light wooden chairs with slender and streamlined silhouettes. Then pair them with upholstery in light grays and off whites.

Amplify textures. Because the palette is made up of mostly neutral tones, the way to instill comfort and warmth into your living room is by mixing various textures. Combine grainy wood pieces with woven poufs and caned accents. Finish off the look with a pop of earthy green velvet!

Keep things spare. Keeping your walls bare will allow your furniture and decor to shine here. Pull back on bold visual accents, such as colorful art and oversized mirrors, and instead hang a wall shelf that’s sparsely arranged with pretty vessels.

The Dining Room

In our Rustic Minimalist dream home, the dining room is the ultimate communal gathering spot. It’s a room that exudes organic elegance and simplicity, and it has an instantly soothing effect.

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The Key Elements

Go for all the wood. What lends warmth to the dining room is the different natural textures and finishes. Pull in a rough-hewn rustic wood dining table, carved spindle chairs, and a woven seagrass armoire to play up intricate graining and textures, which will convey a sense of comfort and earthiness.

Blend in pattern. Minimalism doesn’t mean skipping patterns altogether. Instead, choose a design that works with the hues of your space. This rug with a large-scale geometric motif in a sandy hue complements the wood tones while anchoring the room.

Create stark contrasts. Industrial-style elements, like a black woven bench, a steel pendant, a stone side table, and a single framed monochrome photograph on the wall will help balance out the wood tones. Spread them across your room to create mini focal points that captivate.

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The Home Office

This rustic workspace in our dream home reminds us that investing in a few key pieces is all you need to pull together a room that’s inviting, comfortable, and perfectly balanced.

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The Key Elements

Pick a rustic showpiece. In any home office design, a statement desk not only makes for a chic focal point but it can also inspire you to be more productive. Invest in a table that makes you happy to show up for work, like this weathered-wood finish desk that has an open and airy feel.

Work the white tones. Your home office needs to be functional but it should let you work with comfort and ease. Crisp white and off-white hues, like ivory, soft beige, and cream, in upholstery, ceramics, and accents will further play up a calming atmosphere.

Put minimalism on display. Take the time to style and organize your office bookcase. Layer in rustic minimal decor pieces, such as artisanal vases, woven baskets, art tomes, and paper-wrapped books, all of which will add to the overall restrained beauty of your office space.

The Bedroom

Our dream Rustic Minimalist bedroom is the exact opposite of spare and cold. It’s outfitted with a plush and cozy bed, light wooden furnishings, industrial lighting and accents, and a touch of traditional style.

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The Key Elements

Choose a modern bed. The trick to minimalism in the bedroom is making sure you invest in a bed that doesn’t overwhelm the space. Look for a neutral-hued bed with delicate tufting and details that add light visual texture. This way it will still pop but also recede a little into the room.

Trad it up softly. It’s easy to want to go with a light-color rug if you’re after a serene bedroom atmosphere, but there’s a way to work in pattern without breaking that calming spell. Try a washed traditional rug with a faded pattern. It will add depth without coming off as bold.

Opt for sleek lighting. Industrial wall sconces really round out our Rustic Minimalist bedroom. A pair flanking the bed adds balance, function, and sculptural appeal all at once. Carry through the streamlined lighting approach to the rest of the room with table lamps in a similar aesthetic.

Bring the rustic minimalist look into your interior design scheme!

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Home Tour: Explore This Dreamy Winter Retreat Designed in Cozy, Rustic Style

The holidays are over, it’s cold and dreary out… welcome to peak winter months. You know what that means: We’re in full hibernation mode and in need of some winter home design tips.

Now’s the time of year when we live for the quiet mornings curled up with a throw and a cup of tea and those cozy nights by the fire with a book. We’re also craving cozy winter-style rooms layered with comfy furnishings, plush pillows and textiles, and lots of earthy elements. Think natural textures mixed with light upholstery and raw woods, soothing neutrals combined with organic shapes and rustic designs. It all adds up to our idea of the perfect winter hideaway that we don’t mind being cooped up in from now until spring.

Here, we’ve brought that dream space to life with an inviting retreat that captures all those elements and more. Come for a room-by-room tour of this winter retreat and get inspiration for a winter decor refresh in your own home.

winter home designThe Entryway

From the moment you step inside, light-wood furnishings with mid-century notes and a mix of natural materials and woven textures abound. These elements set the stage for the modern-rustic tone and sense of ease throughout the home.

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rustic entrywayThe Key Entryway Elements:

Patterned woven textures. What makes baskets and natural-fiber rugs appear extra cozy are designs with patterns. Think geometrics and stripes, which lend a warm, visual element.

Sculptural natural woods. Your foyer is the perfect showcase for wood pieces that have organic silhouettes. More than in any space, they’ll add focus and leave a strong impression in your entryway.

Artisanal modern-rustic touches. From big pieces, like a spindle bench, to carved wood trays and homespun ceramics, these handmade elements are details that instantly cozy up any entry.

winter home design The Living Room

Cozy and serene, the living room evokes the look and feel of an elegant farmhouse with a spa-like vibe. The palette is comprised of soft neutrals, the textures are breezy and sumptuous, and curated furnishings keep the space feeling light and airy. Talk about the perfect winter decor escape.

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The Key Living Room Elements:

Solid hues with subtle lines. For a calming space that hits the perfect modern-rustic note, opt for furnishings like slipcovered sofas and clean-lined leather chairs, in quiet solid hues. These make for the perfect mix of comfort and bold that also looks serene and sophisticated.

Light upholstery, big textures. Solid upholstery in light colors doesn’t necessarily mean basic textures. Go for durable linen and luxe leather as well as chunky natural fibers. They compliment the soothing lines of the furniture by introducing a comfy and cozy touch.

White on off-whites. There are white-on-white moments elsewhere, but in the living room, it’s all about varying the crisp tone with off-whites and beiges. Why? It plays beautifully with the leather, fabric upholstery, natural fibers, and rustic fireplace and shiplap walls.

cozy winter reading nookThe Reading Nook

No winter home design is complete without a cozy nook (or two or three). And our home is no exception, although instead of lots of furnishings, we took a pared-down approach. A crisp slipcover armchair ready with a warm throw and raw wood accents lend a sense of Scandinavian calm and ease.

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The Key Nook Elements:

Classic curvy chair. Rather than a rectangular armchair, pick a piece that hugs the body all around and makes for an easy place to curl up. Add a throw and you’re good to go for the winter months ahead.

Raw wood elements. With just the right amount in a small nook, raw wood accents and finishing touches can provide warm rustic appeal as well as a soothing, toned-down vibe.

Fine-line art and details. Instead of graphic art, elegant line drawings and prints make for a softer, more neutral alternative. They lend intrigue without overwhelming a small rustic space.

winter dining roomThe Dining Room

When it comes to a warm wintry gathering spot, tap into the Danish sentiment of Hygge, which celebrates all things simple, beautiful, and cozy. Scandinavian-inspired dining furniture along with pretty woven accents and ceramics in organic shapes will usher in the quiet ethos perfectly.

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The Key Dining Room Elements:

Streamlined Scandi designs. Chic Danish Modern pieces and designs with Scandinavian influences will drive the Hygge aesthetic home. It’s all about keeping it curated and opting for fewer pieces that are simple and beautiful.

Minimal accents. Truly embrace the less is more aesthetic. It’s about pulling back on accessories and bringing in only pieces that inspire a feeling of joy, comfort, and coziness.

Textural focal points. Whether it’s a woven light fixture or a serene painting and tall vase, layer accents that play up colors and textures. It’s a subtle way to bring depth to a minimalist space.

winter decor bedroomThe Bedroom

A luxurious and heavily layered bedroom is the true heart of a winter home. Because let’s face it, this is the one space we’ll be spending the most time in, morning and night. That means soft textures galore, colors that soothe, and a room that’s endlessly cozy and filled with natural light.

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The Key Bedroom Elements:

Lots of cozy layers. This goes without saying. Winter calls for piles of pillows, throws, and textiles on textiles. Fur blankets, chunky knits, wool duvets… you name the texture, there’s a place for it here. Another essential cozy element? Pops of leafy greenery.

The most neutral palette. More than any other room, the bedroom should have a crisp neutral palette. It’s all about whites and grays. The key is to give it a wintry cool look that feels luxe and comfy.

A hint of high-contrast color. With all the white and grays, hints of black will help ground the room and give it more dimension. The best accent is a fluffy Moroccan rug or a modern black-framed mirror that reflects light but also makes for a sculptural focus.

 

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