Soften a modern home’s sharp angles and sparkling glass with log-cabin inspired touches.
Modern design and rustic elements may seem to be polar opposites in home design, but when properly paired, they’re completely complementary and on-trend. Rough-hewn details pair perfectly with ultra-modern architecture to create the perfect balance between contemporary and reclaimed.Emphasizing 21st-century charm, the following tips will help you pair these two styles to create a blend of cozy and contemporary design.Rely on rustic statement piecesTo begin the look, start with a rustic statement piece, like a dining table made from distressed wood, or a reclaimed console or bench for your entryway. If you can’t find a table or bench you like, consider a lighting fixture with a rugged ambiance or a side table made from hide or cork.Statement pieces also include elements like hide rugs, teak chairs, and wooden table lamps. These pieces are easy to modernize with the right accessories, making them the perfect anchor for this look.
Balance with modern design
Once you’ve selected a rustic statement piece, it’s time to complement the look with a modern staple. If you’ve chosen a distressed dining table, opt for chairs with sleek lines and retro curves. Keep the color palette earthy and clean with shades of brown, gray, and white.Next, outfit the other rustic elements in your home with contemporary dressings like a mid-century inspired sofa, a plush ottoman, or streamlined pendant lights.
Get the best of both with blended styles
To streamline creating a modern-rustic styled room, search for pieces that represent both designs. Transitional accent pieces are key to bringing the two styles together and creating a cozy cohesiveness.
A polished mounted deer head and a contemporary chair design covered in a luxe pelt are two great examples of transitional style incorporating modern motifs and rustic charm. Mixed finishes like glass and wood are also great solutions for bringing this look full circle.
Adding a few succulents and other green elements also brings lightness to the space, perfectly blending the modern and rustic designs.
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