Is your style a little bit gregarious, a bit rough around the edges, but a little bit glitzy too? If that’s you, welcome to the Modern Rustic Style way of life. Personally, I’m a huge fan of anything rustic that has the feel of something contemporary. This battle of styles has been the catalyst to create a new genre of home interiors – Modern Rustic Style.
Modern rustic style combines natural beauty with traditional materials. It mixes brushed metals, textures, neutral colors, and warm ambiance. It’s been hard to narrow down my list of Must-Have’s for this post because there are so many great elements to this style. But, I’m keeping it to what I consider to be the most 5 essential Must Have’s.
1. The Setting. What speaks more rustic than a home nestled amid a canopy of trees? Maybe you have a mountain home where you can watch deer sipping from a running stream just beyond your back deck? If you have the option of planning your home to be set in nature, this is the foundation for establishing your modern rustic style.
Next, consult with your architect to design a home with bold, clean lines that create a contemporary architectural style. This is an emphatic point to modernize a home rooted in natural surroundings.
2. Natural Elements. One of the reasons I love nature is my inherent connection with living things outdoors. Evaluate your personal style and select natural elements like wood, textiles, brick, and grass. Modern rustic style homes often display beautiful mahogany wood flooring and ceiling beams. I love the trend toward Manganese Saltillo Tile flooring as seen with this hexagon tile pattern. Manganese Saltillo is a (clay) tile that blends neutral, dark, and subdued brown colors with hues of terracotta. Not only is Saltillo tile an inexpensive, durable, and low maintenance flooring option, but the natural color range opens up versatility for your modern rustic décor accents.
3. Fireplace. Don’t you love getting cozy next to a grand fireplace and it’s inviting, warm ambiance? It’s the perfect setting for catching up on a good book, spending time with friends, and cashing in on that long overdue siesta.
This stone fireplace serves as the primary focal point for this living room. Each stone was set in place by hand during construction. Decorative terracotta tiles trim the firebox while surrounding décor boasts the latest trends of home decorating. The design of your fireplace is an area where you can “play” with modern rustic style.
4. Colors. Keep it light, neutral, and simple. A modern rustic style home should feel very light and airy. Muted paint colors are ideal along with large, revealing windows. Natural sunlight makes any space come alive, and it accentuates your other chosen elements of décor. The contrast of neutral paint colors, natural sunlight, and dark wood or tile flooring lends itself to be a sanctuary for peacefulness on a quiet day.
5. Artwork. Just look at this coffee table. It’s wondrous rustic driftwood that’s been crafted into a modern style coffee table. Yes, I consider this artwork along with anything that has been crafted by hand.
Modern rustic artwork is the jewelry to your space. Remember all the neutral paint colors and loads of sunlight that you’ve carefully implemented? Now is the time to pop some color into your modern rustic style home. Be cautious not to overdo too many bold colors because you want to keep the feel of nature. This is another area of home décor where you can play and display home accents, upholstery, linens, rugs, or wall art which reflect your personality and family’s culture.
The point of a modern rustic style is to get the natural feel of a rural dwelling with the conveniences of a contemporary home. Consider these 5 trademark elements for your modern rustic style home.
Make Every Space Count.