5 Ways to Bring Modern Rustic to Your Home

Wednesday 20.06.18

Bar Stool

Team weathered timber and stone with sleek metals and natural fabrics such as linen and jute to create the textural contrast that defines modern rustic. An eclectic interior direction which pairs industrial style furniture with softer touches such as flea market finds and travel mementoes as you tick off your bucket list.

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1 | Team weathered timber furniture with natural stone floors and sleek metals to bring an industrial edge.

2 | Choose a warm light to create an ultra-cosy space making the most of textures and reflective surfaces.

3 | Mix it up with contrasting materials – wood, brick, stone, glass, concrete and fabric. All are welcome with modern rustic.

4 | Have fun with modern accessories teamed with family keepsakes and vintage finds.

5 | Bring the outdoors in with house plants and foliage.

Modern Rustic Pin

1 | Texture

In this inviting modern rustic kitchen, a pair of industrial style barstools flank the head of a wonderfully unique kitchen island, made with batons of beaten timber and cast-iron wheels, complete with wooden stopper wedges, and a slender concrete top. Rustic baskets lend texture and interest and make the storage space work even harder as they can be stacked on top of each other.

 

Lamp

2 | Lighting 

An integral part of the modern rustic look for your home is the quality of light, choose soft, warm tones that will bring out the reds and richer shades in the room. The right light will also intensify textures and shadow making the space feel even cosier and welcoming.

 

Dresser

3 | Mix It Up

Modern Rustic is all about texture. On-trend copper and rose-gold can be paired with glass and concrete. A wooden table with metal legs is teamed with plush fabric chairs. Exposed brick and stone walls are accentuated with pendant lights and filament style bulbs.

 

Chopping Board

4 | Have Fun!

Experiment with different accessories to create an eclectic mix to engage and excite the eye. Pair shop bought finds with family hand-me-downs and vintage finds. A day out at a local antiques centre can un-earth some wonderful treasures for your home and create lasting family memories. Avoid a cluttered look by incorporating industrial storage pieces with smaller items such as baskets and old crates which are ideal to stack under consoles and on shelves.

 

Franklin Table

5 | It’s a jungle out there.

A huge resurgence in houseplants spearheaded by green-thumbed Instagrammers inspires us to relook at greenery in our home, here an old copper poaching pan has been repurposed as a kitchen planter. Search the hashtags #urbanjunglebloggers #jungalowstyle and #indoorjungle to be inspired!

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