5 Quick Tips for Mastering the Art of Mixing Modern Classic & Rustic Like a Pro
Modern and rustic, two opposite design styles that you might think could never go together. ... In fact, they're so complimentary and interesting that real design magic happens when you mix them.
Tip 1: Emphasize Natural Wood
Exposed wood beams, repurposed or salvaged wood turned into furniture. These are the archetypes of rustic charm and warmth when mixed with modern.
Tip 2: Combine a Neutral Palette with Minimal Pattern
Modern rustic interiors tend to not show a lot of color contrast or pattern. Look at the variations in the stone or wood wall cladding to pick up cues for the rest of the space. Greys, cream, white, taupe, beige, black.
Tip 3: Incorporate Cozy Textures
Little accents like a faux fur pillow or wall tapestry will compliment and soften modern architectural elements.
Tip 4: Choose Straight Lines in Furniture and Accessories
Upholstered furniture tends to favor the modern side: simple straight lines, tapered, thin legs and a conspicuous lack of over stuffing is typical.
Tip 5: Opposites Attract
Think about mixing a reclaimed or really rustic wood tabletop with super modern metal legs on a dining table. Install rustic wood floating shelves over a simple grey painted wall.
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