5 Must-Have Elements to Create a Contemporary Rustic Home

The contemporary rustic style is a mix and match of old-school and modern design elements. It takes a lot of creativity to challenge yourself and design such duality in an interior design. So, if you’re wondering, here are 5 must-have elements in your contemporary rustic home:

 

1. A dichotomous statement wall

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Interior DesignHome Renovation Image Source: Inclover Design

First and foremost, you need an instant visual hook that is the very definition of the contemporary rustic style. It can be a media wall or any other large surface area of your home. The Inclover Design team featured the best of this detail in the form of a hybrid media wall. There are clear hints of both rustic textures as well as chic contemporary elements in its modern  glass display cabinet, so it offers the best of both!

 

2. Hybrid furniture choice

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Interior DesignHome Renovation Image Source: Inclover Design

If you’re inspired by the contemporary rustic look, it’s important to know how much the right furniture choice matters in the overall scheme of things. It cannot all be modern or rustic. Balance is key. Therefore, if the majority of your furniture is of one style, you can simply use bold accent furniture in the other style to fully merge the whole theme. The Inclover Design team used in-built contemporary furniture and vintage rustic statement pieces to get the best of all worlds.

 

3. Fusion of warm and cool light

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Lighting always has a huge impact on the overall perception of a space. A combination of warm and cool lighting often forms a graceful fusion of rustic and modern ambiance. You can have a lot of fun with how you emulate it in the space. You can use downlighters and pendent lights to create decorative accents. You can also use undercabinet lights to balance with a modern look. The Inclover Design team used warm ambient lighting and cool accent lighting to harmonize their contemporary rustic atmosphere.

 

4. Colors and textures

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Interior DesignHome Renovation Image Source: Inclover Design

As always, the colors, materials, and textures say a lot about how you can interpret a certain aesthetic in your homes. As far as a contemporary rustic ambiance is concerned, you can play with lots of warm colors, natural textures, and neutral materials to get the desired results. The Inclover Design team got the best of all worlds by harmonizing wooden and concrete textures with warm color tones and sleek polished and metallic accents.

 

5. Balancing modern vs. rustic

Interior DesignHome Renovation Image Source: Inclover Design

Interior DesignHome Renovation Image Source: Inclover Design

Lastly, you’ll need to create the perfect harmony and visual balance of contemporary and rustic elements. You can’t have one style trumping the other or the space will become either too rustic or too modern. The Inclover Design team did an excellent job of harmonizing the two looks by using structural items such as glass walls, door frames and modern glossy kitchen countertops, to balance the whole look!

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