The modern-rustic style is a dichotomous aesthetic that is highly appreciated these days. It emulates the conventional warm, cozy and timeworn aesthetic of the original rustic style with a bit of modernity in the mix to appeal to the contemporary sensibilities of today’s population. Further, we’ll be looking at 5 ways you can make your modern-rustic homes look even classier than they already are.
1. White backdrop
Do not undermine the ‘modern’ part of the modern-rustic aesthetic by going for all-wood material palate. You can imbue modernity in this kind of an aesthetic by opting for an all-white backdrop. It can add austerity in the whole mix and make the rustic parts of the interior design stand-out even more against the starkness of the white color.
2. Clutter the third dimension
When you’ve got a white backdrop to neutralize the wooden parts of the aesthetic, you can definitely go crazy with the furnishing. With simple wood, too much furniture can end up looking too visually repelling and clutter. But with the whites as the fallback, the furnishing clutter starts to look charming, cozy, comfortable and appealing.
3. Designing modern
Never forget to emulate modernity in your designs. If you look at this modern-rustic kitchen design, you’ll see how the asymmetric geometry keeps the ambiance contemporary. It repels the typical straight forward kitchen cabinet designs, which is why this one looks even more appealing and attractive.
4. Accessories of the dual
Of course the accessories and decoration pieces that you use in your modern-rustic interior design have to represent both the aesthetics fully. Take a look at this bedroom interior; the ceiling fan is decidedly on the rustic side while the suspended side table lamps are definitely modern. Similarly, the closet door is very modish while the bed headboard is rustic in style.
5. Emulating the timeworn
Emulating the timeworn look is highly crucial when you’re articulating the modern-rustic style. The bathroom interior design in this image accomplishes that by using a combination of Peranakan tiles and sleek light-brown wall tiles to create visual contrast. The former imbues a timeworn feel in the ambiance while the latter is there to counterbalance with modernity.