The modern and rustic styles of interior design are so completely juxtaposed in concept that many hesitate to merge them together. Modern design is all about minimalism and sleekness along with forms and functions while the rustic style consists of organic features, woodsy textures and a plethora of dark, warm and cozy colors. The combination of both these styles might seem like a disjointed effort, but rest assured that it can be carried out in a seamless and organized way. You can always merge the two styles in a relatively good design. So today we will be looking at some good ways to combine the modern and rustic styles.
1) Layering materials with textures
One of the most successful ways to amalgamate the rustic and modern styles is by creating a layered effect. You can use modern materials in a rustic capacity. For example, the interior below has a joint rustic-modern ambiance which has been achieved by carefully using modern materials like the rough brick wall.
2) Juxtaposing color effects
Another good way to go rustic is by using contrasting color schemes. For example in the image below, you can see how the completely juxtaposed color schemes create a visually appealing space that is automatically part rustic and part modern in that respect. The rough finishes on one side on reinforce that effect.
3) Bold verses cold
For the modern come rustic interior theme to work, you have to be willing to go with a bold interior aspect. For example, in the image below, the wonderful combination of lead grey and rustic brown is the perfect background for the splash of bold that is bought by the spunky blue of the stools. It’s bold but not flashy and only makes the contrasting interior styles more apparent.
4) Patterns vs. finishes
Another good way to work with the modern come rustic interior style is by overlaying a rustic pattern with a nice, modern finish. In the image below it has been carried out by carefully selecting the right pattern for the perforated wall and finishing it with a cool modern finish. It’s a great way to merge the style without any forced design intervention.
5) The portal effect
A stylish way to incorporate both themes in a singular space is by using open portals to create a dynamic visual effect. For example, the space before the door or window portal could be dressed in rustic, while the space beyond the portal could be done in modern. This way you could have both effects in the same space without even having to merge anything in the same space.