By mixing traditional materials with contemporary lines and shapes, the modern rustic trend appeals to every generation and creates a homely, comforting feel. Due to this, the modern rustic style looks set to be particularly popular in the living room. Fancy transforming your space this year? Being bang on trend is easier than ever. From new sofa covers to adding vintage accessories and plants, here’s how you can bring the trend to life.
Adopt earthy colours
Modern rustic colour schemes are clean and neutral, typically including soft tones of cream, stone and polished timber. As a result, warmth and colour are provided by wooden furniture and wicker accessories. By keeping colours to a minimum and ensuring patterns are muted, you can make your living room feel calm and collected, while ensuring that the space will also feel bigger.
Creating this look on a budget is simple, too. Our natural sofa covers are perfect for bringing your furniture into line with the scheme, and wooden ornaments, trinkets and photo frames can finish off the look.
Embrace vintage accessories
Although muted colours dominate a modern rustic scheme, it’s all too easy to end up with a space that feels a bit cold and clinical. To avoid that, you’ll need to introduce some visual interest. For this, we suggest including one standout accessory, such as an oversized vintage rug. If you don’t feel that’s quite the look you want for your living room, or a vintage rug doesn’t fit within your space, then instead consider vintage wall art that includes oranges, pinks or reds.
Add indoor plants
Some of the best modern rustic schemes often incorporate a clear and inextricable link to the outside world. By adding indoor plants to your living room, you can instantly bring a sense of fresh air into your space. Large plants and small potted trees both work incredibly well, but you can use whichever form of foliage you like.
Consider the role of texture
To add a sense of cosiness to your neutral space, add natural textures to your living room. By layering natural materials in neutral colours and contrasting textures, you can really achieve the desired effect. In our opinion, the best way of doing this is to add throws and cushions to your furniture.
But don’t underestimate the role that wood panelling can play, too. While horizontal panelling works well if you’d like your home to appear more modern, vertical panelling remains the traditional option. Both will work perfectly with a modern rustic theme, it’s purely a matter of personal choice.
In fact, when it comes right down to it, it’s all a matter of personal choice! So, ultimately we’ll leave the specifics of how you achieve a modern rustic theme up to you. As for us, we’ll stick to what we do best; providing you with a fantastic range of sofa covers, chair covers and more in a great range of colours, such as brown, natural and grey (all of these would look great in a modern rustic living room, by the way). If you’re having trouble making a decision, or you’re looking for something in particular, don’t hesitate to let one of us know. You can get in touch using the contact form on our website, or through our Facebook or Instagram. We’re always happy to hear from you!