Who doesn’t love the feeling of freedom and simple pleasure a rustic atmosphere gives? Add efficient lighting and modern comfortable lounging and I’m in the perfect setting. Combining these two atmospheres is what is known as, well, just as you would think it sounds, a rustic-modern theme. Here I’ll quickly examine some rustic-modern living room ideas for design and decor.
One cozy but classic trick is to allow for the appearance of aged material without the dysfunction of it. Wooden materials used in end and coffee tables or book shelves can be stained or painted to look aged or well-used! Selecting decorations like old fashioned games, checkers, or antiques add to the rustic atmosphere. Part of the living rustically is having only what is needed, while modern design combines form and function. Use traditional decorations as coasters, bins, or bookends.
Also, try decorative lighting fixtures –like old lanterns or lampshades made of rustic materials like thin burlap. When these are complemented by effective, modern light bulbs and bold current wall and fixture colors like deep blues or striking greens, any living room reflects on the wonders of both past and present. To really emphasize the continuity between old times and new, be sure to decorate with well-worn classic and modern books!