Finding the style that works for you is one of the biggest challenges in interior design, but one of our favorite new trends is the modern rustic design. This style is a great blend of natural woods and old fashion touches with modern sleekness and simplicity. If you’re a nature lover or have fallen in love with a mountaintop lodge in the past but you’re not ready to give up on the style of your modern home or apartment – this is the design for you.
The design is a study in contrasts: wood and stone mixed with straight lines and polished surfaces; light soft tones with dark rich accents; cluttered but still open. It’s an amazing blend of elements that seem to be opposed to each other but in fact lends a comfortable and utilitarian feel to a room.
The folks over at Let’s Go Cuckoo put together a great infographic that highlights how the elements of old world design can be blended with modern design to put together a unique modern rustic look for you.
Even if you’re not a decorator this guide should give you a head start when it comes to looking for the elements of these styles that appeal to you. Check it out below (click to see it full size).
–By Max Vernon, Let’s Go Cuckoo