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Tips and Tricks for Mixing Modern and Rustic Furniture

Can You Mix Rustic and Modern Styles in the Same Home?

One of the advantages of owning rustic wood furniture is that it can complement just about any other design style, including something as seemingly different as modern. The key is to choose elements that play off each other, so they create a unique blend of textures, colors, and styles that look great.

If you can’t make up your mind whether you want a modern design in your home or something more rustic and natural, don’t worry. You can have them both! Here are our tips and tricks for mixing these two design styles flawlessly in the rooms of your home.

Choose Items That Are Similar, But Different

This might seem like an impossible task, but it really isn’t. By “similar,” we mean two different items that each have something common between them. This can be a similar color, size, or texture, for example.

Having a few “similar but different” pieces will allow you to display them as a collection, which will be more effective and pleasing to the eye than displaying them each on their own.

Follow the 80/20 Rule

When you’re combining design styles, you should choose one as the primary design and the other as the secondary design. Your main style should make up 80% of your décor, with the secondary design elements accounting for the remaining percentage.

One way to accomplish this is to choose the room’s largest furniture pieces in your primary design style, and a few of the room’s accents and smaller pieces in the secondary style.

With Multiple Design Styles at Play, Keep Things Neutral

Neutral wall and furniture colors are recommended when combining styles in a room. This will give the room a canvas on which the different styles will stand out.

Keep Things Balanced

Balance is especially important when you’re mixing furniture and décor styles. For instance, the visual landscape of the room should be balanced, so nothing is too high or too low when compared with the rest of the room.

You also need to blend the styles together instead of having one style on one side of the room, and the other style on the opposite side.

Place the Furniture in the Space First

Your furniture will very likely be the largest pieces in the room, so they should be placed first. The reason is because this will be your starting point for keeping things balanced in the space. As you continue to decorate the room, it will be easier to maintain a sense of symmetry as you fill the details with accents and functional elements like lighting.

Create a Focal Point

If you have one item that doesn’t have anything in common with anything else in the room, then you can make that item the room’s focal point. The item will stand apart from the rest of the competing décor, and serve as a piece of interest.

Save on Rustic Solid Wood Furniture at Log Furniture Place

If you want to represent your love for nature in your home’s design, then nothing does it better than rustic, solid wood furniture from Log Furniture Place. We specialize in creating hand-crafted wood furniture and accents using locally sourced materials. Plus, everything we sell is backed by a solid warranty.

At Log Furniture Place, we are committed to providing our customers with the finest shopping experience, as well as some of the most competitive prices around. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding our process and/or to learn more about our custom furniture options.