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Modern Rustic Living Room Ideas

Whether you use your living room for relaxation in the evenings or only occasionally when entertaining guests, picking out the right décor can be crucial. Learn how to achieve a classic yet eye-catching aesthetic with our modern country cottage living room ideas.

Rustic living room décor

Rustic living room décor takes its inspiration from classic country cottages. Bringing this style into a contemporary home is an excellent way to add a cosy edge to your stylish space.

You don’t need to live in a charming cottage in the countryside to embrace this look, either. Our modern rustic living room ideas can be adopted in any house or apartment with the right design know-how. Go for understated yet homely, or add sleek sophistication with grand light fittings or a moody colour scheme with the right shade for your home.

Modern country cottage living room ideas

If you want to give a contemporary spin to your cosy country cottage living room, mix things up with some of our modern rustic living room ideas:

Go for pale décor

This crisp look is perfect for lounges with lots of natural light. As well as painting your walls and panelling white, you could white-wash your floors or stick to paler tones in your furnishings. To avoid the room looking cold, install warm lighting solutions.

If you’ve chosen white or pale walls, using light timbers or combining glass and wood is an effective way to elevate your storage solutions.

Enhance architectural features

Exposed brickwork is a beautiful rustic lounge idea and can make a great feature in an otherwise plain room. Expose an entire wall or your chimney breast to make it the focal point of your living room. You can also enhance architectural features by adding bespoke furniture to alcoves and unusual spaces, making the most of every inch.

Choose contemporary furnishings

One of the most effective ways of nailing the modern country living room trend is to keep your base décor fairly traditional yet pair it with contemporary furnishings. Go for clean lines in reclaimed wood or choose pieces with organic shapes, such as round mirrors or curved back armchairs.

Keep your pared-back plastered walls

The smooth yet swirly appearance of newly plastered walls can often look very attractive. This natural finish fits right into our rustic living room trend. It can be enhanced with bold artwork and natural materials like wooden furnishings and warm wood floors.

Blend old with new

Striking the right balance between old and new doesn’t need to be complicated. Contrast beamed ceilings and a classic brick fireplace with metallic light fittings and chunky seating solutions in rich jewel tones.

Select built-in furnishings

Whether you want a whole wall of bookshelves or a smaller section of cupboards, we have many bespoke furniture designs to fit into your modern rustic living room. Choose from over 60 finishes, including country-style heritage shades.

Let us help you create your dream modern rustic interiors with our range of bespoke living room furniture.  Request a free visit from a Neville Johnson design consultant for more inspiration, or view our high-quality furnishings up close in a showroom around the UK.