Before & after: Modern rustic living room design

Are you thinking about giving your living room an inviting rustic makeover? This sophisticated before & after design journey might provide the motivational boost you need! Drawing inspiration from natural elements as well as minimalist touches, our designer created a chic yet cozy ambiance that draws friends & family in. The result is an effortlessly stylish modern rustic living room worthy of its own design story. Read on to see the results for yourself!

The Challenge: Modern Rustic Living Room

Moving into a new construction townhouse, the client envisioned a modern rustic design that would complement both its interior and exterior. With some features already selected, such as the flooring and fireplace, they preferred professional assistance in choosing the rest. Therefore, they approached Decorilla, looking for a designer who could:

  • Come up with a stylish yet highly functional, family-friendly layout 
  • Offer creative modern rustic living room ideas that can incorporate existing furniture cohesively
  • Source appropriate modern rustic furniture
  • Propose new paint, window treatments, art, and decor, along with the best placement for each piece

Unsure if a modern rustic style is for you? Try our Free Interior Design Style Quiz to pin down your style and get started on your design today!

Inspiration for a Living Room Transformation

Modern rustic living room inspiration board

The clients provided a link to their inspiration board filled with gorgeous examples of modern rustic living room design. Most of them displayed creative combinations of contemporary and vintage pieces, natural wood accents, fur rugs, and raw surfaces. There were also modern furniture elements with clean lines in neutral hues, blurring the line between urban and exurban chic. Meanwhile, distressed stone accents on the wall or floor enhanced texture and contrast to balance out the modern rustic scenery.  

Modern Rustic Living Room Ideas & Moodboard

Modern rustic living room by Decorilla
Modern rustic living room by Decorilla

Creating an ideal living room for a client begins with the right design and room goals. The initial consultation involved the answers provided in the design questionnaire and assessment of the space, followed by a discussion of any specific details desired by the client. After defining their preferences, including color palette and furniture choice, our team proposed two suitable designers. Opting for only one moodboard was not easy, but the clients finally decided to proceed with Decorilla designer, Liana S. 

Online interior design moodboard by Decorilla
Online interior design moodboard by Decorilla

In her modern rustic design, Liana’s key goal was to create a contemporary and stylish interior with undertones of rural charm. That also means blending subtle layers of modern furniture & decor pieces with rustic yet timeless elements. As a result, she composed a stunning living room layout where all aspects flow together in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The proposed space felt cozy yet dapper, easy to unwind after a long day and find an escape from city life. 

Online Interior Design Results

Modern rustic living room design by Decorilla
Modern rustic living room design by Decorilla

To bring out the contemporary rustic aesthetic in this living room, Liana opted for sleeker lines of furniture. Nevertheless, all pieces still boast a homey, traditional flair, making it easy to incorporate modern rustic décor. Living room configuration, therefore, follows this selection, with elements arranged according to the creative concept while paying attention to functionality. 

Modern rustic living room ideas by Decorilla
Modern rustic living room ideas by Decorilla

The walls are painted soft, neutral white and offset with darker fixtures to create visual depth within the room. In addition, the choice of fabric matches well with the modern rustic concept, oozing an inviting, amiable spirit.

Wooden armchairs and a round coffee table make an excellent match for a plushy Chesterfield sofa the client wanted to preserve as a part of the new arrangement. Meanwhile, sleek metal elements such as ottomans, lamps, and side tables establish balance while bringing more personality into the space.

Modern rustic decor, living room by Decorilla
Modern rustic decor: living room by Decorilla

Another important step was sourcing details like accessories and finishing touches to create a layered, multidimensional look. Modern rustic decor in this living room is a part of the feature wall, together with built-in shelving and a fireplace. Furthermore, using their love of horses as inspiration, the designer incorporated a few equestrian images and artwork into the design plan. Finally, with finishing touches such as soft cushions and decorative plants combined, the rustic living room was ready to be enjoyed by the homeowner.

Online Interior Design Shopping List

Shopping list for online interior design by Decorilla
Shopping list for online interior design by Decorilla

Decorilla offers a unique way to design your space and shop for home decor, taking the guesswork out of it. Start by diving into realistic 3D renderings that give you an accurate picture of the way your room will look. That way, you can be sure about every detail before investing in furniture or other pieces.

A curated online shopping list also delivers exclusive trade discounts on each item. But that’s not all: a concierge service takes care of all delivery details so you can focus on enjoying your new interior stress-free.

Modern Rustic Decor & Furniture for a Living Room

If you like modern rustic living room furniture & decor similar to the design from our story, take a look at some of our favorite pieces. Sometimes a small addition, such as a couch or chair, along with curated accents, can make a world of difference.

Modern rustic living room top furniture top picks by Decorilla
  1. Area Rug
  2. Side Table
  3. Chandelier
  4. Wall Art
  5. Tufted Sofa
  6. Coffee Table
  7. Accent Chair

Looking for fresh & modern rustic ideas for your own living room?

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