Rustic contemporary design is a style that can blend modern and contemporary features in a rustic, log cabin, older or farmhouse style home or integrate rustic or farmhouse style features in modern and contemporary homes. Rustic contemporary design will make your home warm and inviting as well as provide with modern facilities, conveniences, furnishings and materials. But the key to achieve this style is balance. You cannot have too much of one and too little of the other you should blend the two designs slowly, choosing one feature at a time from each design style until you have exactly the look you are after.
You can create a rustic contemporary feel in your own home by using the following ideas. What should come first is the flooring as it can be carried through the entire space. The flooring in rustic contemporary homes may be a mix of two styles, which help set the tune for the rest of the design. You may consider using wide plank wood floors, honed French limestone tiles or honed or cleft-faced slate tiles.
As for the kitchen, it is a very good place to display a mixture of rustic and contemporary designs in one room by mixing modern countertop materials like concrete, honed granite or engineered stone with cabinets that have a beadboard door front or you can use beadboard on the walls instead of on the cabinet doors.
On the other hand, avoid using beadboard on the walls and keep them smooth as the walls in a rustic contemporary home should be a mix between the neutral designs of a contemporary home and the more textured and decorative walls in rustic homes.
The furniture of a rustic contemporary home should be a contrast to the rustic style flooring and warmer walls. Choose furniture that has clean, sleek lines and modern materials.
Add your finishing touch to the style by having contemporary style wood stove or fireplace inserted or textured rugs in solid, neutral color thrown in or having large windows framed in colorful and heavy drapes.
The following breathtaking pictures illustrate clearly how you can benefit from this style of design.