45 Modern Rustic Living Room Ideas We Want to Copy

By KRISTIN HOHENADEL
Kristin Hohenadel
45 Modern Rustic Living Room Ideas We Want to Copy
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Mix Vintage and Modern Pieces

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Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Tessa Neustadt

This renovated 1920s cabin from Leanne Ford Interiors mixes rustic bones like a massive stone fireplace with a mix of dark hardwood flooring and whitewashed exposed ceiling beams and wood paneled walls to create a timeless feel. A mix of vintage and modern furniture with a touch of modern glam, like the mirrored coffee table and floor lamp, make it feel updated, and soft textiles like the Moroccan rug and sheepskin-draped armchair make it cozy.

 
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Channel the Swiss Alps

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WRJ Interior Design / Photo by Tuck Fauntleroy

This living room at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort from WRJ Interior Design is a polished take on a classic Swiss chalet. A mix of wood tones and comfortable modern furniture in neutral tones with accents of blue in the open plan living space creates a luxurious space for gathering with friends and family. A chic Danish-inspired metal fireplace hood and a built-in home bar makes it perfect for entertaining.

 
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Add Decorative Wood Details

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Urbanology Designs / Photo by Convey Studios

Urbanology Designs gave this modern living room a rustic touch with decorative ceiling beams and trim around the openings that adds contrast to the clean white walls and furniture and creates rhythm throughout the open plan space. A pair of antlers on the the wall reinforces the mood.

 
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Mix in Antiques

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Design by Courtney St. John Studio / Gibeon Photography

This Vail, Colorado, living room from Courtney St. John Studio mixes rustic elements and antiques for a timeless feel, with a pale neutral palette that keeps the space feeling light and airy.

 
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Use Dark Wood Finishes

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Design by Amanda Barnes Interiors / Photo by Alyssa Rosenheck

Clean white walls and dark stained wood ceiling beams and a matching chandelier that echo the hardwood flooring gives this living room from Amanda Barnes Interiors a decidedly warm and welcoming feel.

 
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Focus on a Light Palette

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Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

This mountain home from Emily Henderson Design has a light palette from the blonde wood tones to the white walls and pale stone fireplace, with a mix of modern furniture in organic shapes and neutral tones. The high ceilings and abundance of natural light makes the space airy and light.

 
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Whitewash the Walls

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Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Amy Neunsinger

Leanne Ford Interiors renovated an old hunting cabin in the canyons of Los Angeles for modern living by whitewashing the walls to lighten things up and adding comfy modern furniture without losing the original charm.

 
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Pair Rustic Finishes with Plush Furnishings

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Design by JLF Architects / Photo by Audrey Hall

JLF Architects mixed reclaimed wood and stacked stone to renovate this living room outside of Jackson, Wyoming that overlooks a golf course. Overstuffed seating and a glass coffee table gives the space a more contemporary look, while large windows and vaulted ceilings keep the space from feeling dark.

 
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Layer Wood Elements

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Urbanology Designs / Photo by Convey Studios

Urbanology Designs installed a mixed wood media wall in this spacious living room that complements the golden wood beams and flooring that give the bright, white-walled space a mountain home aesthetic.

 
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Highlight the View

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Design by JLF Architects and WRJ Design / Photo by Audrey Hall

This Jackson, Wyoming house perched on a butte from JLF Architects and WRJ Design mixes urban and Western influences. The living room features timeless materials like timber, stone and Corten steel and neutral-toned furniture creates a comfortable spot to contemplate the Snake River and Teton Mountain
views.  

 
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Lighten the Mood

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Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Amy Neunsinger

This dark and cozy living room from Leanne Ford Interiors lets the massive stone fireplace and dark wood beams remain the focus and set the tone. A modern pendant light, slouchy seating, a light wood coffee table, and layered textiles make it feel fresh and comfortable.

 
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Add Leather

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Urbanology Designs / Matti Gresham Photography

Urbanology Designs gave this light and airy living room a modern rustic element by layering in a cow hide rug, a dark wood coffee table, and cognac leather poufs that warm things up.

 
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Use Natural Materials

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Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Erin Kelly

Leanne Ford Interiors added a sheepskin throw on the chair and a pair of pale wood stump tables to give this black-and-white living room more personality.

 
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Add Organic Shapes

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Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

Exposed golden wood ceiling beams add a rustic coziness to this mountain living room from Emily Henderson Design while white walls and modern decor keep the space feeling fresh and current.

 
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Accent with Faux Fur

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Design by AHG Interiors / Photo by Chris Mottalini 

This living room from AHG Interiors has an après-ski feel with its stone fireplace, oversized sectional, and cozy accessories like plush faux rabbit fur throw pillows and plush gray poufs.

 
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Mix Old and New

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Becca Interiors

Becca Interiors paired fresh white shiplap walls with a weathered brick and vintage wood fireplace mantel to give this summer house living room a coastal meets rustic feel.

 
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Make a Statement

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Design by Kibler & Kirch / Photo by Roger Wade

A massive hair-on-hide ottoman is the centerpiece of this Red Lodge, Montana living room in the shadow of Beartooth Mountain from Kibler & Kirch that mixes rustic and more contemporary pieces in perfect harmony.

 
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Make It Eclectic

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Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Reid Rolls

Dark wood ceiling beams set the tone in this living room from Leanne Ford Interiors, while white walls and a mix of bold patterned tile and an eclectic mix of furnishings make the space feel timeless and modern.

 
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Mix It Up

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Design by Michael Keck for Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

Original features like dark wood beams and vintage tile add character to this living room designed by Michael Keck for Emily Henderson Design while bright white paint, light wood flooring, and modern furnishings make it feel updated and current.

 
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Mix Dark Wood and Stone

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Jessica Nelson Design / Carina Skrobecki Photography

Jessica Nelson Design used dark wood finishes and textured stone on the fireplace to give this modern living room a warm feel.

 
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Paint It White

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Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Max Kim-bee

To update this living room, Leanne Ford Interiors painted the brick walls and wood paneled ceilings in a fresh coat of white that contrasts with the dark wood flooring, wood-burning stove, industrial coffee table, and overstuffed leather club chairs.

 
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Go Vertical

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Leclair Decor

Leclair Decor gave this modern living room a touch of rusticity with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. The leaning ladder with plenty of blankets makes this room instantly welcoming.

 
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Lighten Up the Wood Paneling

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Fantastic Frank

This Swedish country house from Fantastic Frank is a chic mix of polished concrete flooring, comfortable oversized seating, and golden wood paneling on the walls and ceilings that makes it feel warm and cozy but still luminous and light.

 
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Mix Dark and Light

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Becca Interiors

Becca Interiors mixed dark and light tones in this living room that complement the space with its wrap-around windows, stone fireplace, and hardwood flooring.

 
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Add a Farmhouse Feel

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Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Reid Rolls

This updated farmhouse living room from Leanne Ford Interiors has a light and airy feel with a painted out fireplace and walls, warm honey-toned wood flooring, and a mix of vintage and modern furniture and decor.

 
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Add Decorative Wood Beams

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Amy Leferink at Interior Impressions

Amy Leferink at Interior Impressions added decorative dark wood beams to give this modern living room a touch of warmth.

 
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Add a Stone Feature Wall

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Design by Bartone Interiors / Lissa Gotwals Photography

Bartone Interiors added a rustic note to this modern living room with a dramatic stone accent wall while keeping the rest of the room simple and neat.

 
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Make It Lodge Style

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Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Reid Rolls

Leanne Ford Interiors created a modern lodge style that mixes wood, concrete, and slate, with a concrete skim coat to add texture to the walls and natural elements like the wood mantel, left bare for a natural look with a chic minimalist feel.

 
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Add Barn Doors

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Design by Living With Lolo / Photo by Life Created

Living With Lolo added a pair of barn doors that reinforces the feel of this open plan living room with its dark wood finishes. With the exposed wood beams and leather accents, this place is the perfect mix of rustic and contemporary.

 
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Mix Dark Wood With Pale Upholstery

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Design by Curated Nest Interiors / Howard Mendel Photography

Curated Nest Interiors mixed dark wood beams with pale toned upholstery in this living room to give it a cozy feel.

 
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Add Texture

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Design by Living With Lolo / Photo by Life Created

Living With Lolo gave a white-walled living room a touch of texture by styling a natural wood bookcase with woven baskets and preserved flowers.

 
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Use Reclaimed Wood

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WRJ Interior Design / Photo by Tuck Fauntleroy

WRJ Interior Design used reclaimed wood throughout this house just outside of Jackson, Wyoming, pairing naturally fumed oak flooring with a sectional sofa, teak club chairs, and a hand-knotted spun wool area rug from Afghanistan in the living room to create a welcoming feel. 

 
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Mix Old and New

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Ashley Montgomery Design

Ashley Montgomery Design mixed modern and antique furnishings in neutral tones in this living room that complement the massive gray stone fireplace and honey-toned ceiling beams to create a timeless space.

 
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Use a Black and White Palette

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Fantastic Frank

This living room from Fantastic Frank has stone walls, floors, and archways. White walls and contemporary furnishings in a strict palette of black and white add contrast and make it feel updated and fresh.

 
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Refresh a Spanish Revival

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Jenn Pablo Studio

This renovated Spanish Modern Revival home in Palm Springs from Jenn Pablo Studio has terracotta tile flooring, dark wood ceiling beams, a patterned tile detail on the fireplace, painted white shiplap walls, and comfortable modern furnishings in neutral tones that give the space an easy-going mood.

 
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Highlight the Architecture

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Design by Marie Flanigan Interiors / Photo by Julie Soefer

Marie Flanigan Interiors let the architecture of this room shine, adding a contemporary fireplace and a mix of modern and vintage furnishings that complement the mixed wood tones of the room.

 
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Modernize the Farmhouse

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Kara Mann

This historic Westchester, New York farmhouse from interior designer Kara Mann has wrap-around windows in the living room flanked by patterned curtains that can be drawn at night for a cozier feel. The mix of dark wood beams and modern furnishings is the perfect meeting of styles.

 
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Add a Rustic Focal Point

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Design by Marie Flanigan Interiors / Photo by Julie Soefer

This living room from Marie Flanigan Interiors is more modern than rustic, with a stone wall that steals the show and adds contrast to pale neutral furnishings and decor.

 
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Add Scandi Style

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Fantastic Frank

A modern fireplace and a leather coffee table pouf complements the painted walls and floors of this Scandinavian living room from Fantastic Frank for a rustic meets Scandi style.

 
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Preserve Original Details

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Home Consultant

Home Consultant let the original exposed brick wall remain the focal point of this Los Angeles living room, complementing the hardwood flooring with a mix of furniture in leather and woven materials.

 
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Texture the Walls

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Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Erin Kelly

Leanne Ford Interiors added a coffee wash to the walls of this California cottage living room that gives the space a lived in feel, while on-trend furniture makes it feel fresh.

 
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Mix Painted and Natural Wood

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Becca Interiors

Becca Interiors mixed painted shiplap walls, ceilings, and beams, with earth tone upholstery and natural wood and woven decor pieces to create a soothing feel in this East Coast living room.

 
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Mix Metal and Wood

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Kate Marker Interiors

Kate Marker Interiors mixed pale wood and metal accents to give this modern farmhouse living room a slightly rustic feel.

 
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Accent With Earth Tones

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Desiree Burns Interiors

Earth tone color accents and a wood coffee table give this modern living room from Desiree Burns Interiors an organic feel.

 
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Soften a Contemporary Space

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Kendall Wilkinson Design

Kendall Wilkinson Design juxtaposed a contemporary fireplace and seating with a live edge coffee table and a patchwork cowhide rug to create a sophisticated yet cozy feel in this Northern California living room.

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