This is a décor that’s a winning blend of rustic and on-trend design ideas. It has a few distinctive features, such as wooden-boarded walls and reclaimed wood accents, a neutral colour palette and vintage-inspired décor. We’ll show you how to mix the traditional and the modern elements in a harmonious fashion, and created a warm and inviting home that’s both cosy and contemporary. We’ll also offer insights into flooring choices that complement this style.
We’ve put together some of the most iconic key elements to achieve this rustic yet refined look, making it easy to achieve whatever style of home you have. The aim is not to give a nod to the more traditional idea of a cosy farmhouse cottage, while adding a touch of sophistication and contemporary flair.
Traditionally, this type of wall covering mimics panelling that’s found the side of a ship, hence the name. To achieve this look, overlap any wooden planks to create a cosy and textured wall that complements both modern and original features.
To continue with the wooden theme, consider including touches in your interior décor. That could be in your furniture – dining table and chairs or wooden arms on sofas; mantelpieces or shelving, and even scraping off the paint on interior doors and leaving them in their natural, if varnished state. If you want to really emphasise the worn and loved look, use reclaimed wood which adds character and authenticity.
This is not the moment to buy wallpaper, paint or carpets in all the colours of the rainbow. Choose earthy and neutral colours like whites, creams, greys, and other muted tones. This allows the natural textures and materials to take centre stage while promoting a serene and calming atmosphere.
What others may consider tired or old, you could call vintage! There’s no harm in looking around charity or second hand shops to find furniture that looks retro or distressed. Those pine tables from the 1980s for instance, will add a nostalgic touch.
The key to harmoniously blending modern and farmhouse elements lies in achieving the right balance. Avoid overloading the space with rustic items or making it too contemporary. Here’s how to find a middle ground that preserves the warmth of farmhouse style and the sleekness of modern design:
This is one of the rooms in the home where it’s easiest to incorporate this design trend. We suggest:
Switch up your bedroom for a cosy yet contemporary atmosphere with these easy-to-follow tips:
You don’t have to live in a 400-year old country cottage or converted barn to add an element of this design. Think about the following for your modern lounge or TV room:
Go to town by adding elements of the countryside into your bath or shower room:
Trust Tapi to help you find the perfect floor, then look after you throughout the whole of your home transformation, all the way to when your new carpet or flooring has been installed. We’ll even give you a call to make sure you’re 100% happy. Check out our Ideas Hub to look at all the wonderful style ideas and inspiration we have to offer, or pop into your local store for free, impartial advice and to get the ball rolling.