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Country Home Decor with Contemporary Flair

Say hello to modern country style! There’s nothing like the charm of a rustic country room. But equally interesting is a beautiful blend of modern and country elements, which involves a bit of the unexpected. How do you integrate all of the details to create a truly eclectic space? Today we explore the wonder of the contemporary country room…

What’s particularly fun about modern country style is the way that accents such as wooden beams, floral motifs and distressed furnishings combine with contemporary touches like clean lines, industrial lighting and minimalist design. Don’t believe the marriage of country and modern is possible? The proof is in the pics! Enjoy browsing the images below, and be on the lookout for some special flourishes that may catch you off guard…

Modern Country Living Rooms

We begin with modern country living rooms that take rustic style to a whole new level. Remember how we mentioned the power of unexpected touches in a country space? It’s hard to beat a showpiece like the acrylic, glass and wood table in our first featured image. The table is from Bleu Nature and is part of the Krismi Collection. [from Grace Home Design]

Rustic country living room Country Home Decor with Contemporary Flair
Rustic country living room

White walls, weathered furnishings and contemporary art all highlight the living room below. We’re also loving the use of stripes, which add to the modern vibe of the room. [from SchappacherWhite Ltd.]

Modern country living room with stripes Country Home Decor with Contemporary Flair
Modern country living room with stripes

Sometimes the best way to make a modern statement in a country room is to go eclectic. For example, try incorporating traditional country-style items such as floral-motif paintings, but also add contemporary pieces in an interesting grouping. Integrate fabrics in updated patterns, but include them alongside items such as linen-upholstered couches and large trunks. [from Beech Photographer via Houzz]

Modern eclectic country living room
Modern eclectic country living room

Sometimes a contemporary country look can come from blending an array of pieces, from a crystal chandelier to vintage metal numbers and arcade games. Yes, there can be a happy marriage of seemingly unrelated pieces. That’s where it really starts to get interesting… [from Lonny]

Rustic modern living room
Rustic modern living room

Will Shabby Chic ever go out of style? Not if Rachel Ashwell has anything to say about it! That’s why painted furnishings with an intentionally weathered look will always signal country style. Mix it up by adding features like a clean-lined coffee table and other eclectic pieces. The key to a modern country vibe is to avoid country decor stereotypes. Use a few pieces that undoubtedly channel the style, but don’t forget to mix them in with more modern pieces, or items that aren’t easily classifiable. [from Home & Harmony]

Eclectic modern country livng room
Eclectic modern country livng room

But don’t think that contemporary is always about the ultra-modern. Sometimes today’s country style can involve the use of playful items, such as the heart garland and trio of birds in the space below. In fact, these items add a whimsical element to this colorful room. [from House to Home]

Country living room design
Country living room design

Modern Country Kitchens

We now move on to modern country kitchens, where some of the most interesting design results are making waves… For example, industrial lighting can be coupled with wooden paneling and beams to create a rustic contemporary look, as shown in the clean-lined space below. Anyone else loving the open shelving and modern bar stools? [from Robert Young Architecture and Interiors]

Modern country kitchen and living room
Modern country kitchen and living room

Industrial lighting once again appears in the next featured kitchen, which showcases colorful books, contemporary art and country touches like antique bottles. Design perfection! [from KitchenLab/Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors]

Modern meets country kitchen
Modern meets country kitchen

Anyone noticing a theme here? Contemporary art, wooden beams and earthy touches like a weathered display cabinet combine in this minimalist room that is part bistro kitchen and part country modern culinary space… [from Tracery Interiors

Wooden beams in a modern country kitchen
Wooden beams in a modern country kitchen

Another signature country kitchen flourish? Hanging pots and pans. While there is an antique element to the next featured space, modern countertops, white walls and unexpected lighting add a bit of contemporary interest. [from Frank Shirley Architects]

Country kitchen with modern details
Country kitchen with modern details

Modern Country Dining Rooms

Modern country dining rooms are intriguing spaces, especially when charming features blend with industrial touches. Metal seating looks right at home next to wicker chairs at the heads of the earthy table in the space below. Glass bottles and other country touches stand out in this eclectic interior. [from Milk & Honey Home]

Modern country dining room
Modern country dining room

Through the doorway below we see a mix of rustic seating options surrounding a wooden table. Wooden paneling is painted white for a fresh touch, while modern features such as glass and steel doors from Critall put a contemporary stamp on the space. [from Malcolm Davis Architecture]

Bright and airy modern country dining room
Bright and airy modern country dining room

Once again we see the wonder of minimalist design in a space with rustic elements. A clean-lined table with candles makes a big impact, as does booth-style seating in a similar shade of wood. White walls and light wooden floors create an open, airy feel. [from D’Apostrophe Design, Inc.]

Minimalist modern country dining room
Minimalist modern country dining room

Sometimes one stunning statement can give a space a contemporary feel. The space below features many special touches, but the curved light fixture serves as a true modern focal point. [from Arte Mobili LLC]

Stylish modern country dining room
Stylish modern country dining room

 Modern Country Bedrooms

We end by showcasing modern country bedrooms with unique features. Remember, it never hurts to incorporate unexpected touches, such as the artwork by Alex Katz featured in the bedroom below (designed by Ari Heckman). Sure, this showpiece is contemporary, but an equally powerful decorative statement in the form of a weathered fireplace ensures that the room also includes a heavy dose of country. [from Lonny]

Eclectic rustic bedroom
Eclectic rustic bedroom

This next bedroom designed by Estee Stanley features glamorous touches like a tufted headboard. Yet bedside flowers and wooden chests/tables serve as earthy accents, while a botanical-style piece of modern art also takes the room in a country-style direction. Call it “elegant country”! [from Lonny]

Modern country details in an eclectic bedroom
Modern country details in an eclectic bedroom

Wooden beams and weathered touches make their mark on this modern country bedroom. Also of note are the colorful touches in shades such as fuchsia and indigo. Nothing like bright colors to add a contemporary touch to a room! [from Mad Villa Home Design]

Colorful modern country bedroom
Colorful modern country bedroom

Speaking of color, shades of blue, red and purple are striking in this next “vintage meets country” bedroom. In fact, color is the element that takes this room from sweet and country to cheeky and updated. [from Country Home & Interiors via Vintage Rose Studio]

Vintage-style country bedroom
Vintage-style country bedroom

We end on a minimalist note, thanks to a sparsely decorated modern country bedroom that boats a rugged wooden headboard as the focal point of the space. A warm glow is created by yellow-cream paint, as well as wooden trim that mirrors the golden hue of the slab-style headboard. The result is a room that’s as rustic as the wooded scenery outside. [from Live Edge Design]

Modern country bedroom
Modern country bedroom

Tell us what you think of modern country style… Do you prefer traditional country, or is a contemporary update on your decor radar? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below!…

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  • I am a ‘yellow’ person and so I so like the last image – the Modern country bedroom. I will definitely have something like this when I’ll have my own house.

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