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How to Create the Perfect Modern Rustic Bedroom

Even with the cold grip of winter has relented and colors of early spring filling your life with plenty of cheerful zest, there is still plenty of room for rustic elements in your life. The modern rustic bedroom is a cozy escape that serves you well throughout the year and allows you to escape the rigors of urban life with comfort and tranquility. It is the balance between the modern and the rustic elements in the room that give it a unique personality while allowing you to redecorate it with ease over time. Some might prefer the classic rustic look and others could veer towards a more modern aesthetic. No matter which camp you are in, you will adore today’s modern rustic bedroom guide!

Floating bedside tables for the cozy, modern rustic bedroom [From: RICHARD KISSANE Building Contractor]

Modern rustic beauty celebrates natural textures even while embracing modern ergonomics and form. It combines different textures and does so in an eloquent fashion. You can still add color, pattern and give it a unique and personalized twist without going overboard. Flip through the many inspirations and also get to know how you can replicate the look in your own bedroom –

1. The Right Bedside Tables

Yes, the bed is an important part of the bedroom. But look beyond the obvious and give the room an extra-special look with the right bedside tables. In the modern rustic bedroom is often nightstands and bedside tables made out of wood that hold sway. If you are short on space, try the floating nightstand. The circular and small bedside table with multiple shelves is also a great space-saver. Pick those with a distressed finish or upcycled look for a more curated bedroom.

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Tiny nightstand still offers ample shelf space
Nightstands with weathered finish are perfect for the modern rustic bedroom [From: Dianne Davant and Associates]

2. Repurposed and Restored

Who knew you can convert old, high-back chairs into custom headboards that steal the show in the bedroom! It can be done and as you see below, the result is a bedroom that is a complete showstopper. Reclaimed wooden walls are increasingly becoming a popular choice in modern bedrooms and accent walls draped in reclaimed wood instantly bring warmth and rustic charm. A balance between polished, modern finishes and rustic wooden additions gives you the perfect balance in a bedroom that brings together two different worlds.

Old high-back chairs turned into bespoke headboards
Multitude of wooden and repurposed materials fill this modern rustic bedroom

3. A Vintage Chandelier

The old chandelier with its dusty, metallic glint is an addition in the modern rustic bedroom that always holds its own. Give it a quick polish and you have a masterpiece that stands the test of time! The vintage or Victorian style chandelier is making a grand comeback of sorts in the last few seasons. Adding it to the rustic bedroom adds another layer of intrigue. It also ushers in a touch of Hollywood-inspired glam and retro panache.

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Small and sparkling chandelier for the modern rustic bedroom [From: Craig Alan Homes]
Black vintage chandelier steals the show in this rustic bedroom
Black vintage chandelier steals the show in this rustic bedroom [From: Monica Durante Interiors]

4. Walls Draped in Wood

We already talked about modern bedrooms getting their quota of rustic goodness with a reclaimed wood accent wall. You can take this a step further by expanding the use of wood to other walls of the room as well. A cabin style bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams and woodsy walls is uber-cozy while a combination of glass walls and wooden slats merges privacy with perfect ventilation.

Stone wall, exposed ceiling beams and cathedral ceiling in the modern rustic bedroom
Textured walls and repurposed materials create a beautiful rustic bedroom [From: Cornerstone Architects]
Modern rustic bedroom with lovely lake views

5. Metallics and Varied Textures

Metallics in the rustic bedroom have a very different meaning when compared to the use of ‘metallics’ in contemporary spaces. Here it is the weathered brass handles of the bedroom cabinets and the iron frame of the classic bed that replace more modern polished chrome and copper finishes. Once again, it is the jaded and time-tested finish of these materials that accentuate the rustic vibe of the bedroom in a subtle and elegant manner.

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Bright red accent wall for the cottage style bedroom [From: Design InSite]
Frame of the bed brings metallic glint to the bedroom [From: Locati Architects]

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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