There’s nothing wrong with a completely modern home, but not everyone wants to feel like they live in a spaceship. Below are some simple rustic enhancements that you can make to your modern home to give it a warm and comfortable feel while still maintaining that new modern look. Talk with your contractor to get more information about these unique rustic designs and ideas and you too will be able to add many of the enhancements to your own home.
1. Copper Roofing
Talk with a roofing contractor about having copper roofing installed on top of your home. While expensive, it’s elegant, rustic and will last the whole time you have the home with ease. Plus, copper roofing gets better with time.
2. Worn Plank Floorboards
Enhance the look of your modern and clean home with high-quality wooden floor planks. Recycle the planks from an old building and sand them down and refinish. You’ll have beautiful floors with history and a nice look that complements your home.
3. Exposed Beam Ceiling
Bring in a bit of wood and a cabin feel with large exposed beams in your space. If they’re large and weathered looking you’ll give your space an authentic rustic look that goes well with modern finishes.
4. Sliding Barn Doors
Dress up any space throughout your home with beautiful sliding barn doors. They’re modern, they’re rustic and they’re beautiful. You’ll love showing off your big solid barn doors!
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5. The Fireplace
Incorporating one or multiple fireplaces in your space gives it an automatic rustic look. Especially with a real wood fireplace that you can feed logs to throughout the night.
6. Chunky Furniture
Create a more rustic looking space while enjoying top quality furniture by selecting some thick and chunky furniture pieces. They’re durable and give a rustic look at the same time. Go for solid wood and durable construction.
7. Exposed Stone
Incorporate natural stone into the interior of your home and instantly give it that rustic appeal. Whether it’s through a stone mantel, a stone wall, a brick backsplash or stone used somewhere else, you’ll create an interesting mix of textures in your home.
8. Traditional Light Fixtures
Add some lights that look like old gas lamps and lanterns and you’ll instantly add an old-timey charm to your home that’s impossible to ignore. The right lighting can add the perfection you need for any room in the house.
9. Old Style Cabinets
Dress up cabinets with a rustic finish for a truly transfixing kitchen space. Weathered wood with an X pattern for each cabinet and some old-fashioned pulls will create a rustic look that’s perfect for a modern home.
10. Unfinished Wood
Leave some of the wood in your home in its natural state to really help it stand out. Just apply a clear coat to high-quality wood and enjoy the natural grain in your rustic house.
A modern home doesn’t have to be filled with metal finishes and space-age décor. It can have all the warmth of a more rustic style home with the features listed up above. Decorate your modern space with these special finishes and you’ll feel great about the final look that the space has.