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Why modern rustic interiors are perfect this autumn


When we wrote the chilled out vibe of urban rustic interiors in November 2019, we had no idea how much we’d need this styling going into autumn 2020!

The search for a stress-free living is fundamentally the defining characteristic of 2020 when stress levels are at an all-time high. What we’re all looking for is a retreat.

Urban rustic design is the style we need right now. It gives us a chance to escape into a cabin in the woods (see below!) even when we can’t really do that. Take some space for yourself today with modern rustic interior ideas, and learn about our fabrics philosophy along the way.

Ours is a no-fuss aesthetic: just like yours.

Modern rustic interior styling is a serene, easily achieved look that boosts a feeling of relaxation and ease.

This pared-back interior trend sets the tone with the comfortable furniture, soft mood colour schemes and natural materials.

It contrasts polished surfaces with distressed textures, building character in a gentle way that works well in any room from the living room, to the bedroom (like the one below!), and bathroom.

Sounds perfect, right?

2020 has made it even more apparent that like modern rustic style interiors, our work at FibreGuard is about simplicity.

We provide easy to clean fabrics that are soft and always reliable for home use as well as contract settings. This is probably why we love urban rustic interiors so much!

Modern rustic interiors celebrate neutral colour schemes

There’s an art to decorating with neutral tones, in that they work best by layering a variety of calming shades.

I also really love the tonal quality of taupe–it is so warm and earthy, and it can also be modern and sophisticated or dark and moody. - Jeanne Finnerty, interior designer
Tones of Taupe - living room by Jeanne Finnerty, interior designer
(Tones of Taupe - living room by Jeanne Finnerty, interior designer)

We’re glad to be able to tell you that it is possible to have the best of both worlds: a soft sofa in a delicate off-white shade in your living room, for example, right along with your children, your pets and whatever spills and thrills come along the way.

This level of chilled out simplicity isn’t just for Instagram: it’s for real life too!

The details are what make it

A distinctive interior styling is impossible if you don’t work with the right materials.

Rustic chic is no different: there are different textures and contrasting materials at play in this styling.

"When it comes my designs, the fabrics and textures are just as important as the colour palette. Because I like to keep the colour palette soft in neutral spaces, I love adding plenty of texture by including a variety of fabrics that add depth to the overall design. Boucle, wool, sheepskin, linen–you name it, I love it! For neutral bedrooms, I like to keep the colour palette soft, even with accent colours.” – Amy Kartheiser of Amy Kartheiser Design
Modern design for classic farmhouse, by Bunsa Studio Interiors
(Modern design for classic farmhouse, by Bunsa Studio Interiors)

Related post: How to bring your summer decor into autumn

Modern rustic interiors come in different kinds

There are different variations of rustic chic décor, and you can go as far in any direction as you want. Take modern farmhouse interiors, for example. They have a very pronounced ‘traditional’ interior feel.

Then there’s Japanese minimalism, or Japandi’ style, which marries rustic elements of Japanese interiors with its sleeker cousin Scandinavian design.

In interior design just as in life, it’s important to have a distinctive character

We’re glad to say that our fabrics are very distinctive too: you’d know that soft touch but hard wear anywhere.

Happy dogs in a rustic interior with toronto upholstery by fibreguard
(Rustic interiors fit all lifestyles - with upholstery by FibreGuard from the 'Toronto' collection)

Even FibreGuard Pro fabrics, our new moisture-barrier fabric range, are just as soft and luxurious as a beautiful residential fabric, but with the durability and liquid-proof properties of a more heavy-duty contract/commercial item.

We use luxurious yarns such as boucle or plush velvets in this high-performance range, incorporating decorative yarns and designs into our fabrics where we haven’t seen them in the market.

2020 is the year of the modern home: calm, comfortable and caring

Looking for more rustic interior inspiration? Dip into a world of contented simplicity on our Pinterest.

Remember: we specialise in fabrics first with added, complementary benefits. Get in touch with us to learn more.

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