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Why modern rustic interiors are perfect this autumn

Modern 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 the FibreGuard fabrics philosophy along the way.

The defining characteristics of a modern rustic interior style

Modern rustic interior styling is a design approach that combines the simplicity and warmth of rustic elements with clean lines and contemporary elements. It brings together the best of both worlds by blending the raw, natural materials and textures of traditional rustic designs with the minimalism and sleekness of modern aesthetics.

The key features of modern rustic interior styling include:

  1. The use of natural materials such as wood, stone, and metals to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. These materials are often left in their natural state or lightly finished to showcase their authenticity and inherent beauty.
  2. The colour palette is inspired by nature, with earthy tones like browns, greens, and greys.
  3. Organic shapes and textures, from exposed beams to reclaimed wood furniture.

Sounds perfect, right?

Recent years have made it even more obvious that, just like modern rustic style interiors, our work at FibreGuard is about simplicity.

We're here to provide easy to clean fabrics that are soft and always reliable for home use as well as contract settings. We're proud that our soft upholstery fabrics make people feel at home in all kinds of spaces, from living rooms to airport terminals, everywhere in the world.

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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

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!

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The details are what make a modern rustic interior really stand out

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
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Modern rustic interiors vs farmhouse style interiors

While modern rustic interior styling shares some similarities with farmhouse style, they also have distinct differences.

Farmhouse style is rooted in the traditional, rural homes of the past and often evokes a more nostalgic and vintage feel. It focuses on heritage, simplicity, and practicality.

On the other hand, modern rustic style brings in a contemporary twist, incorporating sleek lines, minimalistic furnishings, and more polished finishes.

Another distinguishing factor is the use of colour. Farmhouse style often features brighter, more vibrant colours like reds and blues, while modern rustic style tends to explore more muted and earthy tones. Farmhouse decor style might also include more clutter and decorative elements, whereas modern rustic style embraces simplicity and a more streamlined look.

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

In conclusion, modern rustic interior styling offers a fresh take on the charm and coziness of rustic design. It combines the natural beauty of raw materials with modern sensibilities, resulting in a timeless and inviting aesthetic.

While it shares some similarities with farmhouse style, modern rustic style incorporates contemporary elements and a more subdued colour palette, setting it apart as a distinct design approach.

Elevate your space with modern rustic upholstery

At FibreGuard we are passionate about upholstery. We're also passionate about carefree, no-fuss, easy-maintenance living. We take pride in the fact that our high-performance fabrics enable people to make the design choices they love: no matter what colours or textures their hearts desire.

Embrace modern rustic interiors this autumn, and let your creativity shine in creating a space that will remain beautiful for years to come.

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

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