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As you design your home, you want to create an overall feeling in the space with a balance of cohesiveness and interest. Include organic textures in a variety of ways which can act as a bridge between styles.
Minimalists tend to lean towards this style because of the clean lines and typical lack of clutter. Conversely, the modern farmhouse design style is less about the function of a room and more about the feel of it. Comfort plays a huge role in this style as pillows, blankets and plush furnishings are main staples. Wood, white and black is the signature palette for modern farmhouse living rooms and kitchens.
Additionally, vintage pieces play a big role in modern farmhouse style. And, while most furniture pieces still aren’t ornate, turned table legs are a huge element in this design style.
Now, that we’ve defined the different styles of design we want to combine, let’s break it down. That is where furnishings, color palette and rugs come into play first, as these are the most obvious pieces in a room.
In my living room, I went with light and bright walls as the main focal point, as well as two accent chairs and a coffee table in modern farmhouse style. If I were to have dark blue walls, it would be more difficult to add color to my furnishings that didn’t feel like overkill.
Once you’ve anchored your room with the main pieces, you can add in your home decor accents. Lots of throw pillows, blankets and warm wood tones set the stage for a modern farmhouse look.
My decorative lighting has a modern farmhouse sleekness to it, and my accent tables have a rustic finish to them. For a pop of mid-century modern, I added some geometric accents like this limestone knot and ball. All it takes is a small dose of the complementing design style to pull the room together.
They fit in any decor aesthetic, bring life to a space, and serve to bridge the gap when there are a variety of different styles in a room.
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If I were a betting girl, I’d say the next design duo to rise to the top would be called mid century modern rustic. It favors clean lines in furnishings while letting rustic wall treatments and architectural details take center stage.