5 modern country style improvements to inspire you!
28 July 2021 |Home Trends
We are all familiar with the idea of traditional country stylings, but what about modern country style interior design?… Well, carry on reading to understand this uplifting interior style of the moment, with some valuable inspiration thrown in for good measure!
What is modern country style?
Modern country-inspired décor unites the best parts of classic country charm with contemporary minimalist elegance, honouring the cosy country cottage look with a modern-day twist. Think less kitsch, more understated natural charm – out with the frills and in with the minimalist country style magic!
How can I get the modern country look?
First of all, let’s look at the crucial elements of modern country style you need to be aware of:
- Natural matt or waxed finished timbers e.g. oak, pine, chestnut
- Unpolished metals (not shiny) e.g. Antique gold, bronze, copper
- Organic fabrics e.g. Linen, cotton, aged leather
- Less-fussy patterns e.g. contemporary coloured stripes, unusually shaped florals, Moroccan Arabesque tiles
- Lots of natural textures
- Neutral and pastel walls with contrasting accents of navy blue, emerald green, charcoal greys and pitch blacks
- Add extra depth and interest whilst embracing the layered modern farmhouse look by painting textured surfaces e.g. wall panels
- Rolled or square arm sofas e.g. Chesterfield style
- Faded look patterned rugs e.g. Persian rugs.
5 inspiring modern country style home improvement ideas
Energise existing classic country interiors with soft pastels
If you want to bring your traditional country decor up to date, rejuvenate your weathered country-style furniture by removing overpowering patterns and dressing the space with tranquil touches of sage green, dusky rose, mint, and taupe. Go easy on the accessories, choosing feature pieces to add complementary floral accents instead.
Reclaim the space with reclaimed wood!
The raw look of reclaimed wood alongside neutral bare plaster or exposed brick beautifully combines classic country with a modern flourish. Slimline furniture and industrial accents are particularly striking against reclaimed timber, such as edgy pipe table lamps, driftwood style tables with modern metal bases, and concrete floors or worktops.
Bring the outside in
Biophilic design was a fashionable trend before the global pandemic but has soared in popularity ever since. Simply meaning ‘love of nature’, prime examples of biophilic interior design include organic materials like natural wood and stone, thoughtfully placed house plants, organic-inspired artwork, and comforting patterned wallpapers featuring animals, trees, and flowers.
Seamlessly integrating with modern country style home improvements, restore or add a charming glazed conservatory complete with country style wooden pastel green French doors or modern Anthracite Grey aluminium bifolds or sliding patio doors to welcome the outside in ever further.
Consider light & airy modern country style window replacements
The ‘more glass, less frame’ look is as fashionable as ever, and perfectly complements modern country style decoration. Modern aluminium windows accommodate the largest panes of glass with the thinnest frames and can even be finished in an authentic wood effect such as oak. Heritage windows in cream, pale grey or green offer the ultimate compromise between the gorgeous look of classic wooden flush sash windows with the low maintenance qualities of uPVC. Whereas classic timber casement windows can last a lifetime, allowing for less glazing bars and better views of your garden.
Modern country style pitched lantern roof
Perfectly complementing modern country style interiors, a statement-making pitched lantern roof provides the ultimate wow factor. Delivering the look of a classic country-style orangery, you’ll never have to compromise on present-day thermal efficiency thanks to innovative thermally broken aluminium sections. Ideal for a new modern country style kitchen extension, create a cosy, country welcome with a classic panelled kitchen island accented by modern worktops and appliances.
Look at our modern country style home improvements Pinterest board for more inspiration
Charming modern country style home improvements in Suffolk, Essex & Kent
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