This rustic modern room design provides plenty of decor inspiration for your family room makeover! 

Rustic Modern

Howdy! I’ve started something new here on the blog. You guys, I hope you like it! My friend April of Uncookie Cutter and I often spend countless hours on the phone hashing out the details on decor and DIY projects, and lately, we’ve been doing just that discussing her rec room! I am a visual person, and therefore, a mood or design board almost always comes out of all of that hashing and chatting. What’s new is, I’ve decided to share my ideas with you!

Let’s get started.

Rustic Modern


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So, April is the process of making over said family room and picked my brain for some ideas on how to get the style she was seeking. The large upstairs space between her kids’ bedrooms that serves as a rec room, a game and TV room, and an uber slumber party room. While not lacking space, it lacks April’s style – rustic modern. This space needed to be a bit kid-centric but still have that rustic modern feel, with just a touch of glam, that you’d find throughout the family’s home. The room needed to provide a space for lots of sleeping children (read: frequent sleepovers), study area all with an element of fun. April also wanted to reuse as many of her furnishings as possible and the design provides for this, as well as many DIY projects.

Rustic Modern = Wood tones, black finishes, and natural materials

The walls are Behr Marquee’s, Silver Drop. A wall-treatment of stained plywood tiles set against a soft black wall (Behr Marquee’s Off-Broadway”) is not only inexpensive but will bring warmth to the room. Off-Broadway will also be used on the fireplace to modernize it and give it a slick look.

To up the fun factor and give some architectural interest, I suggested adding a small loft with a hanging hammock underneath – I’d LOVE to be a kid visiting April’s house! I proposed replacing the unused wet bar with a live edge floating desk where the kids can do homework or other projects.

With the neutral finishes and furnishings, we opted to include pops of color in the accents that can change as the children grow. A colorful rug will anchor the space and provide the majority of the color influence amidst the neutral and natural elements in the room.

Wall art will be kept playful with vintage movie posters, music album art and Industrial-style prints, such as this Jordan Hare Stadium blueprint – April and her family are huge Auburn fans!

I can’t WAIT to see how this room comes together and to see April work her magic, making this design her own! Even better, I’m so happy that I was able to help one of my favorite people! Make sure you drop by her site to check her progress!

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1 Comment

  1. April R - Uncookie Cutter on November 24, 2017 at 9:16 am

    You are seriously the best. Every one of these pieces is perfect. I sat for 3 years and looked at this room and COULD NOT come up with a plan. Now I can’t wait to get started! Thank you thank you thank you!

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