Whether you live in the heart of the city or in the countryside somewhere, life can get stressful. So it's always nice to come home to a calming interior to entirely wind down and let the everyday stresses dissipate. And what's more relaxing that quaint modern country décor that feels like you're miles away from everything—all the while having all the modern conveniences that you need to be comfortable?
Just picture a cozy upstate lodge, an English country home, or even a beachy farmhouse like the one decorated by interior designer Katie Martinez: the fire is burning in the fireplace, something fragrant is simmering on the stove, and there's nothing better to do but to nap, read, and play board games. Sounds enticing? With just a few touches, you can make your space feel just as cozy—even if you live in the heart of downtown Manhattan. Just try adding these modern country décor picks to your space and you'll feel instantly more relaxed.
In the Entryway
Mixing old and new is key in modern country décor, so start your entryway with a vintage rug and an antique bench with simple clean lines, and finish it off with modern fixtures like coat hooks or pendant lights.
In the Kitchen
In the kitchen, keep your décor simple with barn light or schoolhouse pendants and casual speckled dinnerware. Clean-lined furniture is also a must. For instance, Sawkille stools are a staple in modern country décor. Finish everything off with some greenery and bonus: a farmhouse sink.
In the Living Room
You'll want your living room to feel extra cozy, so start off with a large striped rug and plenty of pillows in various neutral textures. In fact, you'll want as many soft furnishings as possible without going over the top. Finish off the space with comfortable seating and a large coffee table perfect for playing board games.
In the Bedroom
In the bedroom, it's all about tranquility. Think about waking up in a lodge upstate New York after a lazy sleep in. Cozy light linens and neutral plaid textiles are a must, as are sisal rugs and rattan fixtures. Even if you live in the heart of Manhattan, it won't feel like it when you wake up to this.
In the Bathroom
In the bathroom, strike the right balance between nostalgic fixtures and modern conveniences. For instance, you might want to opt for more traditional brass hardware while ensuring the floors and tiles are clean and modern. Finish off the space with an accent table and crisp white towels to get that five-star country lodge look.
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