ICYMI: This Cozy Design Style Is Making a Serious Comeback

Updated 09/13/18

Whether you live in the heart of the city or in the  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  like the one decorated by interior designer : 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 —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

Modern Country Design
Courtesy of Katie Martinez

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.

Jayson Home Vintage Railroad Bench $895
Jayson Home Vintage Kilim Rug $495
Schoolhouse Mollie Hook $99

In the Kitchen

Modern Country Design for the Kitchen
Courtesy of Katie Martinez

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.

Sawkille Tall Stool $1000
Meghan Flyyn Dinner Plate in Speckled Stone $54
Barn Light Electric Company Ivanhoe Sinclair Porcelain Pendant $214

In the Living Room

Modern Country Design for the Living Room
Courtesy of Katie Martinez

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.

Indio Dhurrie
Serena & Lily Indio Dhurrie $498
Cassina Rio Coffee Table $8834
Zara Home Burlap-Style Throw Pillow Cover $70

In the Bedroom

Modern Country Design for the Bedroom
Courtesy of Katie Martinez

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.

Blakely Plaid Pillow Cover
Serena & Lily Blakely Plaid Pillow Cover $158
Soane Britain Rattan Nasturtium Hanging Light
Parachute Linen Duvet Cover Set $329

In the Bathroom

Modern Country Design for the Bathroom
Courtesy of Katie Martinez

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.

Rejuvenation Tucket Coat Hook $39
Laurel Bath Collection
Serena & Lily Laurel Bath Collection $28
Dip-Dyed Stools
Serena & Lily Dip-Dyed Stools $68

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