There’s something about rustic accents that makes a space feel warm, cozy and comfortably relaxed. Some might associate rustic decor with run-down cottages without plumbing and steer clear of it. However, there are many ways to incorporate rustic charm into a space, even when the design aesthetic is modern. If you’re dying for a hint of country in your contemporary space, here are five ways to introduce it. The result will be both rural and urban, but mostly chic.

Sometimes all you need is one accessory, like an antler chandelier, to strike a balance between rustic and contemporary. In this minimalist space, the chandelier introduces just the right amount of rustic whimsy.

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