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Nov08

Modern Furniture for Country Homes

Country homes are comforting, secluded, and cozy. With their traditional features, they are often reminiscent of the past and create the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, we can make even the most rustic of country homes more modern with some contemporary furniture.

At sohoConcept, we work with many clients looking to mix rustic, traditional furniture and spaces with modern concepts to bring homes into the 21st century. With only a few upgrades or changes, you can create a modern country home without sacrificing the traditional, cozy features.

Contemporary Country Home Furniture

The most important feature of a country home is the rustic and cozy atmosphere. If you can maintain this feeling while updating to modern furniture, your country home will remain the relaxing getaway that characterizes it.

You can keep this rusticity by including vintage decor, like wall hangings or centre pieces. Faux fur pillows and throws also help keep a space looking rustic and cozy. A woodburning fireplace, while not the most modern feature, is beautiful, authentic, and a must-have in any country home. Features and accessories like these will help keep a country home feeling homey, cozy, and rustic, even when the furniture is more modern.

The best way to make a country home more modern is to keep the decor and furniture minimal and simple. Large rooms with open space and simple decor and accessories makes a home feel contemporary. High ceilings with wooden beams can make a space look even larger, providing you with more room to furnish and decorate.

Modern Furniture by sohoConcept for Country Homes

Arguably, the quintessential feature of a country home is wood. Wooden floors, wooden furniture, wood panelling, wood accessories – these can be found at all times in any country home. Luckily, there is plenty of modern furniture available in wood to create a contemporary look in your country home. The York Desk, Malibu Dining Table, and Bosphorus Dining Table are all large wood tables that are modern, while still fantastic for a country home. Chairs such as the Corona, Capri Wood, and Zeyno Wood all come in both neutral and bright colours with a wood base to create a modern look in a rustic space.

Even wicker furniture, which is often a feature of country homes, can be made more modern by using bright cushions and upholstery.

Many country homes come with a lot of space that you can take advantage of. If you have the space in the kitchen, a great way to take advantage of it would be adding a countertop bar and modern bar stools. Whether just used as a breakfast bar or for socializing, bar stools are a great addition to a country home to provide more comfort and seating.

sohoConcept provides a variety of bar stools in different materials and metals to bring a traditional country kitchen into the 21st century. Our Prisma Wood Stool or Dallas Wood Stool, for example, are simple and will brighten up any rustic kitchen.

A screened porch is another fantastic feature of many country homes. It can be enjoyed at night or when the weather starts to turn cooler in the fall and winter. Furniture for a screened porch should be easy to keep clean, in case the elements come in, and have plenty of cushioning for relaxing. Bright colours, light wood, pillows, blankets, and small tables are just some of the items that are perfect for a screened porch in any weather.

A comfortable sofa is the focal point of most country homes. Whether a bright colour to make a statement piece, or a cool neutral to match other decor, your sofa should be modern, cozy, and the perfect place to unwind alone or with guests after a long day.

sohoConcept's Hollywood Sectional Sofa is perfect for large country homes that play host to big groups. You can fit pillows, blankets, pets, books, and five guests comfortably. The California Sectional Sofa is another fantastic piece of modern furniture for a country home. With its large cushions and low base, it fits into any country home easy while creating a more contemporary style.

No matter the look you're seeking for a country home, sohoConcept has sofas, chairs, dining tables, and storage that will help you create the perfect atmosphere. Whether a secluded cabin in the woods, a home in the countryside, or a city home with a rustic feel, we can provide modern furniture to suit your needs and vision.

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