Modern rustic is not as spare as minimalism typically is, but it’s also not the cluttered, lots-of-knick-knacks style so common with traditional lodge or cabin rustic styles. Instead, it’s clean and airy, yet with just enough personality and individuality to bring the owner’s personality to life. The room shown here is a wonderful example: the rolling distressed wood barn door, wide-plank wooden flooring and rustic nightstand and bed frame set the tone.
The contemporary bedside sconce and simple gray-and-white bedding add a cool, sophisticated touch that is very of-the-moment. But it’s the large vintage American flag (notice that it only has 48 stars, and thus is from before 1959) that is the real star of the show here. No need for a traditional headboard when you have a large, powerful piece of art, poster, or tapestry to hang over the head of the bed.