By Cora L. Diekman

Published on July 25, 2016

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Photography by CUPOFJO.COM

Cora L. Diekman

Rustic-modern decor is having a major moment right now, adding an organic element to ultra sleek and contemporary spaces.  In this lovely room, plush bedding and bold textiles create a modern mood that’s cozy and inviting.  The bison print in monochromatic tones plays well with the modern motif, and adds a rustic Western Americana feel.

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Photography by DUSTIN HALLECK VIA HOMEPOLISH.COM

If you crave a gallery wall look, a collection of different pieces can create a lovely modern prairie feel.  Including at least one landscape print is key to achieving the right vibe.

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Photography by THEDESIGNFILES.NET

No one does rustic-modern better than Kara Rosenlund, and this living room is proof.  Rich, warm hues and gorgeous photography create a dreamy upscale Montana cabin-feel that is surprisingly modern in design.

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Photography by BECAUSEITSAWESOME VIA BLOGLOVIN

If your taste leans more towards modern than rustic, consider art that depicts the rolling prairie landscape in bold, abstract compositions.

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Photography by NORDICDESIGN.CA

In this sitting nook, Scandinavian meets the American West with rustic elements in soft, nearly-pastel hues.

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Photography by TESSA NEUSTADT FOR MYDOMAINE

Even a bright, modern, beachy space can tap into its rustic side.  This California bungalow by amber interiors uses simple organic landscape photography – like this grassland print – to inject a touch of softness.

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Photography by DETAILCOLLECTIVE.COM

Everything in this hallway plays well together to create a modern take on Western decor.  The deep brown of the rug and an ornately carved wooden entry table pair perfectly with the crispness of the black and white photography.

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Photography by HOUSEOFJADEINTERIORSBLOG.COM

Vintage landscape art and an iron bed create a dreamy guest room with plenty of comfortable, homey feels.

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Photography by Loloi Rugs

Move over beach art – modern prairie art is happening now, and taking center stage in many dining room spaces.

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Photography by DAPHNE MAE FOR STYLEMEPRETTY.COM

Faded wall art in a Western prairie theme creates a sweet nursery space that’s playful and handsome enough to last through childhood.

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Photography by THEANIMALPRINTSHOP.COM

Bison, bison, everywhere!  Oversized art in a modern frame almost mimics a window with amazing wildlife views.

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Photography by TESSA NEUSTADT FOR MYDOMAINE

Abstract grassland prints are versatile enough to pair with other decor themes – including this bold pink kilim rug.

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Photography by REFINERY29 VIA APARTMENTTHERAPY

This dining room is proof that prairie themed art doesn’t have to be monochromatic, drab, or even subtle.  Hello, color!

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Photography by JAYNE LITTLETON JONES VIA DIANELIKESART.TUMBLR

This artwork by Jayne Littleton Jones is a unique perspective on prairie life, with vintage homespun charm.

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Photography by JAMES WADDELL VIA DOMINO

This larger than life print is reason enough to try oversized art in small spaces.  Not only does this piece set the theme, but it makes a major design statement.

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Photography by VICTORIA PEARSON VIA MYDOMAINE

While the ocean may not be prairie-themed, the horse has definite Western vibes, and the modern Instagram-like filter on the photograph gives the print a dreamy modern feel.

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Photography by DESIGNSPONGE.COM

Artwork doesn’t have to follow the same theme in the case of a gallery wall – and especially in spaces as eclectic as this.

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Photography by ALLTHINGSBIGANDSMALLBLOG.COM

Rustic prints in cool tones?  Yes – you can find Western art in hues in cool colorscapes.

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Photography by LABOHEMEBLOG.COM

This gallery wall looks like an enviable collection of travel photographs, with lots of lush landscapes.  A mix of wood tones enhances the rustic vibe, and gives the look a curated feel.  Whether you take your own photographs or source them online, this is a great gallery wall idea for small spaces or an awkward corner.

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Photography by BLOODANDCHAMPAGNE.COM

At this size, a single well-placed faux head can set just the right mood – no prints necessary.

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Photography by NESTTOGETHER.COM

The casual way that this space is arranged gives the room a vacation-cabin feel, with just enough rich color, wood tones, and rural landscape art to set the perfect prairie vibe.

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Photography by FRESH GYPSY VIA DOTANDBO.COM

Careful use of only three decor elements – a single animal head, geometric wall hangings, and a Native American-themed blanket is enough to set the mood for a chic Western Americana space.

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Photography by ANNESAGE.COM

A single rustic horse print is the easiest way to achieve a look that’s so prairie-chic.

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Photography by VICTORIA PEARSON VIA MYDOMAINE

In this modern white-on-white kitchen, a vintage prairie oil painting gives this space a touch of romance and sophistication.

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Photography by PAPASTOUR.COM

Soft blues and browns create a lovely combination for rustic relaxation – complete with a single vintage landscape print.

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Photography by CUPOFJO.COM

This oversized photograph of a deer bed creates an unexpected piece of wall art that’s modern, monochromatic, and almost abstract in its composition.

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Photography by STYLECASTER.COM

It’s not all about prints and canvas art – wall murals can create plenty of rustic prairie feels, too.

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Photography by THEDECORISTA.COM

This ornately framed landscape painting in wide gold trim is the epitome of vintage Americana romance.

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Photography by SFGIRLBYBAY.COM

A collection of paintings in flowers and landscapes gives any space a flair of farmhouse-inspired charm.
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Photography by COUNTRYLIVING.COM

In our dream vacation cabin rental, we’re having morning coffee at this enchantingly retro table.

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Photography by TSG.DAILY.THESCOUTGUIDE.COM

Simple horse sketches are a modern twist on paintings or photography, complete with sleek gold frames.  Monochromatic and minimal, they still exude plenty of rustic prairie vibes.

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