6 DIYs to Get the Modern Rustic Look on a Budget

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If your décor style leans more toward the rustic side, but you still love a touch of modernism, try out these budget-smart DIYs to create a perfectly balanced look in your home or workspace. From furniture to accessories to lighting, we've got all your modern rustic needs covered.

Credit: Lucy Akins (1); Tim & Mary Vidra (2, 3)

If your décor style leans more toward the rustic side, but you still love a touch of modernism, try out these budget-smart DIYs to create a perfectly balanced look in your home or workspace. From furniture to accessories to lighting, we've got all your modern rustic needs covered.

Tree Stump End Table

tree stump end table arranged with a chair and throw pillow

This rustic end table certainly brings the outdoors in, but the hairpin legs give it a decidedly modern edge. Pair it with furniture that has clean lines for a cool, mid-century vibe.

Credit: Tim & Mary Vidra

This rustic end table certainly brings the outdoors in, but the hairpin legs give it a decidedly modern edge. Pair it with furniture that has clean lines for a cool, mid-century vibe.

Antique Basket Pendant Light

basket pendant light hanging from ceiling

Transform an old wire basket into a stylish lighting fixture for the perfect industrial accessory. The pendant-style feels fresh and current, while the aged metal gives it old world charm.

Credit: Tim & Mary Vidra

Transform an old wire basket into a stylish lighting fixture for the perfect industrial accessory. The pendant-style feels fresh and current, while the aged metal gives it old world charm.

Log Slice Chalkboard Sign

woman holding a chalkboard welcome sign

A log slice sign hung in your entryway offers a rustically charming greeting to visitors, and the chalkboard paint gives it that modern edge. Change it up each season with a new sentiment.

Credit: Tim & Mary Vidra

A log slice sign hung in your entryway offers a rustically charming greeting to visitors, and the chalkboard paint gives it that modern edge. Change it up each season with a new sentiment.

Glass Bottle Vases

bottles cut into vases and filled with flowers

Recycle glass bottles into sleek flower vases. Up the rustic appeal by filling them with various wildflowers and cluster them together for a truly stylish, modern-day centerpiece.

Credit: Tim and Mary Vidra

Recycle glass bottles into sleek flower vases. Up the rustic appeal by filling them with various wildflowers and cluster them together for a truly stylish, modern-day centerpiece.

Hanging Plant Holders

Plant Holders

Every space needs a bit of greenery. These DIY plant holders are completely contemporary, but displaying them on a birch branch and hanging them with twine presents a rustic twist.

Credit: Lucy Akins

Every space needs a bit of greenery. These DIY plant holders are completely contemporary, but displaying them on a birch branch and hanging them with twine presents a rustic twist.

Industrial Pipe Bookcase

matching industrial pipe bookcases flanking a fireplace

A bookcase not only adds storage to your space but also the opportunity to display your favorite books, photos and various objet d'art. As far as style goes, this industrial pipe version is as modern rustic as it gets.

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A bookcase not only adds storage to your space but also the opportunity to display your favorite books, photos and various objet d'art. As far as style goes, this industrial pipe version is as modern rustic as it gets.

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