Modern lodge style is a study in contrast that takes sleek modern furnishings and places them in the rugged interior spaces of a traditional lodge home. These seemingly incompatible styles can merge to create a fresh updated lodge look that maintains its architectural character while giving free reign to modern sensibilities in furnishings.

The basic elements of traditional rustic lodge style include:

  • Massive timbers
  • Hefty metal fittings
  • Soaring ceilings
  • Stone fireplace
  • Wood floors
  • Tall windows (to capture the view)
  • Oversize lighting fixtures (wrought iron is favored)
  • Lots of leather

The stark contrast between rustic lodge architecture and modern furnishings is exactly what makes the two work together beautifully. To create a modern lodge style home the key is fearlessness. Bold results require bold design choices. To illustrate, here are eight rooms where modern meets lodge style with stunning results:

For the best of both styles, weathered wood and stone create the rustic background for modern furnishings in white and handsome dark hues.

In a perfect melding of styles, this Swiss lodge pulls together rustic and modern elements along with a touch of glam. High style abounds, but this open living area is also cozy and comfortable.

Modern lighting and Mid-Century chairs infuse this rustic lodge home with an unexpected contrast of styles. Modern furnishings seem to bring rustic interiors to life.

In contrast to the soaring ceilings surrounding it, the kitchen/dining area is made warm and cozy with a low ceiling. Modern chairs surround a stylish table that mixes reclaimed wood top with sleek black legs.

The furnishings are modern in this lodge living room, but so is the industrial strength fireplace set in a log surround. The aviator vibe is unexpected but stunning in such a rustic space.


A chic two-tone modern sofa and metal drum coffee table sit atop a shaggy contemporary rug in this log-timbered great room—a wonderful fusion of rustic lodge and modern styles.


Remember the Swiss lodge seen earlier in this post? Here’s a view of the master bedroom and bath in that home—sleek modern style meets stone and wood rustic. A floor to ceiling and wall-to-wall window reveals the breathtaking mountainscape outside.

In a home filled with stunning architectural elements, three massive modern metal pendant lights become the captivating focal points.

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Diana Mieczan

Diana Mieczan

The second one is simply incredible. I love wood and stone together. What a beauty! xo

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