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Out with the new, in with the old /// 8 Modern distressed interiors

A distressed room with style can be difficult to achieve without looking like your house has been abandoned, or about to be torn down. Get the balance right with an eclectic mix of fresh and classic designs. Be inspired by these 8 modern distressed interiors and find out how to nail the ‘old is the new new’ look with FEATHR.


Antiqued mirrors

Paint-splattered, scratched and scuffed or generally worn away, antiqued mirror tiles have a faded glamour to them that gives a sterile bathroom style.

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Distressed furniture

A tired old sofa may be long past its best, but a worn woven rug can give a minimalist modern interior needed warmth.

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This beautiful rug by Jan Kath is a stunning blend of traditional craftsmanship with distressed techniques, resulting in a unique modern look.


Un-finished finish

These cool, mid-century-modern-inspired cabinets have a distinctive sculptural style that offsets the paint effect finish that might look scruffy on a less impressive piece.

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Our Jewel Scarab wallpaper has a modern romantic feel that sits perfectly with antique-look finishes.

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Colour theory

Theme a room around a small selection of complementary colours and they will work together to bring harmony and order to a ruggedly distressed feature wall.

Our Oh La La wallpaper strikes the perfect balance of beauty and abstract, and works in both decorative and minimalist modern homes.

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Vintage elegance

Classic, elegant designs, such as roll top baths, are given a whole new lease of life when placed in a room with a distressed finish.


Mix modern and distressed

Clash styles, as seen in the Scandinavian-style living room pictured. The distressed wall adds a raw edge to the immaculately styled room.

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Add velvet

Want to give a distressed room a touch of luxury? Just add velvet. The shimmering, soft surface of the material has the ultimate luxe appeal.

The bold, romantic design of our English Rose velvet fabric has a dramatic luxury appeal, that makes a statement upholstered chair or chaise longue.

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Pattern feast

Take a bare, once-wallpapered wall that hints at the style of the design it used to have, and decorate in a maximalist fashion to bring the wallpaper to life. Pile on patterns, materials and accessories to build a story around what once might have been.

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Discover our full range of designer wallpapersluxury fabrics and unique cushions.


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