Farmhouse style isn’t reserved for those who live on a farm! Decorating and styling your home with a practical mindset that often comes with living the country life is very popular, utilizing soothing color combinations, natural elements, and lots of texture.
Here are some ways to achieve a farmhouse look in your home
Choosing neutral colors for the walls highlights the natural textures of the walls found in many farmhouses. Your home may already have planked walls, beadboard, or wainscoting or you could add these elements yourself to your walls. These materials look best with soft beige, cream, or possibly gray paint. Keeping the walls all within the same color scheme is calming and helps blend together the look.
2. Neutral Décor
Conventional interior design may have you mixing neutral walls with bright and bold décor, but a farmhouse look usually includes neutral décor as well. Use pops of color in small pieces, such as a colorful vase, rather than in larger focal points like a rug or sofa.
3. Don’t Shop at the Big Box Stores
Local antique and thrift stores will probably hold the greatest treasures for giving your home a farmhouse look. Mass produced items from big box stores or the mall have charm, but are not vintage pieces that will fill your home with warmth.
4. Incorporate wood
Wood flooring, wooden décor, and wooden furniture all go perfectly with a farmhouse look! Wide planked hardwood flooring is perfect for farmhouse floors, giving the impression that the flooring came from an old barn. The shade of the floor is up to you, both lights and darks work well with farmhouse décor. Low sheen floors match the farmhouse look best so avoid high shine finishes. Adding antique wooden signs and furniture ties the whole look together.
5. Refresh your Light Fixtures
A light fixture provides way more than function, it can also make or break a room. A light fixture should provide you with enough light to adequately see in the room but changing out an ultra-modern or outdated fixture with one with a more vintage appearance can really add to the look of a farmhouse. Since electricity and safety is involved, don’t be afraid to purchase a light fixture new, so many retailers make pieces that will match your vintage style.