There are actually many things that define the farmhouse style, so if you’ve ever wondered what the farmhouse decorating style is, here’s your answer! The main idea is to mix up old and new - that way you get the classic vibes while still keeping your home modern.
More than that, modern farmhouse decor is:
- Full of character
- In tune with nature
Now we move on to the tips to get this decor style - which consists of a lot of DIY projects at home!
“I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” - Emma Goldman
As with pretty much any other style, the farmhouse decor also has a color palette it usually sticks to. The colors usually stay within neutral, pastel hues and the main colors are silver, white, and brown (or wood, if you prefer).
Doily Table Runner
Table runners are such a simple decor accent, but they can do wonders for your dining room. This doily one just screams farmhouse! Combined with greenery for centerpiece, you’re all set for your decor goal.
If you don’t have the sewing skills necessary to make this table runner - not that they’re super advance or anything (I think you can totally do it) - you have the alternative of getting one that’s already made and ready to use.
Wood Storage Ladder
I’ve seen this idea over and over again on Pinterest, people love this! And they have good reason for it: it’s both practical and gorgeous. This ladder has been placed in the bathroom and it’s being used as a shelf, but I also saw one that was only a towel holder, much like a towel rack. So, if you don’t want to make a DIY shelf out of a ladder, simply attach it to the wall and hang your towels!
Bonus: the ladder from the photo above is next to some wicker boxes, which are also perfect to create a farmhouse look. Hence, our next item:
Wicker and Rattan
Both wicker and rattan have many options you could make with them, such as chairs and storage boxes. However, those are so commonly used that I decided to go the extra mile and bring you this awesome wicker hamper! Whether you use it in your bathroom or in your laundry room, it will complete the whole farmhouse style you’re trying to create.
Farmer’s Market Crates
Crates are one more of those items that scream farmhouse. I mean, you get them at the Farmer’s Market, right? Couldn’t be more perfect. Even though the one from the photo has been painted to recreate that cool logo and such, you could stick to the original brown from the wood - both ways will say farmhouse equally.
Plus, now that we’re getting to the fall season, these crates are great to create a farmhouse decor with pumpkins too!
A beige slipcover will do wonders to help you achieve the farmhouse look; it’s neutral and soothing all at once. We’re giving you this slipcover idea for a couch, but there are other items that could use a slipcover as well - and that will probably be easier if you’re trying to sew your own at home. Like:
Botanical prints are a great option for creating a farmhouse gallery wall - whether you print and frame them or create the art yourself (which I highly recommend). It’s so much fun to get creative with paint!
Whether you’re going for the small ones or the big ones, these baskets will bring the farmhouse style to your home. The idea of placing a mini storage basket for chalk directly on your chalkboard is all about keeping it practical. Don’t we all love practicality?
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