- post by: Salvador K. Jimenez
- September 01, 2018
5 Easy Tips to Add Farmhouse Style to Your Home
Farmhouse style has experienced a resurgence of late. It is welcoming, homey, casual, and can be incorporated by simply adding a few touches. You don’t have to go all in! Plus, you can add farmhouse style pieces to your current decor without breaking your budget. These few easy DIY ideas can get you started. Add them all or just a couple.
Get in on the Farmhouse Trend
To incorporate the farmhouse style trend into your home, you don’t have to live on a farm, the country or even the suburbs. You can incorporate the comfy, casual style into any abode, even a city apartment! So don’t be shy about adding the trendy pieces to your home decor. Take these simple home decorating tips and get started!
Incorporate a Few Farmhouse Fabrics
Natural textiles are an essential element to creating the farmhouse look into your home. Utilize cotton, burlap, and linen in as many different varieties as you can. A burlap table runner in your dining room sets a perfect place for a rustic centerpiece. Buffalo check, linen, or cotton drapes and curtains really capture the trend. A simple raffia ribbon tied around a vase is great too. Cotton slipcovers on your furniture can help bring in the look without having to buy new furniture, which is a great budget saver! Throw pillows are an easy way to get in on the trend as well as not break the bank.
To incorporate the look into your kitchen, utilize cast iron and wood. Hang pots and pans from ceiling racks or on the walls. Paint wooden cabinets white. Add in mixed matched wooden chairs around your kitchen table for a fun, vintage look.
Add a Rustic Light Fixture
One of the quickest ways to transform the look of a room is to switch out the lighting. The addition of a chandelier or pendant light hanging from the ceiling invokes the farmhouse trend that you cannot achieve from a recessed light. Even if bought new, these styles give a vintage vibe. Utilizing lanterns as table lamps or replacing lampshade with white or neutral tones may do the trick as well. This is definitely a fun and affordable place to start.
Paint it White
White paint is the epitome of farmhouse style. Repurpose your old wooden furniture by simply painting it white. Even if you don’t have an old table, dresser, cabinet, or the like, you will be able to find one at a garage sale or local thrift shop. Paint it and distress it for a more authentic look. Of course, buying new is also an option and can be relatively affordable too.
Paint your walls, woodwork, wood paneling, or hardwood floors white to incorporate the look into a whole room. It brightens the room up and the neutral color allows your added decor pieces to really stand out.
Make it Stand Out
Add texture and dimension to your decor. Add a shiplap or beadboard wall to your kitchen, living room, family room or entryway. It creates a rustic look that is perfect for an accent wall. Using shiplap above your fireplace behind the mantel is another lovely way to add just the right touch of shiplap without a total remodel. Beadboard on the ceiling of your bathroom is an interesting way to incorporate texture also.
Use wire baskets for hanging in the kitchen and entryways. They help you achieve the rustic look and are convenient for storage and organization. That’s a win-win.
Put up a barn door. It doesn’t even have to be functional, just decorative. However, barn doors are great for hiding the modern attributes of daily life that conflict with farmhouse style. Set up sliding barn doors to hide your electronics or to close off a media room. Another great benefit of barn doors is that they save floor space since they slide rather than open out. It’s a great option when space is limited.
Signs, Signs, Everywhere There’s Vintage Signs
To get farmhouse style, have fun with vintage signs, or vintage-looking signs. They can simply be words that call out the room you have the sign in, or use a chalkboard cafe sign to add your own special messaging. Single letters or your initials work great to achieve this look too. And of course, vintage brand signs from your favorite products, locations, store, etc., are perfect! Wooden signs or metal signs that are neutral in color, black and white, or distressed really capture the look you are trying to achieve. If you can add in a galvanized metal milk jug or bucket too, then you are really on trend.
Making home decoration updates don’t have to be expensive and time-consuming. Have some fun adding these farmhouse trends to your home. Take your time and add a few pieces here and there. Create a plan for your home decorating though to make it easy and cohesive. What decorating idea will you incorporate into your home? Tell us below! If you have any other good farmhouse decorating tips, please share as well.
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