The style of a modern farmhouse has made a significant impact on decorating today. This light and airy style brings into mind the feel of simple times. The great news is that you don’t have to live in the country in order to get this look. Regardless of where you live, these are 10 ways to bring this style into your home.
1. Add an Apron Sink
This is a great option for a kitchen or any other room. A deep farmhouse sink can create a feel of casual elegance for any space. This farmhouse style works well in a kitchen but you can also add it to your laundry room for a functional design element.
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2. Sliding Barn Doors
The good news about this design element is that these doors are easy to hang and fun to have in the house. Sliding barn doors are immensely popular. If you want to have a farmhouse style, use hardware with bronze and use a milky-white door.
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3. Use Open Shelving
Farmhouse style is based on easy living so open shelves are a great way to have stylish access to dishes, books, and more. Repurpose an aged hutch to store laundry supplies or put in rustic shelves.
4. Add in Lanterns
If your current lighting just isn’t cutting it, why not add in hanging lanterns? These are bold enough to be noticeable but they’re a great addition to almost any space. Consider adding them to a porch, foyer, or even the kitchen.
5. Hang Eclectic Signs
If you want to make just small changes, then wall signs are a great way to make a simple adjustment. Look for signs that represent fresh flowers, farm markets, and similar. These signs remind visitors to sit down andappreciate the simple things in life.
6. Use Natural Rugs
When you find that your flooring needs an upgrade, a rug is a great way to liven up a space. A natural rug in wool, sisal, or jute is simple to put down. Also, braided rugs in soft colors look great and make farmhouse elegance easy.
7. Install a Clawfoot Tub
This is not always an easy find while it may also mean making a big renovation to your bathroom. However, this is a great design element in the farmhouse style. Put an antique stool near the tub for a complete look.
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8. Paint Furniture
Furniture can be a game changer when it comes to developing this style in your home. Look through second-hand stores for easy pieces that you can distress. You can have great pieces that look like a family heirloom. Chalk paint is a great way to get started so all you need is paint, distressing wax and a free afternoon.
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9. Incorporate Fresh Greenery
This is a design element that’s both beautiful and also useful. Homegrown herbs in small pots on a sunny windowsill simply can’t be compared. You can also use fresh greenery in wreaths, or table centerpieces when available.
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10. Front Porch Sitting
If you have a porch, then you should have rocking chairs. You could even install a porch swing if you have the space. This is not only a great design element but will also make the space a great spot in the evenings.
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Although farmhouse design can be intimidating when getting started, this design is fairly simple. You can use these 10 design ideas to build your dream home.