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How to add farmhouse style to your home

Updated: Mar 6, 2020

So you know you like the farmhouse look. Joanna Gaines is your ultimate inspiration and you carefully study every Fixer Upper home. You plan for your home but every time you try, you fall short from the farmhouse dream you were envisioning. Part of the problem is trying to mock what others are doing but not fully understanding WHY these choices were made. I am going to walk you through the elements you can utilize to make your farmhouse goals come true!

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Farmhouse decor creates a dreamy, warm and cozy home. With lots of charm, character, and antiques this type of interior design balances the old and new for a relaxing yet savvy environment to enjoy. When working to create a farmhouse style we need to include certain elements to achieve this look.

Elements needed to create a farmhouse style:

Neutral palette: Farmhomes are filled with natural, neutral palletes. The idea behind the subdued colors are that the room has been lived in for a while. This color scheme is also more traditional which elevates the pieces which you will add later.

Slipcovers: Slipcovers are functional and practical while remaining cozy, relaxed and elegant. You can also remove and wash these which is a HUGE bonus!

Shiplap: Shiplap is a great way to add classic farmhouse charm to your home.

Wrought iron: Black iron brings a modern and clean touch to the farmhouse style. This detail can add a much-needed contrast and freshness to your rustic home.

Wood accents: Wood accents bring warmth and rich color to this style as they contrast against your neutral color scheme.

Exposed wood beams: Wooden beams are also a great way to add natural elements into your home. They add interesting architectural detail as well.

Exposed brick and stone: Uncover any brick or stone in your home to let its rustic vibes shine!

Industrial lighting: Lighting can make or break a room. Opt for iron lantern pendants or metal dome lights.

Use a variety of textures: One thing that sets farmhouse apart from other styles is the use of various rich textures. Mix and match, get creative!

Distressed: Elements that are worn and torn fit in perfectly into the farmhouse look.

Vintage pieces: Vintage and worn pieces bring in the rustic aspect needed for a farmhouse. When searching for pieces look for solid struct but worn exteriors. Mix and match with new elements in your home to create a balance of the old and new.

Wide Planks: This type of flooring is rustic and classic for a farm home.

Have any other farmhouse questions? Comment down below or live chat with me to let me know!


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Hey there! My name is Darci and  I created this blog with the hopes of inspiring others.


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