The essence of farmhouse style is about creating a warm, relaxing, and cozy space full of character. A farmhouse home has vintage finishing touches and decorative elements that bring nature indoors.
Our designer, Sarah Nelson, recommends people stay away from bringing in tropical plants when it comes to greenery. Instead, opt for eucalyptus branches and olive trees to instantly add farmhouse air to the room. For example, the Olive Tree + Large White Fluted Planter Bundle from West Elm, pictured above, is an excellent choice for a living room or entryway accent. For example, Nelson also recommends looking for oil-rubbed bronze light fixtures to give that distressed look, particularly in farmhouse style.
The iron and mild steel frame are stylish and contemporary, but the bronzed nickel finish, paired with the vintage light bulbs, gives that sought-after look you want in your farmhouse dining room. Our designer, Laura Wright, also recommends using subway tile backsplashes to line the walls and open shelving or glass-front cabinets to showcase accents and antique dishware. You can still bring some farmhouse-style elements with a kitchen bar cart for those with small gathering areas.
We love the Banbury Multi-Purpose Wooden Rolling Kitchen Cart from Wayfair with traditional barn-style sliding doors for an instant farmhouse-style accent. A blend of neutrals is what amplifies light and makes a room look bigger for farmhouse-style homes. It's not strange to spot a cornflower blue cabinet, a distressed white coffee table, and even a lavender armoire that showcases the family heirlooms.
We love the look of this Sadie 45.7" Solid Wood Console Table from Joss & Main, pictured above, and gives to the entryway. It combines the perfect elements from nature and with added distressed accents for the ultimate farmhouse furniture piece. Think about breathtaking hardwood floors, ample windows, built-in cabinets, and rugged beams. Our designer Laura Wright also highlights the impact shiplap can make on an open layout. They hit all the notes about farmhouse style decor with button tufted back and nailhead trim, standard features to look for. The one thing that will help you achieve a classic farmhouse style of decor is to use neutral paint colors.
Plus, shiplap is amazing at helping you hang decor more easily, so it's a win-win design element. Add a few to a wall in the kitchen to keep spices, use one in your living room to hang some greenery, or keep ones by the bedroom to store a few pillows. Most farmhouse-style light fixtures will be candle chandeliers, as they mimic what was available back in the day.
Exposed wood beans add an element of nature to the home, as well as an architectural detail. Butcher block counters can be perfect in a farmhouse-style kitchen to keep the space looking comfy and cozy. Remember to mix and match modern furniture with vintage finds for a unique look to avoid the house looking outdated.
They add a relaxed and soft feeling to a room, plus they’re easy to take off, wash, and change with the seasons to keep your home updated. Use these materials in chairs or baskets to connect the outdoors to the indoor and adding that country look and feel you’re striving for.
Farmhouse design is defined by its warmth and simplicity, using natural textures and materials like wood or steel.
It’s defined by using well-used, vintage, or antique items blended with modern accessories.
When choosing paint colors for your farmhouse-style home, neutral and earth tones will be the most popular options. Start a project today and work with our interior designers to create the farmhouse home of your dreams.