A lesson in comfort and practicality.
We simply never tire of beautiful farmhouse décor. The way we see it, you don’t have to live way out in the country to enjoy the benefits of this ultra-chic design sensibility, nor do you need to have a barn or a backyard chicken coop. You simply have to appreciate modern-rustic decor ideas! However, some people shy away due to the assumption that this aesthetic can feel a little outdated.
If you’re looking to add a sense of warmth, personality, and character with a hint of minimalism, here are great, tried-and-true interior design practices to add even just a touch of farmhouse interior design with a modern approach throughout your home.
With rustic architecture largely setting the scene, sofas and sectionals in modern silhouettes make for perfect visual counterpoints, and as a bonus, they tend to be big on comfort.
We love the down-to-earth feel of this free-roaming kitchen island. Rolling furniture is an easy way to transplant vintage or more rustic pieces into any home, no matter when it was constructed.
If your home is blessed with wood ceiling beams or wall panels, let them shine. The key is to bring in big weathered wood pieces or round out the existing wood foundation, beams, or walls with modern designs that will provide contrast.
TROVES OF TREASURES
Did you know? Any collection, big or small, can double beautifully as decor. It all depends on how you display it.
RECLAIMED WOOD FURNITURE
“Vintage” is nice. “Reclaimed” is even better! We love the look of this coffee table, which is as interesting as it is beautiful.
These days, a neutral color palette is a crucial part of any modern design, and including one in your farmhouse-inspired space will be the thing that helps keep your fresh, clean, and totally current.
PILES OF FIREWOOD
Sure, you might take down the garland after Christmastime has passed, but the lumber is welcome to stay all year long. It’s a rustic touch that’s sure to liven up any entryway, front porch, or living room.
For modern farmhouse living room decor, bringing in rustic sconces and dramatic light fixtures as they’ll also work to pack a sophisticated punch in one of your most used rooms.
PLAY WITH CONTRAST
As today’s modern farmhouse decor is shy on old-school country elements like gingham, keep it cool with the classic mantra that less is more and do edit carefully.
ADD INDUSTRIAL ACCENTS
Lastly, you’ll want to think of the purely decorative elements your design. Keep an eye out for hanging barn doors, wooden mantles, iron-inspired light fixtures, and galvanized metal storage buckets.
White walls and warm wood surfaces are an obvious staple of the farmhouse aesthetic, but overall the style encompasses a surprisingly broad array of design concepts. Maybe you prefer the shabby chic interpretation of farmhouse style with distressed paint finishes and architectural salvage accents. There’s also a farmhouse look for industrial fans, complete with warehouse lighting fixtures, exposed brick, and vintage metal furniture frames.