How to add farmhouse style to your home

in , , by Julie Nichols, June 15, 2016
Hello, I'm so glad you stopped by!  What does farmhouse style mean to you?  For me, it means warmth, coziness, and simplicity. 

Even though I don't live on acres of land, own chickens and cows, or have a large front porch, I can still get the warmth, coziness, and the simplicity of a farmhouse home. 

Here are a few details that I use in my home.


Mix different types of textures, like baskets, wood, and metal. 

In this small area near our front door, I used a picnic basket to hide flip flops and a metal clam basket to hold seashells.  Woven hats and a large tote are hung from a repurposed window.


Bring wildflowers into your home
  


 I plucked these right out of the ground and used them in creative ways to decorate a barn wood cupboard and window box.






Make it Light and Bright
Wood planks were installed in the small area above the mantel. 
The entire fireplace was painted white to brighten up the room. 

Add the Warmth of Wood 
Don't be afraid to embrace wood. I sanded the mantel to expose the raw wood.  
The scuffs and scrapes add farmhouse character.

Classic Fabric used in a relaxed way
One of the reasons why I love farmhouse style so much is...... it's not fussy.  
I mixed and matched fabrics for a comfortable, eclectic feel and kept the styling simple. 



Use Collections
I keep my shelves light and airy, by using a collection of bottles and magazines. 
I added fabric to the bottom shelf for a classic farmhouse style.

Simple table setting
Bowls, fruit, and flowers gathered inside a basket sitting on top of our dining room table 

I hope I inspired you to add farmhouse style to your home! 


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