The “farmhouse” decorating style has become very popular in the last few years, growing even more well known due to the fun show Fixer Upper.
If you’re interested in achieving this look in your home, here are a few ideas.
- Think neutral colors. White or cream walls, with neutral furniture as well.
A few of our paint colors that would work for this would be:
Colonial White or Picture Frame Cream
2. Use distressed wooden accents. Notice both of the wooden tables and the kitchen shelves in the pictures above are made of wood that looks well loved. You can look for pieces at antique shops and flea markets, or purchase a new piece and distress it yourself. Here’s an older post to help you with this: How To Antique Furniture in One Simple Step.
3. Creatively repurpose common pieces for practical use. For example, use a wire or woven basket to hold mail, napkins or spices. Avoid more modern materials like plastic and cloth.
I hope these ideas have given you a starting point. There are lots of blogs and websites dedicated to the farmhouse look, take a look through some more examples online and see what items you are drawn to consistently. But be warned- this is a rabbit hole you could easily fall into for a couple of hours! Get a few ideas, and then begin making small changes . Over time your new farmhouse look will begin to emerge!
I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin