Whoever said you needed to live in a cottage out in a rural town to have a farmhouse style was wrong. Why shouldn’t everyone be able to incorporate decor that evokes a feeling of simpler times?
We all could use a bit of fresh air and these design styles can help give you that vibe, even if you’re in the heart of a bustling city.
Here are our top five tips for incorporating farmhouse style into your home, regardless of where you call home.
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Every kitchen needs a sink and an apron sink with a gooseneck faucet can give your kitchen a touch of elegance. When you pair this kind of sink with white cabinets with matte black hardware… You now have the perfect base for a farmhouse-style kitchen.
When you find a realtor and ask for decorating tips, they’ll always tell you to choose a neutral color palette. But, who wants to drown in drab beiges, whites, and grays? Well, neutrals can also have very subtle undertones of blues or greens. If you love color, you can always opt for a soft pastel color palette, too.
Farmhouse style is all about cultivating an easy-living lifestyle and it doesn’t get much easier than open shelving. You can opt for building your own shelving using reclaimed Barnwood or even upcycle an antique hutch.
If you want to marry a farmhouse with a modern design, you can use barn wood with galvanized plumbing parts painted in matte black.
Exposed beams give the home a craftsman feel that you certainly don’t get with today’s modern architecture. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t put faux beams up in your home! In fact, you can install a beam and panel ceiling yourself if you have ugly popcorn ceilings that you want to cover up.
Note: This could be a good option for those who have a home appraisal coming up. It’s nearly impossible to tell if there’s asbestos in the textured ceiling so when it’s covered up, it’s less likely to be harmful.
A clawfoot tub is the epitome of elegant but relaxed farmhouse style. You could leave it as a freestanding tub or put up a ceiling-mounted curtain surround, but either way, it’s still a desirable feature.
You can up the farmhouse feel by adding an antique chair or stool near the tub for toiletries and a nice wicker basket filled with rolled towels to pull the whole look together.
Farmhouse style can work in any home – you just have to know when to not overdo it. You don’t want to cover every surface with grandma’s yellowed lace doilies nor do you want every piece of furniture in your home to have a distressed look, either.
These tips are just the beginning of creating the farmhouse-style home of your dreams! Check out our blog for more farmhouse decor ideas.