Farmhouse interior design style focuses on comfort as well as aesthetic. With the right modern farmhouse interior design ideas you can make your home shine with a rustic charm that will impress and achieve its desired effect.
Sometimes all you need is just incorporating some handcrafted furniture, the right palettes and interesting vintage accessories.
Giving your home a real makeover – from the bathroom to the kitchen – is a experience which can be a real expression of your personal style.
By looking at many ways one can incorporate rustic farmhouse interior design into their home, you will get a lot of information and ideas you may find in handy when decorating your own home.
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A fireplace is one thing a countryside home can’t go without. Aim for something natural by going with stacked and polished hefty river rocks, or you can go with a mantel of hand-planed wood or a wooded glen painting.
If you want to bring some fire into your room you can also try Amass candles in the firebox.
Dressing up the Exterior
Farmhouse-style homes are not all about interior – designing a farmhouse exterior is just as important as designing a farmhouse interior.
The architectural elements of your house should be noticed when you’ve gotten close to it as you can receive its calming and relaxing effects.
Nothing says timeless like a wraparound porch that really gives off the farmhouse vibe; with a piece like this, the whole theme of the house is visible.
If you don’t have much space to work with, then working on your porch, balcony or front yard is enough when you’ve got the right ideas and decorations.
Wrapped in Wood
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Wood is a big part of farmhouse style as it is its most recognizable material. The popularity of wooden accents is constantly rising which makes it an element that rules the whole setting.
By incorporating hardwood floors, wood wall panels and even wooden beams you can give your home the rustic appearance you desire.
Wooden surfaces get even better looking with time, so you won’t have any problems with keeping it. If you’re not the wood type, then you can always use stone and concrete as alternatives.
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Planning the ideal palette for your room is neither hard nor expensive, especially if you’ve already chosen the colors that you want to use. Many colors go well when decorating a country setting, so it’s all up to you.
It’s smart to use warm natural tones like dusty blue, butter yellow, barn red or creamy white. If painted correctly and with a good amount of attention and patience, your home will shine with appeal.
Floors and Windows
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The obvious choices for the floor are hardwood or laminate as they are the best choices when creating a country look. If you can’t choose the floor that you want, you can just cover it up with a braided wool rug in warm and subtle colors.
Make sure the rug matches the walls. If you want to add some curtains to further enhance the look, then opt for stripes, fruit designs, checks or some plain country motifs.
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When you’re furnishing a rustic theme, you needn’t keep all of the elements of the furniture in the same style. Having a couple of mismatched pieces of furniture is just what you need in order to create a perfect casual country look.
Aside from the freedom you get when choosing the furniture, another good thing about this is that you can spend a small amount of money to achieve this.
The decorations can be improvised – just a couple of wooden hutches, trunks, farmhouse tables and overstuffed couches will surely leave your guests charmed.
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You can really go crazy with the choice of accessories without having a big budget. Visit discount stores, garage sales and thrift shops in order to find what you need for your home.
You can find very interesting earthenware jugs, metal pails, interesting modest baskets and even a couple of branches and twigs.
Adorn the walls with artwork containing farm themes and natural landscapes. All of this combined with a couple of candles, vintage utensils and charming figurines is a perfect attention-grabbing combination.
You can even bring life into your room by placing several potted plants near the windows.
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A feel of a rustic home is one of a rustic environment – a national park, a beautiful forest or the very edge of a mountain stream. Wherever it may be found, a rustic home should carry a part of nature with it, so don’t worry if you don’t live in such a surrounding because you can bring nature to your home without bringing your home to nature.
By getting weathered ceiling beams, wide-plank wood floors or paneled walls you can get one step closer to creating the desired rustic ambient. Don’t change any of the elements to make your home feel more modern – just combine it with the right things.
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Opt for something that will look well when combined with the presentable look of the countryside-style home. The furniture you choose for your home should be big – both in aesthetical appeal and literal scale.
An interesting thing to consider is getting ebony leather sectionals or maybe even a dining table for twelve. A canopied four-poster would also look stunning in this setting.
Look for rough-and-tumble materials. For example, a kitchen island with a butcher-block top will do the trick, as will a rug made of braided rags.
It’s better if the designs of the furniture you’ve chosen are simple and bold as to not make the whole room overwhelming.
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Countryside decorations don’t demand much. Sometimes it’s just enough to take a long walk in order to find exactly what you need for your room.
Think natural – tree stumps, dried leaves, twigs, nuts and even acorns can really bring out parts of your room and make it feel more home-y.
You can use any of these elements to create an unforgettable accent or centerpiece. This style can also be achieved by getting a vase full of fern fronds you can clip yourself. Another interesting idea is arranging pinecones.
Open Shelves and Cabinets
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Just by placing some simple and rustic shelves into your room you’re easily incorporating a farmhouse style into your home décor.
Having appealing cabinets with framed glass doors and large open shelves is a great way to decorate without taking up too much space or spending too much money.
They’re a great way to display all of your decorations and they add a little more personality to the overall space. You can combine several styles in order to create a personalized look. Keep in mind not to go too far with the color combinations.
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A popular farmhouse look is created with wooden countertops. Just imagine how the wood patina would complement a kitchen with its glowing charm that radiates warmth and hominess.
Butcher block countertops were very expensive in their era, which can’t be said now because they are widely available ever since they came back in style.
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Apron sinks are known to have become very trendy since the popularity of the farmhouse style has increased. Because of this, farmhouse sinks have become a kitchen element every farmhouse lover must have.
You can go simple by choosing a classic white ceramic single bowl sink, or go with the more practical alternative of a double-sink bowl.
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Making a real farmhouse fireplace is not easily achieved as you can’t just simply build or buy because there are only two ways that you can create this authentic element.
One of the ways is by taking the fireplace you have and modify it into something that’s similar to a real farmhouse fireplace.
The other way to do it is by creating an illusion of a fireplace – this can be achieved by using a faux fireplace that you can make with reclaimed wood or a vintage mantel.
One of the best and easiest ways you can incorporate the preferred farmhouse style in your home is by getting white dishes. You can find them at Home Goods or Marshall’s, or you can even find them at yard sales and thrift stores.
There are countless pitchers, plates and platters to choose from. You can collect ironstone which may be a tad more difficult as it’s not as easy to find and it may cost you more.
Another interesting idea is taking some old plates from the thrift store and spray painting them.
Warm Comfortable Fabrics
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With some traditional family decorations and warm fabrics you can implement a farmhouse style into your home. You don’t have to worry about choosing the right material – cotton is the universal choice for comfort and style that you can use.
For something to catch the eyes, use plain checkered patterns or stripes. They will create interesting accent pieces which fit into the theme. Use throw pillows to color it up a bit – you don’t have to make everything match, that’s part of the style.