Farmhouse Decorating Ideas
Decorate with the Warmth and Charm of Rustic Farmhouse Décor
What is a farmstyle home? Just mention the idea of farmhouse home décor and watch the smiles break out. Farmhouse style seems to be universally loved with its rustic charm and welcoming personality. It feels casual and congenial all at the same time thanks to how it embraces fresh clean shades of white and warm natural textures.
Best of all, not all farmhouse décor is the same. While one approach may feel purely Americana and straight off the farm, another will feel reminiscent of the French countryside and still another may pay homage to a rustic Italian farmhouse. So take this wonderful style and make it your own with these inspirational farmhouse décor ideas.
Of course, farmhouse style can be found in multiple rooms throughout your home, but you simply can’t talk about farmhouse style without devoting much of the conversation to the kitchen. This is where you will find the very heart of the farmhouse style. Start with cabinetry. Cabinets in milky shades of white are incredibly popular and provide the perfect blank canvas for your farmhouse style. Look for cabinets with glass doors and consider adding decorative molding along the top edges to give it a special edge.
Have a small kitchen and need more storage? Open shelving is a popular design trend right now and makes your kitchen feel more open and expansive. Consider adding open shelving where you can to give you a place to store and display your beautiful dishes and serving ware.
Rustic home décor is often characterized by metal accents. Think galvanized metal trays, rustic lanterns, metal barstools, rolling carts, cast iron pans and chicken wire wall organizers. Chalkboards pair nicely with the metal accents too.
Much of what makes farmhouse décor unique is the ability to take a DIY approach to your accent pieces. Refinish an old side table with milky paint then distress the edges. Turn an old quilt into a tablerunner or placemats. Use mason jars as flower vases. Turn a wood shutter into a special piece of wall art. Adding a personal touch into your farmhouse style will make it uniquely yours.
Let your lighting choices reflect your farmhouse style. Light up a dining table with a hanging steel pendant with metal accents, or flank your living room sofa with a set of rustic candle sconces. Lanterns look perfect as accent pieces on shelves or tables, whether they feature a lit candle or not.
Play with your pattern choices mixing floral with checks and vintage prints. Want a French country look? Add a lovely toile quilt in your bedroom, or toss several throw pillows in a mix of fleur-de-lis and florals in your living room. Look for furniture pieces that are reminiscent of antiques with curved edges and quaint details to add a vintage look to your space.
Keep a light airy feel by going minimal on your window coverings. Light, breezy sheer curtains, valances, or clean white shutters are all perfect ways to cover your windows while maintaining a nice open atmosphere.
Whether you hang tin retro vintage signs in your kitchen, or throw pillows with your favorite words of wisdom on the family room sofa, word art seems to be a natural fit in farmhouse décor. See how you can fit wall signs, kitchen canisters and other “wordy “home accents into your farmhouse style.
When an Americana look is what you’re after, don’t be surprised if you lean toward adding a chicken or two in your space. From wall art to kitchen linens, that friendly feathered icon just feels right at home. Of course, there are plenty of other farm animals worthy of consideration as well. You will find just as many options that celebrate cows, pigs and even an occasional duck!