All The Ideas and Tips You’ll Ever Need For The Perfect Farmhouse Style Home
Farmhouse-style home can enhance any space. This type of decorating style gives the impression that everything in the room came from a farm, and there’s no need to look like you’ve tried too hard. The best part? You don’t even have to live on a farm to make your home interiors look like they belongs on one! Here are 20 farmhouse-style home interiors tips for creating a comforting and inviting environment where you want to spend time relaxing. From décor to furniture arrangement, these ideas will help transform your living space into a space you can truly enjoy.
Farmhouse Style Home Interiors Ideas & Tips
1. Rustic Reclaimed Wood
Reclaimed wood can give your room a dated look. Exposed ceiling beams, a custom kitchen island, reclaimed wood furniture, a bed headboard, the options are endless.
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2. Natural Wall Decor
While a few wall decorations here and there is never a bad idea, you can make your interior stand out with a unique focal wall that has farmhouse flair. Try creating one by gathering branches from outside or buying twigs from the craft store. Simply hot glue the twigs to a wooden board and attach it to the wall. You can also try burlap or lace for this project, but any patterned fabric will give you a more cottage feel.
3. Miniature Furniture
An easy way to add farmhouse flair is by using miniature furniture in your decor. If you have children, their toys become an easy source of small pieces that fit perfectly on bookshelves, coffee tables and end tables. Simplify your search for these tiny treasures by going online and searching “miniature home decor.” Many stores sell sets or buy them separately at thrift stores and yard sales. Try creating a dollhouse-like bedroom scene on an end table, using only the miniature pieces for added interest.
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4. Window Decorations
Window treatments are usually one of the first things people consider when decorating, but they can also be a quick and easy way to add farmhouse flair. Try ditching your traditional curtains or blinds in favor of sheers, which will give your windows more of an open feel while still providing privacy. Avoid heavy window dressings altogether by adding mini-blinds or shutters instead; these options will provide you with the best of both worlds: function and rustic charm. If there is no need for privacy because you live on a farm (or want to achieve that look), try hanging lace curtains for a truly feminine touch.
5. Potted Plants
There are many ways to add color and life to your home, but one of the easiest is with potted plants. You can use them as a centerpiece or cluster several together for an eye-catching display near your main entrance. Since these pieces can be moved around easily, you can experiment with different arrangements without dedicating too much time or money to decorate. Try placing white lace doilies underneath each pot; they will look like they’re sitting on hay bales and give you that genuine country feeling.
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6. Wood Countertops
If there’s one thing many homeowners find themselves yearning for, it’s rich countertops in their kitchen and bathrooms. While they are not cheap options, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on this dream completely just because you have a tight budget. Try using wood countertops, which are not only affordable but give your kitchen or bathroom farmhouse flair without appearing too rustic. If you already have solid countertops in the room, sand them down and apply a few coats of stain before sealing with polyurethane for increased durability.
7. Vintage Mirrors
One of the simplest ways to add farmhouse flair to any room is using vintage mirrors. If you already have one, remove the current frame and replace it with something more rustic (similarly sized mirrors can come in different shapes, styles and textures). You can also try painting an existing mirror; fresh white paint will give your bathroom or kitchen that farmhouse feels without changing too much about the overall look.
8. Neutral Paint Colors Farmhouse Style Home
Paint color plays a huge role in how your living space feels, so consider neutral colors for your walls if you want farmhouse flair. Choosing soft hues will avoid taking away from other elements in the room while still adding style. Anyone who has ever decorated a room knows that certain bold colors – like red or yellow – can easily overpower the rest of your décor, so try using sherbet hues instead. These options will complement other items you place around the room without dominating the space.
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9. Bowls and Vases
No farmhouse-style interior is complete without plenty of vases and bowls to put flowers or decorative pieces (such as pinecones). Although these pieces are easy to find at most craft stores, you can also make them yourself by purchasing plain ceramic pieces like plates, candleholders or bowls; paint them any color you want for a unique look. You could also use an old bowl or plate, cut it in half horizontally (to create two separate pieces) and glue it back together with the insides facing out for a rustic piece to display in your home.
10. Animal Skins
Animal skin rugs, blankets and another furry décor can add that farmhouse touch without looking too rustic or expensive to acquire. If you want to give this potentially crowded look a boost, try using antlers in place of animal heads; these items will be easier on your pocketbook and could easily be swapped out later if you tire of them. Try hanging fuzzy skins inside cabinets or closets rather than placing them directly on the floor; they will provide insulation but have the opposite effect of giving off that cozy vibe you’re trying to achieve.
Farmhouse Style Home Decor
There’s nothing more classic than lace decor, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find pieces that will fit in with your farmhouse theme. Consider using lace doilies underneath potted plants or flowers, or use tablecloths and runners with a lace design for extra flair in the dining room. If you want to place accent pillows on chairs or couches, try choosing some featuring lacy accents; this small touch could easily transform the entire look of your decor without breaking the bank (you’ll get plenty of compliments too).
12. Wood Shelving Farmhouse Style Home
Wood shelving can make any space feel like a home; even if you already have cabinets installed in your kitchen, adding open shelves can give it another level of warmth. You can also use shelving in the farmhouse bedroom or bathroom; try placing candles, decorative pieces and other trinkets on them to transform your décor while keeping everything within easy reach (you won’t have to spend hours rummaging through drawers or boxes).
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13. Throw Blankets
Although it’s unnecessary, throw blankets – particularly light-colored ones – give farmhouse decor a cozy feel that cannot be replicated any other way. If you already have wood furniture with comfortable cushions, all you’ll need are accent pillows and throws to complete the look; remember to coordinate colors accordingly so that your room doesn’t appear too busy or uncoordinated. Keep plenty of throws around for guests that might feel chilly – or for yourself if you feel like curling up on a comfortable sofa.
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14. Single-Wall Lighting
Be sure to use single-wall lighting in your farmhouse living room; multi-bulb lighting fixtures can look cluttered and overwhelming when placed above a centerpiece. Putting one bright bulb over the table will also add some pizzazz, but if you want something dimmer, add a dimmer switch for extra style points (they aren’t very expensive). You could also use candles in addition to lights or as their centerpiece; choose votive or tea light holders that coordinate with your decor – they’re easy to find at most craft stores, and depending on how many you purchase, won’t cost a fortune.
15. Meaningful Artwork
There’s nothing worse than an empty wall in a living room; make sure to add some prints, paintings or other meaningful pieces of art to fill the space. If you aren’t artistic yourself, try finding local artists that can paint something custom just for your home; it shouldn’t be too difficult if you live in a small town or rural area (or ask friends and family). You could also find vintage artwork that coordinates with your decor – look for old maps at thrift stores and yard sales, and consider removing the glass from picture frames before hanging them up so they’ll appear more rustic.
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Windows let natural light into any room, and farmhouse-style living rooms are no exception; however, you may wish to add curtains or blinds for a more personal touch. Try choosing solid white fabrics to maximize the amount of light coming through, and make sure that the drapery hardware matches your existing decor (you don’t want something jarring). If you need help picking fabric samples, visit your local home improvement store for assistance; they’ll have plenty of options from which to choose.
Although rugs might not be necessary for every house room, they’re essential elements in modern farmhouse living rooms since they help define distinct areas and warm up any hardwood flooring or tile. You can also use them as accents by choosing some with unusual patterns or vibrant colors; if you already have neutral-colored furniture, consider mixing it with an equally bold or unique rug. If you need help choosing the right color scheme, purchase sample tiles from your local home improvement store so you can see what looks best in person before committing to an entirely new carpet.
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Draw attention to certain aspects of your living room by integrating antiques into your decor; they’re ideal for adding that farmhouse touch without spending a ton of money on new furniture. Try using French armoires, cedar chests and vintage iron beds as accent pieces underneath your windows; they’ll make any space feel cozier by adding some rustic charm (and if you do decide to buy something brand-new, try looking online for pieces in a similar style).
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Textiles are one of the more affordable ways to decorate a warm farmhouse style interior; consider buying large, 100% cotton rugs that coordinate with your current thread counts and decorating a wall with a patchwork quilt. You could also sew some accent pillows or throws yourself for a personal touch or paint an entire wall using fabric paints – it’s cheaper than wallpaper, and there are dozens of patterns available online.
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20. Fireplace Farmhouse Style Home
A fireplace in a farmhouse living room is a great way to add some rosy warmth and charm to the space, but they aren’t practical for every home – that’s why it’s important to decorate around it if you do have one. Don’t try placing furniture near the firebox itself; instead, put them on either side of your mantle or in front of it if there isn’t enough room (try using bookshelves, so they don’t block the television). You could also place chairs and ottomans in front of your hearth, so they become part of the conversation area; be wary when choosing fabrics, so you don’t wind up with something too warm.
Adding farmhouse touches to your home interior can help you create a space that’s inviting and cozy, but it won’t necessarily be cheap – that’s why you should only re-decorate what you’re willing to spend on. Also, if you’re using wallpaper or paint, remember not to stretch them too far; stick with small accent walls, so they don’t overwhelm the rest of the room. When decorating your home, always keep cost in mind – otherwise, you could wind up committing more than intended!