07 Oct 5 Ways to Bring Farmhouse Decor to Your Home
Farmhouse decor is enjoying its day in the sun. Open any interior decorating magazine, tune into a home improvement channel, or walk through a home goods store and you’ll be flooded with images of beadboard, open shelving repurposed Mason jars and reclaimed wood accents (like our beautiful reclaimed barn wood plaque). With its affordability and understated charm, it’s easy to see why this style is so popular and why so many people are incorporating farmhouse-style décor into their homes. Here are a few ways to bring some of these defining elements into your own home.
Sliding Barn Doors
While replacing a door may initially seem like an ambitious undertaking, interior sliding barn doors are surprisingly easy to install and are perfect for closing off a pantry, an en-suite bathroom, or a closet. They provide a simple rustic element that adds warmth and texture to any room of the house, and they can be customized to stand out or blend in your décor.
Of all the ways to add farmhouse style to your home, adding some white dishes to your dish collection is the easiest and cheapest. Whether you splurge on vintage Ironstone pieces or find your white pitchers, plates, and platters at yard sales and second-hand stores where they can be purchased for pennies, these pieces are as useful as they are beautiful.
It doesn’t get much more “farmhouse” than a classic farmhouse table, which can be either painted or stained for a homey, lived-in look. They’re just as well-suited for formal dining rooms where large family gatherings are enjoyed as they are for eat-in kitchens with limited space. Counter-height tables are perfect for adding more workspace to a small kitchen and provide an interesting alternative to space-hogging kitchen islands.
Adding farmhouse-inspired accent pillows, window treatments, blankets, and upholstered furniture is a fast way to give your home a cozy feeling without conducting a complete design overhaul. Look for ticking, linen, and burlap for instant rustic charm. Sofas, loveseats, and chairs can be updated with casual white or off-white slipcovers. Slipcovers relatively budget-friendly, and they are easy to remove and throw into the wash as needed. As a bonus, they can be changed out with the seasons (or with your mood) to give your living space a whole new feel.
Shiplap is a subtle element that can make a formal and traditional room feel just a little more warm, welcoming, and “lived-in.” When it comes to bringing shiplap into a room, there are a ton of options. You can wrap the entire room in it, you can create a single feature wall, or you can even focus on a small accent area, such as behind your kitchen sink or stove. Do-it-yourselfers may enjoy tackling this weekend project by hanging the real deal, but for others who want the look without a lot of fuss, there is high-quality, textured shiplap wallpaper that provides a pretty convincing alternative.
Whether you’re taking on a big redecorating project, sprucing up a guest bedroom, or just looking for a few ways to freshen up your living space for the chillier months, farmhouse decor is a great way to add charm without breaking the bank.
By Mike LaTour | Owner Soundwave Art™
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