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Joanna and Chip Gaines from HGTV have spearheaded the modern farmhouse trend, and there does not seem to be anything more popular these days than incorporating the style into your own home’s decor. Whether it is reclaimed wood, a statement barn look kitchen table or your furniture’s upholstery fabric; it can be fun and easy to design with this latest trend.

Anyone can adopt the farmhouse look because the point of this classic style is simplicity – which bodes well with modern trends. Clean lines and welcoming soft colors mixed with an irresistible DIY sensibility are key components to this rustic look. Often times, reviving your space with the farmhouse look is as easy as up-cycling found items like aprons, wire baskets, grain sacks, wooden spoons and large glass jars, especially Mason jars.

To bring your new farmhouse room together, reupholstering your furniture with farmhouse look fabrics can go a long way. Natural looks, plaids, check, small ditsy patterns and neutral striped fabrics are perfect to make your room look the part. If you are looking for more of a leather look material, often distressed looks can go perfectly with your up-cycled decor.

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Farmhouse Design Tips by Room:

Country Kitchen
[Photo credit: New England Design Elements]

Creating a tablecloth with coordinating aprons, place mats, pot holders, napkins or dish towels will help bring your kitchen together. Gingham fabric or plaids often look great for this. Also, nothing says farmhouse like a rustic looking kitchen table. Cabinetry can also make your farmhouse themed kitchen stand out. Don’t forget to add wall decoration like clocks or a class farm rooster.

Living Room

Farmhouse Living Room Image
[Photo credit: Digs Digs]

Your farm house living room will look perfect if you stick to neutral colors, and add up-cycled motifs around the room. Solid neutrals are perfect for your furniture, especially when adding a plaid, stripe or check fabric as throw pillows. If you would like a coffee table, reclaimed wood is the perfect option. Soft colors are key.


Farmhouse Bedroom
[Photo credit: Lasher Keen Home Decor]

A wooden bed is a perfect fit for your farmhouse theme – especially for the headboard. For a duvet cover, a neutral solid, or lightly patterned fabric will make your headboard stand out. Often, plaids are often used for the duvet cover. Walls for your bedroom can be painted in a soft color for a calming effect and increased farm house look. If you really want to go all out, we have seen some awesome closet doors that are actually recycled barn doors.


Farmhouse Basement
[Photo credit: Fitzpatrick Designs Studio]

A basement is often a place for comfort and entertaining. Denim fabrics on couches can be inviting, casual and comfortable. In addition, wall motifs that relate to farmhouses will further your style. Wall motifs like old canoe paddles, old looking clocks or other rustic wall hanging items will look great. Your basement can also be a great place to add in leather upholstery.

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