Whether you live on a farm, in the midst of desert plains or near the shores of an ocean, you can have the modern farmhouse you’ve dreamt of. This growing trend features the traditional farmhouse style mixed with a refreshed take on chic trends. If you’re ready to transform your home, follow the six tips below. Let’s explore 6 Home Decor Tips to Create a Modern Farmhouse!
1. Use Lots of Textures
The best farmhouses feel cozy and welcoming, utilizing lots of textures to draw you in from the moment you step in the front door. Think about how you can mix various textures with your furniture, flooring, decor and wall art.
(The Lux Pad gives you a plethora of ideas to add texture to your space)
Consider using a mixture of pillows, such as faux fur and pleather, to contrast the look of your couch. These textures will play off well against any smooth surfaces, such as hardwood floors or a stone fireplace. You can also use area rugs with short shag to mix things up can create a warm atmosphere.
(Liz Marie is a master at adding texture to all of her fabulous spaces… in this space alone you have wicker, rustic wood, vines, fabric, weathered wood, greenery and more. It is an orchestra of texture.)
2. Incorporate Industrial Accents
Industrial accents can take your farmhouse decor to the next level. Incorporating subtle touches, such as an exposed beam ceiling, brick accent wall or concrete patio, can bring that raw, natural feel of life on the farm right to your home.
(This pin features beautiful Industrial Rustic Beams along with a Contemporary Industrial Farmhouse Coffee Table. Both fabulous elements to add.)
(Exposed Brick is always a perfect Industrial Farmhouse idea! This Contemporary Industrial Farmhouse Space is highlighted with that amazing exposed brick wall and the bicycle art puts it over the top. This down town apartment over at Those Patterned Walls is perfection.)
(BHG is featuring Industrial Farmhouse Style to perfection)
(Joanna Gaines uses Stainless Steel Appliances to accentuate the Industrial Look!)
Metal furniture and lighting fixtures are a great way to add modern touches to your farmhouse. Exposed light bulbs without fancy housings become more popular for their chic, simple appearance. Or mix it up with some wooden decor reminiscent of the outdoors, such as wooden crates or an antique wheel.
(Interesting open lighting, mirrors and metal base chairs gives this space and amazing Industrial feel)
3. Add Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors look stunning in any home — especially a modern farmhouse. Not only is hardwood trendy and elegant, but it’s also easy to clean and won’t hold dirt and stains like traditional carpeting. It’s also perfect for the pet-lover tired of vacuuming shedding hair.
(As you can see here at Decor Pad… the right hardwood floor can totally make the entire space.)
Choosing a hardwood floor isn’t as simple as choosing the wood and stain. Homeowners first have to choose between solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood. While solid hardwood is never a bad option, engineered hardwood also comes with perks, manufactured to be highly durable and resistant to water and moisture.
4. Play With Contrasts
One way to capture the perfect farmhouse vibe is to play with contrasts. A modern farmhouse is a contrast itself, mixing the classic and old with the trendy and new. So when you look at machinery decor or try to determine how to incorporate wood accents, remember to mix it up.
(Lauren over at Bless’er House mixes the old with the new perfectly! A crisp Modern Farmhouse accented with a vintage thrifted coffee table makeover! Then of course there is a fresh vignette… wooden molding… a wonderful gallery wall and of course none of it can compete with that little cutie on the sofa. Mixing is a wonderful thing!)
Mix old and new to create a farmhouse that evokes visions of relaxed style and natural luxury. Use country elements like metal stools and stone edging, but mix it with modern amenities, like cool colors and sleek cabinetry.
(Liz Marie’s kitchen has brand new cabinets… new industrial appliances that have tons of style… a gorgeous new farmhouse style sink and she accents it with an absolutely gorgeous vintage piece turned island and lines up 3 distressed stools… the contrast and the mix is flawless! )
5. Bring in Greenery
One of the best ways to capture the modern farmhouse style is to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside. Add some greenery to your home with plants adapted to thrive indoors, such as ivy, pothos, rex begonias and spider plants.
Plants are a great way to fill up those empty corners of the room you just can’t seem to figure out. From a practical herb garden to a beautiful bonsai trees, these plants will help purify the air and help make you feel more at home.
(Is this a perfect way to decorate a corner or what! Not only does it add freshness and greenery but a touch of texture with the plants and the aged wood stool… LOVE IT!!! For more ideas like this… hop on over to Magnolia)
(How amazing is this Wall Garden that can be put in any small space that has light. Just gorgeous!)
6. Keep It Simple
When you’re excited about a new style or design, it can be easy to get carried away. But keep in mind the modern farmhouse is all about utility and functionality. Too many embellishments can make your home feel cluttered and confusing.
(Over at Fresh Home it’s all about clean lines… functionality and wonderful style)
When considering decor, ask yourself what purpose will something serve in your home. Will it enhance it, or simply sit in a corner? Even an object like a plant is used to bring light and fresh air into your home. But try to stay away from those pointless pieces that will end up collecting dust.
(This Modern Farmhouse Space is sleek … easy to clean… intentional and stylish)
How to Create a Modern Farmhouse
You wouldn’t necessarily think of a farmhouse as modern. But more and more are designing their homes to incorporate the style and create a noteworthy appearance. If you’ve been dreaming of cultivating your humble abode into a cover-worthy farmhouse, follow the six decorating tips above.
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