These Tips and Tricks for a Beautiful Home Year Round will help you keep your Farmhouse Flair Alive! It’s easy and it doesn’t have to break the budget!
Decorating your home is one of the best privileges of being a homeowner. You can make your living space look however you want and be inspired by the trends you see online and in your friends’ homes. Farmhouse interior design has become popular in recent years. It makes any home feel immediately warm and welcoming, calling back to the days of homemade meals and passed down heirlooms.
If you want to transform your home into your own farmhouse, read these tips and tricks to keep your home beautiful all year round. You won’t have to worry about changing things up with each season (with the exception of Season DecorationS) if you use these tips in your home.
1. Use Natural Lighting
Natural lighting is a huge feature of farmhouse-inspired homes. It fills every space in the home with warm light, drawing everything you need from nature itself.
Use thin curtains and keep them pulled to the side during daylight hours. Hang mirrors on walls so the light reflects off of them and bounces it further into your home. Another bonus of using natural lighting is that the windows will make your spaces feel bigger and you’ll save money when you turn off interior lighting. It’s an easy trick that can be done all year long.
2. Mix Metals and Wood
The first farm homes were made entirely out of wood, with metal being the only other material people could use to run their household. That’s why they work so well together in modern farmhouse interior designs.
I am personally loving this rose gold hardware which is a fabulous alternative to brass. There are many lovely examples over at House Beautiful
Pick a metal that will be part of your home’s theme. Brass, copper and iron are good choices because they have an aged look to them. Mix them with furniture pieces to create an established farmhouse presence in more than just your colors or appliances. Antique trunks, bookshelves and sets of drawers will last years in your home, weathering each seasonal decor change.
Nate Burkus and Jerimiah Brent have chosen a black iron for their metal and it is Modern Farmhouse Fabulous.
3. Incorporate Faux Greenery
When you change the decor of your home, greenery is a running theme. Garlands are used for Thanksgiving table runners, topiary, mantle decor for Christmas and even a splash of color in the spring.
Liz Marie is going to show you many different ways to stylize with Faux Greenery and she has some great sources too!
Faux greenery also pairs perfectly with a farmhouse interior design. It’s a way to bring the farm into your home without ever needing to garden. Invest in garlands and greenery for your centerpieces so your theme is never lost between rooms.
So many possibilities beautiful faux greenery gives you in decorating.
4. Repaint Your Mailbox and Door
To switch your home over to a farmhouse theme, you’ll need to think about the exterior of your home as well. Plan out your landscaping to maximize your curb appeal, but don’t forget about the little details either.
What would you dream color be for your Farmhouse Homes Door???
Mailboxes fade in color quickly because they’re constantly exposed to sun and bad weather. It’s nice to refresh them six months or so, it help the exterior design of your home stays fresh. Pick natural like black, dark browns, reds or greens that fit in nicely with the image of a farmhouse. After all, the style and color of your home has the ability to portray a range of personalities, so choose wisely.
A fresh new mailbox does wonders
5. Replace Your Mulch
Another way to use more natural elements in the exterior of your home is to replace your old mulch at least twice a year, if not more often. The fresh mulch makes your yard look more put together, but it also provides benefits for your property. Mulch prevents weeds from growing by covering the ground and blocking sunlight. It also insulates the soil, which preserves moisture. You won’t need to irrigate as much if you mulch twice a year.
6. Upcycle When You Can
Part of having a farmhouse theme in your home is the idea of sharing that space with previous generations. Even if you’re the first owner of your home, you can bring in that same warmth with upcycled decor.
Orphans With Makeup upcycles so many amazing pieces and you can too. Just look at this makeover… gorgeous and so much Farmhouse Charm and will have for decades if not more.
Look around thrift stores and consignment shops for lighting fixtures, baskets and even furniture that has a well-worn look. As long as what you find isn’t falling apart, it’ll look perfect in a farmhouse-inspired home.
If you are looking for incredible Thrift Store Makeover and Upcycle Ideas and DIYS… head on over to Prodigal Pieces and Larissa will inspire you totally. Just look what she did with a thrifted crate and some old legs… Farmhouse magic! As you can see here… a simple wooden ladder can become a decorative piece unique to you!
This pin shares a wonderful idea for upcycling a drawer. All you have to do is refinish the drawer in the treatment of your choice… add little legs and you have a great tray for plants… tea time…etc. So very easy and has tons of Farmhouse Charm.
Turn that Frame into a Succulent Planter! It is truly stunning and Empress Of Dirt is going to show you how.
Keeping the outdoors is easy… how about adding a bit of vintage to your garden! All you need is a ladder and you can use all kinds of things for planters…tins…shoes…old pots and pans…buckets and more. A perfect little Garden in the middle of your Garden : ) So easy and you could probably just shop your Garage to find things to put one of these together.
Think More Long-Term Re-cap…
To maintain a beautiful home all year round, you have to think long-term. Consider what features you can use in your home that will look good in any season, like faux greenery and upcycled decor.
Little touches to your home’s exterior like repainting the mailbox will be the last bit of design genius that makes your home have a farmhouse feel. Try these tips out in your own space to get your dream design started today.
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