December 18, 2019 |
We’ve talked about the French Country look last time and today, let’s talk about the Modern Farmhouse look.
The modern farmhouse look is known for its warmth and simplicity. It is characterized by natural textures and materials like wood or galvanized steel. While the cream is still the color of choice, paired with neutrals, bright, bold hues can also be used.
Modern farmhouse combines the sleek clean lines of contemporary design with cozy farmhouse aesthetics. It creates a uniquely fresh take on the country’s living inspired style.
Modern farmhouse style doesn’t mean you actually live on a farm. However, it does mean you are decorating and styling your home with a simple and practical mindset that often comes with living the country life. Instead of bright and flashy decor, you’re looking for soothing color combinations, natural elements, and texture.
I’m a big fan of mixing old, vintage items with the new and fresh. For example, instead of using a standard vase for your flowers or greenery, try using something unexpected and vintage.
One of the fastest and easiest ways to change the feel of any space is with a light fixture. It’s a guaranteed way to change the vibe in any room without a lot of expense or time. Really, I can’t stress this one enough–light fixtures are HUGE, folks.
If you’re unsure what other styles you can mix in your farmhouse home, industrial is a great place to start. Industrial pieces tend to have a vintage look, but they also tend to be less trendy.
Lastly, I would say one of the best tips on getting a modern farmhouse style is to simply avoid shopping at the mall. This may sound controversial. But hear me out.
Instead of shopping at your typical box stores, I’d suggest checking out your local antique shops, peddler malls and thrift stores for unique items that will fill your home with personality and charm.
To avoid decorating your entire home with mass-produced items, and instead use those stores to help fill in the gaps. If modern farmhouse style is your goal, collect old, vintage pieces with stories, history, and meaning. I promise you will love the feeling of warmth it adds to your home.
I hope this helped give you a few ideas on how to get a modern farmhouse style in your own home. What do you think about farmhouse decor?