Love the look of white-washed wood? An oversized kitchen sink? Sounds like you’re probably interested in redecorating your home with a farmhouse theme! If we’re not the first to say this to you, then continue reading. Caddy has got you covered with tips and tricks for a complete farmhouse interior-design look that will make you fall in love with your home all over again!
Dining Set Revamp
Walk into your kitchen and what do you notice? Do you see a modern farmhouse table, or a glass, modern, circular table?
If you're noticing a glass, circular table, it's time to upgrade to match the decor of farmhouse-style homes.
Incorporating unique styles into your dining area is easy. For starters, make one side of your table seating a wooden bench and the other side wooden chairs or use sleeker black chairs to mix up the look.
When you change up your dining set to be a bit more rustic but with a modern touch, you'll be well on your way to achieving that farmhouse look you've always dreamed of!
Farmhouse Designs Should Include a Neutral Color Palette
When visualizing a farmhouse theme, some elements that come to mind are probably natural woods and neutral walls. Lean into this!
Keep in mind that when it comes to choosing neutrals, you'll be sure to mix and match your neutrals. Consider choosing a few different shades of tan as well as some grays, and even browns.
Going natural with your design will help you get one step closer to that farmhouse look!
Change Up Your Materials
When going for a modern farmhouse style home, you're not necessarily choosing one specific look. You’ll be mixing it all up to get multiple looks in one.
A modern house, for example, will use stainless steel, different textures, and sleek surfaces. A farmhouse look will take those same principles and materials, and then add to them while mixing them up… don’t worry, this won’t be confusing in a second!
To really achieve a modern farmhouse feel, you'll need to make the surfaces a bit less sleek, but a bit more rustic. You can also consider creating a wall with exposed brick.. or implement a ceiling with wooden panels. This will surely bring out a rustic, modern, farmhouse theme.
You see, by mixing between the different home styles, you're ensuring a modern farmhouse look without being too modern, too rustic, or somewhere down the wrong road!
Add Open Shelving to your Kitchen
Details matter in a farmhouse design, and since you’re probably thinking solely about the bigger picture, we’ve thought of the finer details for you.
In the kitchen, consider using open shelving to decorate. But not only that, open shelving makes for a great use of storing some of your appliances or dishes and can give your home a more rustic, open feel.
Throw in Some Industrial Accents
Industrial decor may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you start brainstorming farmhouse interior design ideas. You may be thinking more of wooden designs and accents...
While wooden designs are great to accent with, adding industrial accents makes your farmhouse theme really pop! When you mix industrial accents with simple textures, you'll achieve the farmhouse look instantaneously. Feel free to use industrial appliances in your rustic-looking kitchen as well.
Lastly, incorporating bar stools can add a pop of color by putting in fun colors in your kitchen. And if you want to turn it up a notch.. Look into old-fashioned fridges in different colors to add even more fun decor to your space!
Natural Elements are a Must
Adding in some natural elements like plants, succulents, and open lighting adds a touch of nature to your space and is a must in a farmhouse design. Choose pots that make the natural space still have a rustic look to fit your theme.
Bonus: By throwing in these natural elements to your home, you’ll not only be making your home look amazing, but you'll also be reducing your own stress with more natural greenery and sunshine!
Take Your Time with Furniture
You’re probably tempted to get going on this interior design project as quickly as possible, but you're not going to achieve the right look by rushing through the process.
In our experience, it’s going to take you some time to find the perfectly modern but still rustic-looking table for your dining room, as well as finding those perfect lighting fixtures to create the right contrast.
Whatever you do, take your time looking for modern farmhouse decor ideas, and don’t settle! You started this project because of your inspiration in the first place, and we all know the best things in life take time.