Since we will be discussing 10 different methods that you may give your house a farmhouse aesthetic in today’s article, we are really
thrilled about it. The concept for this essay first came to me in the form of a question that We posed on my Instagram account not
too long ago. Someone commented on one of my images and asked what advice We would provide to those interested in achieving
a more farmhouse-style appearance. It got my mind going in a million different directions, so We jotted down some notes and devised
a brief crash course on how to recreate the look in your house. Here Are Ten Ways You Can Give Your House a Rustic Farmhouse Look
Just because your home is decorated in a farmhouse style does not suggest that you genuinely live on a farm.
On the other hand, this implies that you are designing and adorning your house with a straightforward and functional approach, often
associated with living rural life. You want to decorate with relaxing color combinations, natural accents, and textural features rather
than bright and showy furnishings. Please remember that the following are only my personal ideas and in no way constitute regulations.
The farmhouse style may be interpreted in various ways; the points I’ve made here are only the prevalent tendencies I’ve seen in my little farm.
1. Walls Should Be Painted in Neutral Colors
The selection of neutral paint colors is unquestionably the first step in creating the appearance of a farmhouse. Avoid painting each room
a distinctive color, and steer clear of painting the walls a dark or brilliant hue. It doesn’t have to be white; you could use light beige,
cream, or grey instead. The appearance of a farmhouse is greatly enhanced by the use of a light hue on the walls. In addition, maintaining
a unified color scheme across the room, including the walls, is relaxing and assists in bringing everything together. We offered many wonderful suggestions for neutral paint colors here and a comprehensive guide.
2. Integrate Dimension
Find a technique to install wainscoting, beadboard, or shiplap if you want to significantly alter your house’s appearance.
You will note that the walls of many houses designed in the farmhouse style have a lot of depth and texture.
This is one of the things you will notice. In fact, most authentic farmhouses were decked up with genuine shiplap in a rustic style.
You may begin with a little project and think about installing beadboard on the walls of your bathroom, shiplap (or planked walls) in your
living room, or wainscoting in your dining room.
Consider beginning with a manageable project. You know my undying passion for a beautifully paneled wall, such as the one I worked
on most recently in our breakfast nook.
3. Combine Historical and Contemporary Components
Combining contemporary pieces with antique or vintage ones is one of my favorite design strategies.
Try putting your flowers and foliage in something surprising and antique, like this ancient flour sifter, rather than a typical vase.
For instance, you might use a milk jug. A significant component of the farmhouse style is the integration of vintage elements and the
functional use of such elements.
4. Stay away from vivid hues.
In addition to painting the walls a light hue, if you want your home to have a farmhouse style, you should avoid using a lot of wacky and
bright colors in the décor. Now, we know that saying anything like this can ruffle some feathers, but I think using neutral colors in your
house will assist in creating an atmosphere that is more peaceful and inviting. Most of my home’s design comprises neutral colors, and
We stay away from brighter hues like red, orange, purple, and so on. Having said that, this is not necessarily a hard and fast rule. Of course
, you are free to use splashes of color wherever you see fit! We do only recommend utilizing those colors in moderation, however.
5. Combine with Baskets Made of Wire
We have just published an entire piece devoted to wire baskets in interior design. Using wire baskets is a quick and easy method to give
your home a more country or farmhouse look and feel. And there are so many different paths to go! You could even use a big one to keep
a few throw pillows in your living room if you want to hang a couple of them on the wall. You can get additional information, ideas, and recommendations on fantastic wire baskets like these in that article, which you can get on Amazon.
6. Include wood in your design.
If you want your space to have more of a country or farmhouse feel, try decorating with wood in its many forms.
For me, nothing beats the charm of an old washboard or spindle. You could even use old barn wood to build a sign in the manner of a
farmhouse, similar to the sign for the bakery that we just built using reclaimed wood from the house.
This simple Do It Yourself bakery sign added much character to this area. You’ll be able to see the whole instruction on this page.
7. Lighting Fittings for Farmhouses
Installing new lighting may be one of the quickest and most painless methods to completely transform the atmosphere of any room.
It is a foolproof method that does not need a lot of effort or money but can completely transform the ambiance of any space.
In all seriousness, this must be hammered home to you guys: light fixtures are BIG.
The previous light fixture in our dining room was replaced with this new one only recently, and the result was a significant transformation
in the aesthetic of the space as a whole.
You can read our piece on light fixtures with a farmhouse vibe by clicking here.
8. Refinishing Vintage Pieces of Furniture
If you have any old furniture starting to seem worn out, consider painting it to give it a new lease of life.
If you are completely inexperienced in painting furniture, you will not believe the difference it makes.
However, remember that this isn’t work for everything and that certain pieces of furniture are better off being left in their original hue.
That said, maintaining your furniture within the same color scheme as the walls helps draw the whole area together.
It’s like having matching wall colors. The change of this antique dining table after We painted it was remarkable.
You can see how We accomplished it in the example given here.
9. Integrate Some Pieces of Worn-Out Furnishings
You should all know by now that one of my favorite types of furniture has been worn. In addition, the utilization of vintage doors and
windows is another one of my most cherished components of farmhouse design. This antique door is my favorite of the ones we have,
even though we have a few; it makes me feel as if we have taken a piece of a real farmhouse into our home. We like everything about her,
from the antique door knob to the chipped white paint and everything in between.
10. Get out of the mall.
Last but not least, avoiding shopping in malls is one of the finest pieces of advice We can provide you on achieving a farmhouse style.
We are aware that this topic is quite contentious. But give it some thought. Rather than shopping at your regular box stores, you visit your neighborhood’s antique shops and thrift stores in search of one-of-a-kind objects that will infuse your house with individuality and charm.
Don’t get me wrong—we like Target as much as the next person. We have discovered that I get the greatest deals on home décor from
unusual stores and events like auctions and farm sales. Hence, you should try to avoid designing your complete house with products that
are mass made and instead utilize the items from such retailers to help fill in the blanks. Collecting antique, vintage things with tales, history,
and purpose is essential to achieve the farmhouse aesthetic. We can guarantee that you will fall in love with the cosines that it brings to the
atmosphere of your house.