Whether you live in a farmhouse or not, there’s nothing to stop you from creating the farmhouse effect with your décor. By choosing the right furnishings, flooring, curtains, cushions, and lighting, you can create the farmhouse effect, wherever you live. Rustic chic is trendy just now, so take a look at these farmhouse décor ideas.
Pick Your Style
Opinions vary on whether you should choose a style or a period or a particular wood and stick with it or whether you can mix a whole load of different styles and periods. However, if you go with the mix and match philosophy, take care not to end up with a muddled effect.
An excellent way to start may be to pick one basic style of furniture then add different accents with lamps and curtains.
Farmhouse décor falls into the categories of Chic, Country, French, Modern, Rustic, and Urban, the main features of which are outlined below.
Chic Farmhouse is a little shabby and quite feminine with bulging sofas, limed oak furniture and floral or soft lacy furnishings, and bedding.
This is probably the most traditional farmhouse décor as one immediately thinks of the countryside when thinking of farmhouses. Flagstone or wooden flooring with braided rugs and heavy wooden furniture are characteristic of clocks, signs, and artwork featuring farm animals, especially chickens, pigs, sheep, and cows.
Furniture would be a little lighter in a French farmhouse with artfully shaped legs and drawers, often mimicking antique French styles. Vintage style ceramics, stoneware, and baskets feature along with floral curtains and bedding.
Furniture in the Modern Farmhouse style is somewhat square and more robust than French and less rustic than Country. Metal vases and candle holders are popular ornaments, while natural fiber rugs cover the floors.
Rustic Farmhouse décor or Vintage, as some prefer to call it, often features reclaimed materials such as wood, steel, or fabric. The flooring might feature planks and furniture the same with barn-style doors or bark effect. Bedding and cushions are often patchworked, thus continuing the theme of reusing old fabrics. Lamps and ornaments may be of beaten metal, and old farm tools can be arranged artfully or used as wall hangings.
Urban Farmhouse décor has a slightly industrial feel, using furniture made from reclaimed planks and wheels while lighting can be a quite stark mixture of metal and glass, and table lamps imitate those used in mines with a dull light bulb showing through a cage. The flooring might be concrete or, for more warmth, concrete effect laminate.
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