Farmhouse decor isn’t just for the country anymore. This rustic and inviting design style surprises from behind the front doors of city condos, suburban family homes and, of course, places with acreage too. A few choice pieces can give your space a whole lot of farmhouse feeling. Here’s how to begin your rustic home makeover at any price point. It’s as easy as one-two-three.
ONE: INCORPORATE WEATHERED WOOD
Distressed, reclaimed or simply stained, wood is a key element of farmhouse design. Whether you’re on the market for a statement furniture piece or a few new decor touches, wood is the material that says “welcome to a cozy home” in a classic country way.
- BIG & BOUNTIFUL: Make a generous farmhouse table the focal point of your space.
- SOMETHING SMALLER: Accent your bedroom or den with a distress-detailed coffee or console table.
- SUBTLE TOUCHES: Reclaimed wood wall art adds folksy charm to the kitchen, bath or family room.
TWO: TOUCHES OF GREEN ADD MORE FARMHOUSE FEELING
Farms are for growing, of course. Bring nature indoors with a plant — real or faux — in a planter made of galvanized metal or classic ceramics.
THREE: AND HOMEY TEXTILES
A plaid or patchwork quilt, soft faux-fur throw or just a few textural or nature-inspired throw pillows give bedrooms or social spaces a warm and inviting vibe.
Take your time. Start with a piece or two. Let your ideas simmer like a hearty country stew. Collect images on a Pinterest board. Or go old-fashioned from the start with a stack of home design magazines and a trusty pair of scissors. Enjoy the process of giving your space that farmhouse feeling in the same way you tend a growing garden.