08 February 2016

Farmhouse Love


There are days when I think it'd be absolutely lovely to live in a farmhouse. You too? If you love the farmhouse look, like I do, but don't live in a farmhouse (or anywhere near the country), there are some ways you can add some farmhouse to your home.

1. Open Shelving

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I love the look of open shelving in the kitchen. While open shelving can definitely have a modern look, if you do it right, it can really add a nice rustic feel to your kitchen. I love seeing open shelving with wooden corbels.



2. Shiplap or Plank Walls

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This is a feature I've admired for some time now. See this post. I'm also a big Fixer Upper fan (who isn't?) and I always love to see how Joanna incorporates shiplap into the homes they renovate. It's something I'd definitely be game to try someday in our home.

3. Lighting

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Never underestimate the power of a great light fixture. Light fixtures (and lamps, too!) can change the whole feel of a space. If you're looking to bring a bit of farmhouse to your home this way, look for fixtures like lanterns, metal barn pendants (they're a thing), and chandelier type fixtures that give off the farmhouse vibe, just to name a few. You'll know it when you see it. 

4. A Farmhouse Sink

This is a for sure way to add a bit of farmhouse to your home. Your kitchen doesn't have to look like it came straight from the farm to have a farmhouse sink incorporated. A farmhouse sink can look really great in any kitchen.

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5. Accessories 

Accessories, big or small, can be another great way to add a bit of farmhouse to your home. When choosing items look for natural, rustic, and/or vintage-y features. Think wooden bowls, natural fabrics (for rugs, pillows or curtains), jars, etc. You get the idea.

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6. Furniture

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You can achieve a bit of the farmhouse look through your furniture. Again, not everything needs to be the same style. For instance, I love the look of a farmhouse table matched with a more modern metal chair like pictured above. The mix of different materials and styles make for a much more interesting space. 

7. Sliding Barn Doors

This is another look that I love. Adding the feature of a sliding barn door can really make a space unique. I especially love the look (and idea) of this one over at The Handmade Home.  



Your whole house doesn't have to be adorned with farmhouse features, but a touch or two, here and there, can be quite nice. What do you say? Are you a fan of bringing a bit of the farmhouse into your home?



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