Style Guide: Modern Farmhouse
We’re in full-blown renovation mode as we plan to move from our rental to our new home! We’re excited and busy and I can’t stop creating Pinterest boards for every single thing. Our move-in day is approaching QUICK, and while we aren’t planning on starting from scratch and fixing everything right away, we’ve decided that we’re starting with a specific style and using that as a guide for the whole house. As we move from room to room, we’re hoping for simplicity and consistency throughout our home, even if it takes us a few years to get there!
So this post is half for you, to show you a style guide for the look I’m going crazy over right now, and half for me, to create a look for the house, one that we’ll implement from top to bottom. It’s like guardrails that will keep me from getting distracted when all the design becomes overwhelming and messy!
Meet Modern Farmhouse.
An updated version of the Farmhouse style that we’ve all been going crazy over the past few years, we’re replacing chippy paint for sleek finishes, adding in some fun textures, and staying with all things white, fresh, and clean. It’s the lovechild of cozy, warm farmhouse style and sleek, cool modern style. A perfect in-between.
Modern Farmhouse Essentials:
Wide Plank Flooring
We’re planning on installing these in the entire bottom level of our new home. We’re going with a happy in-between of wood and laminate: engineered hardwood. Easy to keep clean, still gorgeous, and not outrageously expensive.
Of course we’re not ready to break up with Shiplap yet! This farmhouse staple is definitely making an appearance in our home. It will be in Harlow’s room and my studio!
Simple, I know, but it’s a staple! The best colors I’ve seen for Farmhouse white are: White Heron & Alabaster from Sherwin Williams, and White Dove from Benjamin Moore. All of these can be color matched at Lowe’s! I have an interior design friend that swears by their Valspar Reserve paint. I’ll definitely be using it!
Simple and thick is the goal here! No need to overdo it, but a good craftsman trim can elevate a home like nothing else!
You can’t replace good lighting in a home. A few amazing statement chandeliers with great, sleek finishes are a perfect addition to any farmhouse modern room.
These are so much fun. You can do so much with a good accent tile! Play around with different shapes and styles (hexagons, herringbone, subway tiles), or even add a little contrast with a pattern!
Accents: Leather, Acrylic, and Metal
Farmhouse Modern is your excuse to rough it up a little bit with your hardware and decor. Add in some exposed industrial lighting, some wrought iron furniture, and metal seating. This is your perfect place to balance to the cozy whites. Don’t be afraid to add in some contrast with black!
What do you think? Any of you farmhouse lovers out there loving this transition to a more modern feel? If you want to keep following along, or find more inspiration for this style, follow me on Pinterest! I am adding new things to my boards every day and would love to hear what you think!
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