The Farmhouse Chic look is one of the most popular design styles of the moment, and we can see why.
It’s the perfect mix of casually elegant and worn and weathered — resulting in a look that is refined, yet relaxed and approachable at the same time.
There are a variety of ways to incorporate this welcoming look into your space, but here are our top ten:
1. Weathered finishes
Weathered finishes have the advantage of being totally touchable (no more “don’t touch”!), and they give character to the space.
2. Elegant, yet functional, furniture
Choose furniture with curves, tufting and unique design details to add elegance, but use weathered finishes and functional fabrics to make them more practical for every day use.
3. Mix and match
Mixing and matching makes your space unique, and gives the sense that your furniture may have been collected over time.
4. Natural elements
Flowers, greenery and other natural elements add life to a room. If you’re using permanent botanicals, make sure they have a soft, natural look to them.
5. Art with Age
Nothing too crisp, new (looking) or contemporary for the art in this design style. Display art that appears to have some history behind it to add to the aged intrigue.
6. Signs and vintage letters
Words and signs have been popular for some time and that doesn’t seem to be changing. Use them in your farmhouse space to add a graphic element, a sense of fun, and a peek into your personality.
7. Shiplap and painted brick
Shiplap can be used to add texture and interest to plain walls. Use real shiplap or fake it (we have some links for this look here).
Rustic, natural brick can work in these spaces but, more often than not, brick is painted for a fresh look.
These light and airy spaces lean to the neutral side, and accent colors are grayed down rather than bold and saturated. The design elements and mix of textures keep it interesting and inviting.
9. Open shelving
This trend is popular in a variety of kitchen styles, but none more so than the farmhouse kitchen. Display your most used dishes for easy access.
10. Vintage Elements
Vintage elements, like the light fixtures in the image above, go a long way in solidifying the farmhouse feel.
Are you jumping on the farmhouse chic trend? How have you created this style in your home?