In less than a decade, Modern Farmhouse style has risen to popularity, partially propelled by the popularity of HGTV’s Chip and Gaines “Fixer Upper.” But what exactly is Modern Farmhouse style? In its simplest terms, it is the merging of a traditional farmhouse with a modern twist. Striking just the right balance between a relaxed spirit and classic vibes, Modern Farmhouse embodies a warm and inviting sense of living. Need inspiration? Here are some design tips to help create a modern farmhouse look at home.
A Neutral Palette
To emphasize that farm-fresh feel, stick to a neutral palette of white, cream, and grey hues for painted walls. These hues will best highlight natural wood features, furniture, or textured elements.
Natural and Organic Materials
Modern Farmhouse style should emphasize the purity and balance of nature. Think of natural and organic materials. Besides natural wood, source out natural fibers in linen, hemp, wicker, and natural stone.
You can’t consider Modern Farmhouse style without incorporating wood. Think ceiling beams, rustic wood shelves, barn doors as well as decorative elements. Stay true to the minimalistic approach of Modern Farmhouse and use restraint in the décor. Practicality is the key.
Modern Farmhouse style thrives on mixing and matching other design styles, from traditional to industrial. Keep a contemporary approach by introducing an updated version of a conventional farmhouse staple. Though a solid wood dining table can be used as an anchor piece, updated Windsor chairs, barn style stools, and industrial lighting pair well with the crisp white interiors of the overall look and feel. As well, look for unique fixtures such as a modern farmhouse sink, faucets, and cabinetry hardware that evoke a rustic farmhouse style.
Combine Old and New
Though the emphasis on Modern Farmhouse is on “modern,” that does not mean that you cannot introduce some authentic pieces into your décor mix. Have fun and search out a few vintage pieces that can make the space unique to you.
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