Five Ways to Bring Modern Farmhouse to Your Home
For the last couple years, the Modern Farmhouse look has infiltrated home design trends in a BIG way, and all signs say it’s here to stay! So what is it, and how can you get the look?!
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The Modern Farmhouse style calls upon traditional rural and agriculturally based homes for their open spaces and functional, practical interiors. Simplicity and livability are top of the priority list. The intention is to create a welcoming, homey ambiance in a cozy and beautiful setting. Sounds compelling, right?! Here are a few key elements to build your Modern Farmhouse look:
Make it WHITE!!! A clean base creates the look of pure simplicity, and brightens up any room instantly. The brightness gives the illusion of a larger area if you’re working with limited space. Even better, it’ll make any accents of color and texture pop like nothing else!
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Natural wood accents are a must. Exposed beams, floating shelves, sliding barn doors, and more make excellent additions for any modern farmhouse. Select a natural, neutral finish and incorporate it throughout your design scheme.
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A touch of industrial metal goes a long way! Lights, seating, and accents on shelving or decor are perfect ways to add a little metallic perfection. Galvanized or pipeworked buckets, baskets, and hardware are popular junking finds, and a great way to work in the metal on a budget!
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Textures and textiles are essential! Keep it cozy, keep it soft, and keep it warm. A super-soft throw here, a printed pillow there, burlap window treatments over yonder - find fabrics and prints that bring your home to life in an approachable way!
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Vintage or vintage-inspired touches are a fun way to add your own personality to your decor! Whether it's a Pyrex bowl from your great grandmother's prairie home kitchen, a hand-painted sign that looks and feels 50 years old, or a sweet, funky light fixture you got at the most recent junk show, these are the fun ways to bring life to your home!