Farmhouse: Fashionably Functional

Dated: July 26 2020

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To some, farmhouse might feel too dated or too country—but the modern resurgence of this trend has proved it’s anything but. This style can work well in virtually any home or environment—you just have to know how to make the most of it.

What Is Farmhouse?

Although there is a lot of room for creativity when it comes to mastering this style, there are a few markers to keep in mind. According to online retailer Wayfair, farmhouse is quintessentially American in style, and it often has a traditional or vintage feel—with wide-open spaces to signify togetherness and emphasize family life.

Common Design Elements:

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    • COLOR SCHEME
      Utilize muted shades of white, gray, blue, cream, and green. If you opt for white or cream walls, bring in touches of color with your furniture, such as a soft gray sofa or powder blue end tables.

    • WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN
      Consider antiquing or making use of old pieces you already have. Reclaimed wood, for example, can be used for shelving, and milk jugs and woven baskets will give your kitchen a quaint look.

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    • BIGGER IS BETTER
      Large pieces of furniture, like a large island or dining room table, add to the comfortable and inviting look that is common in farmhouse design. A deep farmhouse sink is another marker of this style that will look wonderful in your kitchen.

    • MATERIALS AND FINISHINGS
      When it comes to textures and materials, comfort is key. Light wood finishes, like birch or oak, are best. You can also make use of items that appear worn, such as wrought iron bed frames or handmade benches, as hallway seating or storage.

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  • KEEP STORAGE SPACES OPEN
    Leave shelving areas and cabinets exposed, and line them with decorative knickknacks such as antique bottles, mugs, and tins. This will enhance the traditional feel of the space and provides a lived-in look.

3 comments in this topic

  • Posted by Brenda Thompson
    07/28/2020
    Hi Chris do you have any Master Bedroom with a ajoining private bathroom . Thanks Brenda
  • Posted by Brenda Thompson
    07/28/2020
    Farm house is good when can I see one of your houses
  • Posted by Brenda Thompson
    07/28/2020
    That's a nice big kitchen what about the rest of the house

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