Design & Architecture

Easy Ways To Bring Farmhouse Style Into Your Home

Tip 22: Don't be afraid to use black and white — they give a fresh feel to farmhouse decor.

Although farmhouse style has been around for a minute now, it still is going strong. Just take a look on Pinterest for proof! The rustic and traditional aesthetic definitely appeals to folks across the country and we don’t see it going away any time soon.

However since the style has been popular for a while, we have a few recommendations to make the look feel modern and fresh. It’s time to throw out the burlap and bring in lovely and light additions. Read ahead to see a few tips to give new life to your fun rustic space.

Written by Shelby Wax for Lonny.

1. Sweeten Your Seat

Want to update your entryway? Add a farmhouse flair with some vintage found objects, intriguing textiles, and summery hats.

Courtesy of Amber Interiors

2. Blank Backdrop

We love warm rustic pieces and textiles, but they look even better off-set against a clean and minimal backdrop. Try painting your walls and ceiling white to maximize the light in your space.

3. Pick A Palette

Have a unique element to your home like a colorful vintage door? Create cohesion in your space by choosing textiles and pieces in a similar hue.

Photographed by Ana Kamin

4. Play With Symmetry

A space that’s too symmetrical can feel a bit boring. Give your room some intrigue by accenting walls with fun art or a coat of paint.

Photographed by Brett Warren

5. Modern Rustic

Just because you like farmhouse style doesn’t mean you can’t have modern shapes. We love how the cowhide rug gives this modern dining set a rustic edge.

Photographed by Erin Kunkel

6. Safe Haven

Want to give a farmhouse edge to your bedroom? Choose cozy furniture pieces and soft textiles while accenting it with rustic pieces that still maintain a calm environment to rest your head.

Photographed by Genevieve Garruppo.

7. Comfy Cool

While we love a great coffee table in reclaimed wood, why not try out a large upholstered ottoman instead? Those soft edges are perfect to make your space more family friendly as well.

Photographed by Helynn Ospina

8. Lighten Up

Thinking of putting some shiplap on your walls? Choosing an option in lighter wood hues can make your home feel fresh and also works with a variety of decor styles if you want to change it up in the future.

Courtesy of Homepolish

9. New Directions

Alternatively, try arranging your wood panels in a diagonal or herringbone style to add a unique dynamic to your walls.

Courtesy of Jay Jeffers

10. Bright Idea

Don’t be afraid to do something unexpected! We love these vintage industrial spotlights in this more traditionally farmhouse bathroom.

Courtesy of Jay Jeffers

11. Mix It Up

We’re all for blending a few styles in your space. Classic hues and a wood countertop feel so fun and fresh paired with subway tile and open shelving.

Photographed by Jessica Glynn Photography

12. Make A Moment

Take some unexpected risks. An empty hallway can turn into a moment you love with the help of some simple decor and a coat of paint.

Photographed by Ruth Maria Murphy

13. Pillow Party

Textiles are a great way to have fun with your decor. This comfy seating area is totally enhanced by a variety of lovely linen pillows, blankets and even a fur throw.

Photographed by Jessica Sample

14. New Neutrals

Soft bluish grays and blush hues are great options if you want a more neutral home that still packs a modern punch.

Photographed by Ruth Maria Murphy

15. Texture Talk

Just because your home is going for a farmhouse looks doesn’t mean you can’t amp up your space with shag carpet, velvet seats, or raw wood elements.

hotographed by Maria del Rio

16. Create Definition

Working with an open-plan home? Use rugs and light fixtures to help create definition between spaces.

Photographed by Maria del Rio

17. Artful Addition

While most homes have art, not many have a set of pieces from one artist on display. Create an elevated moment with a gallery wall that is cool and cohesive.

Photographed by Michael Wells

18. Show Your Stripes

Looking for a new area rug for your living room? Consider a striped option in a neutral shade. It not only can help pull everything together, but also adds a bit more personality to your space.

Photographed by Monica Wang

19. Very Vintage

Redecorating a kitchen? You don’t need to give it a totally modern look. We love how this room has curated flea market finds and a beautiful marble island to give it a high-low mix.

Photographed by Nicole Franzen

20. Mirror, Mirror

Mirrors are not only great to make a room feel bigger, but we love one in an oversized circular shape for an extra modern touch.

Photographed by Nicole LaMotte

21. Beautiful Backsplash

While this laundry room would have looked nice with simple wood walls, a marble backsplash gives it an extra elevated oomf.

Photographed by Stephen Busken

22. Black & White

Are you a minimalist dabbling into farmhouse style? Try picking out more rustic finds in black and white. It not only keeps things on-palette but also adds some modern drama to your decor.

Courtesy of Nicole Hollis

23. Tile Away

One of our favorite ways to give any room an instant refresh? Lay down a fresh set of patterned tile.

Photographed by Ruth Maria Murphy

24. Hang Out

Already have a more modern bathroom? Hang your mirror with natural rope for a rustic touch.

Photographed by Stephen Busken

25. Curate A Collection

The best way to make your farmhouse feel like your own? Find pieces you love and constantly give small updates to your space. There’s no need for a total revamp.

Photographed by Ruth Maria Murphy