I love the farmhouse look. To me, it evokes a feeling of calmness with it's neutral color palette and cozy decor. The distressed farmhouse furniture brings in a feeling of a time past. Here are five ways that you can incorporate the farmhouse feel in your home.
STICK TO A NEUTRAL COLOR PALETTE
Neutrals bring a sense of calmness to a room. Sometimes, too much color and lots of patterns can overwhelm the senses. Of course, there are ways to incorporate color and patterns in a way that doesn't do that but it takes a keen eye to do it correctly. Stick with light wood, grey, cream, tan and white with pops of lighter colored pieces.
ADD DISTRESSED PIECES
Add distressed pieces to your decor to bring in a hint of old and warmth. Not to mention, if you have kids, it helps eliminate the need to keep your furniture perfect. Plus, distressing thrift store finds is super easy to do and very affordable. With a bit of paint and a lot of creativity, you can create some amazing pieces.
USE BLACK TO GROUND THE LIGHTER COLORS
Using black pieces can help ground the lighter colors. It can be in the form of lighting fixtures or wall decor. The picture below is the perfect example of how you can incorporate black. Change out the seasonal decor for year round decor instead.
Add elements of greenery in distressed mason jars or vases with a farmhouse vibe. I tend to stick with either the darker green fern plants or lighter colored succulents.
Add texture. Bringing texture into a room adds an element of warmth and it appeals to our visual senses. Adding burlap, wood, distressed pieces, throws and decorative rugs bring an element of style to your space. In my own home, I have burlap lamp shades on some of the lamps. Get creative and be bold in adding texture. This image below is the perfect example.