Choosing Your Farmhouse Décor

Whether you actually live in a farmhouse or not, there’s nothing to stop you creating the farmhouse effect with your décor. By choosing the right furnishings, flooring, curtains, cushions and lighting you can create the farmhouse effect, wherever you live. Rustic chic is very popular just now so take a look at these farmhouse décor ideas.

Pick Your Style

Opinions vary on whether you should choose a style or a period or a particular wood and stick with it or whether you can mix a whole load of different styles and periods. However, if you go with the mix and match philosophy, take care not to end up with a really muddled effect.

A good way to start may be to pick one basic style of furniture then add different accents with lamps and curtains.

Basically, farmhouse décor falls into the categories of Chic, Country, French, Modern, Rustic and Urban, main features of which are outlined below.

Chic Farmhouse

Chic Farmhouse is a little shabby and quite feminine with bulging sofas, limed oak furniture and floral or lacy soft furnishings and bedding.

Country Farmhouse

This is probably the most traditional farmhouse décor as one immediately thinks of the countryside when thinking of farmhouses. Flagstone or wooden flooring with braided rugs and heavy wooden furniture are characteristic with clocks, signs and artwork featuring farm animals, especially chickens, pigs, sheep and cows.

French Farmhouse

Furniture would be a little lighter in a French farmhouse with artfully shaped legs and drawers, often mimicking French antique styles. Vintage style ceramics, stoneware and baskets feature along with floral curtains and bedding.

Modern Farmhouse

Furniture in the Modern Farmhouse style is somewhat squarer and more solid than French and less rustic than Country. Metal vases and candle holders are popular ornaments while natural fibre rugs cover the floors.

Rustic Farmhouse

Rustic Farmhouse décor or Vintage as some prefer to call it often features reclaimed materials such as wood, steel or fabric. Flooring might feature planks and furniture the same with barn-style doors or bark effect. Bedding and cushions are often patchwork, thus continuing the theme of reusing old fabrics. Lamps and ornaments may be of beaten metal and old farm tools can be arranged artfully or used as wall hangings.

Urban Farmhouse

Urban Farmhouse décor has a slightly industrial feel, using furniture made from reclaimed planks and wheels while lighting can be a quite stark mixture of metal and glass and table lamps imitate those used in mines with a plain light bulb showing through a cage. Flooring might be concrete or, for more warmth, concrete effect laminate.

Whatever your taste, check out Farmhouse Décor Ideas for the best in all styles of farmhouse decor.


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