Rustic Farmhouse Style

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Creating Rustic Farmhouse style in your Home

Now is the best time to recreate a rustic look at home. With the weather and the lack of sunlight, you want the house to feel as cosy and as comfortable as possible. Without a doubt, the king of rural design is the farmhouse look. The name may suggest you need a particular property to pull it off, but the fashion is about the interior. Get the inside just right and it will feel as if you are in your very own manor with the livestock just outside the door. With that in mind, this is what you need to consider.

Avoid Bright Colours

Farmhouses don’t mix reds and yellows and wow people with their exotic colour schemes. No, they are very modest and use neutral shades to blend in and feel family and homely. So, there is no room for bright, bold hues that scream contemporary homeowner. The classics are whites and creams mixed with a splash of black here and there. Or, you can use light and dark browns to create a contrast that doesn’t go overboard. If in doubt, stick to unobtrusive colours and always go for dark over bright. Just because it doesn’t pop doesn’t mean the scheme can’t be vivid…I personally could never avoid bright colours…but perhaps for this look add colour with flowers rather than brightly coloured collectables !

Combine Big Textures

One thing you will notice in your research is the number of textures in a farmhouse. It’s extraordinary how many they incorporate without losing aesthetic appeal. However, the one you need to focus on is wood. Like a cottage, a farmhouse is a rural building that implements natural materials. Plus, you want it to feel as cosy as possible, and wood is the perfect resource. The floors are obvious contenders but don’t be afraid to use it on the walls and to leave it blank. Sometimes, a stain is more appealing than a tin of paint.

Go to Town in The Garden!

It’s easy to forget about the exterior of the house when you are trying to recreate an inside style. But, one thing which every farmhouse has is a huge ground that stretches acres. Okay, this may not be possible, but you can make the garden seem bigger than usual by clearing clutter. Also, trimming it, yes even in this weather, and keeping the grass short is a handy tool.

Once it’s in a healthy condition, check Garden Furniture & Interiors for homely furniture. Again, wood is an excellent choice, but so is the style. Instead of a table and chairs combination, opt for a bench or a form and work table.

Old Is Best

Take a look around a farmhouse and you’ll notice that nothing is brand new. Rather, it’s old and weathered with a splash of paint to give it a new lease of life. The reason for this is the character that older pieces have as opposed to new items that are sanitised. So, before you throw anything away, think about its value first. Can you add a lick of Dulux? What about a cover to hide flaws and add texture? If so, leave it alone.

What do you think? Are there are extra tips you would like to add?

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    Tonita
    November 16, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    I enjoy your blog and the use of happy bright colors you choose for your sweet home. However, I would go crazy with all that color. I own a tiny 570' vintage farmhouse that is decorated mostly in whites / off whites and gray color. I even have a hard time planting flowers that are not white. Every once in a while i bring in a bit of color but it doesn't stay for long. I get my color fix over on your sweet blog.

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    Joan Butler
    January 24, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    Happy New Year to you and your family Happy. Yes I love the scandi/farmhouse look but its very difficult when you love pastels as well. I swing all the time. Living in a small home though it does create so much more light and peace. Thank you for your lovely pictures and blog. I always enjoy.

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    NanaDiana
    December 24, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    It is so sweet and soothing, Happy! I could easily adapt to that style of living. I really love your posts and your blog.Wishing you a blessed, Merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family- xo Diana

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    krishna
    December 24, 2017 / 2:32 am

    I love your style.. it is very homely and cozy.. love it..Wish you a Merry Christmas..

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    Jane Jones
    December 23, 2017 / 8:37 am

    I love this farmhouse style, but I love 60s and 70s retro and cottage style too. It makes it very hard! Jane xx

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    laurie
    December 22, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    I love this natural calming look,,its not for everyone and thats whats great we can enjoy each others choices,, ,individual,, what makes each of us happy! Happy Christmas, lol I think I wished you this already but are there ever enough happy wishes,, best wishes from Canada,, lol theres another one!!

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    Rebecca
    December 22, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Love this style! It is gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you!

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