Farmhouse style often incorporates rustic antique furniture that is hard to come by, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a farmhouse look in your own house. There are several ways you can give your look that rustic, chic design without breaking the bank. Here are a few easy ways you can bring the farmhouse style into your home.
Mason jars are the quintessential first step in upgrading your home to a farmhouse style. They are versatile and people are always using them in unique ways. Try using them as storage canisters or using them as glasses to drink from. Put small lights in them to give your room a magical glow, or use them to hold scents or essential oils. However you use them, they are relatively cheap and you can buy many in bulk or second hand for cheap. It’s an easy way to show off your farmhouse style without changing much about your home.
This next tip is going to require a bit more elbow grease and money. However, it’s still a great farmhouse renovation budget option. Painting your walls is not the hardest thing to do. However, you better have the right colors. Use a creamy color or beige on your walls. You can also use grey, blue or soft pastels. You do not want to use harsh or bright colors. The soft colors will help show off the space and make it seem larger. It’s inviting for guests and you can do your whole house in a couple of days. It’s a great way to add a farmhouse style foundation to any home.
One of the cornerstones to any home is the dining table. This is where your family will have some of it’s best moments. It’s a place to gather and reflect on the day. You’ll hold birthday parties here and family gatherings at your dining table. Don’t try to skimp on quality, but instead find a wood table that fits your color palette and is durable. Most wood will be sturdy so long as you take care of it. We do have a word of caution. Most people buy a table and chairs for them to aesthetically please. We recommend a different approach. Choose a table that is both stylish AND comfortable to sit in. Make your farmhouse style work for you.
Another item you can add to your farmhouse decor is sliding barn doors. Sliding barn doors are relatively easy to install and very pleasing to look at. Try fitting sliding doors on your bedrooms or access to the pantry. Don’t install them on private space such as bathrooms. Most guests that come to your home will prefer a traditional locking door where noise won’t leak out. Paint those doors to make rooms or hallways pop!
Common to just about every farmhouse style home, shiplap can be made into almost anything you want. Whether you want it to be used all over your house or only for shelves, there isn’t a wrong option. Try using shiplap to accent a fireplace or for redecorating your kitchen. You can even have a kitchen island built with shiplap!
No farmhouse style home is complete without some rustic items. Try incorporating old lamps or bookshelves. You could try turning an old trunk into a footstool or coffee table. Old hanging racks for kitchen utensils or distressed wood furniture can bring the farmhouse style together in your home.
Looking for items to put in your farmhouse? Rustic Rarehouse has a great selection of handcrafted pieces that will brighten your home. Contact us today and find that perfect piece today.