Whether you have an older home and want to expand upon its traditional feel or you are doing a complete remodel, adding elements of farmhouse style is a great way to make your home more attractive and more pleasant to live in. The following are five ways create a farmhouse style home without having to spend too much or dedicate too much of your spare time.
Paint with Light Colors
The paint color should always be a consideration when decorating the house in any manner, and it is particularly important when capturing a farmhouse style feel. Dark or bright colors – which by nature are rather bold choices – are simply incongruent with the decor of a farmhouse style, which tends to be more classic and simple. Instead, consider choosing a light paint color. The color does not have to be white, and an ivory, beige or even soft grey may do the trick as well.
Use Wood When Possible
Wood is your best friend when decorating your home in a farmhouse style. While not every part of your home has to be wood – as doing so could be incredibly expensive – but decorating with wood when possible is encouraged. While wood floors are ideal, simply adding a wood bookcase, coffee table or wood wall decor are great ways to create a farmhouse feel in your home. While traditional wood works well, using reclaimed wood can really take your home to the next level.
Keep Decor Traditional
From the wall decor to the furniture, be sure not to go too bold with your selections. Traditional wall decor of saying that capture the things that are important to you and your family work well, especially if they are framed in wood. The furniture is most appealing when it is congruent with the wall color, which is ideally a simple, light color. Decorating your home s perhaps the best part of a farmhouse style. Be sure to check out yard sales, antique stores and anywhere else that might offer useful decor items.
Consider Open Shelves
There is something about open shelves that make a home feel more traditional and really captures the essence of a farmhouse style home. If you are doing a complete remodel, then it may be a good idea to take the doors off the shelves or completely replace the shelves with new ones that create a more old-school, farmhouse style feel in your home
Choose The Right Textiles
The textiles are somewhat like the cherry on the top for a farmhouse style home. While the decor items, wood and traditional colors do most the work, the textiles make the home complete and much more inviting. Be sure to choose appropriate blankets and pillows to place on the couches, chairs and in the bedrooms and enjoy your new farmhouse style home.
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