A lot of us love the look of farmhouse decor. It’s simple. It’s relaxed. And a lot of it is about finding items that were once found in older homes or treasured by others before us. And the best part? You don’t have to live on a farm to style your home in this style. Farmhouse style is relaxed, focuses on the land and is based on you doing a lot of the things yourself! Which is one of the reasons why styling your house in farmhouse decor isn’t crazy expensive!
Here are five ways to add farmhouse charm to your home
one // S I M P L I F Y
The first is to simplify. Get rid of the clutter. Only keep what’s important and what you use. Another is to tone down the color. Most farmhouse decor is white, off white, tan and black. There are a lot of farmhouse decor elements that you can add to your home. You will see them all over Instagram and Pinterest!
two // S H I P L A P
Although shiplap has been used in homes for over a hundred years, Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper should be credited for making shiplap so popular! The great thing about shiplap is it is an inexpensive DIY. And the difference to a room is dramatic!
three // F A R M H O U S E S I N K S
Farmhouse sinks are large rectangular sinks that add a true farmhouse feel to any kitchen. They are great for everyday use but also large enough to clean flowers, vegetables from the garden or a small child! I love that they’re both aesthetically pleasing and super practical.
four // C H I P PY
Chippy, old items create a farmhouse feel with great finds such as corbels, balusters, shelves, frames, anything from an older home The best places to find these items are Architectural Salvage Shops and Antique Flea Markets. And the more chips and age, the better! Farmhouse style is not about perfection at all which means it’s kid proof too!
five // W I R E B A S K E T S
It’s easy to find old wire baskets because they come in so many shapes and sizes. I own wire locker baskets, old egg baskets and dozens of others that are filled with all sorts of odds and ends. I love to use the baskets to decorate and hold items such as Christmas balls, Easter eggs, and old antique toys.
How do you add a farmhouse feel to your home? Do you use any of these five components?