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How to add farmhouse style to your home

June 15, 2016

Hello, I'm so glad you stopped by! 
I'm excited to be joining my blog friends for some farmhouse inspiration!  
This is our second Best of Farmhouse Friends. 

What does farmhouse style mean to you?  
For me, it means warmth, coziness, and simplicity. 

Even though I don't live on acres of land, own chickens and cows or have a large front porch, I can still get the warmth, coziness and the simplicity of a farmhouse home. 

Here are a few details that I use in my home.

Mix different types of textures, like baskets, wood, and metal. 

In this small area near our front door, I used a picnic basket to hide flip flops and a metal clam basket to hold seashells.  Woven hats and a large tote are hung from a repurposed window.

Bring wildflowers into your home

 I plucked these right out of the ground and used them in creative ways to decorate a barn wood cupboard and window box.

Make it Light and Bright
Wood planks were installed to the small area above the mantel. 
The entire fireplace was painted white to brighten up the room. 

Add the Warmth of Wood 
Don't be afraid to embrace wood. I sanded the mantel to expose the raw wood.  
The scuffs and scrapes add farmhouse character.

Classic Fabric used in a relaxed way
One of the reasons why I love farmhouse style so much is...... it's not fussy.  
I Mixed and matched fabrics for a comfortable, eclectic feel and kept the styling simple. 

Use Collections
I keep my shelves light and airy, by using a collection of bottles and magazines. 
I added fabric to the bottom shelf for a classic farmhouse style.

Simple table setting
Bowls, fruit, and flowers gathered inside a basket sitting on top of our dining room table 

I hope I inspired you to add farmhouse style to your home! 
Now let's see what the rest of our Best of Farmhouse Friends Team has come up with!
Sharing Today With:

Click their names or photos below to see each blogger's project!

Angie @ Knick of Time .
Susan @ Love of Home
Julie @ Love My Simple Home
Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc. 
Paula @ Sweet Pea
Tammy @ One More Time Events
Stacy @ Anastasia Vintage
Kim@ Hunt and Host
Tricia @ Suburban B*tches
Amy @ My Life From Home
Christen @ DIY Swank
Megan @ Hello Farmhouse
Tara @ Lehman Lane
Visit our hashtag #FarmhouseFriends on social media as well!
Salvaged living said...

Wonderful farmhouse ideas, Julie! Love the simplicity and relaxed looks you were suggesting!

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your home looks so bright and pretty and I love all of your ideas to add farmhouse style.

Unknown said...

Your home is so warm and welcoming!Love the little vases with the numbers!

One More Time Events said...

Love all the detail you have brought into your home creating the perfect farmhouse cute!

Meg @ Hello Farmhouse said...

Love those wildflowers! We just planted a wildflower garden and I can't wait until they bloom & we can bring them inside. Love those beautiful vases you have yours in! Flowers really do make a home so comforting!

Marie said...

I love farmhouse style, and that houndstooth chair has me quite jealous.
Marie @ In Our Happy Place

Laurie @ Vinyet Etc said...

So beautiful, I love all of your tips for making a home cozy and farmhousey, thank you for sharing! xo

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