There’s no doubt that the farmhouse style is all the rage in the decorating world today. Thanks to design icon, Joanna Gaines, it has become insanely popular. Is it a trend? I don’t think so. Why? Because it is timeless. What is Farmhouse Style and how do you incorporate it into your home?
When I think of farmhouse, I think of old wood, chippy paint and rustic charm. I think of shiplap! (We will talk more about that next month.) I think of pieces that have a story. These are the pieces that have stood through years of family traditions. I think of durability and strength, but also comfort and ease. I think of the days when life’s most common work was tending the land and raising farm animals. Let’s face it, not everyone can have a house that is a hundred years old. Not everyone can live on a farm with an actual farmhouse. Fret not, my friends! Everyone can incorporate this style into their home even if it’s less than a year old.
How do you do this? You find old pieces. You find those pieces that look like they have a story to tell. You incorporate chippy cabinets, vintage finds, cozy textures and a neutral color scheme. Farmhouse style is most about being comfortable and inviting. If you are into newer things, but love the look of farmhouse, then you may be more of a modern farmhouse lover. Thankfully, nearly every home decor store has newer pieces that are made to look old. You can have the best of both worlds! Personally, I love authentic vintage pieces. I can find these items cheaper than newer ones by shopping yard sales, thrift stores and even my local antique shops. I have such a love for this that I recently opened an antique booth to make it easier for others to shop the look without having to spend the time searching or “pickin” for these unique treasures.
Whether you appreciate the old or love the new, you can enjoy some touches of farmhouse throughout your home. If you want to ease into this look, maybe start with a farm table. You will be amazed how easy it is to mix the farmhouse style with other styles. Farm tables look just as great with traditional chairs as they do with rustic, industrial, country, etc. Mix the old with new and have fun with it. Whatever you do, just do you!
You can shop my booth at Emporium South in Gadsden, AL. For more design inspiration and tips, follow me on Instagram @charlotteshappyhome and subscribe to my blog, charlotteshappyhome.com.