The farmhouse style has been trending for some time, and we don’t anticipate it going away anytime soon. What’s not to love? This style is all about bright and fresh colors, lots of plants, and cute signage! If you’re looking to add the farmhouse style to your home, then look no further. We have listed out all the accessories you need to get started.
- Farmhouse Lamps and Lighting:
One easy way to begin adding new or additional farmhouse pieces to your home is with lamps and chandeliers! This takes minimal effort and lighting can be found in a variety of price ranges. Furthermore, lamps and chandeliers are a great place to add a lot of personality in the room. For the farmhouse look, you’ll be looking for one of the following:
- Black metal
- White or cream lampshades
In order to attain the rustic look, wood lamps should not be a shiny and polished color. Rather, they should be flat in color, have texture, or be whitewashed. In addition, rustic glass tends to have wood accents, black wiring/netting, or a print/color that is similar to mason jars. Lastly, for ceramic pieces, you should be sticking to white bases with a simple design.
- Baskets and Bins:
We are firm believers that you cannot have too many baskets and bins. Due to the fact that they are fantastic for hiding your things while keeping your space looking clean and organized. Therefore, for the farmhouse look you need to be on the lookout for these storage accessories:
- Black Metal Wire Baskets
- White Wooden Bins
- White Washed Baskets
- Wooden bins
- Wooden crates
- Totes with farmhouse animal prints
- Light colored woven baskets
In addition, if you top any of these off with a chalkboard sign, you’ve really succeeded the farmhouse look!
- Galvanized Accessories:
Metal tubs, buckets, pails, and accessories are sure to bring the farmhouse look to your home. However, it’s important to note that galvanized décor adds a very rustic look. Thus, depending on how rustic you want your farmhouse look to be, you will add more or less. For example, some clients prefer a more cottage farmhouse look, which requires more white and wood tones with minimal metal décor. On the other hand, some prefer a more outdoor farmhouse rustic look requiring more galvanized décor. So, whether you’re adding a lot or a little, here are some galvanized items to look for:
- Clocks (this is a great way to add a lot of rustic appeal with one piece)
- Wall Baskets
- Dining Chairs
- Trays (for kitchen treats or your coffee table!)
- Express Yourself with Signage:
A farmhouse sign paired with galvanized planters and fresh flowers is a match made in heaven. First of all, when it comes to farmhouse signage, the sky seems to be the limit. From bold words to a favorite quote, there are many options to choose from. Farmhouse signage tends to be black, white, or gray with a wooden frame. Furthermore, they should have a clean and fresh appeal that brightens up a room. In contrast, any signs with bright colors or busy patterns are harder to design around and will stray from the simplicity that is farmhouse style. Here are a few examples of signs to look for:
- Big bold Lettering (BATH, LAUNDRY, FAMILY, MARKET)
- A quote or phrase in pretty scripted lettering (blessed, our nest, happiness is homemade)
- Farmhouse Phrases (freshly baked pies, fresh eggs, farm fresh dairy)
From big to small, you can find farmhouse signs in all shapes and sizes. Also, signs aren’t just for hanging. You can also place small wooden or metal signs to accent shelves and end tables to complete the look.
- Freshly Picked Florals:
A farmhouse style isn’t complete without some flowers or wreaths. Likewise, to achieve the fresh and simple farmhouse style you should stick to florals and plants such as:
- Large white flowers
- Olive Branches
- Boxwood Topiary
Place any of these in planters such as a wire basket, reclaimed wood box, galvanized vases, or as a wreath. Flowers bring the fresh outdoors to your interiors, and farmhouses simply aren’t complete without them!
These 5 accessories are sure to bring the farmhouse style to your interiors! Remember, this style is all about simplicity and keeping things organic. Also, mixing and matching these accessories is essential to achieve the farmhouse look. However, if you’re not sure where to start, try finding an accessory from each of lists above and build your farmhouse style from there! If you’re feeling uncertain or would like additional help, simply contact us! Our experienced interior designer, Brenda Weber, will be happy to work with you and achieve your desired look.
Do you have a favorite farmhouse accessory? Let us know in the comments below!
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