Tips on How to Get the Modern Farmhouse Look for Your Home

Combining decor themes is fun and easy. When you are partial to more than one type of design, it may be hard to decide which way to go, so why not incorporate design elements from both to get a new and more innovative look? For those who are fans of the country farmhouse look but feel it’s a bit tired and has been done in just about every imaginable way possible, try adding a modern twist to the country farmhouse design to give a fresh new look that is still a bit country, rustic but incorporates modern elements to brighten it up a bit. If the idea of adding modernistic elements sounds a little confusing, we have some tips on how you can accomplish it easily and effortlessly.

Country farmhouse looks are typically casual, light and airy and often utilize a lot of natural elements, like wood and leather. These are things you can keep true to that design by choosing furnishings made of leather, wood, even wood flooring and wooden beams for your ceiling. Furniture pieces can also be on the thicker, more bulky sides, such as kitchen tables, coffee tables, and other pieces. You may like the look of the weathered look to wood, which gives it the design a more authentic look and feel. For adding modern touches, here are some tips for how to get the modern farmhouse look for your home.

Lighting

Modern light fixtures can make a room take on a whole new look. A modern style chandelier or ceiling fan in your living room can really change the whole look of the room. Wall sconces and modern pendant lights over a bar or dinging table are a great way to incorporate small amounts of modernism without overruling the basic farmhouse look.

Paint and wallpaper

Painting is one of the easiest ways to give a room a whole new look. Choose a modern paint color to update any room in the house that feels boring and drab. Since white is often associated with farmhouse decor, if you prefer to keep your walls neutral, try updating your walls with a fresh coat of stark white paint to brighten the space, then add a contrast color for one wall to create a focal point. Another way to add a focal point is to wallpaper one wall in the room, perhaps some bright flowers or another print that brings the feeling of nature and the country life inside your home, would be a great way to go. Bedrooms are the perfect place for creating a focal point wall with wallpaper. Another way to give your home a more modern look, is to paint the inside of your interior doors. A very modern color that works well in many decor themes, including the farmhouse decor theme, is black. Although black is a favorite, you can choose a charcoal gray or other color to make thee home look and feel fresh and updated.

Kitchen and bathroom fixtures

Updating fixtures in your bathroom and kitchen with more modern fixtures can add a whole new look to your home. A new modern, farmhouse kitchen sink, up-to-date faucets, and modern-style bathtub. These are great ways to bring a modern theme into the spaces without taking away from the original farmhouse look.

Artwork update

You may love all your artwork you’ve collected through the years, but the truth is, sometimes even artwork can look old and dated. To help give your home an updated look, try updating some of your artwork and choose more modern pieces that have a modern feel, but keep the basic country farmhouse tradition alive in the home.

Flooring

Update flooring to give it a modern look and feel. Old, tired flooring can take away from the look of any design, so if you have old laminate flooring, tile or wood flooring that could use a refinishing job, update it to give it some appeal. Add some modern, cozy throw rugs on the floor to add style and flare. Many people are even taking the look of the wood floor to their walls and other areas of the home. One new modern look that adds to the rustic, country farmhouse design is to choose a charcoal gray planking to finish your walls with. A bathroom, a living room, anywhere you want to create a more modern looking farmhouse, charcoal gray planking will give your home the look and feel of both designs.

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