• Sarah Nantel

A MODERN FARMHOUSE STYLE GUIDE

When searching design options for your home, it is likely inevitable that you will stumble across a picture or a blog like this that talks about “modern farmhouse” style.


The modern farmhouse style goes beyond rustic country charm and instead focuses on warmth and simplicity. The fundamentals; wood wall panels, exposed beams and wide-plank floors, etc. are the cornerstones of this style and the drivers for the character we strive to create when planning and designing our own modern farmhouse spaces today. Modern farmhouse decor always focuses on functionality and practicality.


At its core, the farmhouse look, whether traditional or modern, is ultimately having a home that is inviting and comfortable. I think this is something we all hope to create in our homes – for ourselves and our guests.


Below I highlighted some key aspects of this design style.



1. NATURAL WOOD


Subtle wood details in your home will bring warmth and a wonderful sense of character. Wood balances beautifully against the neutral grey's and white's of any modern farmhouse design.


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2. SHIPLAP AND WAINSCOTTING


Shiplap detail has become so popular because it is versatile, clean and timeless. It can be used all throughout the house or as part of a statement wall.


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3. INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING


Dark-toned steel, exposed bulbs, metal shades and cages are all characteristics of industrial-style lights. These fixtures are simple, but eye-catching, which helps to create a focal point in your space.


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4. NATURAL LIGHT AND SOFT TEXTURES


By maximizing the natural light available to us and pairing this with the use of soft, neutral textiles, our spaces become lighter and inherently more inviting.


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5. EXPOSED BEAMS


Exposed beams can add drama, style and a visual aesthetic to any room.


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6. BRICK OR STONE


As an ode to a traditional farmhouse, exposed brick and stone details bring texture and dimension to a space. These lovely finishes blend with the more contemporary farmhouse vibe.


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7. PATTERNED TILE


Patterned tiles can be used on the floor or walls, to bring character, charm or even a little whimsy into your home.


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