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The Farmhouse Design Style

Many of us dream of owning a farmhouse. To achieve that goal, you need to have a top-notch design to help you develop a state-of-the-art farmhouse. Consider adopting a cozy design with a mix of contemporary and country living styles. Remember, a farmhouse charmingly highlights the natural beauty of materials used for construction.

Have a look at our brief rundown of some key considerations to help you come up with the farmhouse of your dreams.

Farmhouse Style Architecture

Different traits distinguish a modern farmhouse from similar craftsman and colonial designs. These include:

  • Wrap-around porches

  • Barn-style interior doors [sliding doors]

  • A frame roof with steep pitches

  • The structure resembles a livable barn

Farmhouse Materials

When you imagine a classic farmhouse, a sturdy structure capable of withstanding time probably comes to mind. Is it still possible to replicate such success when building your farmhouse? The trick is going for durable building materials. To create an ideal farmhouse, we recommend that you use the following materials:

  • Wide plank wood flooring

  • Board and batten siding

  • Galvanized steel

  • Metal roofing

  • Interior shiplap walls

Farmhouse Colors and Finishes

Use plenty of monochromatic tones on the outside. For the inside of your farmhouse, use colors that complement each other. For instance, a black roof will perfectly complement white walls.

Nevertheless, this does not mean that farmhouse design style does not have color. Use organic materials that bring out a warm tone throughout your house.

  • White with black accents, other times grey

  • Neutral palette

  • Sharp contrasts between colors

  • Vintage look

  • Warmer tones and shades are introduced through artificial and natural woods.

Farmhouse Furniture and Decor

Settling for the best furniture and décor is equally essential since it softens the monochromatic and angular nature of your farmhouse. Angular open shelving may hold rustic collections, antiques, or old books. Often, the elements resemble items taken directly from a farm but given life through creativity.

  • Open shelving

  • Vintage books

  • Antiques

  • Reclaimed items are repurposed in imaginative ways.

  • Wood and wicker materials

  • Country elements 

Farmhouse Lighting

Lighting is a significant part of this project. Boxy fixtures highlight contemporary architecture's angular nature while curvy fixtures complement its décor pieces.

Farmhouse lighting fixtures mostly incorporate woods with metals, are built sturdy, and look like repurposed materials.

  • In the kitchen, use oversized pendants.

  • Mixed materials, including wood tones

  • Industrial elements, such as exposed bulbs and raw designs

  • Boxy forms 

  • Not ornate but simple overall designs

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