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Bringing Unique Texas Charm To Your Barndominium Back East

Bringing Texas Charm to Your Barndominium Back East

Texas is known for its spacious ranches, rustic barns and countryside charm. If you admire the distinct character in Texas barndominiums but are building further east, it is possible to infuse a bit of that southern style into your own steel home. Let’s explore signature Texas design details and how to authentically incorporate the aesthetic.


Extensive Outdoor Living Space

A hallmark of Texas-sized ranch living is having nearly as much livable area outdoors as your interior floorplan. Embrace the space a barndo affords by planning out elaborate back patios outfitted with cooking areas, dining spaces, water features and cozy seating zones. Connect various zones with natural stone pathways winding through the property. Don’t forget the fire pit circled by Adirondack chairs!

Rustic Wood Accents

While the metal shell echoes traditional Texas crib barns, it’s the extensive use of authentic reclaimed wood that brings the organic warmth. Look for antique pine, cypress and oak salvaged from old barns and buildings for an authentic touch. Use generous wood accent walls or beams plus incorporate into custom furniture, kitchen islands, door/window trim and ceilings for cozy focal points.

Creamy Natural Palettes

Overflowing with texture and patina, sun-faded woods and antique decor pair beautifully with light, warm backdrops. Paint interior walls in soft whites, almond and linen hues as the base palette before layering in wood tones and black accents. Creamy palette foundations harmonize beautifully with natural light pouring through oversized steel-frame windows. Keep window coverings light and airy as well with breezy linen curtains.

Showstopping Cowhide Accents

What better way to infuse Texas than by incorporating cowhides – the signature staple ranchers use to add warmth to both indoor and outdoor living. Use entire hides as natural area rugs or adorn as wall hangings. For smaller doses of texture, upholster barstools in cowhide leather or incorporate Southwest-printed pillows with leather material inserts.

Spacious living room with exposed beams and a fireplace

By thoughtfully planning finishes with reclaimed woods, warm palettes and organic accents you can fully capture the welcoming Texas barndo vibe. Extensive outdoor entertainment space tied to indoor areas via oversized doors completes the wide-open ranch feel. Embrace the country charm a steel home affords through textures and connection with nature. Before long, friends may mistake your East Coast home for a sprawling Hill Country ranch retreat!

Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott is a freelance writer and researcher that has written hundreds of articles for online companies in the area of construction, design, finance and automotive. He's a Southern boy that enjoys creek fishing, hunting and camping. He's rarely seen without his trusted beagle hound "Scooter"
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