What’s Up! sweet friends?
If you are loving the farmhouse style, but do not have the cash for a total makeover, well… this is the case with most of us especially during this pandemic when inflation is out of the roof. You have heard the phrase (penny pinching) growing up as a child, and never really understood the phrase until you moved out on your own. That is when you truly grasp the concept of the meaning. We all like a change of scenery from time to time, and our homes are our sanctuaries. Adding modern farmhouse touches can be easy and inexpensive. You do not have to break the bank and start from scratch. Modern farmhouse décor can be found in so many places these days. Dollar General and Family Dollar are introducing a large line of farmhouse décor. My favorite place is with family and friends who just do not want old things. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
What is a modern farmhouse? It is the clean lines of contemporary and mixing in cozy farmhouse vibes. Cozy and simple is what blends the two together. Natural textures, such as linen, cotton and cloth painters canvas mixed with natural wood tones and adding in a few vintage pieces such as dishes or furniture pieces. We should love our surroundings and add beauty to our homes. We should start at the front door. Nothing says welcome like a door mat and a flower basket on your front door. This is an eye catcher for guests as they walk up to your front door. You can change the flowers and look out easily for different seasons just by changing out the flowers and ribbon. Easy and inexpensive. Now for some living room inspiration. Imagine yourself as a first-time guest entering your home. Colorful pillows and a throw on your sofa or chair for contrast and texture. Black, cream, and grey are more of the modern farmhouse colors but put your own spin on the colors try mixing farmhouse black and white buffalo check pillows with a solid red pillow. A wicker serving tray or wooden tray with a plant and colorful candles. Start here for instant gratification and work your way up until you achieve the look you desire. Then move on to your next room. Don’t be afraid to try new projects. Even if you live in a brick home. You can deliver the same look by painting your brick white and adding wooden porch beams. Inspiration is as close as your computer, tablet, or phone.
Hope this gives you a place to refresh and redesign your home into a modern farmhouse style.