How to Get the Farmhouse Look

August 6, 2018

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Ahh – farmhouse style. It’s been a hot topic in the design world for quite some time, and there’s a reason for that! It feels elegant but at the same time it’s so warm and welcoming. So many of our clients want to create this look in their home but have a hard time knowing where to start — and today we’re sharing four tips to help you create this look!

RUSTIC TEXTURE 

Farmhouse style is all about adding in warmth through rustic texture.  While there are countless ways to achieve this, one of our favorites is by incorporating wood beams.  We use them in many of the homes we design not only do they add beautiful texture, but they can act as a focal point for your space.  As you can see in the images below, we used wood beams to help anchor the space. How to create the farmhouse look

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Another easy way to incorporate rustic texture is through reclaimed wood.  We’ve used reclaimed wood with everything from accessories to storage shelves, dining tables to kitchen islands. At the #raspberryhillhouse, we used wood from an old fence on the property and used it for the mirror frame in the kids’ bath (shown in the images below). We love it because it adds warm texture to otherwise cool neutral space.

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FARM SINK

This one may just be our favorite way to add that farmhouse flare. Farmhouse sinks are definitely trending right now, BUUUT we also think they are such a timeless piece to use in your home. At the #gamefarmreno we went a little off the beaten path and used a copper farm sink instead, and we absolutely love the charm it added. The copper paired with the white cabinetry & the white backsplash added the perfect contrast…and not to mention, some amazing texture!

How to create the farmhouse lookHow to create the farmhouse lookSHIPLAP

Did you see this one coming? I bet you did because chances are you love it as much as we do.  Shiplap is EVERYWHERE these days, and it’s because it works so well with so many different spins on farmhouse.  By incorporating more of a sleek, pristine shiplap, you can help your house take on a modern approach to farmhouse style.  If you want it more rustic, opt for reclaimed shiplap or lightly whitewashed.  We love the subtle texture it adds without being too busy.

How to create the farmhouse lookMIXING OLD AND NEW

If you’ve been following along with us for awhile, you know that we LOVE all things vintage.  It gives you a perfect opportunity to add some old farmhouse charm to a space where everything else is new.  There are a lot of ways you can incorporate older pieces into a newer space, whether that be refurbishing an old furniture piece or hanging an antique mirror.  The nice thing about this is you usually don’t have to go far to find a piece like this and you definitely don’t have to spend a fortune.  In the #raspberryhillhouse powder bath, we took an antique dry sink and turned it into the sink base. This simple project added so much character to the bathroom and gave it a personal touch!

How to create the farmhouse lookHow to create the farmhouse lookMany times the pieces we are looking for are in our own house or stored away in that long lost box in the garage. Even if it looks like garbage, you’d be surprised at what little buffing and paint can do! Have any old dinnerware stored away? Since they’re getting no use, why not hang a few on your wall? These simple elements are what bring that country vibe into your home.

How to create the farmhouse lookHow to create the farmhouse lookSo, tell us below in the comments, what was your favorite takeaway?  Or, better yet, what are YOUR favorite ways to incorporate farmhouse style into your home?

Design: Alma Homes 

Photography: Melissa Oholendt Photography, and Laura Rae Photography

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