rustic dining room decorated in a farmhouse home decor style. Wooden table, mixed metal light fixture, greenery on the table
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How to Achieve a Farmhouse Design Theme in Your New Home

September 15, 2021

How to Achieve a Farmhouse Design Theme in Your New Home

Do you ever look around your home and wonder why you chose to decorate it the way it is? Are you bored or uninspired by the way it looks?

Do you wish you could redecorate into something you enjoy a bit more?

Do you love the look of distressed or white-washed wood? How about an oversized kitchen sink? It sounds like you may be interested in redecorating your home with a farmhouse theme. If so, we've got you covered with tips and tricks for a farmhouse interior design look that will make you fall in love with your home all over again!

farmhouse style dining room set

Change Up Your Dining Set

When you walk into your kitchen, what do you see? Do you see a cool modern farmhouse table, or do you see a glass, circular table?

If you're seeing a glass, circular table, it's time to upgrade your dining set to match the decor of farmhouse-style homes.

You can incorporate unique styles into your dining area by adding interior design elements that you don't normally see. For instance, make one side of your table seating a wooden bench and the other side wooden chairs or use sleeker black chairs to mix up the look.

By changing up your dining set to be a bit more rustic but still modern, you'll be achieving the farmhouse look you've always dreamed of!

wood paneled doors in farmhouse style living room

Go Neutral with Your Color Palette

When thinking about a farmhouse theme, you probably think of natural woods and neutral walls. You're right!

But when it comes to choosing neutrals, you'll want to mix and match your neutrals. Choose a few different shades of tan as well as some grays and browns.

Going natural with your design will help you achieve the farmhouse look.

Wood panel ceiling in a farmhouse style living room

Mix Up Your Materials

When doing a modern farmhouse style, you're not choosing one specific look. You're mixing it all up to get multiple looks in one.

A modern house uses stainless steel, sleek surfaces, and different textures. A modern farmhouse takes those materials and then adds to them while mixing them up.

You'll need to make the surfaces a bit less sleek and more rustic. You can also create a wall with exposed brick or a ceiling with wooden panels to bring out the rustic modern farmhouse theme.

By mixing the different styles, you're ensuring a modern farmhouse look without being too modern or too rustic.

Bright white farmhouse kitchen utilizing open shelving

Use Open Shelving

When you imagine a farmhouse interior design, you may be thinking of the bigger picture. But when it comes down to it, you'll want to make sure you have every detail worked out as well.

Using open shelving to decorate as well as store some of your appliances or dishes can give your home a more rustic, open feel.

If you choose to use this look, make sure that the shelving contrasts the walls to keep the design elements standing out!

Industrial kitchen appliances in farmhouse style kitchen

Add Industrial Accents

When you think of farmhouse interior design ideas, going with industrial decor may not be the first thing that pops into your mind. You may be thinking more of wooden designs and accents.

While that is great to accent with, adding industrial accents makes your farmhouse theme pop. By mixing industrial accents with simple textures, you'll achieve the farmhouse look in no time. You can also add industrial appliances into your rustic-looking kitchen as well.

Consider adding a pop of color by incorporating industrial barstools in fun colors to put in your kitchen. Want to turn it up a notch? Look for old-fashioned fridges in different colors to add even more fun decor to your space.

rustic wooden sign hanging on foyer wall in farmhouse style home

Add Signage to Different Rooms

There's nothing cuter than walking into a bathroom with a cute sign above the toilet that makes you feel like you're back at grandma's house. Or how about when you walk into the kitchen and see different signs naming where the flour and sugar is, where the coffee is, or just one that says "eat."

Adding signage into your interior design will give you a more rustic look. Pair that with your industrial accents and exposed brick, and you'll have the perfect farmhouse theme!

farmhouse living room with pops of green and natural elements

Use Natural Elements

Using natural elements such as plants and succulents adds a touch of nature to your space. You can choose different pots that make the natural space still have a rustic look to fit your theme.

Not only will your home look good, you'll also be reducing your own stress with the natural greenery!

rustic farmhouse home decor in living room

Take Your Time Looking for Furniture with a Farmhouse Theme

If you're ready to change your decor, you may be looking to do it as quickly as possible. However, you're not going to achieve the right look by doing that.

It may take you some time to find the perfectly modern but still rustic-looking table for your dining room. You then may have to look elsewhere for your lighting fixtures to create a contrast.

Whatever you do, take your time looking for modern farmhouse decor ideas.

rustic farmhouse bedroom design

Ready to Remake Your Home with a Farmhouse Theme?

If you've been dreaming of remodeling your home into a farmhouse theme, reading this article is your sign to do it!

Make sure to remove any old furniture or decor before starting the remodeling process. You can contact us at College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving to set up a time for us to come and remove anything you no longer need! Or if you’re moving into a new home, we can help with that too!

Here's to having a home you love in no time!