Please don't get me wrong....I absolutely love my home, (but if I could trade my newer built "sub division" home for a farmhouse beauty like my friend Lauren has)....I would do it in a heartbeat!
Lauren lives with her husband Brett, and cute little son Baker, in this gorgeous 100 year old Alabama farmhouse. They took on the ultimate DIY challenge last September by purchasing their new farmhouse, and I have loved watching the amazing transformation.
I just swoon over all the charm & character!
Lauren has a beautiful Spring Home Tour of her farmhouse property up on her blog, so please take a peek. I know you will love her home as much as I do!
Farmhouse is my absolute favorite decorating style! I just love the rustic feel of galvanized metal, textured fabrics, the history behind antique pieces, muted tones and fun projects you can do yourself.
The simplicity of it speaks to me, and it never gets old because I'm constantly changing things up with new pieces.
It has been a longtime dream of mine to renovate and live inside the oldest farmhouse I can find. Of course there needs to be acreage for horses, farm animals and a huge garden!
Until that dream is a reality, what's a girl to do?
If you can't live in the Country, bring the Country to you!
Here are just a few simple ways to add Farmhouse flair to your space!
Farmhouse Creamer Set Farmhouse Animal Bowls Farmhouse Ceramic Bowl/Mugs
This is one of the easiest (and inexpensive) ways to add farmhouse style to your kitchen. White dishes are easily available, and are one of the first things I hunt for at a flea market or antique store. You would be amazed at the low cost of some of these dishes at second hand stores. I love the mix of plates,cups, saucers, bowls and pitchers. These items can play double duty by using the pitcher as a vase for beautiful flowers, or the bowls stacked as a vignette on a three tier tray. The possibilities are endless!
If you want an added pop of color, you can paint the shelf backs, or even add colorful wallpaper. I recently removed two cupboard doors from above my coffee bar area and are in the finishing stages of changing up the insides of the cabinets.
Nothing screams "farmhouse" to me than a classic white farmhouse sink!! Who doesn't drool over the kitchen of Joanna Gaines? Love the simplicity and clean lines here!
If you are considering adding this beautiful touch to your kitchen space, Home Depot offers really nice apron sink options in single and double bowl varieties, along with enamel, stainless steel and hammered copper designs.
One of the funnest things to me about Farmhouse style decorating is accessorizing with fabric, and texture. I love adding grain sack, ticking and burlap! This can be as simple as a unique grain sack draped from the inside of an olive bucket, to full ticking curtains & pillows!
Look for these items in second hand stores as well. You will be pleasantly surprised at what you can find!
Mantles aren't just for Holiday decorating. I change mine up a couple times a month to be honest with you. I lean toward simple farmhouse decor on my mantle and muted tones. I found this antique pitcher at an antique store for $10! I created this wood plank wall for under $20 using 2x4's and IKEA stain. I added the chicken wire basket and a boxwood wreath for a little extra pop of color.
This is where you can really think outside of the box and exchange things from other rooms and give them a try on your mantle
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