Thanks to superstar interior decorator Joanna Gaines, “modern farmhouse” has become all the rage these days – and it’s easy to see why. The monotone paint scheme, reclaimed-style wood highlights, and strategic barnyard antiques make it accessible as well as affordable. If you’ve been looking to upgrade your apartment’s decor but don’t know where to start, our handy guide will help you get that designer look without bringing in the pros.
Paint it White
The first step to converting your abode to farmhouse chic is painting the walls in a neutral matte tone, such as white, cream, or pale gray. Continue this whitewashing look into your bedroom and bathroom with neutral toned bedding, blinds, and towels. You’ll love how these bright, neutral tones draw in the light, making every afternoon feel like a sunny day on the range.
Reclaimed Wood Accents
Chances are you don’t have the option to replace your flooring with weathered wooden boards from a nearby abandoned barn. But there are still plenty of ways to add a touch of rustic flare to your home base. For instance, using unconventional wooden objects like crates as end tables or a coffee table can do the trick. A vintage chest will work wonders at the foot of your bed, and you can add open, industrial-style shelving and rustic baskets for storing your knicknacks.
Vintage Farmwear Decor
Finish off your home’s transformation to full farmhouse chic with the addition of some key pieces of farm-esque embellishment. It’s wonderful if you have the DIY abilities to create your decor, but for the rest of us there are some easy work-arounds. Basically, the name of the game is galvanized steel or battered wood – decorate with either material and your Joanna Gaines style will shine through. We recommend starting with a few unpretentious potted plants to add a dash of color. Then go rustic with two vintage-looking galvanized steel lamps from Allmodern in your entryway. A glass bottle runner set adorned with fresh flowers makes a genuine country centerpiece for your table. And a galvanized steel windmill wall clock from The Lakeside Collection makes a fun and functional addition to any home. A final touch to fill in empty spaces on shelves, mantles, or your coffee table, is stacks of vintage books. Your own hardcover books would work well too, especially if they showcase your interests.
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