Easy Changes with Big Impact - The Three Magic Elements
Find a few of your favorite pictures of a room with a farmhouse style and see if they fit this description.
- Predominant colors are neutral. Mostly whites and off-whites and maybe some blacks and grays.
- Surfaces have a more rustic finish - matte, textured, distressed, etc.
- You see references to nature. Probably plants or flowers (real or faux), and possibly some farm animal paintings or figures.
When making your next purchase or decor choice, check if it fits at least two of the elements above neutral color, rustic finish, nature-related items. If so, you are in the right direction.
Of course, this is not a rule set in stone. Your personal style is the most important element in your home decor. If you love farmhouse decor but can’t live without bold, bright colors, by all means, add your colors to it! For example, you could hang some vibrant paintings in rustic wood frames on your neutral-colored walls. If you have light walls, the colors will pop even more!
This article will show you simple and affordable ideas to achieve the farmhouse vibe in different rooms of your house, one DIY project at a time. You will also find some tips on how to complement each room with farmhouse accessories that are easy to find or make.
Remember to pin the images or bookmark each page to save the project instructions, so you know where to find this information when you need it.
Farmhouse Kitchen Decor
The kitchen is the heart of a farmhouse or any house for that matter. It is usually the favorite place for family friends love to gather to eat, drink, talk, celebrate, or just hang out. If you succeed in adding the essential farmhouse touches to your kitchen, working on the rest of the house will feel a lot easier. Where should you start? Here are some suggestions.
Lighten Up Your Space With Paint
If you are serious in your intentions to transform your kitchen, this is the ideal starting point. Colors play a fundamental role in interior design. They can make or break your dream-home project. Observe the walls, back splash kitchen cabinets, and furniture in your kitchen. Can you paint two or more of these sections in light, neutral, opaque colors? If so, go ahead!
Replace or paint your glossy backsplash
Shiny back splashes rarely work in a farmhouse kitchen. If replacing yours seems too laborious or expensive, try painting it. I did just that to mine and, after a year, they still look like new. Here is how to do it.