Creating the perfect cozy country interior is easy when you have the right farmhouse décor. It’s all about simplicity and practicality, and a bit of Down Home style. So, if you’re ready to bring the backcountry roads into your home, here are some tricks of the trade that will fill your interior with the warmth, tradition and history of God’s country.
Use Lots of Natural Materials
Forgo the expensive materials that have all the glitz and glamor and leave them for homes in Hollywood and Los Angeles. To pull off the modern farmhouse décor appeal, it’s all about using natural materials that can be found out in wild – think wood signs and bamboo recipe boxes, wood inspirational signs and more. These are the types of materials that will keep your new country interior feeling like home.
Keep It Neutral
Achieving a modern farmhouse décor is all about keeping things neutral. Unless it’s red paint on the barn, country interiors look best when painted in quaint, cozy tones, such as off-whites, creams, greys and beiges. But don’t let the neutral paint tones end at the walls. Apply them throughout your home on all types of surfaces – from your side tables to your photo frames, from your throw pillows to your wood welcome signs – to really pull off the look.
Take Advantage of Lantern Lighting
Is any farmhouse complete without some lanterns? Certainly not. So, forget those fluorescent, flickering lights that can be much more of a nuisance than anything else. Staging lanterns throughout your home is a surefire way to light up your farmhouse aspirations. Just make sure to have some Nashville coasters under the lanterns to make sure your home stays as safe as it is cozy. The bonus is that you’ll save an abundance on your electricity bill and the dim flicker that comes from the lantern emits an aroma and ambiance that is priceless.
Now, if you have little ones running around or pets that like to turn your home into their own farmhouse, you might be wary about using lanterns in your home. So, think beyond the traditional varieties. You can always forgo the flame and add in a modern farmhouse appeal by combining a rustic lantern with flickering light candles or even ones that plug right in.
Place Importance on the Kitchen
If there’s one place in every farmhouse that gets plenty of use, it’s the kitchen. From baking up fresh goods to cooking up secret family recipes, the kitchen holds plenty of potential when it comes to transforming your home into a country house. So, make sure you to fill this area with farmhouse décor and country accent pieces.
For some inspiration, think about traditional farmhouses. In these homes, there was always an apron hanging over the sink, some solid cabinetry with country décor staged on top of it; a wedding picture clock of the people who turn the house into a home, and of course, there was always a wooden recipe box of secrets. These little details make all the difference when redecorating your home with modern farmhouse décor.
Combine Modern Elements with a Touch of History
One of the best ways to achieve modern farmhouse décor is to choose pieces that combine a bit of modern elements with history. These types of country accent pieces are key to avoiding an outdated look without making your interior seem too modern and futuristic. Plus, you can’t go wrong with adding a bit of history in your home when recreating farmhouse appeal. After all, God’s country was originally all farmland. So, don’t forget to add in some historical pieces such as our shelf décor of the iconic The Loveless Café found at the edge of Nashville or our ceramic Nashville coasters that have a touch of that Down Home feel.
For the finishing touch, pick some fresh flowers and put them in some mason jars, on beside your new wood shelf decor to bring the country air indoors. There is no need to break the bank or even have a large budget to redecorate your home to achieve that farmhouse decor and vintage style. These little touches of treasures and farmhouse accent pieces will do more than thoroughly satisfy your desire for a comfy, cozy country interior. Shop Down Home Products today for more.