Decor & Details

Farmhouse Style

Farmhouse decor is HUGE right now (thank you Chip & Joanna Gaines) and I love it because it gives you a gently “lived-in” look that is comfortable and homey feel.  It’s also easy to find great inspiration for DIY projects.  I was visiting my mom in Michigan this past weekend and stopped into Kirkland’s and found a ton of great stuff!

To achieve the farmhouse style, you’re looking for rustic materials like galvanized steel and old barn wood…basically anything that looks like it was up-cycled or re-purposed in some way.  Look for things with chalkboard prints or designs and find pieces that are distressed with a weathered texture or appearance.  This style tends to be rooted in a more natural or muted color palette, so lots of creams, browns, and grayish shades in the blue and green color families.  You can get a good idea of these types of products from my Pinterest Board and also from my style board below.

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I’ve also been looking for some inspiration on what to do with the old windows we pulled from the red house and I think these really stood out to me.

I love a good quote (who doesn’t) so, I am going to try and clean up the frame and hand-paint a quote in script to see if I can’t achieve a similar look via DIY project.  Not that the $20.00 price tag is outrageous…I think it just gives me a purpose and the result will be a more custom piece.  I’ll let you know how that goes and I’ll post a tutorial in case you’re interested.

Looking for Farmhouse Decor?  Try these stores…they usually have a decent selection:

  1. World Market
  2. Restoration Hardware
  3. Magnolia Market
  4. Pier1

 

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