Farmhouse décor is not a new trend. In fact, it is simply a trend that has adapted with the times. While some may prefer the shabby chic farmhouse-style, others may go for a more industrial look. But most farmhouse inspired designs simply use farm life as a way to bring the outside indoors. As well as being a pretty versatile design style, it is family-friendly and full of character.
Here are some of the most stunning home design ideas you can use for inspiration if you are looking to turn your home into a farmhouse haven.
The most obvious place to start when you want to incorporate the farmhouse look is the kitchen. Every country homeowner knows that their dream kitchen will not be complete without a deep white kitchen sink, otherwise known as the Belfast Butler sink. You can choose from a single or double bowl sink and, best of all, they are extremely hard wearing. Gorgeously British, a Butler sink can be a real statement piece that sets the tone for the rest of the décor.
Extra Large Dining Table
If you have space, an extra-large chunky wooden dining table would make the perfect addition to any kitchen or dining area. Add mismatched chairs for that perfect farmhouse feel. You can draw more attention to this grand piece of furniture with a woven runner, some ornamental additions such as decorative mason jars, and even a hanging pan rack on the ceiling above.
Old Farm Tools and Rusted Fittings
As well as the more common chalkboards and rustic signs found on the walls of many farmhouse style houses, another great idea would be to use old farm tools. Anything that has aged and looks well used will pair well with an old reclaimed wood or stone wall. While you are rummaging through the old shed and toolbox for some statement pieces, see if you can find some rusted door handles or hinges that can be used on wooden doors or furniture.
An All White Bedroom
To carry the farmhouse theme throughout the house, not just in the kitchen, an elegant yet easy way to redecorate the bedroom would be to use white as the main colour. When you use a large white headboard as the focal point, all you need to add is some crisp white sheets, long white curtains, and a few draping houseplants. You could also add a plush white rug to really give it that cosy feel.
Update the Bathroom
A country inspired bathroom can be the final touch that really brings the whole look together. If you are in the market for a new bathroom suite, why not consider a roll top freestanding bath? You can also find smaller sinks that mimic the style of the Belfast Butler, which would look great against the backdrop of a natural brick wall and wooden floor. Some nicely folded white fluffy towels on an up-cycled shelving unit can be a tasteful added touch.
The possibilities when choosing to go with a farmhouse theme are endless. Have you been inspired with our home styling ideas? Let us know in the comments. Also don't forget to visit our article, How to Plan an English Garden for our cottage gardening tips.