I’m starting a new series called “What’s Your Design Style?” here on At Home. The goal of this series is to help those of you who don’t really know what your style even is or what you would call your design style, but you want to be able to give it a proper name. I just moved into a new home a couple of months ago and it’s a 116 year old farmhouse. Well “Farmhouse” was never really my design style, but I so badly want to keep the home true to it’s originality. While keeping my style, I’m trying to chic up this farm the best way I can. Which has led me to our very first “What’s Your Design Style?” post!
Let’s call this “Farmhouse Chic”
We are kicking it off with all of you who drool over a room with walls of shiplap that’s lit up with edison bulbs leading you to a french door into a kitchen with subway tiles behind an apron sink. Furniture with a little distress on the edges and blankets hanging on ladders in the corner of your bedroom. You have wood floors throughout the house that are impossible to keep clean but you love them anyways, your headboard is probably an old door, window, or shutter, and you have cotton stems inside every vase in the house. If it sounds like i’m sitting in your living room while typing this, you’re probably a Chip and Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper addict and you believe that “white” is the color for everything. You accent with galvanized metal and you probably have a “fresh baked pies” sign hanging in your kitchen, even though you haven’t baked a pie in months. You are easy going and your favorite place to shop for your home is at antique stores or estate sales. You want those hard to find pieces that really start a conversation and make you unique. You like to keep things picked up, but a few dishes in the sink soaking in hot soapy water just gives your design a little more character. You are my spirit animal and I am slowly but surely becoming more like you in a design sense. You might not even live on a farm, but we would never know it if we never stepped outside of your open shelved kitchen.
Farmhouse Must Haves:
Shiplap or pallet wall, old window decor, galvanized metal in any sort, tiered cake stands, greenery, white cabinets, wood floors, apron sink, shutters, a sliding barn door, etc. if you have any of these items, you have some farmhouse in your heart!
You don’t need to live in a barn to get the farmhouse look.
Here are some of the most popular and coveted Farmhouse chic items you need to chic up your own farm!
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