Welcome back for another day of Farmhouse Week (and the world’s longest post today!) I know those were some mighty bold rooms we looked at yesterday on Day 2. Today we are going more towards a classic style – much more subdued – so you can take off your shades now. 🙂 I prefer rooms not quite as patterned and cluttered with accessories as we saw in the work of Diamond & Baratta, and I thought it would be fun to look at what exactly it is that gives a home farmhouse style. Obviously there are a lot of interpretations! To narrow it down, I decided to think about, “What would I include if I were building a new farmhouse today?” So here’s my list (and I am starting with the obvious.)
1. Rocking chairs on the front porchhouzz.com
I found this photo of white rockers, but if my farmhouse is painted white, then I would prefer my porch chairs to be black for contrast. Wouldn’t you?
Now if I really want to freshen up my farmhouse styling I could go with this more modern rocker, (but I think I will stick with the classic one.)
2. Painted wood wallsdesiretoinspire.net
I know doing this is expensive, but this is what really gives a farmhouse its vintage look. I have learned that you do not have to do the entire room. You can do just one wall, and it will give it that look, but an entire room is absolutely beautiful.
3. Wood floorsdesiretoinspire.net
Again, I know this really runs up the cost, but it is another one of those “must haves” to achieve the farmhouse style.
Now let’s move to the kitchen where we can really go all out on the farmhouse style! Again I am going with the obvious one:
4. An apron front sink
You can have it skirted…
5. Wood countertopshouzz.com
I know marble seems to be what everyone chooses for kitchen counters these days, but a farmhouse is supposed to be somewhat simpler. I think marble would be too fancy for a farmhouse. So my choice is wood.
6. Mixed cabinetry
To really achieve the look that I would like in the kitchen, I would want to mix open shelves with regular wood door cabinets and also some glass front ones. Nothing like a little variety, right? 🙂
7. A plate rackcountryliving.com
Yes, I know. I already have a bunch of places to display dishes and things thanks to the glass front cabinets and the open shelving in the kitchen, but plate racks really give a kitchen an element of history. (Plus they allow me to display even more platters!)
Now let’s move to the dining room for our next one.
8. A farmhouse tablehousebeautiful.com
I would love either one of these. In fact, a farmhouse table is something I have been wanting my husband to build for quite some time.
Now, let’s take a look at what would give our bedrooms an element of farmhouse style.
9. A four poster bedchambersarchitects.com
Both of these bedrooms have a farmhouse look thanks to the gorgeous beds in them.gardenandgun.com
10. A metal bedlifestyle.ca.msn.com
I love all of the rooms in Sarah Richardson’s farmhouse. Several of the bedrooms have a brass bed in them.
Next up is the bathroom. There are several easy ways to add farmhouse style to these rooms.
11. A clawfoot bathtubelisalou.com
The clawfoot tubs in all of these look so relaxing, and the wooden door is also another good piece of history added to the bathroom above.
12. A sink with legsmarthastewart.com
I like the basket used for storage under the sink above.pinterest
13. Vintage style lighting
This home in South Carolina has got to be my favorite house anywhere. It is amazing how much the lighting makes you think you are in an authentically older home – when in reality it is actually a new home.
Our last 2 elements are just for fun. They are smaller things that are easy to use for adding a touch of farmhouse style to any room.
14. Something out of galvanized metal
How about a galvanized metal sink….atticmag.com
or a tub for out in the yard….thesproutedroot.com
or even some large bucket lights? Don’t they look like they came straight from the farm? 🙂
and our final one…ta da….
15. Mason jars
They can be used in any number of ways for a touch of farmhouse styling:
and for holding fresh from the garden flowers.sweetcarolinalife
I hope you have enjoyed looking at some of the ways to add elements to your home to give it a farmhouse feel.
Do you have any of these in your current home now?
I’d love to hear about them in your comments! Remember, if you leave a comment, you’ll be entered in the drawing for the Calloway Gardens delicious treats I told you about in the Farmhouse Week day 1 post.
Hope to hear from you soon!
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