Most everyone that knows me knows I’m a sucker for the farmhouse look. I have been a lover of all things farmhouse for most of my adult life. I love farmhouse style so much that I convinced hubby to buy a farmhouse several years ago and fix it up. There’s a lot to be said for learning as you go and constantly redecorating until you get it right. And that my friends I have lots of experience with.
I’ve found lots of simple ways to add farmhouse charm to our home. I like to keep things very budget-friendly, so most of this can be found pretty inexpensively. In fact, several things can add farmhouse charm to your home you may already have…
1. Mismatched Dining Chairs
Chairs with chippy or distressed paint make my heart skip a beat. They add instant personality to your dining area and have so much charm and character.
Don’t get me wrong, buying a matching dining room set is what most people do. And let’s face it’s much easier. But I’ve found it’s much more fun to collect chairs (or even benches) over time and mix and match them.
2. White Painted Flooring
I love the bright look of white, and these particular floors weren’t candidates for sanding and staining because of the patching we had to do to them. Well, that and I just didn’t have it in me at the time to refinish them. So bring on the paint!
3. Farmhouse Sink
Now, obviously, I know all of you aren’t going to luck up and get an old farmhouse sink when you buy your home like we did. But if you’re going to redo your kitchen, find room in your budget for an apron front sink. Instant farmhouse charm!
4. Subway Tiles
The white subway tile backsplash in my kitchen is one of my favourite things. It is so clean and simple. If you don’t have room in your budget for tile, you could always tape off grout lines and create your own faux tile backsplash with paint, or there’s also wallpaper available here that looks absolutely fabulous!
5. White Kitchen Cabinets
Painting your kitchen cabinets is a big job. Paint is one of your most impactful tools, and if you do the job correctly, there’s nothing else like it! Believe me, I know. I’ve painted more kitchen cabinets than I can count! The transformations are incredible.
6. Plank Walls
Installing plank walls isn’t as hard as you may think. In fact, my daughter and I had a blast installing these in our family room. Have a tight budget? You don’t have to do an entire room. Adding planks to a little nook or focal wall can add lots of depth and charm as well.
7. Mason Jars
I am blessed to have a really cool collection of vintage mason jars that I’ve collected from all over the place. They are great for holding all kinds of things or just to display some burlap flowers.
8. Cotton Stems
Adding different textures can soften the hard lines of a room. Cotton stems and wreaths are super popular and a great way to add some country charm.
Sliding barn doors are all the rage. From television shows to decorating magazines, we see them all over the place. It’s been one of my favourite DIY projects because it hides all the junk in our garages.
10. Painted Furniture
If you’ve been around very long, you know I’ve painted my fair share of furniture. Pale greys, whites and even soft pinks are perfect for giving a dated piece of furniture instant farmhouse charm.
I hope you’ve found some inspiration and tips for adding farmhouse decor to your home from this post.