When you're torn between the quaint, clean lines of country decor and the rugged, masculine industrial, you can always go in-between: modern farmhouse. The collision of two worlds brings out a modest, cosy atmosphere; perhaps attributed to the home's utilitarian construction (we're talking about hewn wood slats, exposed bricks and high ceilings) embellished with classic, minimal accents. Put a fresh spin to your home and take a page from this guide to modern farmhouse decor.
There's no need to redecorate a barn, but you can cop off the modern farmhouse decor aesthetic with a neutral colour scheme. Choose whites (vanilla, cream and egg shell will do the trick), wood, brick, and perhaps even terra cotta.
Raw textures and finishes bring out a unique character to a modern farmhouse decor. Mix it up with other outdoorsy element: a rugged wooden table complemented with slender metal stools and mismatched benches will do the trick! Top it off with a cluster of pendant lights. If you want a modern twist, how about choosing small accents in bright saturated colours for a more youthful vibe?
Take a play at fabrics. Modern farmhouse decor is all about warmth, so make sure to throw in a nostalgic quilt or a patterned blanket to create a lovely splash of colour over the muted palette.
Faux animal skins, game heads and antiques make up the original farmhouse concept. However, bring a dash of modernity into it by setting up a wall gallery instead of shoving it all inside your cupboard. Pick comfy, bulky couches. Irregular vintage signage adds a unique appeal, especially in the kitchen and bedroom. Tip: Chalkboards are in! Use it to label your pantry or just make a statement.
Wood is your friend. Instead of choosing just one palette, try to combine a series of finishes, from dark wood to ultra-light shades, in your space. The grains and texture of the material complement each other and going wrong is almost impossible.
Modern farmhouse decor is also about metals – iron, chrome, copper, and such. Since the visual concept is not limited to uniformed looks, play around with the various metal outfits that blends into your interior. The glossiness of metal balances out the textures of bricks and wood; offering a tasteful finish into the space.
Pulley lights and oversized pendants are enough to brighten up the room, and your decor. The vintage charm of industrial lighting blends seamlessly well with the modern farmhouse look. Also recommended: wall lights to illuminate corners and outdoor spaces. Here are some of our modern farmhouse favourites: Warehouse Wall Light, Cone Wall Light, High Top Smokehouse Light, and Cage Industrial Pendant Light.
Check out the modern farmhouse looks we love:
Darker colours make this modern farmhouse pantry more chic and contemporary
This handsome bath is black and mysteriously masculine
The lines in this modern farmhouse dining area gives a crisp vibe to the space
A soft, neutral palette makes this bedroom easy on the eye
Wall lights add a unique appeal to this outdoor area
Earthy colours and soft fabrics make this modern farmhouse living room cosy
Modern farmhouse décor is all about warmth, function and making best use of available materials. This rustic chic interior will never go out style and could be your home’s aesthetic for many years to come.
For more inspiration check out our Modern Farmhouse Pinterest Board.
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