Unless you live under a rock, by now you’ve heard of Chip and Joanna and the Farmhouse look. While the farmhouse look has been around for some time, Chip and Joanna made it fresh and new again with their spin on the look. The look has become all the rage and now the decor options are endless and can be found in a multitude of home stores now, especially with the Magnolia name on it.
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To achieve the look can be relatively easy. It is a light and airy, minimal feel with a little bit of country. If you think you’d like to incorporate the look into your home and want to do so on a small, budget-friendly scale, especially if you are not sure it will be long term, I have the easiest and most inexpensive ways to get the look and below I show styles (click on the picture to open the link).
The easiest and most inexpensive start to your Farmhouse makeover is to paint. You are looking for a light and airy feel so the paint choices will be white, off-white, pale blues or pale grays. In the farmhouse style, your moldings should be white.
Another fairly inexpensive way to add the farmhouse look, depending on where you shop, is decor. Think signs, clocks, etc. Typically these will be rustic and wood tone with white and black. Adding mason jars to your decor gives the same farmhouse feel. They can be vases, drinking glasses, soap dispensers, and even wired for lighting. Another rustic farmhouse touch is anything galvanized. Pillows lend a farmhouse feel with grain sacks, phrases, farm animals, etc.
Baskets are huge in the farmhouse style and are a not only a great look but an excellent storage option. They give a decorative feel while allowing you to store and hide items and look less cluttery.
Incorporating flowers or wildflowers in your home will also give that Farmhouse feel. Simply grow them in your yard and cut for a vase as you need will be the least expensive option. You can always get artificial or dried but will need to opt for the higher end so they look more real and less artificial. I’ve seen some nice and real looking artificial plants.
Open shelving is also very popular in the farmhouse style. This also allows you to feature some of your prized items that would have been hidden in a cabinet.
If you are someone that can handle a little DIY, adding shiplap and/or barn doors would produce a huge impact but at a little more expense.
If you can afford to change out pieces of furniture, doing so with side tables and/or coffee tables will also add to your rustic farmhouse feel.
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