The modern farmhouse style is taking hold as one of the most popular home decor styles trending this year. This design takes the rustic feel of the farmhouse together with the clean lines of the modern look. This is also a great opportunity to show more of your eclectic tastes. Here are some things you should think about for your farmhouse style living room.
Natural tones and materials
Old farmhouses didn’t have “faux” furniture, they had natural materials like hardwoods, canvas, linen, and cotton. Rattan and wicker are other popular choices for the original farmhouse look. You can also look for items that have the nailhead design for some added depth.
Distressed and weathered living room sets
If you want your modern farmhouse to look traditional, you’re going to need distressed and weathered items. This doesn’t mean you need to rush to your local antique mall or estate auction. Instead, purchase brand new furniture that will last for years.
The farmhouse look is so popular these days that you can easily find new furniture that has been hand distressed or made to look as though it is weathered and antique. It gives your farmhouse an authentic feel for a much lower cost and a more durable furniture set.
Dovetail and other antique styles
This style leaves you a lot of opportunities to incorporate your favorite vintage or traditional looks. In addition to pieces that are simple but beautiful in their natural wood grain, you could choose some more elaborate traditional pieces as well.
Again, this is much cheaper than going and buying actual antiques, but they will still give you the look you want and will last much longer. You also won’t have to worry about any type of restoration, which is a common need when buying antique and vintage furniture.
Adding other modern design elements
When mixing the modern and farmhouse styles, it is important to maintain the clean lines that modern furniture is known for. You can also add more modern elements through the living room decor, including in your wall art, table art, and lighting choices. A stunning modern rug in the natural tones of your living room furniture set can also really set off the modern aspects of your finished living room.
Finding the best farmhouse living room sets
If you want to get a complete matched living room set, your best bet is to hit the internet and start searching through the most popular (and affordable) brands. Once you have an idea of what you want to look for, go to an online furniture store to check their availability. Buying online could save you hundreds, as well as providing free delivery. They also have a wide selection, and they will carry all of the pieces in a collection.
If you want to see these living room furniture sets on 1StopBedrooms, look for the Hooker, Ashley, and Progressive furniture collections.