It’s Friddddaaayyyyy! High five my friends, we made it through the week. I don’t know about you, but it’s been a long one around here and I.am.ready. Can you believe it’s the last weekend of September? How did that even happen, it feels like the month just started. Complete malarky if you ask me, time is going way too fast for my liking–but that’s what I always say. Ok, enough rambling, let’s get on with the post. Today I’m sharing 3 key tips for a farmhouse style living room!
Now before I get into my tips, let me just say that it doesn’t have to break the bank or cost a fortune to create a space that you love in your living room. But it is about choosing pieces with intention and purpose. I know it isn’t always easy, especially when you’re on a budget and money is tight, but being purposeful and strategic about what you bring into your home will greatly pay off in the long run. You’ll spend less money on things you don’t really love and instead focus your attention on carefully curating a space that is 100% you. Ok, now let’s get onto my 3 key tips for a farmhouse style living room:
3 tips to consider in your living room design:
- I always think of the living room as being made up of three main parts: a large sofa and two accent chairs. Obviously this depends on how much space you have to work with, but I think this basic design works really well for most living rooms and it creates a nice balance. In the past I always tried to put a full size sofa and loveseat in our living room, which usually felt like way too much–unless of course you have a really large room to work with. So what I recommend is to start with this basic concept of three and build the rest of the design from there.
- Choose curtains and an area rug that are neutral. This will give you flexibility and the freedom to blend in other colors with accessories like throw pillows. Doing this will allow you to play with color as you like, but won’t commit you to it like bright blue curtains will. (Kinda that time I bought an orange area rug and red curtains. Yep, you can see it here in our old living room. I’ll warn you now, it ain’t pretty.)
- If you’re going for a soft, farmhouse look I’d recommend keeping your accent pieces within the same color scheme. For the look I created below I went with simple wood accents, like the lamps, to match the wood on the side chairs. And of course a few pops of galvanized metal as well. Also don’t forget to add in greenery to liven the room up a bit, you can’t go wrong with those little faux plants I have on the coffee table–they are my absolute favorite. Doing this will help everything blend together and the colors compliment each other, which creates a welcoming and peaceful vibe in the room.
Now that we’ve got the tips out of the way, let me show you a living room design I’ve created using these simple guidelines:
SHOP THE LOOK:
It was so fun to put this together and I hope it gave you some ideas for your own living room. Like I said earlier, I’ve made the transition myself from having a home filled with random, mismatched pieces to now choosing items with purpose–which is especially important for your living room furniture. It’s a bit of a process, but it’s definitely worth it in the end!
Thanks so much for dropping by today! I’d love to chat in the comments below if you have any questions.
Also be sure to stop by my complete farmhouse style shopping guide: