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. Well unless it’s January or February, then I just want to fast forward to May and sunshine and warm weather. Ok, enough rambling, let’s get on with the post. Today I’m sharing a modern farmhouse living room design. If you’re transitioning to farmhouse decor, moving into a new home, or simply looking to freshen things up in your living room, this post is for you. You guys know I love home, it truly is my favorite place to be, and I’ve become so passionate about helping others feel the same way. It wasn’t until moving into this house last year that I fully realized the impact that simply loving your home can have on your daily life. I know it sounds crazy, but when you feel like home is your sanctuary and a place that you created piece by piece with purpose and heart, I believe your overall happiness and satisfaction with life increases. That’s been my experience anyway. And that process all starts with choosing items for your home that you love and that blend together. After years of shopping at yard sales for our main furniture, or buying things just because they were on clearance, I know what it feels like to have a home filled with mismatched pieces that don’t go together and don’t reflect your style. I get it, I’ve been there. But after making this transition myself, I can honestly say it’s worth it to invest in those key items that you love and that will last for years–especially when it comes to living room furniture. And it doesn’t have to break the bank or cost a fortune to create a space that you love. I’ve designed an entire living room for you today that is budget friendly and perfect for my fellow farmhouse style fans. I’m also sharing my three main tips that will help with the design process!
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Three 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, or loveseat, 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 and creates 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 when you want to in the future. (Unlike 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.)
- Keep your accent pieces within the same color scheme. For this look 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. And greenery, you can’t go wrong with those little faux plants I have on the coffee table–they are my absolute favorite. Everything blends together and the colors compliment each other, which creates a cozy and peaceful vibe in the room.
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. I mean, you can’t really buy an old couch and paint it like you can a dining room table. It’s definitely a different game when it comes to the living room. And while it does takes time, I promise you’ll absolutely adore your home in the end.
Let me know if you have any questions. And if there’s a specific space you’d like to see me design, or other decorating advice you’re interesting in hearing, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m always up for the challenge!
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