Today I’m sooooo excited to share with you a complete style guide I’ve put together for those of you that are transitioning to farmhouse decor. A few weeks back I wrote a post about how I personally transitioned to farmhouse style. I showed you photos of our old home, how I decorated, and what I’d do differently now. Today’s post takes it one step further by sharing my best recommendations for key items that truly have the biggest impact in your home: paint colors, area rugs, lamps, curtains, end tables, and of course I had to include a bit of decor. Changing out just a few key pieces can make a huge difference in your home’s overall feel and vibe, so I hope this post is helpful if you’re hoping to make a change in your style. I also did my best to keep everything very budget friendly and affordable. I’ve put hours and hours into this post, so I hope you find it helpful!
If you’re transitioning to farmhouse style, the easiest thing you can do to change the feel of any room is to simply change the paint color. Here are a few of the colors in our home as well as a few other recommendations that are great options.
I get a ton of questions about this paint color on Instagram. Most of our home is done with Autumn Blonde by Sherwin Williams. I love, love, love this color. It compliments everything, but especially neutral colors–which are a big part of farmhouse decor. Get all the details, including the exact paint color numbers, on this page.
Our bathroom color is another one I get a lot of questions about. Smokestack by Behr is a great tan/greyish shade. See more photos of it on this post.
The paint color is our basement is another one by Sherwin Williams. I believe Merino Wool is an older color, but most SW stores should be able to mix it up for you.
This gorgeous bedroom belong to Bre at Rooms for Rent Blog. Bre is insanely talented and farmhouse style is her jam, so you know her paint colors are on point. I’m in love with this light grey color. Here’s another great one from Bre:
I think this is the perfect shade of white. Bre included all of her favorite paint colors in this post on her blog, so take a peek for even more paint farmhouse color recommendations.
Now that you have some paint colors in mind, let’s move on to those key pieces that will set the tone for your space. First up is rugs!
Area rugs play a huuuuuuge role in setting the tone for your decor. I really can’t stress that enough. And if you read my post about how I transitioned to farmhouse decor, you’d probably agree. Remember the orange rug in our old living room? Yep, it was orange. And it wasn’t pretty. Choosing a more neutral toned rug is generally a better idea if you’re going for a farmhouse look. But keep in mind, rugs are more of an investment, although the 5 I’ve gathered here are well priced. As for size, I usually got for either a 5×7 or 8×10 for my area rugs.
It’s amazing how the right curtains can transform a room and bring so much warmth and texture. All of these curtains here would blend really well with farmhouse style. Plus they’re all very affordable, so that’s a win!
And of course you cannot go wrong with good ol’ drop cloth curtains. I have a several of these in our home and I love them. They’re cheap, easy, and gorgeous. Check out this post to see more.
I am seriously drooling over those sofas and loveseats. I can’t decide which one is my favorite, but I want them all. Don’t they all look like they belong in an episode of Fixer Upper? And the best part is they’re all very affordable–all of them except for one are under $1,000.
Since you can find a lamp in almost every room, I wanted to include them in this style guide. Choosing the right one can sometimes be tricky. Plus they can be really pricey, which doesn’t work if you’re on a budget like me. But fear not! I have collected 6 affordable lamps that will surely brighten any space. (Ha, see what I did there?)
I have a secret obsession with end tables. They’re just so cute and miniature versions of dining tables. Whether it’s in your bedroom, living room, or office, any of these adorable end tables will set the vibe you’re looking for and blend perfectly with farmhouse decor.
Few things say farmhouse style more than galvanized decor. Here are a few of my favorite finds:
These awesome accent pieces are all very versatile and perfect for the modern farmhouse.
So there you have it! I hope this guide has inspired you and helped you realize that farmhouse style is actually very easy. Like I said earlier, it only takes a few key items to really start changing the style of your home. Maybe it’s swapping out red curtains for burlap, repainting a room, or trading a glass top end table for something more rustic, it only takes a few changes to make a big difference. But please keep in mind–I’m not an expert! These are just simply my recommendations and how I decorate our home today. Farmhouse style is known for it’s neutral colors, wood accents, and vintage appeal. The items I’ve shared today embody that vibe, but there are many variations out there, so always do what YOU love in your home. After all, that’s what really matters–loving the home you have and making it your happy place.