So you wanna get that farmhouse look, huh? Well you’re in the right spot my friends. I have created a complete style guide for those of you that are in the process of transitioning to farmhouse decor. What you’ll find here are 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 decor and accent pieces. I’ve also done by best to keep all the items in this guide very affordable and budget friendly.
If you haven’t ready my post about how I personally transitioned to farmhouse style, jump on over and take a peek. I shared photos of our old home, how I decorated, and what I’d do differently today. That is a great starting point if you’re wanting to make the same transition yourself.
I hope this guide inspires you to create a home YOU love. Because after all, that’s really what matters—loving the home you have and making it your happy place.
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.
Our basement paint color is another one by Sherwin Williams. I believe Merino Wool is an older color, but most SW stores should still be able to mix it for you.
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!
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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. 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.
Each one of these accent chairs is absolutely gorgeous, I want them all! I seriously can’t decide which one is my favorite.
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.
Coffee tables can make a big statement and if you choose the right one, it’s something you’ll have in your home for years and years to come. I’ve gathered up a few of my favorites, including a couple of tufted options I’m also loving for the modern farmhouse.
These awesome accent pieces are all very versatile and perfect for the modern farmhouse.