At one point or another most of us have dreamed of living in a farmhouse in the middle of a beautiful field while being surrounded by shiplap and gorgeous chandeliers. The coziness and ethereal feeling that comes from living in a farmhouse is almost a universal warmth. There is something about decorating your home with a farmhouse touch that makes all of us feel right at home. The heart of the home besides the kitchen is the living room. Which is why we have put together a guide on farmhouse living rooms that will take your breath away.
Fill the room with pattern
While some might be afraid of pattern, we say go big or go home! That’s the motto when you are deciding on where to go with a farmhouse decorating style. Filling the room with multiple patterns allows you to bring focus to the room in a grandiose type of manner. Consider it one of the best ways of fully putting your character on display. Use similar hues to ensure you have every aspect of the room on display yet with a controlled twist to it.
Go Big on the Coffee Table
Though most of us think of our coffee table as something that is just there, we sometimes need to pay close attention to it. Adding a grandiose wooden coffee table will make a huge difference in the room. So much so, that we love the idea of decorating around it in order to have it as its main staple of the room. Furthermore, use blond wood as your wood of choice in order to have a classic appeal in the space.
Little fun Corner
Whether your living room is heavy on farmhouse décor or not having an intimate corner that brings a twist of fun is always a good idea. We say this with the thought that sometimes we all need a corner to read or unwind with a drink of choice in hand. Add a fun chair and a table or bench to bring your thoughts back to life. Consider adding frames or pictures behind it for the complete package deal.
The idea of vintage comes into play a whole lot when you are working on giving your home a more farmhouse vibe. When you want a vintage aesthetics without much hassle, the key is adding a tufted sofa. Tufted sofas are great! Not only do they add texture and character, but they make a whole lot of a bold statement without the rigorous and the tedious touch of having to over decorate the room.
When it comes to selecting the wood that would work best in a farmhouse space you want to take a close look at weathered wood. Weathered wood appears a bit older but holds so much character its almost inevitable not to fall in love with it. There’s something quite natural and beautiful bout it that makes you want to fall in love with the room all over again.
Why have one rug when you can have two? We love the idea of having layered rugs as part of your farmhouse appeal. Layering rugs create an additional sense of coziness and warmth. There is something about having layered pieces that brightens a room in an overall manner. Consider your layered rug as an accent to the room, instead of just another piece of furniture.
Most of us will organically place our décor focus on the fireplace naturally. Which is perfect when you’re focusing on bringing a farmhouse feel to your living room. The key is being direct and focusing as many furniture pieces in the direction of your fireplace as possible. The key is allowing the room to have a circular aesthetic while still being modern and easy on the eye.
Lighting, & more Lighting
Lighting is quintessential to any room, regardless of how you decide to decorate a room. However, when you’re focusing on decorating your living room with a farmhouse feel lighting should be at the very top of your priority. With that being said, you want to focus on soft chandeliers that will bring out the colors of the room. Add two or three chandeliers to truly brighten the room.
Keep it Neutral
Neutrals are excellent for farmhouse appeal, due to how easy they are to work with. Furthermore, most farmhouse rooms feel grander when they offer multiple neutral hues. The keys is working with a neutral palette that brightens the area yet makes the room feel cohesive and put together. Consider adding hints of pastels to brighten the space in an overall manner.
Gingham is one of those patterns that feels classic yet is oh so charming. Additionally, the pattern itself works very well in any type of décor style and space. Think of this pattern as a true testament to what a fun, pattern should look and feel like. Pair with a few neutrals to make the room come to life in a farmhouse type of way.
How do you decorate your farmhouse living room? Please share with us below.