Ah, the oh so famous modern farmhouse design style. Many design lovers thought that this style would just be a trend when it became popular about two years ago. But lemme tell ya, this design style is alive and well – as many of our clients are wanting to bring this look into their home projects.
Thanks to Pinterest and HGTV, many people associate ‘modern farmhouse’ with completely white and neutral palettes, shiplap walls, plaid textiles, and rustic signs that say things like “Gather” or “Milk and Cream”. And don’t even get me started on mason jar decor! Modern farmhouse intersects at the junction of comfortability and sophistication to create a space that feels warm, inviting, and polished. Below you can find our tips for achieving that beautiful, cozy modern farmhouse feel.
Modern farmhouse design is all about balance; finding that sweet spot between casual, homey farmhouse and lively, fresh modern. To bring in that rustic side, incorporate earthy elements such as natural woods and stone, as well as iron. Architectural components, such as reclaimed wood beams, are always a great option when choosing where the more rustic elements should go to balance out the space.
As for the modern pieces, furnishings are the key category that you want to focus on. Choose pieces that have sleek, clean lines to really bring in the contemporary aspect. Materials such as metal, linen, and canvas are great options to go with. The majority of the furnishings should have a more modern appeal, then add in a few pieces that fit the farmhouse aesthetic, such as a natural wood table or leather seating. When it comes down to selecting light fixtures, you can go modern, more on the farmhouse side, or even industrial.
Modern farmhouse is largely made up of a neutral color scheme; layering white, beige, tans, and grays to keep it feeling light and homey. However, this does not mean that you can’t add in some gorgeous color! Blues and greens are perfect colors to incorporate, as they are subtle enough to keep the farmhouse feel and compliment the neutral tones beautifully. We specifically love using powder and sky blues, navy, sage, and forest green in modern farmhouse designs. Paint, decorative pillows, and throws are great ways to bring color into a primarily neutral palette.
Also, don’t be afraid of wallpaper! We used all sorts of different wallpapers in our modern farmhouse Camelot Project and it really brought in some much needed color and texture into the space.
Accessories + Finishing Touches
This design style is all about embracing cozy, comfortable elements and a whole lot of texture! Layering pillows and throws of different patterns, colors, and textures is an easy way to achieve this. When it comes to accessories, mix in modern, structural objects with natural and vintage pieces to blend the two design styles together. Hardware, faucets, and other finishing pieces should be more on the contemporary side to keep the overall look updated. Go for hardware that is black or brushed brass and that have a simple, clean shape.