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  • Writer's pictureMike Roberts

How To Create A Farmhouse Aesthetic

The modern farmhouse style has taken the country by storm in recent years. This look is rustic, comfortable and practical, appealing to homeowners who want both style and function. If you're interested in giving your home a farmhouse makeover, here are some key design elements to incorporate, according to

- Simple, weathered furniture: The farmhouse aesthetic revolves around the durability of old, rural houses. Choose furniture with clean lines and few embellishments, such as a sturdy dining room table, Windsor chairs, industrial metal stools, wooden benches, and iron bed frames.

- Wall paneling: You don't need original shiplap planks hiding behind your drywall to give your home this classic farmhouse feature. Try using beadboard or tongue-and-groove paneling to achieve a similar look.

- Neutral or earthy colors: While white and black are the obvious neutrals for a simple design, look to nature if you want to branch out. Natural shades of blue and green, as well as gray, cream and warm chestnut tones all fit within the farmhouse palette.

Natural textures: Incorporate wood accents, galvanized metal pieces, and natural-fiber rugs or baskets to bring this style into your decor.

- Imperfection: Chipped paint, dents and dings create the vintage, well-used look that's a signature of farmhouse design.

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