I love the freedom a modern farmhouse gives when it comes to curating a home that perfect suites each individual! In this post I will share all my tips and tricks for creating a Modern Farmhouse Living Room that I have gleaned over the years of incorporating this style into our home.
Someone who loves design, and looking at beautiful pictures who took a risk and tried mixing and matching in my home to creat something “Pinterest worthy” over the years.
Many years ago my husband built this modern farmhouse coffee table for me.
Warm wood tones that aren’t polished and glossy but a little rough and knotty, go a long way in bringing a farmhouse style to your living room. You could of course also add in a barn door or rustic natural beams to the ceiling, but these can be very expensive and not often possible for every floor plan.
Your furniture, rugs, curtains, and throw pillows and blankets are all going to be made of some type of fabric so when it comes to bringing in a modern vibe to your farmhouse living room look for clean, simple fabrics that aid in taking your rustic farmhouse to a more modern style. We chose a simple shape that looks clean and put together at all times to tie in our modern edge. I stick with clean, simple floating shelves because I prefer the look to busy wall shelf with intricate corbels underneath.
I then layer it with both modern and farmhouse decor like primitive antique brass candle sticks and vintage velvet books. These compliment a round modern mirror and boho accessories perfectly for that curated look. Uniquely you I will never tire of the combination of quirky, eclectic touches and clean simple modern lines.
I almost always have on hand an array of boho pom-pom fringed pillows, throw blankets with tassels, lots of plants in assorted containers and my most loved home decor item, a brass bunny candle stick that resides over my vintage book finds. Mixing these eclectic touches with stripes, grids, solids and plaids will perfectly compliment the modern farmhouse vibe your going for.
If your home is already finished and your flooring doesn’t lean farmhouse or modern you can always add in a large rug to emphasize your style. Plants can be bought just about anywhere these days, my favourites comes from Home Depot because who can beat that price! You could also head over to your local park or take a walk to your back yard to grab some branches to add to a vase on your coffee table. For instance we have a swing arm, bronze floor lamp that adds lots of light but isn’t to over-powering in the space.
I also keep as many elements in light neutrals and almost always gravitate towards most of my room being white with added contrast in our rug, side chairs and some decor. This keeps everything feeling light and fresh and steers your living room away from a more traditional country farmhouse look.
Every home that looks designed and not pulled right out of a big box furniture catalogue is curated with lots of texture.
Mix and match texture in throw pillows, rugs, blankets, and window treatments, for that designer look in your home.
The most important thing to keep in mind when implementing a modern farmhouse style in your living room is not to over do it. And use fun textures and colors on your throw pillows and decor to make your living room unique to you!
Not only are they busy creating beautiful homes in the U.S. for many clients, Shea also has a show on Netflix and a modern farmhouse decor line on Target! Joanna always creates the perfect combination off modern and farmhouse in her homes and I can’t get enough of how creative her and her team are! In fact it was after seeing her beautiful neutral modern farmhouse living room on IG that I tried my hand at implementing bright and airy decor in our home and I was hooked. I shared some photos on Facebook and Instagram and started my journey in the blogging world, all because of Monika!