Let’s discuss “how to keep Farmhouse style classic” and never going out of style while looking good for many years to come.
Many of us love farmhouse decor. Farmhouse decor is so popular and current right now thanks to Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper.
There is also a lot of chatter and questions about the farmhouse look losing steam and on it’s way out.
Here’s my two cents. Once the big box stores start to carry everything farmhouse and galvanized tin you have to be careful. Originals are the key! Buy the real thing from antique stores and flea markets. Farmhouse style has been around for centuries. If you love it go for it!
Buy the real deal!
So why do we love it so? Could it be the spaces can be rugged and warm at the same time? Does it evoke a time gone by?
Farmhouse has a large do it your self component. Is it a trend or will it be around for many many years?
The same goes with white classic subway tile. Keep it classic or update with colored grout.
Elements to create Farmhouse Style that will stand the test of time.
Paint The Walls White.
It’s Classic and never goes out of style.
White walls work so well with raw woods. White on white rooms work well because it keeps the space airy and light. White walls can also be very dramatic, as other elements will pop against a white wall.
Embrace The Distressed. Old worn wood is your new best friend. Real wood is the key in keeping farmhouse decor classic.
The Farmhouse Sink
I love this sink. It is so unexpected placed in a distressed dresser. Consider porcelain or stainless steel. So many options are available.
Don’t forget to accessorize your kitchen counters learn how to here.
Open Kitchen Shelving
Add Architectural Interest with open shelving.
Consider keeping the shelves simple and clutter free. .
Layer in some fun by mixing up elements like books and vases.
Open shelving can make the space seem bigger and brighter.
Plank or Ship lap the walls with real wood.
What really is shiplap?
Shiplap is a type of wooden board used commonly as exterior siding in the construction of residences, barns, sheds, and outbuildings.
Farmhouse Statement Lighting
Statement lighting is like a great piece of art. Keep your farmhouse look classic by choosing a fixture that truly draws the eye and compliments your space.
Keep Farmhouse Classic on the exterior
Don’t Forget the Outside
Some farmhouse roofs are metal grey or white.
A great example of adding in real vintage tin and greenery to help make an inviting porch.
Mix in faux with real.
Word on the street is that this olive tree is Joanna Gaine’s new go to plant!
Farmhouse style is warm and cozy and full of charm. Decorating in this style is ideal for the DIY in you and can be very savvy.
Farmhouse style is not a trend. I believe Farmhouse style is classic and will be around for another 100 years if done right.