For many, the word farmhouse conjures open fields, red barns, squeaky floors, and bannies pecking on the porch. For others, it’s Joanna Gaines, galvanized signs, and shiplap walls. No matter where your notion of farmhouse falls, the farmhouse style has always been and always will be a beloved decorative style due to its reminder of the simpler times of yesteryear; a time when most days were spent outside working or playing rather than inside on a computer, a phone, or in front of a TV.
At its core, farmhouse style is timeless which means even those who avoid following trends can appreciate its basic elements. There are several ways to incorporate small pieces of farmhouse style into your present décor without overwhelming it.
Using NATURAL ELEMENTS like plants, wood, stone, clay, and marble is a great way to add subtle farmhouse to your décor.
This reclaimed solid wood trestle table would be a handsome farmhouse addition in a traditional dining room. Add some freshly cut foliage to a simple vase as a centerpiece and you have a soft, cozy gathering place for family and friends in your dining room without a lot of clutter.
Featured in this photo: Precia Medium Rug
A NEUTRAL PALETTE typically dominates farmhouse style, making it easy to incorporate into most design styles. EARTH TONES of browns, grays, and creams pair nicely with black for the HIGH CONTRAST look the farmhouse style often projects. To add a bit more drama, throw in whispers of color with your use of rugs, textiles, and wall art.
Featured in this photo: Dyani Wall Art
Adding a few FOUND ITEMS with vintage appeal is another great way to include hints of farmhouse in your room.
Featured in this photo: Farmhouse Reimagined Armoire
Just one great vintage inspired find can make a room. Take the Farmhouse Reimagined Armoire, for instance. Styled with natural and earthen elements all around, this weathered beast beckons for attention when entering the room. Coupled with its spacious interior storage, it is sure to be a family favorite for years to come.
Choosing LIGHTING made from raw or reclaimed materials with clean lines and vintage appeal is another great way to add timeless farmhouse elements to your décor.
Featured in this photo: Plato Pendant Light
Your choice of BEDDING, PILLOWS, and THROWS is another way to add bits of farmhouse to your room. The farmhouse style itself is a throwback to simpler times with a less is more attitude, yet when it comes to bedding, layering is key. Using natural fibers like cotton, linen, or wool is a nice farmhouse touch.
Whether your style is traditional, modern, coastal, mid-century, minimalist, cottage, Scandinavian, bohemian, industrial, shabby, or even eclectic, you can find elements of farmhouse style to complement your present décor. Keeping nature & bygone eras in mind as you select furniture, lighting, wall art, rugs, and other textiles will have you channeling your inner Joanna (or Laura Ingalls Wilder, if you so prefer) in no time. Stop by one of Missouri Furniture’s seven locations throughout Missouri to find the perfect farmhouse furnishings for your home.
Header Photo: The Plymouth Collection Dining Set
Missouri Furniture offers a wide selection of Furniture, Appliances, Mattresses and Hot Tubs. Each showroom features Living Room furniture, Bedroom furniture, Dining Room furniture, Home Accessories, Mattresses, Home Appliances and Outdoor Furniture, with some featuring Hot Tubs as well. Missouri Furniture's highly rated Five-Star In-home Delivery Team, Happiness Guarantee, Free 10 Year Appliance Warranty, Missouri Best Price Guarantee, and Furniture Care Protection Plan all contribute to a seamless experience from shopping to delivery and beyond. Clients have peace of mind knowing they are purchasing the highest quality merchandise at the best price, and their purchase can be protected against everyday life! Family owned and locally operated, Missouri Furniture has been serving the State of Missouri since 1977, with seven showrooms throughout the state and an eighth scheduled to open in fall 2021.