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Why stop at shiplap?
So you’ve revamped your
kitchen décor, upgraded your bedroom, and even organized your garage. That leaves one space in your home you really need to tackle: the living room. Before you lay down new carpeting or buy that ultra-modern lighting fixture, might we suggest you first take a look at these farmhouse living room ideas? The blockbuster design trend, which has been around for years, shows no signs of slowing, so you don’t have to worry about it looking dated anytime soon. And it’s easy to replicate, thanks to its neutral palette and cozy-chic look. Best of all—there are plenty of Pioneer Woman products that will match your farmhouse living space.
Because farmhouse decor tends toward minimalism, it leaves lots of room for seasonal decorations, whether we’re talking spring, summer, or any other time of year. (And since loads of throws and pillows are often part of the farmhouse look, it’s a perfect aesthetic for winter and fall!) Farmhouse decorating ideas often include lots of shiplap and barn-style doors, but there are also smaller projects, like distressed furniture and vintage objects that will help you get the look as well. Farmhouse even blends well with other design movements—if you have a coastal or boho living room you can just add a few farmhouse elements here and there for a fresh new look. So read on for the full scoop on farmhouse design. Your living room will thank you for it!
Neutral shades like beige, gray, cream, taupe, brown, black and white, are hugely popular in farmhouse design. Here, the couch, chairs, pillows and throws all boast neutral hues, as does the fireplace, a bold black that contrasts beautifully with the bright white walls.
See more at Tidbits.
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Exposed ceiling beams are a hallmark of farmhouse design, as are the soaring vaulted ceiling and that stunning, rustic stone fireplace. The look is completed with touches like the white pitchers used as accent pieces and the soft, snuggly pillows and throws placed here and there.
See more at Twelve on Main.
This blogger actually keeps this gorgeous hutch in her home office, but we think it would look spectacular in a farmhouse living room thanks to the distressed white finish. The comforting collectibles tucked inside, including the old photo, pail and pitchers, also lend a home-y farmhouse vibe.
See more at Love Grows Wild.
On the other hand, never be afraid to use pops of color in your farmhouse living room. Blues work especially well, like the navy blue rug and light blue pillows seen here. They add depth and interest to the comfortable space.
See more at Rooms for Rent.
Farmhouse furniture has an elegant but slightly relaxed look, as evidenced by the slipcover-style couch. It’s also easy to clean which is great for families or even dog parents.
See more at Grace in My Space.
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Light and airy as a feather, this lovely living room fuses cottage charm with farmhouse features like the tufted, turned-leg chairs in a neutral hue, and the plain round mirror secured to the wall with a length of rope. Plenty of plants, also common in farmhouse interiors, add life and vibrancy.
See more at Home Made By Carmona.
Weathered wood planking, which was added on by the blogger, gives this living room some real farmhouse flair. So does the white, painted fireplace, and the nifty DIY wood slice fireplace facade that provides the space with another nicely rustic element.
See more at Dwell Beautiful.
The simplest way to lend your living room a farmhouse ambiance is by adding accessories such as pitchers, lanterns, Mason jars, old books and loads of plants. Signs or letters spelling out words themed around the décor (such as "bloom") will only add to the appeal.
See more at Cherished Bliss.
Farmhouse design elements, like the blanket ladder in the corner, the gray walls and the distressed leather chairs, mix masterfully with the modern traditional style in this living room. The handsome metal sconces hanging over the couch look to be a take on barn lighting, too.
See more at Somewhat Simple.
If you want to increase the fabulous farmhouse-look of your living room, add a wood ladder to the room. Or pick one up the next time you spot one at a yard sale or in a vintage shop. Not only can you hang blankets on them, you can also use them to display anything from decorative plates to framed pictures and way more.
See more at Gratefully Vintage.
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You can give your farmhouse living room a slight boho quality by using offbeat décor (how much do you love that bust planter!?) and even furniture. The vintage couch with the striped pillows in the background was actually painted green by the blogger.
See more at Hudson Farmhouse.
Add unique architectural features, whether they’re repurposed or just made to look that way, as wall decoration. This pretty living room includes what looks like an intricate window frame hanging behind the couch.
See more at Bless This Nest.
Vintage furniture and décor can be family heirlooms or simply fun finds from your favorite second hand retailer. This blogger found that wonderful, slouchy daybed on Craig’s List for around $100! The reclaimed wood panels also add to the farmhouse look.
See more at Miss Mustard Seed Interiors.
The use of a blue accent color alongside white walls and furniture tips its hat to a coastal motif, but there’s plenty of farmhouse influence here as well. Slipcover couches, turned table legs and lots of throw pillows all stand out, as do the gorgeous hydrangea blooms (a favored farmhouse flower).
See more at Amber Tysl.
You can make your farmhouse living room even cozier by using loads of different textures. A wood table, various pillows and throws, a basket—even a chalkboard—all offer contrasting surfaces that delight the eyes as well as the fingertips.
See more at Liz Marie.
Ahhhh finally! No list of farmhouse design ideas would be complete without mentioning shiplap, perhaps the single element most identified with the aesthetic. Whether or not you want to go to the trouble of installing the horizontal planks is another matter.
See more at Full Hearted Home.
This modern living room gets farmhouse cred in part thanks to that handsome rustic beam mantel over the fireplace, which is stained to the match shelves next to it. Best of all, it’s a (relatively) easy DIY project you can replicate at home.
See more at White Picket Farmhouse.
There are plenty of farmhouse elements to please the eye in this space, including shiplap walls, a wood beam mantel and the sweet sign on the wall. Just don’t forget the natural fiber rug that ties the whole room together. Jute, seagrass and sisal are not only sustainable materials, but also offer neutral colors and an attractive, hand-woven appearance.
See more at The Learner Observer.
You don’t need to spend big bucks to get floors that look like real, farmhouse-style barn wood floors. Go for laminate, which is not only easy to install, it’s inexpensive and comes in a range of different shades. It looks fab against those neutral sofas with the plaid pillows, too.
See more at DIY Beautify.
Farmhouse-themed signs are a simple way to share what’s meaningful to you, like family, friends and faith. Or, look for signs representing rural pleasures such as fresh flowers and farmstands. Either way, these signs encourage everyone to enjoy the simple things in life.
See more at Blooming Homestead.
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Jill Gleeson is a travel journalist and memoirist based in the Appalachian Mountains of western Pennsylvania who has written for websites and publications including Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Country Living, Washingtonian, Gothamist, Canadian Traveller, and EDGE Media Network. Jill is the travel editor for Enchanted Living. Learn more about her journey at gleesonreboots.com.
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