How to Get the Farmhouse Look
The farmhouse design trend that’s emerged over the past few years is just so comfortable, cozy, and familiar. When you walk into the door of a well-designed farmhouse space, you instantly feel right at home with an inviting warmth. Thanks to design celebrities Chip and Jo Ana Gaines and the couple’s hit HGTV show Fixer Upper, the farmhouse design trend has enjoyed a groundswell of popularity with many major home retailers, furniture manufacturers, and leading flooring manufacturers creating beautiful and accessible new products to help homeowners achieve a farmhouse décor vision.
Are you looking to bring the farmhouse vibe into your home? Here at Bowling’s Carpet in Maineville, Ohio, we’ve helped homeowners across the area select gorgeous farmhouse-inspired carpet and flooring choices. Now, it’s your turn. We’ve compiled some helpful tips so that you can bring the farmhouse look into your own space.
Colors, Layers and Texture
The farmhouse style originated in the French countryside, so just envision walking into a cottage with a crackling fire and the scent of bread baking. The color pallet is neutral but warm, with varying tones of taupe, beige, cream, ivory, brown, and gray with accents of blues or black. It’s all about layers and textures on top of this soothing color pallet that brings the farmhouse look together. The kitchen is the heart of the farmhouse, and farmhouse tables are typically large enough for the whole family with distressed detailing and character knots throughout the grain. Chairs don’t have to match as long as they tell the story of the space. For the living room, opt for an oversized linen couch and add simple stripe throw pillows and cozy blankets for texture.
Farmhouse Perfect Flooring
Out of all decor trends he farmhouse look can be best achieved with the right flooring from Bowling’s Carpet that embodies the character, color pallet, and texture needed for the style. Consider the stunning Anderson Hardwood Bernina Hickory in Fora in Hickory with a wire-brushed finish for a wow factor. For a more traditional hardwood visual, we also love Oak Solid Princeton’s Rustic Natural by Shaw Floors. To add the needed layers and texture for both warmth and comfort – and design aesthetic – check out our online Rug Shop.
Old is New
To achieve the farmhouse look, don’t be afraid to repurpose furniture. Distressed detailing and old world charm are what bring the farmhouse look to life, so embrace imperfections and antique qualities. Walk your local antique store, flea markets, or other favorite vintage spots to invest in a few key character pieces. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is a great material to repaint worn furniture and here at Bowlings Carpet we love Svenska Blue and Graphite– a great way to bring in that bolder accent color.
Accessories Make It
Accessories bring the farmhouse look together and there are so many out there to choose from! We love Seagrass storage baskets to hold anything from children’s toys to magazines, and wire baskets are perfect for newspapers and mail. Etsy is also a great resource for wooden signs, floating shelves, mason jars, and more. And no farmhouse is complete with a signature dough bowl on the table filled with seasonal touches from white pumpkins to fresh evergreen.
Feeling Inspired? We’d love to help you get the farmhouse look in your home with the perfect farmhouse-inspired floors. Contact us to schedule a design consultation or stop by our showroomto get started. We can’t wait to see how you bring the farmhouse look into your own home, and make Chip and Jo Ana proud!