Clean, textural and all-American, modern farmhouse style has dominated the decor scene for the past few years (thanks a lot, Fixer Upper). But are we going to regret those repurposed barn doors ten years down the road? We mined the gorgeous new tome Modern Farmhouse Style(Weldon Owen) for seven farmhouse trends that will stand the test of time.
Now here’s a silhouette we’ll never tire of: Deep porcelain sinks, which read quaint and country yet ultra elegant.
From wooden floorboards to brick fireplaces, farmhouse style relies on the transformative power of fresh-white-urrythang. And really, is there anything more timeless than a clean, white canvas?
Despite a recent Joanna Gaines-fueled resurrection, these snug-fitting planks have actually been around forever. We love ’em in a modern context (like this custom nook situation), but they look just as crisp and charming in an old-school setting.
In breezy fabrics, like linen, cotton and grain sack. This swingy sofa treatment instantaneously makes any room feel more laid-back and relaxing.
Repurposed Accent Pieces
From soda crates as storage baskets to the birdcages turned coffee tables above, a moment of upcycled whimsy is a super-charming “must” for modern farmhouses.
Pricey arrangements? Please. The farmhouse approach to botanicals is much more Laura Ingalls Wilder than Martha Stewart. (Think: Foraged cotton blooms, simple greenery and potted plants aplenty.)
Natural Fiber Rugs
Whether abaca, jute or sisal, natural woven rugs provide the perfect neutral canvas—with plenty of warm texture—to build the base of a room.