Vintage Indian trunks cladded with iron straps and brass medallions, farmhouse chic interiors update your style simply by using old wooden hope chests made into functional coffee tables that have the added value of storage. There is nothing quite as warm and welcoming as an old farmhouse. This style of decorating practically begs friends and families to come in, put their feet up, and stay awhile.
If you are tired of a home that looks too perfect or lacks personality and warmth, the cozy appeal of farmhouse decorating is something you may want to consider, whether you live in the country or the city. Distressed paint feels natural on the vintage rustic cabinets made from recycled old doors, vintage woods that are so beautifully aged and naturally varnished.
The wonderful thing about farmhouse decorating is that accessories and accents don’t have to cost a fortune, and an eclectic mix of those things you love is perfect. The older or more worn your furnishings and accents look, the better! See a new scratch on the sofa table? No big deal, it just enhances the look. In decorating for a farmhouse appeal, wood floors covered with accent rugs are the norm.
Vintage rustic old arches turn your kitchen mantel into a statement, the green foliage in brass planters draws attention to the hand-carved detail and the natural washed patinas. Colorful textured tribal table runners will give your tables an elegant, vintage bohemian worldly panache that works well with a multitude of colors.
The farmhouse style of decorating often brings back memories of those times a century ago when life moved at a somewhat slower pace and was meant to be enjoyed; when family mattered, and all gathered around the dinner table to re-hash the day. Your home can be cozy, warm and oh-so-charming when you incorporate a farmhouse theme!