Rustic Farmhouse Living Room

You can create a rustic farmhouse living room in your home even if you don’t live in the country. We can’t get enough of this homespun decor trend and are in love with the effortless combination of reclaimed wood, distressed finishes, classic furnishings, and cozy finishing touches. Get ideas and inspiration from the rustic living room we’ve put together below and you’ll have your own country-inspired space in no time!

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The Backdrop

The first step in creating a rustic farmhouse living room is the backdrop for the space. Natural wood floors, exposed beams, crown molding, and beadboard are four things that instantly make a space feel more provincial. If you live in an older home, play with the natural textures of your walls for an authentic look. Brick or wood paneled walls can be painted for an instant update. If you live in a newer home, installing wooden beams on the ceilings or trimming your space with decorative molding can be the key to country chic.

Classic Furnishings

Although the design aesthetic of a rustic farmhouse is very casual, it also has a sophisticated elegance about it, which will make your space feel contemporary without being too barnyard. Look for timeless furnishings such as a sofa with clean lines and a classic rolled arm to bring into your area. Design details such as dentil molding, turned or cabriole legs, and button-tufting will also elevate your farmhouse-inspired living room. Be sure to get the perfect blend of old and new with traditional furniture choices that let the accessories take the spotlight.

This rustic farmhouse living room brought together the simple Verela Sofa, the Broadmoor Accent Chair with cabriole legs, and the cottage-style Salerno Nesting Tables in antique white.

Reclaimed Wood

A rustic farmhouse living room usually features exposed wood, often with distressed finishes. Look for reclaimed pieces that show the natural beauty of the grain or shabby-chic furnishings that are paint-washed or have a vintage and weathered feel to them. Old window shutters, broken fences, repurposed crates, and distressed barn doors are often used in this style of living room.

In our room, the Franklin Bookcase has a sliding door that reminds us of a barn door, and the solid kiln-dried pine is the perfect amount of rustic. The Wade Coffee Table takes vintage acacia wood with a natural finish and pairs it with a base inspired by tractor chains. The Audrey Pedestal Console has a distressed country finish and brings some traditional but whimsical charm to the room.

Metal Accents

To balance out the wood and classic furnishings, edgy metal accents are often added to create a rustic farmhouse living room. Industrial lighting and accent pieces will give the space a contemporary touch and will infuse the room with a hint of country. Get inspired by items you might truly find on a farm, such as a birdcage, a metal weathervane with a rooster topper, a vintage bicycle, or chicken wire. A grand chandelier is also a way to give your living room a metal focal point.

In this rustic farmhouse living room, the Pipe Fittings Floor Lamp features exposed Edison style light bulbs. The Galvanized Plant Stand Set brings the outdoors in while its steel finish and studs remind us of country-style buckets. The Tractor Barstool is an original work of art and showcases antique ironwork and rural innovation.

Farm-Inspired Accessories

Put the final touches on your rustic farmhouse living room with farm-inspired accessories. Bring a ladder into your space and use it for shelving for super-creative storage, or use a wooden tote or a metal egg basket as a catchall tray on your coffee table. Display floral arrangements in mason jars or add some depth to your walls with a wreath or faux deer head.

In this rustic farmhouse living room, we use the Cole Basket as an interesting accent piece and decorating a wall with the Golden Grove Canvas. The Laguna Table Lamp lights up the room with a mason jar base, while the Tuscan Retreat 4 Drawer and Basket Table brings rustic wicker and country cottage charm into the mix.

Get a rustic farmhouse living room of your own by blending natural textures, classic and clean furniture, distressed wooden pieces, industrial metal accents, and interesting decorative items. Your look will be country fresh and the envy of all your home-design loving friends!

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