Add a Touch of Country Charm to Your Home

Not ready to convert your entire home to the farmhouse trend? If you love that look but are intimidated by complete change, try bringing in just a touch of country to your home. Not sure exactly how to achieve this look? Consider our tips below to elevate that country chic look without going overboard!


SHOP THE LOOK: Stratus SofaCopia Coffee Table | Perry Park Accent Chair | Kalona Rug | Catalina Sofa Table | Magnolia Home Round Metal Tray


One of the most important elements to tastefully accomplish this design style is to start with soft, muted colors. Choose muted neutrals and earthy tones as opposed to bright hues to create a subdued yet cozy country atmosphere. Often times these elements will show wear of time to promote a rustic feel. With furniture in mind, look for pieces with straight lines and painted finishes.

Looking to put together a country-inspired room a little quicker? Accessories and smaller pieces are a great way to update the character of a room without breaking the bank. Hand-forged metal accents, cozy knits, and wood pieces will take center stage in any space.  Quintessentially incorporate accent pieces with pastoral motif—like wheat in a vase, flowers in watering cans, and wooden serving trays. Let your accessories do the heavy lifting.

Behind every country style, simplicity is at heart. Furniture Row has all your country-inspired pieces. Find a store near you!

Modern Farmhouse Staples We Love

Love is officially in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. Cupid stuck us with his arrow, and we’ve fallen head over heels for these modern farmhouse staples from Furniture Row. We’ve rounded up the essentials we’ve been swooning over since they hit the floor at Furniture Row. Modern farmhouse staples are major pieces of furniture that tie the room together. These timeless furnishings are a great place to start if you’ve been wanting to breathe fresh air into your home with the modern farmhouse look. Warm neutrals and whites like the Reverie Accent Chair come to life with pops of bold blue and brown accents like the Sussex Panel Bedroom Group. Whether you are looking to bring the modern farmhouse look into one space or all aspects of your home, these everlasting staples will set the tone for a truly lovely home.

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Interlude 5 Pc. Dining Set

Imperial 3 Pc. Sectional

Taylor Accent Chair

Ventura Sofa

Sussex Panel Bedroom Set

Mystic Sofa Chaise

Lake House Parsons Side Chair

Bridgeport Dining Set

Modern Farmhouse Accent Chair

Chloe Panel Bed

Chandelier 2 Pc. Sectional

Reverie Accent Chair

Magnolia Home Swedish Oval Dining Set

La Jolla Upholstered Bed

Sedona 5 Pc. Dining Set

Nantucket Panel Bed

 

Modern Farmhouse Dining Room: Shop the Look

The modern farmhouse trend is taking the home fashion industry by storm, and here at the Front Door, we can’t get enough of this sophisticated yet livable look! Furniture with weathered finishes, one-of-kind decor, and country fresh details unite in this fashionable style that works in any room in the home. Rustic chic is all about bringing family and friends together, and what better room to do this in than where you gather with your loved ones to share a meal? Below, find some of our favorite finds, and learn how to create your own modern farmhouse dining room.

Modern Farmhouse Dining Room


SHOP THE LOOK: Cabriolet Cabinet $599, Gathering Pans $49, Hickory Dickory Clock Cabinet $299, Newsie Bin $18-$28, Magnolia Home Farmhouse Side Chair $159, Wall Art Letter V $14, Luigi Chair $44, Lynwood Bookcase $599, Pipe Fittings Floor Lamp $139, Mint Mahogany Corner Accent Table $199, Beautiful Framed Print $49, Metal Milk Bucket $39, Karavia Stripe Rug $179, Finley Table Lamp $59, Magnolia Home Childers Round Dining Table $649, 1-Drawer Accent Table $129, Friends Framed Print $189


Distressed Finishes

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When you are choosing furniture for your modern farmhouse dining room, be sure to look for pieces with distressed finishes. Painted furnishings with eased edges and natural-colored wood with weathered surfaces both bring a rustic feel to this style of space.

Mix-and-Match Furnishings

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ABOVE: Magnolia Home Childers Dining Set (Click image to shop the look.)

To give your modern farmhouse dining room an eclectic touch, be sure to avoid being matchy-matchy. Try choosing chairs in a different finish than your table, and if you’re feeling extra bold, mix-and-match several types of chairs. In our look, we choose classic windsor chairs in a natural oak finish and contrasted them with seats made of sheet metal.

Industrial Accents

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Although this style is inspired by country living, you want to keep your modern farmhouse dining room looking refined with industrial accents. Black metal grated bins, Edison-style lamps with exposed bulbs, and decor inspired by moving machines all will make your space looking sophisticated and on-trend.

 Neutral Color Palette

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ABOVE: Magnolia Home Spool Leg Dining Set (Click image to shop the look.)

Finally, when you are decorating your modern farmhouse dining room, try to choose items that are a neutral color. This keeps the space versatile to change season after season. Black, white, and beige serve as the backdrop for pops of color. In our look, we added a few mint furnishings to give the space some visual interest.

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Irish Country Style Just in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, so let a little luck inside your home to get ready for spring with Irish country style! The rolling emerald green hills and seaside might not be in your backyard, but you can still bring the quaint, traditional charm of the Irish countryside to your living space with these inspirational design tips straight from the cutaway cliffs of Killarney. Erin go Bragh!

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Add farmhouse feel.

Nothing says country style more than farmhouse-inspired decor, so make sure you choose all the right accessories with that touch of barnyard bliss. Farm animal motifs will add homespun charm to your kitchen or dining area while farmyard-inspired accents like baskets, pitchers, trays, and metal buckets will look at home on a table or shelf. For furniture, fabrics with organic textures in neutral shades like cream, beige, and brown and wood with distressed finishes in fresh whites and creams will exude countryside simplicity that will make any room naturally beautiful and reminiscent of a quaint Irish cottage.

For farmhouse-inspired accents, check out the: Berkshire Rooster Print, Rustic Handled Tray, Tobian Pitcher, Magnolia Home Tripod End Table, Grandpa Side Table, and Meadow Chairside End Table.

Use classic furniture.

Irish homes don’t need to look overdone in order to appear beautiful, so celebrate the simplistic and quintessential design of a few traditional staple pieces to start your room on the right track to Irish country style. A classic brown leather couch or a traditional wooden dining set will feel homey and withstand the test of time, and make your guests feel right at home.

For classic furniture, check out the: Manchester 5 Pc. Dining Group, Magnolia Home Taper Turned Bench, and Heartland Sofa.

Bring in color.

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Don’t forget to go green! Since the country of Ireland is filled with green hills, it only makes sense the Irish love to use this color to decorate in order to symbolize luck, good health, renewal, growth, nature, and harmony. And don’t forget to use other colors too. In defiance of the country’s gray and usually overcast weather, many Irish homes are painted bright colors such as blue, red, and yellow. A red door in Ireland is even said to ward off ghosts and evil spirits! To incorporate color in your Irish country style room, add accent furniture, chairs, and throw pillows to brighten up your space instantly.

For green furniture and accents, check out the: Burlap Trim Pillow, Magnolia Home Flora Side Chair, and Holmes TV Stand.

Choose traditional patterns.

In your Irish country styled room, antique patterns will definitely incorporate the vintage charm found in many Irish homes today. Vintage-inspired floral wallpaper instead of painted walls in addition to traditional European patterns like damask found on rugs, vases, and accent chairs will add visual interest and sophistication in your home. Celtic knots and crosses, shamrocks, and Irish linen made of flax fiber can also bring in the culture of Ireland on tapestries, napkins, tablecloths, and towels, and will make your living space feel extra lucky!

For traditional patterned accent pieces, check out the: Colleen II Accent Chair, Wembley Vase, and Grayson Rug.

Cozy up your kitchen.

Last but not least, make sure your kitchen and dining area are a place for family, friends, and guests. A long farmhouse style dining table and a china cabinet filled with antique dishes on display are frequently found in this nation that is all about good times and merriment. So, celebrate the Irish lifestyle and cherish the ones you hold dear with a good meal and an Irish beer!

For kitchen storage, check out the: Manchester China Cabinet.

Shabby Chic Bedroom

We all love the worn-in look of antiques mixed with the girly romance of classic furniture, and what better way to show off this look than with a shabby chic bedroom? Combining the authenticity of rustic furnishings with the charm of whimsical styling, a shabby chic bedroom will give you the fashionable ambience and the eclectic allure you’ve been waiting for.

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Washed and Weathered Finishes

To create a shabby chic bedroom, you need to incorporate items that resemble antiques with timeworn finishes. Try to pick distressed or washed furnishings that have old-fashioned charm. The Sedona Panel Bed and Sedona Dresser that we chose for our shabby chic bedroom nod to a refreshing English country aesthetic as the gray tone exposes the weathered wood. We used the Jenny Lind Accent Table as a nightstand, and this cottage-inspired furnishing has the lightly eased distressing that your shabby chic bedroom needs! Made of reclaimed fir, this one-of-a kind end table doesn’t disappoint. Finally, we grounded the space with the Antiquity Grey Rug, which embodies vintage flair with its weathered look that resembles faded, well-worn patina.

Classic Silhouettes

A shabby chic bedroom is comfortable and inviting with French-inspired, classic silhouettes. Look for furniture with traditional details to keep your space looking timeless. The Woodland Jewelry Armoire has sweet cabriole legs and carved molding, while the Salerno Console sports dentil molding and a farmhouse fresh curved X-stretcher. The Ellie Desk is the perfect workspace for your shabby chic bedroom with elegant ring-turned legs and a decorative backboard.

Girly Details

A shabby chic bedroom isn’t complete without girly details. Seek out pieces that have an opulent, romantic feel to them to make your space seem a bit whimsical. The Chloe Desk Chair embodies the style of Louis XVI, and the blush-colored floral upholstery is fit for a princess. The Harbor Bench is simply enchanting, bringing a feminine vibe with its granny-chic paisley print and bohemian-inspired trim. Finally, we chose the Cecilia Table Lamp to add an extra dose of sugar and spice to our shabby chic bedroom with its lacey shade and ornate base.

Soft and Neutral Color Palette

When creating your shabby chic bedroom, be sure to use a soft and neutral color palette. With crisp white being one of our favorite hues for a sweet country aesthetic, we brought the Chloe Dresser and the Dominique Vanity as clean accent pieces. The Lilly Cabinet brings neutral tones of taupe into the space, with a breakfront design, tapered legs, and expertly hand-painted vine details. Pulling the entire room together, the Potted Pleasures Canvas showcases vases of country roses and other floral arrangements in soft grays, beiges, and golden yellows. More colors that look great in a shabby chic bedroom are baby pink, sky blue, light lavender, and most other pastels.

A Hint of Sparkle

For the final touches to your shabby chic bedroom, be sure to incorporate just a touch of shine. The Linore Table Lamp features a slightly burnished mercury etching and a chrome base, while the Seeded Hurricane is made of hand-blown glass with the perfect amount of glimmer. Lastly, the shimmering Crystal Hall Chest brings the final hint of sparkle to our shabby chic bedroom with its matte gold finish and glistening faux crystal pulls.

Creating a shabby chic bedroom is easy since you can pull together so many different furniture finishes together to make it appear as if you’ve collected antique pieces throughout the years. This style is so much fun because of its whimsical nature, combining rustic farmhouse appeal with French cottage charm.

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!