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If you love modern farmhouse decor like me, you might have thought of adding a little (or a lot) of it to your living room. Creating a modern farmhouse living room isn’t as difficult as you might think. With a few simple changes and tweaks to your room, you can give it that farmhouse look that’s so popular.
When I think of farmhouse style, I think of Joanna Gains from Fixer Upper fame. I think she had a hand in bringing the farmhouse look back and making it so popular. Not only that but showing people that anyone can achieve that look and you don’t have to live in the country and on a farm to do so!
Here are some Simple Modern Farmhouse Living Room Ideas, featuring Emery Valley Merchantile products, that will help you pull off a farmhouse vibe in your own home.
Use Light Colors
Lots of whites and greys. But don’t be afraid to include black and even green or blue. Whether you’re talking paint, furniture, or rug ideas, this color scheme works in farmhouse decorating.
Metal, wood, and even stone elements go wonderfully in a modern farmhouse living room. From the mantle to coffee, end, and entry tables, consider these materials to give your room that vibe.
Combine Old with New
Antiques and vintage pieces go perfect in a farmhouse home. To me, that’s what incorporates much of the farmhouse feel is having a few older items. You really can’t go wrong here.
Balance some antique decor with modern farmhouse living room decor. The two accent each other nicely. It helps bring the antiques into the modern style. The antiques help soften the modern farmhouse vibe and make the new feel homey and lived in.
Second Hand Furniture
This is ideal for a modern farmhouse living room, don’t let the ‘modern’ name throw you. Most pieces, even if they’re older, can be spruced up and refinished to give them the look you want. Antique tables with a new sofa set. New throw pillows on a vintage armchair. Old kitchen utensils become wall decor in your kitchen. Upcycle an old glass door for your pantry.
Missed matched pieces can work well together. For example, a refinished, antique dresser works well as a side table. Hang some old quilts on a ladder propped against the wall. Mix stained and painted furniture to create a cozy living room.
Can’t find and good second-hand furniture? There are many furniture companies creating new furniture with that second-hand feel.
Modern Farmhouse Living Room Decor
Farmhouse Wall Decor
There are so many options when it comes to modern farmhouse wall decor for your living room, it really is overwhelming. Popular options are word signs, mirrors, windmills, and arches. Creating a gallery wall is a very popular option and one you will find in many farmhouse living rooms today. Botanical prints are also popular and add a little color to the room. Create a simple but stylish wall using antique ceiling tiles.
Modern Farmhouse Mantel Decor
Candlesticks, faux greenery, and vases are just a few things you can put on your living room mantle. If that’s where your TV goes, no worries, some of these are very small and can be put beside the TV if you wish. A large piece of art is another good option.
No mantle? No problem! Farmhouse shelves are all the rage, and you can add any of the decor items mentioned above to a shelf as well. Reclaimed wood shelves are popular, as are wood and metal combinations.
Coffee Table Decor
Trays and books are trendy pieces that go well in a modern farmhouse living room. Also consider candles and knick-knacks as items that will help achieve the look you’re going for.
If you’re creating a modern farmhouse living room, you have to have throw pillows! I absolutely love throw pillows and love changing them out with every season. Here’s a decorating tip: If you don’t have the storage space or simply don’t want to keep buying different pillows, consider getting pillow covers! They take up way less space to store, and you can switch them out as often as you wish and use the exact same pillows. They are amazing and one of my favorite decorating tricks!
Most of these tips are relatively easy to pull off and won’t break the bank, either. We hope these simple farmhouse living room ideas will be helpful in giving your living room the farmhouse vibe you’ve been wanting!