Antique Farmhouse Decor 101
Farmhouse décor is the perfect fit for barn style houses. Offering rustic charm and an inviting feeling, this style of home décor will make you feel right at home. You will see this style in many of our Texas barndos. The style has surged in popularity and is regularly seen on HGTV.
What is Antique Farmhouse?
The farmhouse style is all about creating a cozy, relaxed and warm environment that’s full of character and charm.
When done properly, the farmhouse style finds the right balance of old and new. The goal is to make the home look as though it has evolved over time – just like a real farmhouse.
A Beginner’s Guide to the Farmhouse Style
The farmhouse style is a natural fit for our metal barn homes, but it’s also a great fit for anyone who wants to add country charm to their home.
But what exactly is the farmhouse style?
Perhaps the best way to describe this style is “bright and airy”. Think bright, light-colored walls and wood floors. Light wall colors brighten up the space, while the wooden floors add natural rustic elements.
Other design elements include:
Vintage Accessories and Family Heirlooms
Farmhouse decor welcomes vintage accessories and family heirlooms. Whether it’s mason jars, baskets, old silver, wood bowls, quilts or enamelware, this decor style embraces the old while pairing it with the new.
Heirlooms tell the story of your family, and they deserve a special place in your home. We think this reclaimed fireplace mantel is a perfect example.
Painted furniture adds rustic charm while brightening up a space. Painting furniture allows you to give new life to old, worn-looking pieces of furniture. It also creates that rustic, weathered look that’s a signature characteristic of the farmhouse style.
Bright-colored open shelving allows you to display your collections to the world. Whether it’s in the living room or kitchen, open shelves highlight your best pieces. Combining open and closed storage allows you to hide the “ugly” things while drawing attention to the beautiful things.
Open shelving can be hung in the kitchen, or cabinet doors can be removed from storage units to display the shelves.
Natural textiles complement all of the other elements of the farmhouse style. The most widely used fabrics include cotton, linen, ticking and burlap. These are excellent materials for pillows, table runners, throw blankets and window treatments.
Whenever possible, incorporate these natural textiles into your decor.
Signs, particularly vintage or vintage-inspired signs, add character and charm to the space. The great thing about farmhouse-style signs is that they can be changed throughout the year. They can reflect the season, your interests, or anything you please.
These elements work together to create what we all know as the “farmhouse style.”
Where Can You Shop For Antique Farmhouse Decor Online?
You have many good options these days for farmhouse decor stores. Sites like Etsy are great for vintage finds. Even AllModern.com now offer a custom line of “Laurel Foundry” of modern farmhouse furniture.
However, when you want the real thing, we use AntiqueFarmhouse.com.
They specialize in industrial, shabby chic, vintage farmhouse finds. We have ordered close to a hundred products from them, including my dining table, dining bench and chairs.
The company sells a wide variety of rustic farmhouse items to decorate every room of your home. You’ll find items to fill every room in your home, from wooden signs to throw pillows, chairs, tables and everything in between.
You can shop by sales events or by room. We must warn you though, their ever changing catalog of products is addictive. We have it bookmarked and visit it at least once a week to see what new items they have.
They also happen to have great pricing and have regular sales events. If you time it right, this is as close to wholesale pricing as you will find online.
The Antique Farmhouse can help you achieve this look by offering everything you need under one roof. The company offers wholesale farmhouse décor online, with sales up to 80% off of retail. They host multiple sales events which include decor, furniture, art products and more. It’s similar to a “deal of the day” site that offers significant savings on farmhouse-style decor.
The Antique Farmhouse is run by two sisters who have a passion for design and decor. Most of their items are one-of-a-kind and you need to act fast if it is the perfect piece for your home.
There’s always something new at Antique Farmhouse, but once an item is sold out, it’s gone forever. Customers can sign up to receive email alerts when new events are happening, which ensures that you don’t miss out on the items you want.
Here are 2 of our recent finds from their recent Fall kickoff sale.
When you shop by room, you’ll find a variety of items that will fit perfectly into each space. For most of our interior design consults, we find that most prefer to shop by room and get inspirations.
Add charm to your dining room – one of the most important rooms in the home.
Here, you’ll find a variety of dishes, serving trays, art, seating, utensils and decor.
No farmhouse dining room is complete without a metal sign, like this Farmhouse sign and farmhouse prairie table. From ceramic barnyard print plates to elegant flatware, chandeliers and an antique farmhouse table for sale, you’ll find everything you need to make your dining room feel cozy and welcoming.
When it comes to rustic farmhouse chairs, the Antique Farmhouse has some unique options, like this tractor seat stool made from industrial metal.
You’ll also find drum stools, wool poufs, wooden benches and rattan chairs. Many of these items are made to look shabby chic, with weathered elements that give it a vintage charm.
Fill your kitchen with functional pieces that add charm and complement your “country” style. You’ll find that enamel, cast iron, wood and metal are the main materials for most of the items in this department.
You’ll find charming white ceramic canisters to store your kitchen essentials, like flour, sugar and coffee. Some have whimsical designs with roosters or holiday themes. You’ll also find pitchers made of ceramic or galvanized metal, which are great for displaying flowers or for serving drinks.
From enameled “splatterware” to rustic wooden cutting boards, The Antique Farmhouse will transform your kitchen into country chic.
The living room is the heart of the home – where we come to relax at the end of a long day. It’s also where we socialize and entertain guests. Antique Farmhouse offers a variety of furniture and décor items that will get your guests talking and earn you a few compliments.
You’ll find all kinds of unique items, like a trunk bar cart that opens up to reveal ample storage for your bottles, glasses and more. The wheeled trunk can be moved to any room in the home, and when not in use, it serves as a wonderful décor piece.
The living room department is a charming mix of planters, wall décor, mirrors, chairs, throw pillows and hurricane lanterns. Rustic galvanized metal pieces add to the shabby chic charm of the farmhouse style, but you’ll also find wooden accent tables and benches with clean, sleek-but-warm charm.
Most of the pieces found in this department have earthy tones and natural elements, including wood and florals. But you’ll also find metal pieces, welcome mats and even wallpaper. Artwork featuring farm animals like cows and pigs also adds country charm to the space and is an excellent fit for metal barn homes.
Bring shabby chic décor to the bedroom. The Antique Farmhouse offers a variety of country-inspired bedspreads, curtains, throw blankets and more. From white ivory bedsheets to black and white checkered quilts, you’ll find a variety of linens to suit your style.
You’ll also find entryway benches, rattan baskets, chandeliers and mantels in this department. Cozy throw blankets take comfort to the next level, while brightly-colored curtains liven up the space.
The Antique Farmhouse also offers seasonal décor items to make your metal barn home more festive. Each item is designed to stay true to the farmhouse style. New sale events are available with each passing holiday.
No farmhouse look is complete without botanicals – dried, live or faux. The Antique Farmhouse offers a variety of flowers and arrangements to decorate side tables, buffets, mantels and more.
From wreaths to potted faux plants and bouquets of lifelike faux flowers, you’ll find a wide range of botanicals to brighten up the space.
If you’re in need of furniture or décor to fill your barn home, the Antique Farmhouse has everything you need to create that farmhouse style that’s all the rage.
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