Modern farmhouse style combines the best of traditional comfort with sleek contemporary design. It’s an aesthetic that is easy to achieve without spending a fortune.
Look for furniture, fixtures and accessories made from natural materials like wood, galvanized metal and jute. Mixing textures is also a hallmark of this style.
Paint the Walls
A modern farmhouse look is not only functional but also beautiful. If you’re leaning toward this style, it’s important that every item in your home has a purpose and is used frequently. Spending a lot of money to achieve this look is also unnecessary.
A good place to start is to rethink your wall colors. While whites and creams are traditional choices, 2023’s ‘new neutrals’ offer a variety of earthy colors that work well with this style.
Using natural wood is another affordable way to achieve a modern farmhouse look. Ask friends and family if they have any old wood pieces that you can use to decorate your home. Alternatively, you can purchase wooden planks from a home improvement store and paint them yourself to match the color of your walls.
Modern farmhouse decor is often reminiscent of the simplicity and practicality of our grandparents’ homes. Copper pans, wooden kitchen shelves, and jars filled with fresh herbs are typical features of this style. These decorations are found in secondhand stores, antique shops, and flea markets.
If you can do a few DIY projects, they can be a great way to save money and create unique decor pieces that will add a lot of character to your space. For example, you can create your farmhouse sign with reclaimed wood and stencils or make a wreath using natural materials like twigs and burlap.
You can also repurpose furniture to add rustic elements to your home. For example, you can turn a chicken crate into a coffee table by adding caster wheels and a white slipcover. This repurposed piece is sure to impress your guests when they come over. You can also use a metal ladder to display your favorite throw blankets or create a multifunctional entryway coat rack by turning an old barn door and repurposing it as a shelf.
Add Mason Jars
You can’t beat the simplicity of Mason jars for farmhouse decor on a budget. They’re the perfect smoothie vessels, pencil holders and more. But simple steps can make them fancier for your home. Painting mason jars with chalk paint is easy, affordable, and fun for kids to do on a rainy day this spring. For the ultimate farmhouse touch, use a sanding block to create distressed edges on the jar once it’s painted.
Display mason jars at your next big family dinner party as placeholders for an even more personalized touch. You can fill each jar with a recent photo and the name of your guests written on the outside with a chalk pen.
Another inexpensive farmhouse touch is metal decor like old window frames and weathered doors. Look around your neighborhood for items people get rid of and ask if you can have them.
Make Your Ladder
If you know the tricks, achieving a farmhouse look on a budget is possible. First, you must paint the walls a neutral color, such as a soft beige or cream. White works best, but other colors, such as grays, work. Painting your walls a neutral color instantly gives your home a more rustic feel.
Adding mason jars to your decor is another way to achieve a farmhouse look. Mason jars are inexpensive and can be repurposed for many purposes. You can store food, hold flowers, or even display plants. You can also use them to add a decorative touch by wrapping them with twine.
Another great tip is to create a gallery wall of family photos or other vintage prints. This adds a personalized touch to your space and helps set the farmhouse style. Ask friends and family if they have any old wood pieces you can borrow or purchase for a low price.