When we started entertaining the idea of buying a new home, I could not stay away from Pinterest. For so long I had been avoiding looking at home decor on Pinterest because I new there was no point in trying to redecorate our old house when we knew we wouldn’t be there much longer. I knew that looking at all the pretty home decor would have me wishing for something more, and I was trying really hard to just be content at the moment (does anyone else struggle with this?)
My eye had always been drawn to the Farmhouse aesthetic so when we found our new home, I started pinning away and eventually started actually shopping.
There were a few farmhouse decor pieces that I found myself drawn to over and over again as I was shopping for different spaces in our home and I’d like to share them with you today. If you’re looking to create a farmhouse vibe in your home, this may be a good place to start! The general color scheme in our home is very neutral (beige, white, gray) with elements of green, some blue, and galvanized metal thrown in there. One thing I love about farmhouse decor is that there is so much out there that it’s easy to make it your own.
Farmhouse Decor Must-Haves
In pretty much every space, I felt myself longing for some greenery! I love lambs ear and eucalyptus. I would watch the sales at Hobby Lobby and as soon as their floral stems went on sale I would grab a whole bunch of them to put around the house. I love neutral colors, but these little pops of green bring a bit of soft color to the space.
Throw that greenery in some white vases or pitchers and you’re set! Adding white among the creams and beige brings a sharpness that I love.
These lanterns were left over from weddings (my sister and sister-in-law both used them) and now they are scattered throughout our families houses. Lanterns are so versatile. I have one on our entry table, one on the hearth of the fireplace, and one in our bedroom and they all have something different inside of them.
When something was missing from a space, I found myself either searching for a vase with greenery or candle holders. I love how they bring dimension by using two or three of different height. You can put a candle on them, or not. Either way looks great!
Because every southern home needs cotton. We live in Alabama, after all! (We actually have a cotton field right next to our neighborhood and I love seeing a beautiful field of white when we walk out our front door each morning!)
This is another way to add dimension to a space. Instead of just setting some things on a table, it looks so much more organized when it’s sitting inside of a basket/tray or set on top of a couple books for height! Tobacco baskets are always nice as well, either as wall decor or to put things in.
Again this adds a pop of white and dimension. You can hang them on the wall or set them upright on a table, but window frames are always great for layering.
Signs with bible verses, words or sayings in a pretty font are perfect for your “farmhouse.”
I love a beautiful green wreath, like this magnolia. Wreaths are great for layering as well, either with baskets, window frames, or signs.
Throw in some buffalo check in there and you’re good to go! I love how these door mats look layered together. I didn’t want to go overboard with the black and white check indoors (at least until Christmas rolls around!), so I went with neutral buffalo check throw pillow covers.
What are your favorite farmhouse decor staples? Would you add anything to this list?
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