Gentle lines and a lived-in aesthetic sum up the modern farmhouse trend beautifully. Combining an easy and clean style, this design philosophy is evocative of Old England and Americana and has come to the forefront as an innovative example of purposeful living. For those yearning for interior and architectural style in its and cleanest form, this is it.
Think contemporary meets country. Converted barns, farmhouses and rustic architecture. The traditional farmhouse has taken on a modern twist – it is refined, sleek and gives way to a contemporary feel. The look is the epitome of laidback cool and certainly magazine-cover worthy!
Predominantly known for its neutral colour palette, the modern farmhouse style, when paired with non-conventional materials such as metal and planked walls, is a design trend made in heaven. Part of this trend’s appeal is the ability to mix and match different elements while keeping continuity with a common colour palette. Incorporating contrasting colours such as black or grey between the details, particularly in a neutral space, makes a big visual impact too. A beautifully executed modern farmhouse combines different accents and textures, creating a perfectly imperfect look. Contemporary components including glass, lucite and marble help to make the modern farmhouse style really stand out. Less means more with this style, so clean lines with a minimalist approach take this trend to a whole new level.
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The modern farmhouse look is amazingly flexible and can be achieved no matter where you live. Traditional check or tartan curtains in a neutral palette help to bring warmth into a room. However, classic ticking stripe soft furnishings in blues and creams also work well as part of this style. By incorporating a sliding barn door, installing a reclaimed wood feature wall, or upcycling farm tools and kitchen crockery, you can easily embrace the look and achieve this calming aesthetic. Upcycling and mixing rustic with chic is key to this design. When selecting furnishings, opt for practicality and versatility choosing silhouettes that make a strong visual impact and create a casual atmosphere that’s both polished and unfussy.
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