Top 5 Reasons To Love Farmhouse Style

There are many, many reasons why I love farmhouse style!  We all know that farmhouse style is white hot right now, but that isn’t why I love it so.  Here is a list of my top five reasons why I’ve fully embraced it in my own home.  BTW – click on the post title above the photos to see more of these spaces!    

 

YOU CAN HAVE FARMHOUSE STYLE ANYWHERE

In spite of what you may think, you don’t have to have fifty acres of land, forty cows, twenty pigs, ten chickens, four goats and so on to embrace this style in your own home (although I’m totally jealous if you do!).  In fact, if you were to ride through my suburban neighborhood and see my traditional brick home, you might never know that there’s a farmhouse style lovin’ girl living inside!

FARMHOUSE FRONT ENTRY AND EASY PLANTERS 

Easy spring planters || Worthing Court

 

Spring front porch on a traditional brick suburban home || Worthing Court

 

IT’S EASY TO INCORPORATE WHAT YOU ALREADY OWN

Up until our current home, I had used mainly traditional style furnishings and accessories in my home.  In the 90’s that traditional style morphed into Tuscan style, where it seemed that my entire home was decorated with lots of scrolly things and heavy furnishings with a liberal dose of red and gold.  When we moved into this house, I certainly couldn’t afford to replace every single thing that I own – nor did I want to.  That would have seemed so wasteful to me.

Instead, I’ve been living with much of what I already owned and dreaming up ways to make it fit into this home.  My dining room makeover is a good example.  My furniture was all brown, heavy and had lots of scrolls carved into the wood.  It looked great in my former dining room in all its Tuscan’ish glory.  Not so much here.  I was able to give it that farmhouse vibe with paint and new fabric.

FARMHOUSE DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL – BEFORE AND AFTER 

How To Redecorate A Dining Room - if you have a piece of furniture that is too large to carry outside a paint store can color match spray paint for you || Worthing Court

 

A dining room makeover - from traditional to farmhouse style || Worthing Court

 

Traditional Martha Washington style side chairs covered with gray and white buffalo check fabric || Worthing Court

 

FARMHOUSE STYLE “PLAYS WELL” WITH OTHER DESIGN CHOICES AND STYLES

Say your home is decorated in farmhouse style, but what if you fall in love with those modern global patterned pillows?  Or what if you love that mid century sideboard?  How about that traditional looking furniture?  I say bring it!  One of the charms of farmhouse style is that it easily mixes with most anything!

HOW I GAVE MY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER A MAKEOVER WITHOUT PAINT

{AND INCORPORATING A HUGE TV INTO YOUR FARMHOUSE STYLE FAMILY ROOM} 

How to give an entertainment center rustic farmhouse style without using painted || Worthing Court

 

IT’S UNPRETENTIOUS, RELAXED, COZY, INVITING AND HOMEY

You may already know that we completely remodeled our twenty year old home when we bought it nearly three years ago and that I’ve been going through room-by-room to add the finishing details.  As I’ve completed rooms, I can honestly say that I’ve never felt so “at home” in my own house!  To me, walking into my home now is like being welcomed with a big ole bear hug.

THE EVOLUTION OF A FARMHOUSE BREAKFAST AREA 

Tips for turning a dated and traditional breakfast area into a space filled with farmhouse charm || Worthing Court

 

IT REMINDS ME OF A SIMPLER TIME

I’ve seen many versions of farmhouse style – shabby chic, chippy, vintage, etc.  Mine is not so much the chippy or shabby chic variety, but embracing farmhouse style in my home has made it easy to incorporate those vintage or time worn pieces that add so much charm.

THE EVOLUTION OF A FARMHOUSE STYLE HOME OFFICE – BEFORE AND AFTER

An antique mail sorter becomes large scale "art" in a farmhouse style home office || Worthing Court

 

Farmhouse style home office || Worthing Court

So, how about you – are you a lover of farmhouse style?  Have you tried embracing all of its wonderful qualities in your own home?  What’s your favorite tip for doing so?

 

 

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