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2017 Trends in Farmhouse Decorating

by CustomHomes on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Farmhouse kitchenFarmhouse decor has been a longstanding tradition in American homes, especially for those living in homes that are already 80 or more years old. The mix of warm tones, gentle simplicity, and nostalgia for a less complicated time make it a favorite of many homeowners. Whether you have a well aged antique home or a brand new house that you want to make homier, these design trends for 2017 will help you achieve that farmhouse look.

Window, Window on the Wall

Placing a window frame on your wall adds a unique textured look to an otherwise empty space. The variety of windows available allows you to choose one that will fit the look you want to achieve. Old, reclaimed windows give off a more rustic vibe, while a newer window gives a more modern feel. If you can’t get your hands on an older window, consider getting an untreated frame that you can stain and distress on your own.

If you can’t get your hands on an older window, consider getting an untreated frame that you can stain and distress on your own. This type of decoration typically looks better without any panes within the window frame. Not only does the removal of the glass make it a little safer (especially if you have pets or little ones), but depending on the depth of your window frame, can make a thematic shelf.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors have been fairly common in farmhouses for quite a while, from the traditional style sliders to the more modern pocket doors. Currently receiving a surge in popularity, though, are barn door style sliding doors. These interior entry ways are modeled after a traditional barn door, operating using a set of wheels on an overhead mounted rail system. Modern looking kits are becoming more popular, allowing them to be used in almost anyone’s take on farmhouse decor.

Large White Spaces, Small Black Accents

For many years, reclaimed woods and warm tones made up the majority of farmhouse interior designs. Now, top designers are focusing on a more modern look, leaving large areas of their main rooms just plain white. Small patches of black accent paint around doors, windows, and other fixtures counteract the white to give a simple and elegant look. Then, small areas of more traditional farmhouse decor are placed throughout the room, using the woods and tones that are such a major part of the atmosphere.

We hope these tips inspire some design ideas for your own home. Happy decorating!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com