Add rustic refinement to your home with the modern farmhouse style
Are you a country mouse or a city mouse? Who says you have to choose just one? Modern farmhouse style combines the best of both contemporary and country styles. Do you want to integrate neo-rustic elements in your home? Read our guide for inspiration!
Whether you’re building a new home or renovating, you can give your home a modern farmhouse feel! This trend pairs perfectly with many home decor styles. Just follow a few guidelines and choose key elements carefully.
Our models in the farmhouse style
To add a neo-rustic touch, juxtapose contrasting colours (psst… it’s one of our four decor ideas to get you inspired). Make your windows pop with black frames against a white or cream facade. A matte black front door and matching garage door will put the perfect finishing touch on your home’s exterior.
If you want to dip your toe into modern farmhouse style, but are worried about feeling like you’ve travelled back in time, not to fear! Unlike the kitschy country kitchens of decades past, modern farmhouse designs borrow the clean lines of contemporary styles often seen in modern interior design and architecture. Opt for wide patio doors with straight lines and dark colours to create a link between your indoor and outdoor space and a strong visual impact.
Choose raw and natural materials, such as wood and stone, to capture the essence of the countryside. Industrial elements can also be mixed in for a harmonious marriage of styles that will stand the test of time. Inside, think shiplap walls paired with cement tiles and wood cabinets in the kitchen. A beautiful black faucet adds the perfect finishing touch to this look.
Farmhouse style homes rely on a neutral palette, with white, black and wood tones taking centre stage. Given this limited range of colours, it’s important to play with texture to bring some warmth to a space. Focus on the essentials and carefully select the architectural details that will become decorative elements in their own right.