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The Beauty of Simplicity


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It is often said, “There is beauty in simplicity.” This is especially true in nature if you think of an untouched field of grass, pristine mountain lake or bare tree in winter. It’s also true in the interior design world, where you often hear about paring a room down to its essence. In terms of furniture and décor style, farmhouse is most often associated with simplicity, and is characterized by distressed painted wood finishes (frequently white), square, linear profiles, exposed metal hardware, and above all, craftsmanship. Mostly, we associate farmhouse with kitchens, but the style can be incorporated into any room in your home, including living rooms, family rooms, and bedrooms. It’s also easy to mix rustic farmhouse looks with bohemian, and industrial décor for a more modern interpretation. Traditional American farmhouses were about function more than style, often borrowing from the European countryside or a minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic to set the tone. Today, there are numerous variations of farmhouse, where details like metal barn door hinges are used, and neutral color palettes prevail. Whether you prefer classic farmhouse with predominantly homespun Americana elements, or a mix of other styles that add a modern twist to farmhouse, you can make your rooms look and function simply, and beautifully.

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Serve It Up In The Kitchen || Of all the rooms in your home, the kitchen is most reliant on proper function. While aesthetics are important, if your kitchen doesn’t work for the way you cook, eat, and gather with family and friends, it won’t fulfill its purpose. A versatile farmhouse dining table and chairs are a must, usually with planked details, slat backs, and sometimes, two-tone painted looks. Plenty of storage is just as important. A farmhouse buffet server or hutch will offer simple function and rustic charm with details like lots of drawers, shelves, bin-pull hardware, and distressed finishes that give them a well-worn look – all to evoke the simple comforts of home.

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Invite Neighboring Styles || In keeping with farmhouse’s natural beauty, consider adding bohemian elements to a room to soften the look. For example, in a living room with a farmhouse-style cocktail table and entertainment center, place a macramé wall hanging nearby, mix in a Moroccan-style rug, and a pair of leather ottomans. In a bedroom, drape a faux-fur throw over the bottom of the bed. Or, add an industrial touch with a distressed metal bookcase against one wall.

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Create A Country Haven || Your bedroom can also be a haven for farmhouse style that provides nights of deep, restful sleep. A cozy rustic bed with a paneled headboard and footboard might be the focal point, accompanied by a nightstand, dresser and mirror, and a simple rectangular bench at the foot of the bed for draping clothing, holding books, and putting on shoes.

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