Rustic farmhouse is such a charming aesthetic. It hints to a simpler lifestyle we all yearn for, and goes surprising well with other styles, even modern. Gaining momentum in recent years as a favorite design style to emulate, 2012 just might be the year to start your home off in a fresh, rustic, farmhouse way. Been wanting to dabble in the style but not sure how it'll go with your existing one or your urban apartment/house? It seems everywhere we look on the popular website Pinterest we're seeing the rustic farmhouse style pop up and grow in popularity. We think these four elements represent the core aesthetics of the look and could be easily incorporated into a home of most any style or architecture.
Dark, rustic, warm wood Heavy, dark wood ceiling timbers really would be fabulous, but incorporating some rustic furniture is the next best thing. Rustic wood tables and stools look surprisingly fabulous in sleek, modern kitchens and help soften and warm the space up. Even consider heavy wood accessories sprinkled around a space to give just the faintest hint of that farmhouse style.
Rusty or shiny hints of industrial It seems something nearly every rustic farmhouse-inspired space has in common is a nod to industrial elements, or at least elements that are metal and no-nonsense. The best way would be to add in some fun, functional and industrial hanging lights or other accessories and pieces.
Earthy, neutral creams, rusts and other natural tones Even if all you've got the budget or space to work with is wall paint, an earthy color palette could go a long way to giving a rustic feel. A base of creams, off-whites and even gray can be a great place to start, and then add in other naturally-inspired colors as they resonate with you.
Light, quilts and life Update old window treatments to maximize light, bring in candles and low lighting for atmosphere and incorporate an arrangement or two of lovely wildflowers or green herbs. Incorporate pops of cheery color with vintage or modern quilts and meaningful art.
MORE RUSTIC FARMHOUSE INSPIRATION
Susan & Ryan's Less-Is-More Farmhouse
The Urban Cowboy Rustic Farmhouse
Modern Rustic Farmhouses
Stephen & Todd's Fantastic Mr. Farmhouse
Farmhouse Kitchen Style In Your Home
(Images: As credited in links above)