This Rental House Is the Definition of “Modern Bohemian Farmhouse Style”
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Name: Jessica Morris, my husband and our four kids
Location: Campbell River — British Columbia, Canada
Size: 1,500 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting
My husband and I have four kids whose ages range from 1 to 9. We live in a smaller 1,500-square-foot rancher and we utilize every inch of our space. We are minimalistic in the sense that we only purchase items we love and we don’t have a ton of clutter around our home.
Every square inch of our home is utilized for storage and every drawer has a purpose. That being said, our kids only have toys that they play with and we like to utilize fun tassel baskets as well as our media stand drawers to conceal the “mess.”
Over time, our home has changed from farmhouse, to more modern farmhouse, to a “Modern Bohemian Farmhouse.” We love greenery in our home and have plants in every room. We love doing life in our home!
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Modern Bohemian Farmhouse.
What is your favorite room and why? Our favorite room in our home is our living room. We have five huge floor-to-ceiling windows that let in a ton of light. We do not have a TV in this room but we use it as a game room, a place to read, or just hang out. We DIY-ed our mantel a week after moving in with consent from our landlords and it’s the feature in our living room. We used Stickwood on the entire fireplace and it’s truly our favorite feature in our home. Instead of having a TV in this room we have a ton of family photos, some minted artwork, and lots of greenery to direct the eye!
If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? A few things: I would change out the fireplace insert to something more modern. I would change our kitchen coloring to all white and I would change out the flooring to a beach-y gray color.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Oh my gosh…our tassel chandelier in our living room. It’s such a big and beautiful feature item and you see it as soon as you walk in.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Yes! Do what you love and not what is popular. Over the years we’ve collected antiques, and DIY-ed a lot of our decor and we have done what feels best for us. If you continually go with the trends, you will never be happy with your home. You want your place to feel lived in, but polished and I truly believe by living minimally you can achieve this!
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