Tips For Furnishing Your Farmhouse-Styled Living Room

Posted on: 21 August 2018

The farmhouse style is continuing to grow in popularity due to is unique, casual flair. Of course, the stars of Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines may also be responsible for bringing the farmhouse look into homes all across the world. Fortunately, furnishing your own space with elements of the farmhouse style does not have to be challenging. Here are a few tips to help you furnish your farmhouse living room.

Focus on Practicality

Practicality is one of the most important concepts of farmhouse decorating. Therefore, each piece of furniture you choose should be considered practical or something you and other members of your family will use. Obviously, your living room will require seating areas, so choose sofas, chairs, and loveseats that are not just for show. Make sure these furniture pieces are both durable and comfortable ensuring your family and guests can sit and relax in them for many years to come.

Focus on neutral colors for your furniture upholstery. Beige and cream are ideal choices because these colors work well with the wood tones used in farmhouse decorating. The type of upholstery also matters. Linen, burlap, and microfiber are both durable options that will allow your family to enjoy the furniture for an extended period of time.

Curios, cabinets, and tables should not only be attractive accents in your living room, but also functional. Consider pieces that allow you to display family photos and keepsakes, but also store items your family use daily. For example, arrange an array of framed photos on an accent cabinet, but use the cabinet part to store television remotes, books, and games your family enjoys.

Go Vintage

You will want to invest in new, good quality furniture so your family can enjoy sitting and relaxing in the living room, but you should incorporate a few vintage or antique pieces into your furniture design. Instead of a traditional set that includes a couch, loveseat, and chair, opt for one large sectional couch with a few accent chairs purchased from a local antique shop.

Skip the traditional table set and use a vintage ottoman in front of your sectional as your coffee table. Think outside the box when choosing vintage furniture, as well. Remove the doors from an antique locker and use it as a display shelf in your living room. Or, even create tables out of old barn wood to add a rustic touch to your farmhouse living room.

Farmhouse decorating does not have to overwhelming. This guide will help you furnish your farmhouse living room with great ideas for furniture sets.