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Farmhouse style furniture and decor can be added to any home. It can be incorporated with other decor styles. Farmhouse style is easy to add and it’s beautiful. Whether you add elements, style a room, or style your whole home in farmhouse style, it is easy to get this look with MudPaint. You don’t have to start by buying a farm. You don’t even have to live on a farm!
However, it does mean that you will be using a simple and practical mindset to style and decorate. Farmhouse style furniture exudes warmth and comfort. The focus is on being in the space versus the space alone. Forget the bright colors and flashy decor. Neutral colors, natural elements, and texture are the key to getting a farmhouse look. Think “reclaimed wood” and “weathered antique decor”, and you will be well on your way.
First – Paint Furniture Neutral Colors
Choose a soft beige, cream, or even gray–it doesn’t have to be white. Adding a light color on furniture gets the farmhouse style furniture look. Farmhouse colors include MudPaint’s Manor White, China White, Smoke. MudPaint is eco-friendly, LEED-compliant and it’s unique, clay-based formula with natural earthen materials requires little prep work and no waxing for a smooth coat.
Second – Distress Furniture
Add an old, worn look to a piece of painted furniture by distressing to show a bit of the wear and tear of daily life. Rough wood and peeling paint can do wonders in creating a farmhouse look. Distress a piece of furniture easily by following these distressing steps.
Third – Change Out Hardware
When considering what kind of knobs and pulls to use, go with pieces that have strong lines and metal finishes. If it looks durable and like it could be used to handle hard work on the farm, you’re on the right track for farmhouse style furniture.
Fourth – it’s time to incorporate Vintage Items
Style your tables and cabinets with vintage items. A hallmark of old farmhouses is the collection of vintage kitchenware it contains. Place old cookbooks, antique salt and pepper shakers, a classic milk pitcher filled with flowering branches on top of dining room tables and cabinets for a rustic reminder of days gone by. Instead of using a standard vase for your flowers or greenery on coffee tables, try using something unexpected and vintage–like an old flour sifter. Incorporate the old and use it in a practical sense for farmhouse style furniture.
Fifth – Stain a Top
Adding natural elements will create a farmhouse look. After painting the bottom and body of the furniture piece, consider just staining and applying our Matte Finish Clear Coat to the top of a dresser or a table and paint the bottom for a farmhouse look.