The Farmhouse Gets an Update
Farmhouse décor has been a trend for the last decade. What is a modern farmhouse? The look combines functionality with a relaxed, lived-in feel. Pieces look slightly worn, rustic, and inviting. The ease of the farmhouse style is one of the reasons for its lingering appeal as designers look to modernize and update the look.
Modern Farmhouse style continues to emphasize a neutral color palette and sustainable materials, such as reclaimed wood and used brick but adds more sophistication to the theme. Capitalizing on the boho trend, the Modern Farmhouse style might include accent pieces in wicker or kilim rugs and pillows, warming the room and merging it with more traditional elements.
Contemporary designs such as Industrial and Scandinavian also get an update when mixed with Modern Farmhouse. The bright, light rooms of a Scandinavian Farmhouse look might include a rustic kitchen table or distressed flooring. While cold, Industrial design adds warmth with a sliding barn door entry or rich leather chairs.
The farmhouse style focuses on comfort, practicality, and an informal lifestyle. Today’s family enjoys this kind of living environment because it offers an easy and flexible design. Inexpensive accent pieces are also readily available which makes the style accessible to everyone. Modern Farmhouse is an updated version of the original, incorporating fresh looks and merging textures and palates to suit the contemporary San Diego homeowner.
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