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In the frantic pace of today’s world, a return to the functional beauty of yesterday, with a modern twist, is a welcome relief to electronic overload. In addition, many people are now working from home, making it even more important that home be a place of warmth and sanctuary.
For this reason, bringing the simplicity of the country is a great way to create a tranquil environment. Country styles such as farmhouse chic have become a popular and calming influence in today’s home decor.
Farmhouse decor continues its staying power as it evolves to include modern farmhouse touches and the earthen colors that are currently on-trend.
What can you do to incorporate some of this aesthetic into your own home? Here are five tips for incorporating calming yet simple design changes into your own home.Love the farmhouse style? Here are five tips for incorporating calming design changes into your own home!Click To Tweet
Test the Waters with Holiday Home Decor
A whole overhaul of your home may feel like a big job. However, an easy way to dip your toes into a different design style is to incorporate it for the holidays.
Halloween, Christmas, or even Easter decorations can be an opportunity to show off some farmhouse holiday decor and incorporate homespun charm into your home.
Start with Small Touches
Small changes, such as artwork, pillows, or plants, can start to change the look of a room. By freshening up accessories, you can make a big difference without spending much money.
Edit Existing House Collections
Remember not just to add, but to edit. Sometimes removing items can make a big difference to the look of your room.
Often, we get used to our environment and don’t realize what effect certain items have. By sitting quietly in a room and thinking about the space, you can often pick out the pieces that don’t fit.
Incorporate Quality Finishes Into Your Home
Using home decor terms, there are soft finishes and hard finishes.
Soft finishes include fabric furnishings such as curtains, tablecloths, rugs, throws, and pillows. Changing the soft finishes in a room is much easier than making changes to the hard finishes such as paint and flooring but can have a transformative effect. Updating color or style trends by changing the soft finishes in a room can be an affordable and easy way to lift your home decor.
For example, the current color trend is shifting from cool whites and grays towards warmer earthy neutrals. By changing out some of your throw pillows or hanging a new set of curtains and blinds, you can update the look of a whole room.
Find the Beauty in Simple Household Items
When purchasing new lamps, bowls, or other items for your home, pay attention not just to their function but to their form. A beautiful bowl that has been handed down or an antique kitchen tray make perfect additions to a farmhouse kitchen. By carefully considering the items you purchase for day-to-day living, you will form a cohesive look in each room.
By following the above tips, with a few minor additions and edits, you too can find the finishing touches to make your home into your sanctuary.
Can you share any tips for decorating your house cohesively with us?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.