Why choose between city and country? You can have both with a contemporary spin on classic farmhouse style (and vice-versa!). Give your space an unexpected look with just a few easy refreshes — think neutral hues, wood accents, and clean lines. Read on to see how to mix modern and traditional farmhouse styles with confidence and get inspired by some of our favorite modern farmhouse ideas.
Update Your Farmhouse Dining Area
A modern farmhouse look is perfect for the kitchen or dining room. If you love farmhouse charm in your dining area, consider shaking things up with some modern chairs (or a combo of classic and contemporary dining chairs). Another way to update a classic farmhouse look in a dining room is with an of-the-moment area rug or a shapely wall mirror or statement pendant light.
A neutral, pared-back dining space stuns with handsome wood furniture and metal accents. The contemporary silhouettes of the dining chairs contrast perfectly with an otherwise-utilitarian farmhouse kitchen.
It’s shocking how well rustic farmhouse pieces mesh with mid-century modern accents, like these light fixtures. Think about materials and silhouettes that look great together because they contrast: reclaimed wood, metal, stainless steel, and wicker. You can also mix patterns and prints through chairs, wallpaper, wall art, and area rugs. You can have a lot of fun pairing these styles together and come up with an endless amount of combinations like these dining looks featuring statement pendant lights.
Comfy, Cozy Modern Farmhouse Living Room
Don’t get us wrong, we love modern — but sometimes too much can be too cold and standoffish. Offset modern vignettes with farmhouse decor including striped pillows, vintage-inspired rugs, and roughhewn rustic wood accents. Create an inviting space with the addition of farmhouse lighting, rugs, and curtains combined with modern pillows, seating, and a coffee table.
The best part of modern farmhouse design is the blend of comfort and style. Farmhouse style is all about familiarity and relaxation; modern style is edgy and provides that unexpected element. Take notes from this living room look that adds geometric patterns, timeworn wood, and farmhouse pitcher vases on the mantle.
Modern farmhouse style typically has a muted, neutral color palette but we love a look that takes risks with color. This living room has emerald green as the focus color with accent pillows and abstract wall art. The white walls, a cornerstone of farmhouse design, remain to round out the look and make the colors stand out even more. It gives a whole new meaning to farmhouse fresh.
Create a Modern Farmhouse Bedroom
Start with a very minimal-looking metal bed or a shiplap farmhouse bed. Then build your look from there. These farmhouse-inspired beds are like blank canvases that take on the look of the rest of the space with a modern accent chair in the corner, a neutral rug, cool-colored decorative pillows, and crisp white walls. Layer your look with a blend of textures and modern abstract patterns. This bedroom is the perfect mix of “we’ve been here forever” and a style that’s very now.
Breathe new life into a shabby chic bedroom with an on-trend gallery wall, up-to-date black and white patterns, and faux fur details. Your gallery wall can be a combination of vintage found objects as well as some modern motifs.