How to bring your rustic farmhouse style to life

The rustic farmhouse style can be described as clean and simple with a country flair. Rich wood tones, rustic antique décor and white simplicity in an open layout are all details that characterize this style of design. Read on to learn how you can incorporate this intriguing and inviting design approach to every room of your home.

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  • Rich wood tones
  • The farmhouse style of design encourages integrating rich wood tones wherever possible. Exposed beams, sliding barn doors, wooden mantles, hardwood floors, shiplap and reclaimed wood furniture are prevalent themes for this design.
Photo Credit: Beazer Homes | Crestwood Lantern
Photo Credit: Beazer Homes | Crestwood Lantern
  • Antique décor
  • Designers love to find weathered, antique-style décor to flatter this country charm feel. Spruce up the design with fun accessories like old wooden window frames, wire baskets, hand-painted signs, large metal wall clocks and small potted plants. Trends like antique or wooden chandeliers, use of burlap material and open shelving to display dishes are also incorporated throughout the home.
Photo Credit: Beazer Homes, featuring Archie Chandelier
Photo Credit: Beazer Homes |  Archie Chandelier
  • Open layout
  • The design elements of the farmhouse style are best accentuated by an open floor plan in the home, which typically fuses the kitchen and living areas into one large gathering space for family and friends. Combine open layouts with a white color palette to create spacious, comfortable living areas.


  • White simplicity
  • Stick to a white color palette throughout the home. This creates a clean, simple look, which can be accentuated with soft pastels and neutrals. White painted brick and shiplap are common ways to incorporate this look.