Even though I don’t live anywhere near a farm, and I am miles from the nearest open space, I love the look of a farmhouse. I think the appeal of a farmhouse style is in the details, the small pieces that remind you of a simpler time when life was easy.

The good news is, you don’t have to live in the country to enjoy the rustic look of a farmhouse. This home tour shows some of the elements you can incorporate no matter where you live.


A farmhouse starts with a beautiful exterior. Bright white against a gorgeous dark wood door leaves you itching to see what lies inside. Cute, old fashioned rocking chairs on a covered porch are the quintessential elements of a farmhouse home. Sweet tea anyone?farmhouse-1-1

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I love this entry because it is simple, welcoming, and gives your guest somewhere to sit down and remove their shoes. The large floral addition is hanging on hooks that could also be used for coats or jackets, and the colors in the entry accent the white and dark combination of the exterior. I found this solid wood bench  which looks similar but has a secret storage compartment as well!  Beautiful and functional! farmhouse-2

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A farmhouse kitchen is one of the happiest places to be. You can smell the fresh bread or homemade cookies just by looking at the pictures. Be sure to wipe the drool off your keyboard when you’re done. I love the light, the rustic elements, open shelving, bead board or rustic brick additions, and of course that gorgeous farmhouse sink.farmhouse-3

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    Living Area:

The living area in a farmhouse should have seating for a crowd. Farmhouse layouts naturally lend themselves to entertaining, so make your guests feel welcome with comfortable seating and a place to put their glass. A farmhouse is one of the only styles that can easily accept a gun on the wall, but just because you’re rustic doesn’t mean you can’t add a little blinging chandelier as well.farmhouse-4

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This bedroom looks so comfortable and peaceful. I think simplicity is best in a bedroom, the less distractions the better. I love plaid bedding, here is a set I love even more since it bring in a bit of gray.  The peaceful wall color, and the small elements that bring this farmhouse bedroom together are so elegant. farmhouse-5

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    Bathrooms :

Of course, you can’t forget the loo. This master bathroom underwent a complete farmhouse renovation with that amazing backplash all the way to the top. I love the rustic look of the cabinets and the lighting fixtures on either side, rather than the traditional across-the-top lighting.farmhouse-6

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It’s the little things that bring a farmhouse together to make it feel shabby chic. Every pieces of furniture serves a purpose. Every element has a meaning. Farmhouses are gathering places for those you love, homes that are meant to be lived in, not just look pretty for the magazines. Can’t wait to incorporate some of these cozy elements into my home, even if I’m in the suburbs).


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