The rustic and comfortable Farmhouse style of decorating is always popular because it is so easy to live with and it looks beautiful. The emphasis is on natural materials, craftsmanship, a sense of harmony and space, and also vintage pieces and antique furniture that looks naturally well-worn and loved. These recently published books provide inspiration for decorating your home in this style, whether you like the traditional Farmhouse style or a more updated version.
A Touch of Farmhouse Charm
A Touch of Farmhouse Charm: Easy DIY Projects to Add a Warm and Rustic Feel to Any Room might make your fingers itch to get decorating! The book is written by Liz Fourez and she takes readers on a tour through her restored 1940s rustic farm style house, showing how to make various handmade decorations. For example, a simple greenery wreath, a monogrammed door mat and a gingham check painted accent wall.
The aim of the book is to cultivate a connection between family, home and nature and “bring the warmth and beauty of simpler times to your modern life naturally.” I feel more serene already!
Modern Farmhouse Style
The subtitle of this book published by Country Home is: 250+ Ways to Harmonize Rustic Charm with Contemporary Living. That gives plenty of choice of wonderful decor ideas, organizational tips, and DIY projects.
The book has suggestions for every room in the house as well as outdoor spaces, so readers can learn to “countrify” any area of the home to make it look “charming yet refined, homey yet chic.”
The ideas show how to add the personal touch in ways that are easy and accessible for everyone.
City Farmhouse Style
This glossy book by Kim Leggett shows how even urban dwellers can catch a little of that fabulous Farmhouse style. Leggett is a designer for celebrity clients including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren and Sheryl Crow. She seems to have plenty of experience showing readers how to transform their city homes with unfussy Farmhouse style that keeps the spirit of the look while adapting it to an urban setting.
The book includes Farmhouse paints, wallpapers and textiles as well as general decorating and styling tips. I love Leggett’s statement that: “Designing your home is a lot like falling in love.” That is so true!
I hope you enjoy the inspiration from these books and if you want to shop for some Farmhouse style, here are some Farmhouse pieces on our EuroLuxHome.com website!
Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.