Farmhouse style is decorating your living space with those simple, cozy, warm items that make you feel at home. It puts you in remembrance of a time and place of days of old when your parents used whatever they had to make a house a home. Think about sitting in your favorite knicked chair by a warm fireplace, hearing the crackling of the fire, wrapped in a handmade blanket, sipping on a hot cup of coffee in a rustic style mug and possibly knitting a hat for the coming winter months. What we are now calling “vintage” is actually that farmhouse feel.
Look at Chip and Joanna Gaines of Magnolia Farms (formerly from the hit HGTV show, Fixer Upper), or Rae Dunn pottery What is this craze all about? I believe with all the stresses of the world, both politically and socially, people are looking for ways to feel grounded and for their homes to be a reflection of how they desire to feel internally – simple, not complicated, warm, caring, and at peace. Items like distressed furniture, hand knitted items, hand written letters, or things passed down from your mother’s mother gives you a connection to a much simpler, happier time.
If you are wanting to incorporate this look into your dwelling place but you are just not sure where to begin, here are a few tips.
- Try thrifting at your local Goodwill or re-sale store. You will be amazed at what you find. Everything old is new again.
- Look at what speaks to you. Do you own items that have been passed down to you that fit in with your modern decor?
- Learn to knit or crochet and make yourself a blanket.
- Make a wreath for your front door.
- Learn calligraphy or brush lettering and display your work.
Thanks for stopping by! I know it has been a while since you’ve heard from me. I would explain, but I will save it for another post. 🙂 I hope this inspires you to jump on the Farmhouse craze and bring some down home feel to your home. And as always, “Happy Crafting!”