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Recreate the Modern Farmhouse Interior Trend

The biggest trend we are seeing coming through in interiors at the moment is the modern farmhouse interior design style. This is a trend that incorporates a touch of country charm, with minimalist open spaces and industrial elements for an overall modern, yet homely aesthetic. The modern farmhouse interior trend has a very particular colour palette and a few key design elements you’ll need to incorporate to really nail the style in your own home. As this is a classic aesthetic that’s evolved over time, we’re certain this trend will continue to be popular for years to come. So, if you’re keen to adopt the modern farmhouse interior trend into your own home, read on for our tips on where to find the best pieces to incorporate into your space here at Homemaker The Valley!

Utilise structural staples

There are a few key design elements you’ll need to adopt to master the modern farmhouse style that draw inspiration from country, farmhouse, and industrial style homes. This design style has a very neutral colour palette, which means interest must be created using various structural pieces, textures, and finishes. Horizontal wall cladding painted in a white or off-white colour will automatically elevate each room whilst maintaining a clean and minimal modern farmhouse aesthetic. If your house is structurally able, we recommend adding exposed timber beams or creating faux timber beams on the ceiling for the ultimate farmhouse vibe. Subway tiling, open shelving, warm timber floors, and shaker-style cabinetry are also a must for the modern farmhouse trend and can be picked up from retailers like Early Settler and Provincial Home Living.

Choose a classic colour palette

The modern farmhouse interior design style sticks to a rustic colour palette, with pops of subtle, washed-out colours to offset the minimal look. Wall paint, cabinetry, benchtops, and tiling should be monochromatic or neutral in tone, using colours such as white, cream, charcoal or black. Modern farmhouse interiors often utilise bright white walls, warm timber floors and striking black accents through lighting fixtures, window frames and hardware. We recommend choosing large furniture items in colours such as cream or white, and pairing them with accent pieces in tan or charcoal. Subtle pops of colour can be added in shades of sage green, pale blue or washed-out mustard to also bring more life into the space, and you can find some great pieces that fall into this category at Freedom and Domayne here at Homemaker The Valley!

Play with texture

When designing a modern farmhouse home with a neutral colour palette, it is essential to include a variety of textures to create interest within the space. Rustic timbers are a great way to add visual interest in both furniture and built in cabinetry. Here at Homemaker The Valley, we have a variety of stores where you can pick up some gorgeous timber furniture pieces such as Provincial Home Living, Early Settler and Freedom, just to name a few. Another key design element of the modern farmhouse style is incorporating tan leather pieces into your space like occasional chairs, ottomans or bar stools for a laid back, casual vibe. You can also create visual interest through soft furnishings in a variety of neutral colours by choosing fabrics such as natural linens and chunky wool. Check out Adairs and the Sheridan Factory Outlet for some amazing decorative cushions, blankets and throw options in these eye-catching textures.

modern farmhouse interior


modern farmhouse interior


Embrace rustic décor

The modern farmhouse style often includes open shelving, which provides you with ample space to style your favourite rustic décor pieces that don’t just align with your new chosen aesthetic, but also reflect your unique personality. So, when you’re shopping for modern farmhouse décor, try looking for things like rustic jars, pots, beautiful hand-crafted ceramics, and antique books that don’t just look amazing, but also help showcase what you personally love — grab books about your favourite topics and fill your jars with treats you can’t get enough of! Pop into Provincial Home Living and Oz Design for some amazing modern farmhouse décor pieces to spruce up your home. We also recommend using large vases to house sprawling foliage and branches to create a bespoke centrepiece for your kitchen island, console table or dining table. You can use foliage from your own garden or pop into Freedom or Adairs here at Homemaker The Valley for some faux stems that will last a lifetime!

Find fabulous furniture

Say goodbye to sleek, small furniture and embrace comfortable and classic modern farmhouse furniture! Think large, plump sofas, comfortable occasional chairs, oversized coffee tables and rustic console tables with traditional turned legs. Stores such as James Lane have some amazing sofa options that are perfect for the modern farmhouse trend and we also recommend popping into Provincial Home Living to browse an array of furniture pieces such as dining tables, console tables, and display cabinets that will work perfectly with this design style. If you choose furniture that aligns with the classic colour palette we mentioned earlier or utilises some eye-catching textures, you’ll be well on your way to creating a modern farmhouse style home every visitor will be wowed by!

Some interior design trends really do stand the test of time and the modern farmhouse interior style is definitely one of those enduring trends. Here at Homemaker The Valley, we’re big fans of the rustic look, so come and visit our friendly retailers and see how they can help you transform your home into an exciting, yet relaxing modern farmhouse.

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