*This post is partnered by Yankee Candle*
I come from a long line of farmers, so there’s no surprise that farmhouse style decorating always says “home” to me. Long before it became a trend, I remember my grandparents’ home always had worn elements – not from faux patina but from everyday use. All these years later, I still love farmhouse style – so I’m sharing 5 quick ways to add a little farmhouse style.
FIVE QUICK WAYS TO ADD FARMHOUSE STYLE
- Add architectural elements – old windows, doors, shutters, whatever. From making chalkboards, to hanging photos in them, or even using them empty as art on the wall. Transform a simple bookshelf into a farmhouse style show stopper by adding on shutters for doors. Reconfigure old doors into a new piece of furniture. Just take old things and give them new life.
- Galvanized everything. Buckets, baskets, trays…. galvanized is the metal of choice. The patina of the metal only gets better with age. Bonus points for true vintage pieces, but even new ones will look better over time.
3. Hit up second-hand spots. The best way to add character is with vintage elements. Thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales – just get to shopping! Small accents can be grouped together to make a bigger impact – or larger pieces of furniture if you want to make the investment. The house numbers above were collected over time with different shapes, styles and finishes to add even more visual interest.
4. Shiplap. Need I say more?
5. Candles are always a good idea. I’m always a sucker for a good Yankee Candle, and their new look with a smaller label really makes the wax more prominent. And while the look might have changed, the 40-year legacy of quality hasn’t. The new look will start appearing in July 2016 and will expand to the entire line by 2017. With so many options of Yankee Candle products to choose from, there’s something for every space.
Even if you don’t want to go overboard, adding a tiny touch of farmhouse style brings warmth to a home that can’t be beat.
*Thanks to Yankee Candle for partnering with me on this post. All words, photos, and opinions are 100% my own.*