Cottage Design Home Decor

Urban or Suburban: The Farmhouse Cottage is Always in Style

August 5, 2015

Tell someone you like to decorate in the “Farmhouse Cottage” style, and this picture might flash through their mind:

The Farmhouse Cottage has come a long way from the ”Little House on the Prairie” days and has earned a reputation among designers as one of the most ask for looks.  Thanks to shows like HGTV’s “Fixer Upper”, this style is embraced in all homes – from modern to Victorian, colonial to mid-century.

One of the easiest ways to add Farmhouse style to your cottage is by adding beams to the ceiling.  Painted or stained, beams add warmth and ground an open space.

Love these beams – they add such character.

In the kitchen, adding a farm sink will change the entire look of the room.

The farm sink in this kitchen is from Ikea, and is one of their most popular products and is usually on back order for months at a time. I love the painted tole tray in the corner.

Open shelving in the kitchen creates a relaxed, farmhouse feel (and is next on my project list for my cottage!)


This is one of my favorite spaces.  The charming sofa, plaid rug and the grouping of the vintage paintings create a relaxed, farmhouse cottage style.

The little things will stand out in your farmhouse cottage, such as these florals on this sweet vintage chair.

And this pink chair from my own house, which is my favorite farmhouse cottage accessory.

If you aren’t ready to make the jump to the farmhouse cottage style inside, try placing a few plants in planter boxes or buckets outside for added outdoor charm.


This modern space has vintage farmhouse appeal with the use of color – the antique red desk against the black wall.


This sleek, modern kitchen has farmhouse appeal by using open shelving and incorporating an old table as an island.


Adding architectural interest to your walls with bead board or wood planks introduces a very farmhouse cottage feel.


Don’t forget the powder room!  Add small touches for that fresh, farmhouse cottage appeal.


Try to add Farmhouse Cottage style to your home, one small step at a time.  It’s a very relaxed, comfortable style that you will grow to love.  And it’s kid and pet-friendly too.



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  • Reply Junkchiccottage August 6, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Oh Gay,
    Swooning over all the inspiration today. Those beams in the rooms are gorgeous. I have that Ikea Farmhouse Sink and just love it. Happy Thursday.

  • Reply Debbie August 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I found your blog in Cottage Country magazine.
    I was telling Kris I saw her dishwasher photo on page 30, and she said she knows you.
    Your blog is beautiful!
    Great post!

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