Monday, April 20, 2015

What I Love About Farmhouse Style...


There are many reasons I adore farmhouse style (you too?!). 
Here are a few reasons why...

It's fun to repurpose aged items in unexpected ways. Here, we used an old galvanized chicken waterer as a vase. For easy ways to dry your hydrangeas, click here.



Bringing in humble pieces to play up the farmhouse feel, like this old work ladder, is completely acceptable! The ladder provides another layer to the room and helps a flat wall become more interesting. 

Hanging a burlap or feed sack over the back of the white wingback chair gives the chair a casual update (or ages it, depending on how you look at things ;). You can see this chair's easy makeover with feed sack, instead of burlap, here.


No need for the perfect floral arrangement! In a farmhouse-styled home, anything cut fresh from the garden - like these  lilacs - will look right at home.


Aged, chippy furniture graciously absorbs the wear and tear this family with three growing boys and a dog gives it! Even if you don't have children living at home, older furniture, that seems to have a story to tell, adds a lot of charm. 

You can see more of our family room styled two different ways here.

I'm so glad you dropped by today. I hope that your week is off to really good start!

xo

Sharing with:
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French Country Cottage

31 comments:

  1. LOVE your style...everything looks so pretty!

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  2. LOVE your pretty lilacs! Wish I had a lilac bush.
    Brenda

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    1. Wish we lived close by - I'd run you over a big mason jar full! :) I have been stalking our lilac bushes just waiting for them to bloom...Enjoying bringing them inside!

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  3. Love these tips for giving your room farmhouse style. I like your ladder and how you used it. I also like the feedsack pillows on your sofa.

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  4. Great tips and what a lovely warm and cozy room. Fun and casual style for sure.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  5. Flowers cut from my own yard are my very favorite. So pretty!

    I just posted a new blogger feature today. Come by and visit if you can. Her home is wonderful!

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    1. I visited - and it is such a lovely home!!

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  6. We don't have any animals or children at home anymore...but I am still loving using old rusty chippy goodies.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. I know you are Linda and love how you work them into your decor!!

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  7. My grands ask why I like things all chipped up and then have to paint. I tell them that the items are getting older and just need to put on a little more makeup on them then they will be as good as new! Jo

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  8. I too love farmhouse style and you captured it beautifully! Found you via the Scoop!

    Enjoy your week :)

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  9. Heir Julie! Adorable as always! Take care,your Idaho farm buddy

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  10. A very cozy and welcoming home. You certainly have great style and taste. Love the lilacs too.

    Janet

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    1. Thank you so much Janet! Hope your day is going well!

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  11. I so much enjoy your blog. It is the first thing I look for in the morning with my coffee. Whether it is about your farm, your family or your faith, I feel so happy. You really make my day special.
    *Smiles*

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    1. Oh goodness, now I am tearing up. Bless you. That is the sweetest...

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  12. Whats not to love, your home i beautiful and welcoming.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you stopped by and took the time to write.

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  13. You have a beautiful home Julie and I loved the wonderful Farmhouse tips!
    XO Barbara

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    1. I appreciate that Barbara! Hope you are doing well!

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  14. I love the looks of your home,it is so inviting and cozy.
    Hugs
    Caroline

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  15. Julie I just adore your home. Thank you for sharing it with us all at THT!

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    1. Thank you so much Pamela! That means a lot to me coming from you! :) Hope your week is going well. Xo

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  16. where is the couch from? Its gorgeous!

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