Farmhouse style is reminiscent of simpler times with a modern touch. It’s all about creating a warm, worn feeling without looking too “country kitsch.”

By using a few of the ideas below, you can create that country farmhouse style with a balance of old and new.

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A farmhouse kitchen can consist of shiplap walls, painted cabinets, a rustic farm table with stainless steel appliances and modern light fixtures. A home decorated in this style should be composed of hand-me-downs, and flea market finds combined with newer pieces. And most importantly it needs to be sleek and savvy – not full of dried flowers and rooster wallpaper.

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It loves the simplicity of country living and has a do-it-yourself attitude. Recycling, upcycling and renovating are all the norm in farmhouse style!  It marries so well with other decor styles such as traditional, modern, southern, cottage and even industrial, just to name a few. Search flea markets and antique shops for vintage pieces with nostalgia to get that instant farmhouse look.

Here are a few thrift shop finds that can define farmhouse charm!

Glass candy jars – Galvanized metals – Wire baskets – Grain sacks – Reclaimed wood – Wooden spoons – Plate racks – Mason jars – Stoneware crocks- White ironstone ware – Clawfoot bathtub – Painted furniture

Ways to repurposed furniture to get the Farmhouse look:

old cart repurposed
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Repurpose an old bar cart to display books or accessories.

antique armoire
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An antique armoire makes a great coat closet or free standing pantry for your kitchen.

old apple picking ladder
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Vintage apple-picking ladders are ideal for showcasing scarfs in a bedroom or tea towels in a kitchen

wooden headboard
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Use reclaimed wood to make a headboard.

old twin bed used as a bench
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Take a twin headboard and make it into a bench.

So you see by using a few flea market finds and a little creativity you can add some farmhouse style and have the country house of your dreams. Would you like some help in creating Farmhouse style? We can help you to find that perfect piece and then help you pull the look together. Book an appointment today! Call 404 943 0779 or email me at

melanie serra

Melanie Serra, Interior Decorator, Certified Color, Redesign and Staging Instructor

Award-winning decorator and stylist Melanie Serra has been reviving interiors for over 17 years and has worked with clients in Dallas, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. Melanie Serra’s approach to interior design is fresh and innovative transforming residential and commercial interiors from Now to WOW!





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