There comes a time when you get tired of the décor in your home. It’s only natural, as we all spend a lot of time in our homes and see the same things every day. It can make a lot of difference to the interior of a house if you choose to change the style, and home improvement is important if you want to keep your house in top condition, and also for adding value should you come to a point where you want to sell.
If you’re reading this you are most likely thinking of a farmhouse-style décor. It’s a great look – the rustic element is timeless and also easy to achieve – and it can really give an interior a new lease of life. Below, we look at some of the best DIY farmhouse decor ideas that are affordable and easy to achieve, and all you need is a little bit if experience in DIY!
Getting the Farmhouse Look
Everyone has their own idea of what the farmhouse look should be: it will involve the rustic look, shabby chic and a lot of light. Start by considering the colours you want: this style of décor is about pale and simple colours – blue is popular, and for a real country look green does a great job – on all walls, so you have a blank canvas that you can work on. Next, you need to think about furnishings.
This is where you can get creative, and without spending a great deal. If you want a farmhouse-style table in your kitchen it’s a good idea to check out reclamation yards in your area, and have a look at old tables and chairs that are always lying around in these places. Look also at old dressers, and stand-alone cupboards. With these places, it’s often a case of the more you buy, the better the price, so talk to the proprietor and put a deal together.
Then, you start by sanding old paint off the cupboards and dressers, and refurbishing the furniture you have bought. Take your time, work at your own pace, and you’ll be surprised what you can achieve with a sander, paint, and varnish! If you’re not experienced at such, here’s a good guide to easy to fix decorating mistakes that should help you out.
Once you have your furniture, it’s time to look at the accessories you should add to get the farmhouse look. Mirrors are a good idea as they exaggerate the natural light. One great addition to a farmhouse type room are rustic farmhouse ceiling fans. They look great, are not expensive, and add a unique touch to the overall style which helps keep your living space much more comfortable.
That’s just a few ideas for getting the farmhouse look, and it is a style that is never out of fashion. Have a look around your home and decide which rooms you want to decorate, and then start searching for the right furniture and other items. It’s a lot of fun, and you’ll end up with a beautiful, new look.