How to Create Your Own Modern Farmhouse Dream Home

If your home desperately needs a refresh, modern farmhouse décor may be for you. Modern farmhouse, a style that was made mainstream by Chip and Joanna Gaines, balances traditional country design with contemporary and minimal elements. Rustic, industrial and even mid-century modern accents complete the modern farmhouse aesthetic. Between HGTV, Pinterest and Instagram, the modern farmhouse trend shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Read on to learn how to transform your home into your personal modern farmhouse oasis.

Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Modern farmhouse décor is a blend of modern and relaxed that ultimately creates a livable and approachable vibe. Creating a modern farmhouse living room means selecting comfortable pieces with modern, sleek silhouettes. Industrial accents, such as light fixtures and geometric details often found in accessories like mirrors and art, complete a modern farmhouse vibe. The following are pieces that would complete a modern farmhouse living room.

Modern Farmhouse Entertainment Centre

A modern farmhouse living room isn’t complete without a set of barn doors. The Sydney Barn-Door 6-Piece Entertainment Centre is rustic and refined, with bright white paint that pops against the dark hardware. The barn door rail system allows the doors to smoothly open and close, to display or conceal the television. The planks, matte-finish hardware and crown moulding offer warmth and simplicity to create a perfect focal point.

Sydney Barn-Door 6-Piece Entertainment Centre with 55” TV Opening

Modern Farmhouse Sofa

The modern farmhouse aesthetic is designed around neutral colours and clean lines. The Designed2B Flora Linen-Look Fabric Sofa in Cabo Smoke is a medium grey, linen-look sofa. This piece has slim track arms that will easily complement any décor style — modern farmhouse included.

Modern Farmhouse Coffee Table

An oversized coffee table invites you to kick up your feet, rest your beverage and style a modern farmhouse-inspired table vignette. A rugged and rustic option, like the Benjy Coffee Table with Storage, has planks covered in distressed white paint. Its hinged-tabletop rises to conceal plenty of storage and is complete with black metal brackets.

Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

Host dinners for friends and family in a room that is welcoming yet refined. A dining room filled with soft greys, barn door accents and weathered oak are elements that will invite you to remain gathered around the table long after you finish the meal.

Modern Farmhouse Dining Table

A trestle table is right at home in a modern farmhouse dining room or modern farmhouse kitchen. The Keswick Dining Table in Dovetail Grey has a sleek tabletop with ornately shaped table legs that give the appearance of an heirloom piece. If you have extra company for dinner, you can extend this table by using the included butterfly leaves.

Belle 5-Piece Dining Package

Modern Farmhouse Accent Cabinet

Make sure you have easy access to your china, additional glasses or any other tableware you need to enjoy a meal in the dining room. An accent cabinet, such as Marlo Accent Cabinet in White Oak, will bring farmhouse style to any dining room. The barn door slides from side to side to highlight or conceal the pieces you will store on the shelves. This accent cabinet is a rustic white oak, accentuated by dark accent brackets.

Modern Farmhouse Dining Set

Create a more-the-merrier vibe in your dining room by ensuring enough seats for everyone. A complete dining set, like the Ilsa 6-Piece Dining Package has vintage vibes, with a weathered oak tabletop, spacious drawers within the table for extra storage and cushioned chairs to encourage your guests to linger for an evening of post-dinner laughter and conversation.

Modern Farmhouse Bedroom

Create a calming oasis by incorporating rustic yet inviting pieces in your bedroom design scheme. A bedroom with modern farmhouse décor means a place to leave your stresses at the door and sink into your own relaxing retreat.

Modern Farmhouse Bed

A bed fit for a queen belongs in any modern farmhouse bedroom. The Emma Queen Panel Bed is both rustic and elegant. Crisp wainscotting outlines the panelled bed frame, while marks and scuffs accent the bed to add some patina and charm.

Modern Farmhouse Dresser

Ensure you have enough storage space and surface area to display your treasured mementos. The Kaia Dresser has a distressed whitewashed look that creates a feeling of tranquility. Its contrasting black metal drawer pulls create easy drawer access while also giving it a modern farmhouse edge.

Modern Farmhouse Nightstand

A bedroom design plan isn’t complete until it includes a set of matching nightstands. The Abby Nightstand comes in a light white finish, complemented by dark drawer pulls. The piece has ample interior storage while also having enough surface area for a lamp, books and a place to set your water glass.

Calistoga Nightstand - White

Whether you’re redesigning your whole home or replacing a few pieces, modern farmhouse décor blends various styles that create one cohesive and updated look. From barn doors to wainscoting, the modern farmhouse aesthetic creates an atmosphere that is inviting, relaxing and will encourage you to kick up your feet and stay awhile.