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Decorating Wisely: Farmhouse Pieces Featured

Written by  Saturday, 29 July 2017 23:15
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I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with the farmhouse trend. I’ve liked it all along, but wanted to make sure I reaallllyy liked it before diving in.

 

You know how it is, you are immediately drawn to something, but after a while, you grow tired of it? Yeah, that happens to me sometimes. I’ve been trying to figure out ways to add farmhouse touches throughout without completely redoing everything and without going against my budget. I’ve decided the best way to do this is to add a few pieces that I love and pieces that I can hopefully make from things I already have.


• Don’t throw out a piece just because it has a chip. Chippy architectural elements add farmhouse style into any room. Mix with traditional pieces for a rustic/luxe balance. I think that’s what’s so appealing about this style is that it has little mixed element surprises such as a chipped container filled with beautiful silk flowers. Don’t be afraid to mix rustic pieces with luxurious pieces. I believe this adds a unique style and character to your home.


• A burlap table runner adds just the right farmhouse touch to a dining table or buffet.


• Add rustic wire baskets to store vegetables on your kitchen counter offering both function and style. I just purchased a couple from T.J. Maxx for $7.99 each! They were just what my kitchen needed.


• I am totally in love with this apple wreath I found on The Woodgrain Cottage blog (www.woodgraincottage.com)

 

SUPPLIES:
Styrofoam Wreath
Burlap Strips
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks
Faux apples, in a variety of sizes.


Moss
1. Wrap foam wreath with burlap strips and secure with hot glue.
2. Add apples one by one.
3. Fill any holes with a bit of Spanish moss.


I think what makes the farmhouse style so appealing to all of us is that it warm and inviting, stylish and full of personality. It feels like you can breathe and escape daily demands for a few seconds.

 

I also think that farmhouse style just makes you feel content and happy. Just like the simplicity of the rustic baskets.

 

They make me happy! I hope you can add a few touches as well that just make you smile when you see them.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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