Today is the first edition of Farmhouse Friday with some of my farmhouse blogging buddies! Starting today, we’re bringing you a series of farmhouse style posts the 4th Friday of every month. I’m so excited to bring you this new series because farmhouse style has really grown in popularity the past few years. We decided to launch things off by sharing what farmhouse style means to each of us. Be sure to visit my farmhouse friends and see what they have to say about this popular decorating style. Links to their blogs are at the end of this post.
Soft vintage textiles like my blue and white tablecloth are another element of farmhouse style I love. You know, linens that are handed down from one generation to the next. As a general rule, farmhouse families re-use and recycle.
Homespun textiles like soft quilts are staples of the farmhouse bedroom. The Amish are well-known for their quilts in beautiful colors. I think they always look great on a bed, no matter what the pattern or color.
Utilitarian pieces that are both functional and beautiful are the perfect choice for infusing a touch of farm style into your home. For me, that means lots of white ironstone. I love the color and white ironstone comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, some with more flourishes than others.
Even a stack of plain platters looks beautiful.
I recently added more mirrors to the wall above my dining buffet. There’s only one window in this room so the mirrors and white walls help to bounce the light around in here.
I used an old barn board for a shelf in my living room.
Speaking of shelves, I like open shelving in my kitchen. A farmhouse kitchen doesn’t typically have a lot of high-end features. Instead, you’ll find big old built-in cupboards like the one here in my breakfast nook.
Finally, bringing flowers in from the garden are another way to infuse farmhouse style into your home. Again, nothing fancy … just simple bouquets that let the beauty of the flowers stand out.
I hope you enjoy our new Farmhouse Friday series, the 4th Friday of every month!
Be sure to visit my blogging friends below to see what farmhouse style means to each of them.