One of my goals in 2020 is to cut down on clutter and things I don’t need. Today’s eclectic farmhouse has a bit of a minimalist look that I find refreshing. Yes, there’s still collectibles – but there’s an underlying edited look that looks so clean.
The entryway has a wrought iron holder for canes and walking sticks. A small bachelor’s chest with a wooden bowl cradles clippings from outside. Simple and pretty.
The living room features an eclectic mix of furniture and colors. A rustic stone fireplace reveals the older age of the farmhouse with its beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. A collection of wooden duck decoys line a built-in bookcase at the far end of the room.
You know, I never used to like antlers in decor like you see in this dining room chandelier. I thought the deer had to die in order to secure their antlers. But then I found out they’re naturally shed after mating season and a new pair grows before the next mating season. So now I appreciate the natural look an antler or two can provide, not to mention their romantic story.
Simple chests and wooden boxes provide storage areas for blankets and more. A berried branch and large horse print give a nod to nature. There’s not a lot of stuff and oftentimes less is more, creating a stronger visual statement.
Orange walls liven up a butler’s pantry tucked behind a Dutch door. It’s details like this that make a home unique.
The eclectic farmhouse has all the mullioned windows that I love. Windows are important and I think they’re very telling about the quality of a home. We have a new subdivision in our town and most of the people are complaining about their cheap windows.
A casual family room features the second stone fireplace in the eclectic farmhouse with its abundance of windows and details like built-in bookcases.
The bedrooms are clean and uncluttered which creates a more restful experience. I love the upholstered headboard with duck fabric – similar to the decoy ducks seen in the living room.