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Interior Design

Redefined Farmhouse Style

Redefined Farmhouse is a very popular home trend, and we can see why. Max Wilker, Style Director at Dotdash Meredith, talks about how this look is a fresh, modern twist on the traditional farmhouse style of the past. “It’s still relaxed and comfortable but has visual cues of clean lines, modern sensibilities, and simplicity, plus hints of industrial,” he stated. Wilker recommends sticking to a neutral color palette with saturated, high-contrast tones partnered with black accents when creating this look in your home. It’s about creating a warm and cozy space full of charm and character while not looking overly rustic or modern. Learn how to transform your home below.

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How to achieve the Refined Farmhouse style:

  • Stick to a neutral color palette for an open and airy look
  • Use light and medium-toned woods
  • Say hello to shiplap walls
  • Try to balance the old and new
  • Incorporate industrial or barn-inspired lighting
  • Get an apron-front sink
  • Have clean and smooth lines
  • Add wood beams to the ceiling
  • Use pops of colors sparingly. You can do this with plants and blue hand towels or pillows
  • Add texture, whether with furniture, stone, textured walls, or with fabrics and upholstery
  • Consider matte or brushed finishes
  • Add black accents to create a beautiful contrast

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