Fireplaces, wood, rattan, cushions and throws. Are you sensing a trend yet? When the temperatures drop, you know it’s time to get cozy indoors. These gorgeous farmhouse-inspired spaces are all the interior eye-candy you’ll need to replicate the look at home.
Rattan is everywhere these days, so there’s no excuse for a sterile living room. Whether as a chair, or decorative ornament, it’s the ideal fall farmhouse element. Just ask Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper, who is obviously a fan.
The White Stuff
Designer and blogger Lynne Knowlton lives in a century-old farmhouse in Ontario that was renovated into a beautiful serene space. The living room, like the rest of the house, features a wood-and-white motif with hits of metallic that feels both chic and cozy. Note the branch as a curtain rod and the cool two-toned tables.
Black on Track
A brown-stone fireplace was too blah for a pair of design savants (wait until you see their Scandinavian-inspired Ontario farmhouse) in its entirety, so they decided to go black. The deer’s head is wood and a vintage teak chair has a throw for maximum cozification. Wildflowers along the mantel invite the outdoors in.
Joanna Gaines does it again with her love of caramel tones, earthy off-whites, rattan and boho textiles. This sensational space has a lived-in look that’s hard to pull off without a deft hand. Recreate it with various-sized toss cushions, symmetrical artwork and plants.
Paint it Blue
Deep blue and burnt orange are cozy autumnal colours that are great choices if you’re redoing the living room. You’ll be spending time by the fireplace, so do it! Paint is transformative, as Scott McGillivray knows. He brought this room to life on Buyers Bootcamp with a new palette that included painting out the brick fireplace greige.
Airy and Cozy
A wood ceiling treatment is instantly inviting in this stylish farmhouse living room. Don’t you love that it’s both grand and cozy? The trick is in the soft goods – the tufted club chairs, carpet and cushions. Oh, and if you’re wondering why the off-centre TV doesn’t bug you, that’s due to the balance of the art and the lamp.
Beam Me Up
For a sophisticated spin on farmhouse decor, Joanna Gaines brought in a pair of Louis XVI tub chairs in cream and wood, so that they don’t look too loud. A fringed blanket, lots of pillows, a faded rug and stellar architecture (those alcoves and beams!) round out the look.
That One Element
What sets apart amazing designs from so-so rooms is that they don’t look matchy-matchy. There’s an organic feel to them, as evidenced by this eclectic living room that looks compiled over time. It’s part of a converted 1840s farmhouse known as The Wildfrid in Prince Edward County, and here’s a takeaway tip: contrast rules. The beat-up coffee table against the tufted green sofa is everything.
Style for Miles
Into a fancier farmhouse look? Get inspired with this gorgeous modern Toronto home designed by Orsi Panos. In the living room, Spanish tile brings a global feel to the space, elegant accessories on the mantle feel chic, as does the unexpected black live-edge table with hairpin legs.
Eclectic elements are everything in this amazing cabin north of Toronto that was once a horse stable. Rather than paint out the wood walls white, interior designer Ashley Davidson kept the look au natural. Stepping away from the paint brush paid off: the space is cozy, and the knotty planks add a dynamic feel that plays well against the floors.
Don’t you want to hunker down here for the afternoon? The inviting space by Joanna Gaines features shiplap walls, shapely built-ins and a farmhouse-fitting chandelier. Birch logs corralled in a wire bin, curvy candles and greenery are tres fall.
If your home doesn’t scream “farmhouse,” you can fake it (in the best way). Clad a wall in wood, for instance, like in this fabulous living room, or decorate with a woodsy TV stand.
There are certain elements that make a living room feel like it belongs in a farmhouse (even if it’s your condo). Copy Joanna Gaines’ signature farmhouse style with a sliding barn door, an old-timey ladder, shiplap walls and a motherlode of wood.
Dave and Kortney Wilson of Masters of Flip created a covetable living room in this farmhouse, where French doors were left in the buff for a natural look that plays off the floors and chunky mantel. Painting out the fireplace and walls white lend an understated contrast.
Sure, built-ins are great if you’re going for a minimalistic contemporary vibe. But in this living room designed by the Property Brothers, it’s all about the visible hardware and a rustic standalone cabinet. So cozy!