It’s no secret why modern farmhouse design is one of the most popular interior design styles of the moment: today’s farmhouse style is comfortable but chic, clean but cozy, and full of character with calming neutral colour palettes, touches of reclaimed wood, pops of shiplap and wrought-iron accents. Feeling the vibe? From your kitchen to your living room, we’ve rounded up stylish modern farmhouse design ideas for every room in your home.
Bathroom: Warm Wood
is a simple way to enhance the natural feel of the space, and it can also be a fast-track to relaxed farmhouse vibes. As Samantha Pynn, Kate Campbell and Dave Coleman showed with this Family Home Overhaul bathroom, touches of warm wood (like around the bathroom mirrors and on the storage-filled vanity) bring contrast to a crisp white bathroom.
Bathroom: Sliding Style
Barn-inspired doors are a signature feature of farmhouse interior design, but sliding hardware isn’t limited to just your entryway. Experiment with modern farmhouse touches in unexpected places – as Sebastian Clovis and Samantha Pynn showed with this Save My Reno bathroom. By putting the mirror on barn hinges, the team added extra functionality (the mirror slides to reveal a window) and a touch of modern farmhouse charm. A repurposed antique dresser as a vanity and shiplap panels on the tub complete the perfectly modern farmhouse feel.
Entryway: Shiplap Ceiling
Shiplap is practically synonymous with modern farmhouse, and for good reason too: the wood paneling is the perfect way to add texture and character to a space without it feeling fussy or overdone. While shiplap is a go-to for farmhouse walls, adding the panels in creative ways can make a space feel more modern. Take this Property Brothers‘ entryway, where Jonathan and Drew Scott used white shiplap on the ceiling to create a bright, eye-catching welcome into the home – with the perfect pop of modern farmhouse charm.
Bedroom: Dreamy Neutrals
A calming colour palette works great in any bedroom, but it’s especially successful for building a blissful bedroom when those neutral hues are paired with lots of paneling and natural wood accents. Case in point: Scott McGillivray and his team made this Scott’s Vacation House Rules master bedroom extra dreamy with a mix of soft green walls, a wood ceiling and closet doors finished with a DIY barn-wood application.
Kitchen: Start With the Sink
A deep apron-front farmhouse sink makes a bold style statement in the kitchen, and a big, wide sink is super practical, too – especially if you’re a home chef who’s always trying out the latest foodie trends.
Kitchen: Reclaim It
Reclaimed wood just might be the perfect way to incorporate a modern farmhouse feel into your kitchen. Reclaimed wood is eco-friendly and provides pops of rustic charm and character. You don’t have to go all-out with the wood, either: try adding natural wood shelves, countertops or ceiling beams. Can’t wait to cook up some modern farmhouse design vibes in your kitchen? Here are 20 modern farmhouse kitchen ideas to inspire your next reno.
Dining Room: Rope Course
Modern farmhouse design is about more than wood details, of course. Natural textures lend rustic detail as well – as the Property Brothers showcased with the farmhouse-inspired rope chandelier (complete with oversized bulbs for added dimension) in this chic dining room.
Living Room: Modern Mantel
To keep your living room design feeling more modern farmhouse than old-fashioned farmhouse, opt for neutral tones on the walls, comfy couches and a pop of contemporary detail – like the sleek wood fireplace mantel that Jonathan and Drew Scott used in this Property Brothers: Forever Home family space. To balance the modern look of the mantel, the brothers flanked the fireplace with a white shiplap feature wall for a cocoon of farmhouse style.
Living Room: Shut the (Barn) Door
A farmhouse-style barn door is a statement-making design detail, and it can also help add practical function to open-concept spaces (which is very on trend, as multi-functional spaces are a big trend for 2021). Here, Scott McGillivray and the Scott’s Vacation House Rules team used a custom barn door for coveted farmhouse style that doubles as a divider to add privacy when it’s needed.
Hallway: Lantern Lighting
The right fixtures can really illuminate the charm of modern farmhouse interior design. In this Family Home Overhaul entry hallway, Samantha Pynn, Kate Campbell and Dave Coleman used semi-flush lantern ceiling lights (throwing back to candle-lit lanterns of days gone by) to evoke character, contrast and lots of cozy appeal.