The design team at Iron Accents is quick tell you they are huge fans of decorating homes in the Modern Farmhouse style. This style, which combines the functionality of present-day living with the simplicity of days of yore, creates a home that is warm, welcoming, and encourages time together with family.
Your home is your sanctuary — or at least, it should be. And in a perfect world, many of us at Iron Accents would never have to leave home. Of course, in today’s world, that’s simply not possible. What is possible is making the time at home the best as we can. That’s why we’ve decided to make Part 3 of our Designer Picks by Style blog series focus on the Modern Farmhouse style.
Modern Farmhouse homes are centered around self-sufficient living updated for today’s lifestyle. Decor in these homes encourage family time, home cooking and home gardening. Properly decorated modern farmhouse inspired homes perfectly balance the old with the new. Painted, primitive or handmade furniture are typically found in these homes, as well as a few leather and comfortably upholstered pieces. Textiles including burlap, handmade heritage quilts, fine linens, and comfortable throws are used to encourage warmth and comfort. Although modern farmhouses are very similar to cottage style homes, accessories made of galvanized wire, iron, and other pieces that are common of farm living are used to decorate throughout. Open shelving displays collections of pottery, mason jars, and other rustic antiques, much like you would find in a 1940s general store.
This style home is probably perfect for you if your idea of a good time is kicking back in a rocking chair on your large wrap-around porch, enjoying your 5:00 pm beverage as you watch your children play in the front yard, far from the hustle and bustle of big city living. By following a few decorating rules, you can easily create your very own modern farmhouse style home.
Lucky for you, the design experts at Iron Accents have compiled a list of their favorite pieces for a Modern Farmhouse. So keep reading for their favorite picks and some simple tips to help you accomplish that look you’ve been longing for!
Focus on Furniture: Stockton Collection
The Stockton Furniture Collection is handcrafted by a small family run business in North Georgia that specializes in reproduction furniture. The designs are timeless and the furniture itself is composed of quality materials that are beautifully finished to create a piece for your home that is certain to last for generations. Full of individual charm and practicality, any piece in this collection of furniture is sure to fit seamlessly into your Modern Farmhouse decor. The primitive feel of these pieces is created during the final process of distressing and finishing by hand.
The Stockton Farm Table is the perfect pick to host nightly family dinners. Fashioned from rough cut yellow pine, the top is hand planed, distressed, and finished, a process which brings out the wood’s natural beauty and the worn charm, making it an ideal piece for your modern farmhouse. For your Modern Farmhouse kitchen and dining area, be sure to check out the Stockton Credenza, perfect for storing your overflow serveware and baking dishes, the Stockton Kitchen Table, a great way to create some additional prep space, the Stockton Buffet Table, ideal for displaying and serving all the delicious dishes you’ve prepared for your large family meals, and the Stockton Bench, the counterpart for dinnertime seating at your Stockton Farm Table. As for your living area, the Stockton Coffee Table is a “mini” version of the Stockton Farm Table and brings that special farmhouse charm to any living space.
Focus on Furniture: Langley Metal Bed
The master bedroom is an important part of any home and in a modern farmhouse inspired home, the Langley Metal Bed is sure to make your bedroom your favorite room in the house. Composed of strong wrought iron in a traditional ball and socket style, the Langley Metal Bed is completed with a gorgeous Copper Penny finish. When dressed in luxurious, comfortable linens, this bed will certainly create a strong presence in your modern farmhouse bedroom. You’ll be dreaming about cuddling up with your special someone in your Langley Metal Bed all day long! Be sure to check out our huge collection of Wrought Iron and Metal Beds.
Textural Touches: Linens and Pillows
Textiles such as burlap, jute, and cotton bring more of that warm, comfortable feel to a modern farmhouse styled home. Our Classic Urn Table Toppers, made of 100% cotton, are lovely table linens that feature delicate woven urns on the horizontal blue or taupe (your choice) bands. Dress your dining table in these simple linens to bring the cottage farmhouse feel to your modern home.
Textural Touches: Linens and Pillows
Bring textural touches to your modern farmhouse living space with these stylish Dori Design Jute Pillows. These natural colored pillows are composed of 100% jute and are embroidered with a spledid floral dori design. These lovely pillows come in rectangle and lumbar shapes. If you love these pillows, then you’ll surely love the matching table linens. The Dori Design Jute Runners come in three different sizes and will carry your modern farmhouse style throughout the home.
Decorate Your Walls: Framed Vintage Artwork
Artwork like our Framed Vintage Cow Breeds or this Milking Shorthorn Painting (seen above) adds a stylish statement in any room and will surely become the focal point in your modern farmhouse living area. Our Framed Vintage Cow Breeds artwork is composed completely of wood, creating a rustic rendition of aged artwork and brings a touch of primitive decor to your living area.
As we previously stated, decorative accessories in a modern farmhouse are often made of a variety of materials including wrought iron, aged wood, galvanized steel, and wire. At Iron Accents, we have a wide variety of modern farmhouse themed decorative accessories. Seen above, from left to right, is our Metal & Wood Farm Fresh Tray, Reclaimed Wooden Cow Box, American Folk Art Trio, and our Vintage Style Scale Clock.
Our Metal & Wood Farm Fresh Tray is perfect for serving your guests at your modern farmhouse dinner party. Of course, this piece also makes a lovely decorative accessory. So, if you’re a fan of this tray’s rustic beauty, simply display it in your open-shelving cabinets. The Reclaimed Wooden Cow Box is an adorable, handcrafted piece that’s perfect for some small storage anywhere in your home. Place by the door to hold your keys or simply set it out and watch it collect all the little knick-knacks throughout your house. While the other pieces we’ve seen so far are attractive while still being functional, our American Folk Art Trio’s only purpose is to be an adorable livestock statue for you to display. This unique rooster on a pig on a cow statue brings the genuine feel of American folk art to your modern farmhouse style home. Finally, the Vintage Style Scale Clock looks like it came right off the shelf of that old 1940s general store. One of many great pieces from the Park Hill Collection, this Vintage Style Scale Clock is perfect in any room and is sure to make you a tad nostalgic.
We have so many favorite picks for your modern farmhouse style home that we could make this blog post go on for days, but of course, all good things must come to an end. Lucky for you, we’ve continued this post on our website in the Designer Picks section, as well as our Modern Farmhouse Style Pinterest board and our Houzz ideabook. Be sure to check them all out… and tell us: What’s your favorite thing about a modern farmhouse style home?