Summary

I’ve had the chance to visit with a handful of new Findery friends in the past couple of weeks and we chatted about my favorite topic: their home style. Each of my new friends wanted to make their home more of a  “Farmhouse”, which is a look so many of us are searching for these days. But! It can be overwhelming trying to re-do your home’s look. So here are a few tips that I always recommend starting with on the “Farmhouse” journey.

A Table and Chairs…

Do you have a traditional table and chairs that can be painted white or light gray to look more farmhouse-y? If not, start with a farm table. This can be an old vintage farm table or one that you design and we make—The Findery can help you with either! Chairs can be as simple as inexpensive metal chairs from Target or you can go with a more dramatic look and have two big slip covered chairs at the end of the table with wood chairs all around. These chairs can be mix-matched or they can be found chairs from a junk place and repainted.

Rugs…

I love rugs under a dining table but for me at this stage in my life with kids, well it’s just a disaster waiting to happen. So don’t spend a lot of money on a dining room rug for now. Go with a Jute rug from World Market or a patterned rug from Home Goods. If your kids are older it’s worth spending a little more and getting a plush fun rug that makes a statement, whether bold or subtle, depending on your personality and style.

Lighting…

Lighting is one of my favorite ways to make the transition from traditional to Farmhouse…

The Savannah light and Lauren lights we carry are two of my favorites but there are also some really cool lights I LOVE from Lowes. It’s barn lighting and it’s so inexpensive, but looks great down a hall for showcasing wall hangings, in the bathroom over the vanity or on a porch.

Another idea and something The Findery carries, is Mason jar lighting. These look amazing down a staircase or hanging from a ceiling down a hall. Not many people think to use them in this way but they look amazing. Also— People think it’s a huge deal to take a light from plug to hardwire but it’s really not. You can google an easy DIY on how to do this or have an electrician do it for you.

Old Farm Ladders…

Many people use these for towels in bathrooms or blankets in a living room. I love to use them in my guest room with magazines from the current month hanging on them. When people stay in my home, I want them to feel welcome and a sense of peace. I want them to feel surrounded by beautiful, calming, hand-selected items.

All this to say, if you want full disclosure: It takes me years to decorate my house…

My husband and I have moved a lot since being married. Each time it takes me months, if not years, to decorate and get the entire house completed—is it ever really complete?

So where are you going to start? With a funky rug? Amazing lighting? I would love to know!

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