Rustic, oak, natural, country. These are the words people think of when we mention “farmhouse” style, and boy is this style having a moment right now, especially here in Northern New Jersey. Fireside Furniture has been carrying farmhouse style furniture for many years,and it has always been very popular. In this article, we’re going to look a little more deeply at what the “farmhouse” style, and why farmhouse chic is always in such high demand.
What is Farmhouse Style?
Farmhouse style, also known as “farm style” or (as the title of this article indicates) “farmhouse chic,” is a popular interior design and decor aesthetic that draws inspiration from the traditional, cozy, and rustic elements found in old farmhouses.
Farmhouse chic furniture combines a sense of simplicity, functionality, and comfort with a touch of vintage or country charm. Farmhouse style has become a trend in both rural and urban settings–especially here in northern New Jersey–making it a versatile and enduring design choice.
A sturdy farmhouse table also makes a house feel more like a home, with it’s heavy sense of permanence and solidity. We here at Fireside Furniture specialize in farmhouse furniture, such as this farmhouse style oak bedroom set (featured here), or this farmhouse hutch.
What Are The Stylistic Features Of Farm Style Furniture?
So what actually makes something “farmhouse” Let’s look at some key features of this style, which you’ll find in so much of our Fireside Furniture farmhouse style pieces:
Rustic Materials and a Neutral Color Palette For Farmhouse Chic
Farmhouse decor often includes natural and rustic materials like reclaimed wood, weathered or distressed wood, exposed beams, and stone. These materials add warmth and character to the space.
In addition, a typical farmhouse color palette consists of neutral colors such as whites, creams, grays, and soft earthy tones. These colors create a serene and timeless ambiance. Notice the calming neutral colors of the bedroom set featured above.
Farmhouse Chic: Distressed Finishes and Natural Textures
Farmhouse style furniture and decor often have distressed or worn finishes, giving the impression of age and history. It also incorporates various natural textures, such as burlap, linen, jute, and cotton. These textures add depth and warmth to the decor. Note the hand-distressed finish on this rustic kitchen table.
Comfortable Farmhouse Chic Furnishings
Comfort is a key aspect of farmhouse style. Farmhouse chic furniture is typically comfortable and inviting, with soft, upholstered pieces and oversized, cozy sofas and chairs.
The style also incorporates cozy fabrics like plaid, gingham, and floral prints in textiles such as curtains, throw pillows, and table linens.
Looking for a different style but still want the comfort? Check out this Fireside Furniture aticle about overstuffed and oversized sofas!
The Inviting Farmhouse Chic Kitchen
The heavy farmhouse table is the centerpiece to any farmhouse kitchen, and tends to become a focal point of the entire home. This is where all your friends and family will gather around for big meals and great conversation. Check out this beautiful country oak farmhouse table.
Farmhouse kitchens also often feature open shelving instead of closed cabinets, displaying dishes and glassware. These shelves are typically made of wood and contribute to the overall rustic charm.
In addition, a farmhouse sink, also known as an apron-front sink, is a popular choice in kitchens. These deep, single-basin sinks are not only functional but also add a traditional farmhouse touch.
Farmhouse Chic Accents, Decor, and Lighting
Farmhouse decor often features vintage accents like mason jars, enamelware, and old books as decorative elements. Incorporating vintage or antique furniture, decor, and accessories is common in farmhouse style. Items like old farm tools, weathered signs, and vintage textiles can enhance the overall look. Sound interesting? Check out the Fireside Furniture decor selection!
Light fixtures in this style can vary, but chandeliers, pendant lights, and lantern-style fixtures with a rustic or vintage appearance are common choices. Read more about lighting solutions for your living room here.
Look To Fireside Furniture For All Your Home Furnishings Needs
Farmhouse chic furniture can be customized to suit different preferences, from a more refined and modern farmhouse look to a more traditional and rustic one. It’s a versatile style that can be adapted to various living spaces, from country cottages to urban apartments, and everything in between.
In order to best see what’s available, come check out the Fireside Furniture showroom on Route 23 in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. This is the best way of getting a feel for what we have in stock, and to envision how it will look in your own home.