Have you ever visited LuxeDecor? I have recently become their biggest fan. I love their furniture, inspirational photographs, and beautiful blog. We are lucky because Kayla from LuxeDecor has written a beautiful post about the Industrial Farmhouse Chic for us today! I hope you enjoy it….
When it comes to decorating styles, it’s often a cut and dry question about where we fall on the city versus country debate. But what if you’re neither a city or a country mouse? Can’t both aesthetics live in perfect harmony? For those that think the answer to that question should be an astounding “YES!” we’d like to introduce you to a little trend called industrial farmhouse. Perfectly combining the sleek lines of modernism and the raw charm of rustic design, the industrial farmhouse aesthetic injects your space with the best of both worlds so you don’t have to choose. From charming gray-washed wood dining tables paired with factory style stools to metal beds placed in cottage style bedrooms, there are many ways to get this look in your space.
Lighting is an easy way to perfect the city country combo in your kitchen. Industrial pendants can bring cool downtown vibes to your kitchen island, balancing the cottage feel of the white cabinetry. For smaller islands we suggest using one fixture with two or three lights. For longer islands hanging an odd number of evenly spaced pendants can make a bold statement.
Quintessential industrial farmhouse, reclaimed wood benches are another great way to get this look in your home. The raw wood seat calls to mind rustic influences while the metal frame gives the piece an industrial edge. Though we love the look of these benches placed at the foot of a bed, industrial rustic benches can also look right at home in mudrooms and entryways.
If the aesthetic of your space is leaning more sleek than rustic, adding bar stools infused with country charm like the ones from Lexington below can help balance out your space. The stools’ hand-woven rush grass seat brings to mind quaint country pastimes like basket weaving. If your kitchen is the opposite leaning more towards country influences, industrial stools can provide a stunning contrast.
Taking a metal bed out of its typical bedroom setting with exposed brick and concrete floors and placing it into a cozy cottage like space can instantly bring industrial farmhouse charm to your space. While the dramatic iron frame below exudes a tough and rugged persona, the white-washed walls and homey textiles balance the frame making the bedroom feel comfortable and inviting.
We’ve never really been a fan of traditional dining sets with matching chairs. Buying your chairs and table separately is always a great way to make your eat-in areas look more authentic. As nerdy as this sounds we get a bit giddy when a mismatched combo is done well, and this paring below is SO good it’s hard not to smile. The sleek legs of the industrial dining chairs from Moes’s Home Collection offer a perfect contrast next to the ornately carved legs of the antique table. This is country charm meets urban sophistication at its finest!
Though it’s an understated room when it comes to decor, we believe a thoughtfully designed bathroom is an easy way to make an impression on friends and guests. Whether your space needs some industrial flair or rustic charm, vanity mirrors are an easy way to get the look. Contrast a wood counter-top with a statement making arched mirror reminiscent of factory windows in a downtown loft. Bring you a pinch of pastoral panache to sleek granite or marble counters with a weathered wood vanity mirror like the one from Uttermost below. Add matching rustic wood shelves to complete the look!
Nothing screams country chic like gray-washed furniture, and adding industrial metal chairs to a gray-washed dining table can give you the industrial farmhouse look you’re going for. Though black or dark grey modern chairs keep things edgy, opt for sleek white dining chairs if you’re outfitting a cozy eat-in nook as opposed to a formal dining room.
Guest Post by Kayla Unnerstall for LuxeDecor
Thanks Kayla! That was awesome!
I absolutely love farmhouse decor and I can’t wait to get started using your tips on another room.
Happy DIYing Friends!