Farmhouse-Style Dining Room without Going Overboard

Happy Tuesday, folks! So let’s talk about all things farmhouse. I know it seems to be the design choice du jour with everyone buying farms and installing open shelves in their kitchen. I have always been a huge fan of the farmhouse look because whenever you walk into someone’s home that has done it right, you instantly feel comfortable and well…at home.

And that’s what I wanted when I moved into my new house a few months back. When I first got started, I wanted to go full-on farmhouse, complete with cool signs, plates, some galvanized metal, and lightly distressed wood floors. I’ve since pulled back a bit and opted for a light and airy open living space with a few farmhouse elements. The one thing I’ve learned during the whole decorating process is that less is more and that a few farmhouse touches is more than enough to make your house a home.

For my first project, I decided to tackle decorating my dining room since I already had the chairs (from Z Gallerie) and a farmhouse-style table made a few years back. I thought to myself that the rest would be easy because all I had to do was make myself a little bar area, put some pictures up and swap out the light fixture. I would like to say it was that easy, but it definitely took some time to pull this simple look together. 

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This is a model of my house.. My dining area is over in the corner (where the light fixture is).
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Here’s a close up of the space.
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Before we put everything together.

As you can see… I eventually decided on classic colors that complemented my table and opted to add flowers to brighten up the place. My best piece of advice is not to keep it simple and add just a few key elements of your favorite design style for a space you can be proud of!

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The final product!

Happy decorating!

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