Get the Rustic, Farmhouse Look!

Wooden headboards are very cost effective when they are reused from old furniture at home and are long lasting as well! They can create both modern and rustic looks for any of your bedroom spaces! Therefore today, we have a few simple, natural looking headboard ideas that can be placed in a rustic, farmhouse-style home with much ease. If you’re struggling to find a way to make a unique and cost effective headboard, just take a look at a couple of our ideas right here! All you’ll need is a few simple items from your local Home Depot, or you might even have the items available right at home!

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Have any old window frames you’re dying to throw out?! Well, think again! Old window frames can be reused and upcycled into a number of different decorative items for your rustic home. For this project, they’ll be used as your wooden headboard! If you do have any old window frames available, we suggest this project so that you don’t have to go out and purchase any wood. To get this look, you can start by painting the frames to your desired color, sanding them down, or leaving them as is if you’d like. You can, then, find a few vibrant fabrics to attach onto the back of the frames to be seen through the front just as the image above. If the frames are long enough, you can attach them to the base of your bed. If not, screw them into the wall above your bed, or simply lean them against the wall temporarily to see if you’re comfortable with the design.

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Why not add a branch to your naturistic headboard? With this design, you can either use your current headboard if it’s tall enough, or make your own! This project uses a wooden branch designed with hanging florals that make the headboard look unique and colorful. It’s the perfect way to add a little bit of color and vibrancy to your rustic space through the use of beautiful florals! To start this project, you’ll need a branch about the size as the one shown above that is thick enough to support the flowers without it looking flimsy. If you already have a tall headboard, you can screw open hooks into it to hold the branch upright. You can, then, either make your own floral strings, or find a few at your local craft store and tie them around the branch to dangle. However, if you do not already have a headboard, you can simply purchase a sheet of wood and follow the same steps!

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Here, we have another cool way to incorporate pallets in your bedroom space. Wooden pallets are almost always thrown to the trash outside at hardware stores, so they are perfect for inexpensive projects and easy to find! This project is actually really easy once you’ve collected enough wooden planks to use. All you have to do is sand down your wooden pieces, paint them, or leave them as they are. Then you can simply drill them onto the wall above your bed with a few screws. Once all of your pieces are placed, you can draw, paint, or spray paint your own personal message or image onto the wood! In just a few steps, you’ll have your very own modern and rustic headboard for your bed!

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Farmhouse Friendly: How to Decorate With A Farmhouse Style

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Farmhouse style is white hot right now! But, what IS farmhouse style? What defines it? How do we get the look? Do you have to live on a farm? Let’s start out by saying that farmhouse style is more of an attitude or a way of life than a style these days. Once farmhouse style was distinguished by 3 key elements… rural location, functional porches and formal and informal living space! Today, there are lots of fun decor elements that bring a warm, simple and savvy farmhouse look to almost any home, and that’s what we’re sharing today!

Farmhouse style originally developed out of necessity. It was born out of geography. Farmers needed places to live, and farmhouses reflected the land, building material and goods in the rural area. A farmhouse usually included a transition area from the outside to in… hence the farmhouse porch. The front of the home was the “formal” area where guests were welcomed. Although usually quite simple, it served to meet the formal social norms of the day. The back of the house usually had the kitchen and a bedroom, or if the home was two-stories, the bedrooms were upstairs. This is how the farmhouse style originated!

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Today, farmhouse style is a way of life that reflects a love for the land and it’s bounty while keeping a close connection between both. It loves simplicity and has a do-it-yourself attitude. Recycling, up cycling, and renovating are all in the wheelhouse of farmhouse style! Although unpretentious and very welcoming, there is a great sense of style about farmhouse living! Anyone can capture the spirit and spunk of a farmhouse style! It marries so well with other decor styles. (Traditional, Modern, Southern, Cottage and even Industrial, just to name a few.) By adding just a few practical and perfectly placed farmhouse elements, your home can radiate this popular style!

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For the kitchen, a farmhouse sink is the quintessential farmhouse element! Big hefty sinks were a must to hold lots of produce from the farm, babies that needed washing, chickens that needed plucking, and a whole lot more. We don’t have chickens to pluck or babies to wash, but we sure love a soapstone farmhouse sink! Along with the sink, all white cabinets are a farmhouse favorite! Rustic tables are also going to be essential to this design because they’ll add that warm and rugged appeal. This farmhouse table with a few classic styled chairs will put the finishing touch on the space. After the main points are done, you can accessorize with simple mason jars, rustic wood planks, burlap, and garden flowers! Photo Source

This farmhouse look is actually pretty easy if you really appreciate the style that you’re aiming for. We hope you like our little spiel about farmhouse living and styling your home. Now, put it to good use!

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