We love staying on top of the hottest and newest interior design trends, but there are some home aesthetics that will never go out of style! One of our personal favorites has to be farmhouse decor! When it comes to creating a cozy country home or envisioning a cottage aesthetic, this is one decorating style that will always adapt with the times.
Recent years have seen updates to this trend as it spread from rural areas into the suburbs and cities, absorbing other design styles into its homey and welcoming feel. From the recent modern farmhouse decor craze that combines white barn-inspired houses with galvanized steel accents, black trim, and rustic wood details, to elegant French country homes that embrace luxurious styling and organic details.
A lot more goes into modern farmhouse decor than a fireclay farm sink, neutral paint for your shaker cabinets and a Skinny Chevron Calacatta Gold Mosaic Tile backsplash! We’re diving into the different ways to style farmhouse style interiors and how to create these stunning looks in your own home!
Pairing Tiles with Farmhouse Kitchen Decor Ideas
Rustic Farmhouse Design with Wood Look Tiles
Although there are many different design elements that you can add to a country-inspired home, a rustic farmhouse kitchen is usually the first one that comes to our minds! Natural elements keep the true heart of a farmhouse or country home, and can be incorporated into any interior style! Rustic home decor can still be sophisticated, as this beautiful earth-toned kitchen shows. The backsplash with Nova Hex Wooden Beige Marble Tile ties in with the floating shelves and wood tones of the cabinetry to keep the kitchen design natural. The subtle geometric detail in the hexagon marble tile backsplash is picked up in the Granada rombus pendant light that adds a warm glow with a brass finish.
DIY Shiplap Walls Made Easy
We have Chip and Joanna Gaines and the Magnolia Farms/Fixer Upper craze to thank for popularizing shiplap walls in kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms! This rustic design element was used primarily as siding for barns and other rustic outbuildings, and was frequently used on turn of the century farmhouse exteriors as well. Many renovated houses incorporated it into the design, restoring wooden boards or repurposing them into other rooms in the house. Whitewashed shiplap has become a trending wall treatment, and thanks to wood-look porcelain planks are easier to achieve than ever if you want to recreate this HGTV-approved look at home! Our Tribeca Mixed Planks for Wall are an easy way to install your own DIY shiplap with a lot less effort than installing wood planks - the durable porcelain and weathered wood look are a great way to combine rustic farmhouse home decor elements with a long-lasting building material! This kitchen combines them with Tribeca Blanco wood-look porcelain floor planks, butcher block counters, and oil-rubbed bronze drawer pulls on the white cabinets to create a sophisticated cottage design.
Add a Glamorous Finish to your Farmhouse Kitchen
If you prefer a luxurious element to your home decor, you can still create a cozy cottage style kitchen! It’s no secret that we love Mother of Pearl tiles for their glamorous shine - Geometric Pearl White Thassos Shell Tile is a stunning white backsplash tile for a modern farmhouse kitchen thanks to a tone-on-tone combination of shell and Thassos marble. It will add luminous light to even the darkest kitchen, creating a welcoming ambiance that’s perfect for the hearth and center of the home. Pairing it with a Classic Blue paint color for the cabinets and a fireclay farm sink was the perfect way to tie in an elevated wall tile with more down-to-earth decor and create a harmonious kitchen that is part welcoming and part grand! The elegant brushed nickel fixtures and drawer pulls are the perfect finishing touch for the traditional kitchen style.
Farmhouse Bathroom Design Ideas
Sweet Southern Homestead is a master of farmhouse decor, as her stunning Instagram feed of her Kentucky house can attest! She did every room from top to bottom in a modern farmhouse style, and the master bathroom is no exception! She sourced antique doors from Antiques & Vintage Texas to add the perfect aged patina to this stunning airy white farmhouse bathroom! She wanted to go new for the flooring, however; making Retro Blanco Hex porcelain tiles the perfect choice. Similar to the faux shiplap above, these floor tiles are designed to resemble antique wood, but with a porcelain finish that is scratch and slip-resistant. Along with the vintage doors, they added the perfect accent to the freestanding cast iron pedestal tub and old world wrought iron chandelier from Antique Farmhouse!
Classic White and Blue Farmhouse Bathroom with a Twist
Airy white and splashes of blue have cemented themselves as the traditional color palette for classic farmhouse interior design. It’s not hard to see why when you factor in a white vanity with a porcelain vessel sink and brushed nickel faucet and hardware - it’s a classic for good reason! The white wicker laundry baskets are a great addition to keep the country charm feeling even when it comes to storage necessities, but there’s no reason that tradition has to feel boring! To give this white and blue traditional farmhouse bathroom a fresh finish, the team installed White Striped Diamonds Marble Mosaic Tile to add a sense of movement and creative design to the space!
A Powder Room with Farmhouse Charm
A powder room or half-bath can be a great way to give guests a glimpse of your home decor taste! Smaller bathrooms can easily feel cluttered, so keeping the details on the wall is a great way to maximize space and style all at once! The Tribeca Mixed Planks showcase their range in this cozy aqua and champagne bronze half-bathroom, with an antiqued vanity and vessel sink. In keeping with the minimalist decor, a ladder bathroom shelf provides over the toilet storage options without taking up too much space! The simple and rustic etagere and woven baskets are the perfect way to finish off this bathroom with elegant country style!
Other ways to style Farmhouse Decor
Industrial farmhouse style -
Rustic meets modern in industrial farmhouse style! This design aesthetic draws inspiration from farm equipment and machinery mixed in with rustic wood and classic white elements. The blend works especially well when tying farmhouse decor ideas into an urban setting - we’ve seen it used to great effect in downtown lofts as well as charming suburban houses. Darker elements like wrought iron, espresso stained wood, and charcoal gray grout accenting white subway tiles create a contrast with classic shaker cabinets that makes this style especially popular today.
French country -
The French Country aesthetic, or campagne style, is frequently blended with traditional American heartland home ideas. This style tends to steer towards whitewashed wood over a natural finish, keeping the overall look bright and airy. It has been increasingly popular in recent years, as it combines a homey and welcoming feel with a more upscale and elevated interior experience. Light colors, frequently Provence-inspired gray, blue, and purple, are combined with neutral linen accents and pastoral artwork to create this elegant style. Think flourishes on the details, like leaded glass cabinet facing, vintage drawer pulls, and hanging copper pans to create that South of France feel!
We could see Azul Cielo Thassos And Carrara Striped Chevron Mosaic Tile finishing off this charming white, gray, and silvery green kitchen by Sanctuary Home Decor to create movement on the backsplash! The exposed wooden beams and vintage bronze lantern are the perfect details to add French country style to this kitchen!
We hope you’ve found the perfect primer to style farmhouse decor at home or to take your rustic country retreat to the next level! Looking for the perfect tile to pair with your industrial farmhouse kitchen or elegant French country powder room? Let us know in the comments or message our team for a styling session!