16 Sep Farmhouse Style Featuring Reclaimed Wood
Reclaimed wood – like the planks resembling salvaged barn wood for sale on our website – are a staple of farmhouse style. Farmhouse style is a classic look that never goes out of style that has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity, due in part to shows like Fixer Upper on HGTV.
Farmhouse style works well in most South Florida homes for a number of reasons, including its color palette. The white, gray, cream and navy that often set the stage for farmhouse chic are very similar to what you would use for a beach theme or in nautical décor. And the reclaimed wooden planks and distressed wood that is essential to the farmhouse look can make an interior instantly feel beachy (check out Sun-Bleached finish!).
The Elements of Farmhouse Style
According to the decorating experts at Wayfair, farmhouse style is an unpretentious and all-American. “Nodding to its homegrown roots, farmhouse style homes have a collected-over-time look, complete with old-school prints, distressed furnishings, and vintage finishes,” they say.
To create the farmhouse style in your home, Wayfair’s design pros say, you should incorporate for:
- Distressed woods, reclaimed wood and wrought iron
- Lived-in neutrals
- Large inviting family-style furniture that creates a laid-back vibe
- Open shelving where you can display a mix of necessities and your favorite collectibles
- Your latest upcycling project!
Selecting your color palette might be a good starting point. “A blend of lived-in neutrals make for a classic base—pale shades of beige, gray, and white. When working in color, look to earth tones such as muted slate, sage, and fawn for a subdued appeal or vibrant navys and greens, for a modern touch,” Wayfair says.
“Light unfinished woods (birch, oak, and pine) complement the neutral palette and connect the home to nature. Deeper woods, like mahogany and cherry, are sprinkled in to add variety and depth to the design.”
If you would like help selecting the right reclaimed wooden planks to complement your farmhouse décor, contact the pros at A&S Reclaimed Wood. We have a wonderful selection of finishes, ranging from Weathered Grey to Rustic Brown. Samples are available.