5 Essential Elements of Farmhouse Style
Is Industrial Farmhouse outdated? Is Modern Farmhouse Out? There has been a lot of talk about this, but “farmhouse” décor isn’t going out of fashion. In fact, it has become so much a part of our design identity that it is changing with the times, including merging with industrial vintage. Glam, coastal, French, Scandinavian, rustic, and Colonial farmhouse are just a few of the new variations of the traditional farmhouse. However, it is industrial farmhouse which has the most longevity. This style takes the farmhouse out of the farm—it is much more urban than rural—but retains most of the elements which make it practical, cool, and timeless.
The minimalist style is bringing new ideas that homeowners and designer around the world; the hashtag on Instagram ‘Industrial Farmhouse’ now has nearly 90,000 followers. And, according to Fast Company, the pandemic is part of the reason homeowners are embracing the trend. The era of more is more is coming to a close, and it’s all the result of pandemic. Minimalism is making a comeback, but with a twist. According to the experts, it’s not as clinical and cold as it was in the past. We’re all feeling the effects of pandemic and the need for comfort. That’s why we’re mixing open spaces and cozy textiles. Here are a few essentials of the industrial farmhouse style in Binfield, Berkshire:
Remove the walls. Elevate the roof, leaving pipes, beams and ductwork exposed. Industrial farmhouse rooms are large—and not just in kitchen or great room. The bedrooms may include a lofted space. One thing should be kept in mind when planning an open floor plan. Many people buying homes during the COVID-19 pandemic are opting for an office space—one with doors you can close.
Simpler color palette
You may see a hint of barn red from time to time but the dominant colors in industrial spaces are black and white and the bedding is white. Towels are white. The popularity of the upswelling of black can be traced back to the use of black in Scandinavian design. In the United States, there has been a movement towards American farmhouse, to name a few, which has had an impact on the materials that are used in the home including kitchens.
Exposed concrete or bricks
What could be more laid-back and uncomplicated than concrete with exposed brick? The farmhouse industrial look is perfectly suited to concrete countertops & sinks, as well as the surface texture and personality of the bricks, and stones don’t have to be cold.
Contrasting steel and wood
Compared to any other design element, wood and metal go hand-in-hand more. Wood and metal combination is a cross between industrial and farmhouse design. Think raftered ceilings, vented vanities and wood floorboards. Think reclaimed barn wood barstools and steel-legged coffee tables. Go for wood structures made of lumber that was once used in factories, barns, ships, warehouses or wine casks.
Repurposed and handmade elements
It’s important to remember that your industrial farmhouse design can also be for an old-school factory feel. That’s why, for the most part, your industrial farmhouse space will be made up of materials that have been around for decades, or that you’ve made yourself.