Style Guide: Modern Farmhouse

Style Guide: Modern Farmhouse

Modern Farmhouse style has taken over the home décor scene. With Pinterest readily available to show the never-ending inspiration of dreamy bright white kitchens, ship-lapped walls, and country-inspired furniture, it is no surprise that this is a sought-after style. Warm, practical, and cozy mixed with the sophistication of modern style, a modern farmhouse is a happy place of comfort and trend. It is a melding of the old and new, inviting yet stylish.

Farmhouse bedding featuring neutral comforter and large pillows

Source: She Gave It A Go

Incorporating Modern Farmhouse

Leaning into the modern aspect, and a bit away from the rustic features of a traditional farmhouse, we see less clutter with modernity. It is comfortability meets sophistication. Common features found in the modern farmhouse style include reclaimed wood accents, barn doors, comfortable neutral furniture, exposed beams, and touches of vintage country.

Neutrals Everywhere

Colour is a key player in achieving this style. Playing within the neutrals, a base of whites, creams & greys dominates the colour palette. From this base is where we begin to layer in the natural elements of wood and greenery to disrupt the monochrome. Black accents can help to break up the area and add in some contrast as well. Walls are typically a shade of white, with textured accent walls that are commonly painted in the same shade. Furniture will also follow suit with the colour scheme of creams and whites. Slipcover couches are very common in this style, as the light colours can be susceptible to staining, and these covers offer an easy way to wash and renew your furniture.

Boot room area with textured accent wall and bench with throw pillows

Source: She Gave It A Go

Texture Time

Mixing textiles, and materials helps to complete the space. Mixed metals, woods, and fabrics bring depth into the space. This can be achieved through textured fabrics, metal décor pieces, lights and hardware, and wood furniture. Throw pillows with raised textures, and chunky knit throw blankets are used to add depth to the neutral furniture. These offer an opportunity to add a feature of colours into the space as well. Area rugs still remain in the light colour palette, but offer a subtle pattern change.

Décor Time

As for accessories, there should be a variety, but not cluttered. Thought out, well-placed accents are perfect for adding to the coziness of the farmhouse, while still appealing to the modernity of this style. Glass vases with pampas grass, olive trees, and wood bead garlands are common elements of a modern farmhouse. 

Flat lay picture showing different décor pieces of modern farmhouse

Source: Peggy Haddad Interiors

Modern Farmhouse Hardware

Cabinet hardware can be a great way to further incorporate your interior design into your home. Your decorative hardware should speak to the style you have. Modern farmhouse hardware is a twist on modern handles. Not quite traditional in styling, while not fully modern either, this hardware pulls inspiration from both popular categories to create a transitional option that seamlessly blends with the rest of your farmhouse style.

Much like a modern farmhouse, the transitional style brings in the clean lines and sleek design of modern and mixes the classic detailing and accents of traditional. A balance of the two styles of transitional hardware is an easy choice to complement your modern farmhouse. 

Bright white kitchen with gold hardware

Source: Simon's Design Studio

Our choices for Transitional Hardware:

Channing knobs and pulls are on display in a modern white kitchen

Source: Top Knobs

Channing Pull

White cabinetry with a stove and range hood featuring bright gold hardware

Source: Top Knobs

Davenport Pull

A modern kitchen with the Ellis pulls and a large wine fridge

Source: Top Knobs

Ellis Pull


Incorporating the modern farmhouse style into your home can be an easy transition. Even bringing in a few elements of this style can begin to transform your home into a modern day farmhouse. Begin by painting a neutral colour, and bringing in some of the décor accents. 

Interested in exploring modern farmhouse hardware further? Let us help you find the right options for your space! Browse our selection of transitional hardware to match your modern farmhouse.

Handles & More Team



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