If you adore the modern farmhouse design trend, you’re not alone. It’s on the rise for many reasons: It’s chic, simple and brings a rustic vibe to any room. Why not incorporate a farmhouse theme into your nursery? Here are four tips you can use to get started.
1. Choose a neutral color palette
To achieve the ultimate rustic farmhouse look, opt for a neutral color scheme, like beige, gray or white. Neutral colors are clean and crisp, and you can always offset your base color scheme with pops of warmer shades like gold, or if you want more of a gender-driven nursery, add blue or pink accents. You can also incorporate other colors in your décor and bedding.
2. Create a shiplap wall
One essential element in farmhouse style is wooden planking. Shiplap walls evoke a feeling of a countryside cabin. Depending on how much you want to commit to this look, you can shiplap the whole room, or just do one wall and paint the other walls in one of the neutral colors you chose for your palette. Making a DIY shiplap wall may seem a little intimidating if you have never done it before, but it’s a must-do if you want to achieve a farmhouse atmosphere. It’s popular enough that it’s easy to find online tutorials, or you can “cheat” and shop for wallpaper that looks like shiplap.
3. Use animal décor
While we wouldn’t necessarily advocate for incorporating animal décor in other rustic-themed rooms of your home, it is perfectly appropriate to do so a baby’s nursery. For example, you can look for bedding with a pattern of cute, friendly cows, or scatter stuffed barnyard animals like sheep throughout the nursery to carry the theme through in a child-friendly way.
4. Add wooden framed signs or pictures
The final element in creating a modern farmhouse nursery is to incorporate at least one wooden framed signs. From hand-lettered inspirational phrases to a sign above the crib with your baby’s name and birthdate, there are a wide range of options available for you, and you’ll love how they add a trendy design touch to your child’s room.
Set up Your Modern Farmhouse Nursery
Now that you have read these four design tips, you should have all the inspiration you need to create a farmhouse nursery to welcome your little one into the world. The farmhouse look is here to stay, so you and your baby will be able to enjoy this sophisticated room for many years to come.