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Modern Farmhouse Living Room Tour

Our Modern Farmhouse Living Room

modern farmhouse living room

My husband and I purchased our first house in 2015. Well, let’s be honest here. My husband did all the purchasing. I was just there for moral support.

Although this house was the perfect starter home, it wasn’t everything that we knew we eventually wanted. Now, in our second home, we’re so blessed to have almost exactly what we’d been dreaming of!

Shaping the Space

This house features a great-room style living space. Now, when I’m cooking or cleaning in the kitchen, I’m no longer secluded from what everyone else is doing in the living/dining area!

modern farmhouse kitchen

We didn’t have to do much to achieve the layout we wanted. The living space was already mostly open to the kitchen aside from this half-wall/peninsula with upper cabinets.

We went ahead and removed the cabinets (although, I really like the style of the doors and hope to re-purpose them somewhere, they feel very “modern farmhouse” to me) and relocated the peninsula into the position of an island in the kitchen. Doing so allowed a wonderfully open flow from kitchen to living space.

A Place to Gather

Though the house didn’t have a distinguished dining space originally, it worked out perfectly to place a dining table right here in front of this picture window. (Don’t mind the very unfinished porch on the other side of the window.)

modern farmhouse dining room

Our table is exactly what I’d been looking for to match our modern farmhouse decor! I was pleasantly surprised to find it at Target. I ordered it online and it (and the matching benches) was shipped right to our door. I’m obsessed!

modern farmhouse dining room table

modern farmhouse dining room

Our very modern and not-so-farm-y table runner is from Ikea and the plant and pears are from Homegoods. Speaking of Ikea, I just have to mention this highchair from there, which we truly love. The cushion cover was purchased from a wonderful little Etsy shop. I love the colors and how they compliment the aesthetic in our home!

yeah baby goods, ikea high chair

yeah baby goods, ikea high chair

The Center of It All

We purchased our couch at Costco last year when we still lived in our old house. We were pretty sure we’d end up buying a new one to match the theme of our home, but we actually love how this one works in the space! The throw pillows we chose from Home Goods help to lighten up the dark brown and tie the large piece in with the rest of the house.

farmhouse living room

farmhouse living room

farmhouse couch

As you can see, we’re following a neutral color palette with a lot of whites and grays but also dark accents. I love incorporating wood and metal pieces to provide the modern farmhouse feel.

The center of attention in our living space is undoubtedly the fireplace. As I mentioned in my introductory blog post, the couple who built and lived in this house previously hand-picked all of the rocks themselves.

farmhouse stone fireplace, farmhouse mantel

From left to right on the mantel: plant and round metal piece from Home Goods, two decorative metal panels from a garage sale (score!), “be thankful” sign from Marshall’s, Willow Tree figurines gifted from my grandmother, candlestick from Home Goods, little pumpkins from Target, and our trusty Bose speaker in the corner!

farmhouse stone fireplace

Finally, we have our TV mounted perfectly here on the wall, with a console table underneath that we snagged from my in-laws. I originally wanted something that wouldn’t overlap onto the tile, but I think this looks great! My daughter’s toys won’t be staying here (her room is in the process of being finished) but its a good spot for now.

tv stand, farmhouse decor

The two little picture frames are from Marshall’s. The small lantern is from my grandma. I’ve been searching for something to display magazines in and just happened to find this “file holder” at Dollar General, of all places (peep my idol Joanna Gaines, the queen of modern farmhouse.)

farmhouse decor

farmhouse decor

Patience with the Process

I’ve learned that finding all of my decor could not be accomplished in a singular shopping trip. It’s finding items at unique times and places and forming a collection of truly loved pieces that make our house a home. Something I really look forward to is continuing to decorate and furnish our home, especially as the seasons change and Christmas is quickly approaching!

What is your favorite part about your living space? Does your decor follow a certain theme? I’d love to know! Don’t forget to subscribe so that you’ll be emailed whenever I submit a new blog post!

Xoxo, Kaeli


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