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Get This Look: Modern Farmhouse Living Room


Thanks to our beloved Joanna Gaines, modern farmhouse style is all the rage these days. And it’s not a trend that’s going to fade anytime soon. Modern farmhouse design appeals to a variety of tastes thanks to the neutral color palette and reclaimed wood features.

Different from past prairie-inspired country looks, this style expertly marries traditional sensibilities with minimalist design. Modern farmhouses are meant to be lived-in and feel cozy without being kitschy or sterile.

We’re here to help you turn your modern farmhouse dreams into reality. Today we’re sharing seven tips to create your own modern farmhouse living room inspired by this cozy farmhouse featured in the 2018 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, built by Arive Homes and designed by Brandalyn Dennis Interior Design.

Read on to discover how to ‘Get This Look’ in your own home!

Want to see more of this home? Browse the modern farmhouse home tour here, and see more details of the two-tone kitchen here and the shared boys’ bedroom here.

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7 Tips to Create Your Own Modern Farmhouse Living Room

1. Anchor the room with a jute area rug

Jute area rugs are synonymous with modern farmhouse style. Not only are they extremely versatile but they also hold up well in high traffic areas and add rich texture to a space. Find some of our favorite jute area rug options below–all at reasonable price points.

Jute Area Rug Gives Definition In Modern Farmhouse Great Room, Arive Homes And Brandalyn Dennis Design, 2018 Utah Valley Parade Of Homes, Featured On Remodelaholic

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Options: Safavieh natural fiber rug, basket weave area rug, Gaines natural area rug, Threshold jute braided flatweave area rug, tonal jute area rug, Havenside braided jute rug

2. DIY or buy a farmhouse coffee table

A wood coffee table adds warmth to a living room while also providing storage and display space. Go the DIY route and build your own with one of our tutorials below or purchase a farmhouse coffee table from some of our favorite retailers.

Farmhouse Style Natural Wood Coffee Table In Living Room, Arive Homes And Brandalyn Dennis Design, 2018 Utah Valley Parade Of Homes, Featured On Remodelaholic

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Options: Gladiola coffee table, Travis coffee table, Duncan coffee table, Mercer coffee table, Gilford coffee table, Flynn trestle coffee table

DIY Coffee Table Tutorials | Build your own modern farmhouse coffee table with these DIY tutorials #remodelaholic #reclaimedwood #modernfarmhouse

DIY Restoration Hardware coffee table  |  DIY herringbone coffee table

DIY industrial coffee table |  DIY wood slab coffee table

3. Find a modern sectional in a neutral fabric

Comfortable seating is a must-have when designing a living room. Keeping with the neutral color palette, this off-white modern sectional makes a fresh statement while still maintaining the comfort factor.

Stain Resistant White Sectional In Modern Farmhouse Great Room

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Options: Mayfair natural sectional, SoMa Fremont square armed sectional, Odyssey sectional, Bay Terrace sectional, Phokas sofa, Palisades sectional

4. Provide ample seating with upholstered armchairs

Upholstered armchairs add a comfortable elegance to this modern farmhouse living room while also providing additional seating. If you’re tight on space, opt for slimmer side chairs with tufted back details like these. Don’t be afraid to borrow from the dining room section!

Gray Upholstered Arm Chairs In Living Room, Arive Homes And Brandalyn Dennis Design, 2018 Utah Valley Parade Of Homes, Featured On Remodelaholic

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Options: tufted armchair, wingback chairsuede side chair, button tufted armchair, modern wingback chair, upholstered side chair

5. Add cozy texture with throw pillows and blankets

Throw pillows and blankets are the easiest way to add instant coziness to a living room. They’re also the most cost effective way to switch up a room’s vibe

Throw Pillows And Blankets Add Texture And Coziness, Arive Homes And Brandalyn Dennis Design, 2018 Utah Valley Parade Of Homes, Featured On Remodelaholic

 

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Options: faux cashmere throw, coziest throw, knitted throw blanketzebra throw pillow, llama pillow cover, velvet throw pillow, faux fur pillowblack and white lumbar pillow

6. Accent with gold mirrors and light fixtures

The mix of modern and traditional design elements make this farmhouse living room both beautiful and functional. Gold fireplace sconces, mirrors, and floor lamp give off a sophisticated feel without being too stuffy or ornate. (Cassity uses this gold mirror to anchor her mantel decor every season and it’s classic but still modern, too!)

Gold Mirrors And Gold Light Fixtures, Modern Farmhouse Style, Arive Homes And Brandalyn Dennis Design, 2018 Utah Valley Parade Of Homes, Featured On Remodelaholic

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Options: French country mirror, Candler accent mirror, Queen Anne mirror, scalloped wall mirror, Lorna rectangular mirror, natural Segovia mirror

7. Contrast with black and white decor

A layered zebra rug adds a punch of personality while also tying in with the room’s other black and white decor accents. Artisan-style vases and minimalist artwork all add to the modern farmhouse style.

Black And White Decor For A Modern Clean Look In Living Room, Arive Homes And Brandalyn Dennis Design, 2018 Utah Valley Parade Of Homes, Featured On Remodelaholic

Black And White Decor In Vaulted Great Room, Arive Homes And Brandalyn Dennis Design, 2018 Utah Valley Parade Of Homes, Featured On Remodelaholic

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Options: faux zebra rug, Project 62 vase, terracota vasegaya sandy porcelain vasesdigital download modern art prints, Threshold geo fabric art prints, set of bird art prints

How To Decorate A Living Room In Modern Farmhouse Style, Arive Homes And Brandalyn Dennis Design, 2018 Utah Valley Parade Of Homes, Featured On Remodelaholic

See more of this beautiful modern farmhouse home:

modern farmhouse home tour

Gray Mudroom With Built In Bench And Lockers And Cubbies, Arive Homes And Brandalyn Dennis Design, 2018 Utah Valley Parade Of Homes, Featured On Remodelaholic

modern farmhouse kitchen

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen, Arive Homes

modern farmhouse shared boys’ room

Shared Kids Room With Metal Beds And Herringbone Rug, Arive Homes And Brandalyn Dennis, 2018 Utah Valley Parade Of Homes, Featured On Remodelaholic

Looking for more?

See our entire collection of Get This Look posts and peruse a few other living room styles below:

From Fixer Upper, the Americana House living room:Remodelaholic Get This Look Fixer Upper Living Room The Americana House

jewel-toned living room:

Remodelaholic Get This Look Jewel Toned Statement Living Room

And, also from Fixer Upper, a contemporary farmhouse style living room:

Get This Look Contemporary Farmhouse Living Room Fixer Upper Chicken House @Remodelaholic Cro

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