Get This Look: 5 Modern Farmhouse Living Room Design Ideas


What makes a modern farmhouse living room? Get inspiration for your own living room design with these 5 tips and decorating ideas inspired by a neutral modern farmhouse style living room. 

Next in our “Get This Look” series is a neutral modern farmhouse living room from the 2018 St. George Area Parade of Homes. The home was custom built by K Welch Homes and beautifully designed by Natalie Welch Design. You can view the white modern farmhouse kitchen design from the same home for even more inspiration.

Neutral Modern Farmhouse Living Room Design Tips

Modern Farmhouse Living Room Design Elements

A hallmark of modern farmhouse living room design is a neutral color palette. Here the warm cognac shelves and beams contrast well with the white cabinetry and walls. These simple colors carry over into the shelf decor and furniture choices.

Related Reading: 6 Budget-Friendly Modern Farmhouse Living Room Options

Get This Look: Neutral Modern Farmhouse Living Room Design and Decorating Tips

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Ready for some design ideas? Read on to discover how to apply modern farmhouse style in your own living room.

See more of this home: Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

5 Tips to Design a Modern Farmhouse Living Room

1. Style shelves with simple frames, faux greenery, and vases

Styling your living room shelves is a great place to start incorporating modern farmhouse design. A combination of faux succulents with metal and wood picture frames mix well a couple well-placed modern vases.

Less is more when it comes to styling shelves. Stick with neutral colors and mix textures.

Neutral Modern Farmhouse Living Room

2. Decorate the mantel with an artificial potted plant and large lantern

The classic craftsmanship of a farmhouse mantel makes a statement all by itself. Accent your mantel with two simple additions: a large farmhouse lantern and artificial potted plant. That’s all you need and you’re done!

Related Reading: DIY Fireplace Makeover with Built-In Shelves

3. Bring in warm tones with a leather couch or arm chairs

When selecting a modern farmhouse couch, look for warm tones like caramel and cognac. This cognac leather sofa is inviting while still being modern.

Not ready to invest in a leather sofa? Get a similar feel with a mid-century modern arm chair.

Neutral Modern Farmhouse Living Room Decorating

4. Add a pop of color with a navy tribal area rug

The navy tribal area rug in this farmhouse living room provides a subtle pop of color. The busier print doesn’t overtake the room because it’s only two colors. Keeping it neutral doesn’t mean it has to be boring.

Related Reading: Our favorite colorful neutral area rugs

5. Accent a modern coffee table with white pottery

Simplicity rules in a farmhouse style living room. A modern coffee table in a block or drum-style shape is ideal. You don’t need to over style the coffee table with tons of decor accents. A few simple white table vases are all you need to keep it modern and fresh.

Neutral Modern Farmhouse Living Room Decor

Our modern farmhouse living room decor picks

We’ve picked our favorite modern farmhouse living room decor including vases, faux greenery, and more to help you create a similar look in your home.

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