Farmhouse Style - Yay or Nay?

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Over the last 2 or 3 years, I've written a bunch of blog posts on my site about Farmhouse Style Decor.  In case you haven't noticed, Farmhouse Decor is on the rise, along with a growing desire for simplicity and nostalgia.


Farmhouse style certainly isn't for everyone.  But, it is a style that can either be done DIY and very affordably or done a more premium level (especially as some prefer wider plank or reclaimed wood.  So, it appears to work for most budgets.


Today, I was updating an article about Modern Farmhouse Bathrooms.  And, if you're not sure what Farmhouse style looks like, feel free to check it out.  Or, if you love Farmhouse Style and just want to get some desig inspiration, you can also check it out.  I have 21 examples of Farmhouse Style bathrooms, and some of them are pretty cool.


Over the years, I've noticed that I have a lot of these sort of articles.  I have Farmhouse paint colors, Farmhouse sinks, Farmhouse hardwood, How to decorate with shiplap, bedrooms with shiplap, an article on sliding barn doors and I think a few more.

I've also incorporated this style into my trend posts, including my hardwood flooring trends and home decor trends.


I don't think I've done one yet on Farmhouse Kitchens.  Maybe I should. Or maybe I figured it was too competitive and I'd never have a chance of ranking.

Oh, and I almost forgot that I have a Farmhouse Christmas Decor article which has done very well on Pinterest, especially during the holiday season (obviously).


What do you think about Farmhouse Decor?  Do you love it or hate it?  Or maybe you're neutral...or just don't care.  I don't mean whether it's good for selling a house, but rather what do you think about in general?  Do you enjoy spending time in homes that are decorated in this style?  Do they give you a warm and comforting feeling?  Or is it a major turn off?

Do you have any ideas for future articles I should write on this topic?

Comments (9)

Linda Piper
Planatek Financial, Inc. - Ventura, CA

Hi Debbie:

I love farmhouse influenced style - I find it a warm and comfortable feeling but I understand it isn't for everyone.  I tend to lean towards a modern farmhouse type of look although I appreciate pieces of decor that are genuinely aged and beautiful.  I definitely think  you should write about farmhouse kitchens!!

Jul 16, 2020 05:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Debbie- I don't dislike it but I think it's one that I would get tired of. I do like the shower that is easy to walk into. 

Jul 16, 2020 07:21 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Debbie,  I do like the farmhouse style.  We are looking to remodel our bathroom very soon - so you have just given me some ideas to think about.

Jul 16, 2020 07:58 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I like'm a lot, but my bride does not...she's a modern I go with the marriage flow.

Jul 16, 2020 10:08 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

What a lot of people think Williamsburg colors are really weren't the real Williamsburg colors.

How are we sure that Farmhouse colors, whatever those are, really are farmhouse colors?

Devil's advocate here...   ; >)

Jul 17, 2020 03:11 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debbie. Not my taste or style but I like viewing it well done. Enjoy your day!

Jul 17, 2020 04:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Debbie... I must admit... farmhouse-style anything has never been or never will be quite my cup of tea.

Jul 17, 2020 05:31 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I like design styles to blend in with the architecture.  Anything done well we both like, whether or not we would live with it is a personal preference.  A

Jul 17, 2020 07:46 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Debbie - not really my thing but many people might like it.  The bathroom has an appealing look.

Jul 17, 2020 12:30 PM