Are you ready to implement boho farmhouse design in your home? We have lots of inspiration to show you, but before we get into the boho farmhouse living room decorating ideas, we want to give you a quick refresher.
What is boho farmhouse design?
Bohemian farmhouse design, or boho farmhouse design, is the combination of the two trends. They are quite similar, so it’s relatively easy to combine the two styles together.
Boho vs. Farmhouse Design
Both bohemian and farmhouse design are very reliant on white, light, and airy colors. Tans, creams, whites, light yellows, and similar shades are all fundamental baselines for the different rooms in your home.
Both styles are accented by greens in the form of plants and blues in the form of smaller decor, such as pillow covers, picture frames, and sometimes curtains for windows. Unfinished or unstained wood, deep browns, textured pots for plants, and pictures, as well as sketches and more, are shared by both styles. Finally, they both thrive on open furniture, whether it’s open shelves or cabinets.
For the full article, check out our blog that covers this topic in depth! Or take a look at the video below featuring a few great DIY boho farmhouse projects!
It’s important to remember that some living rooms will lean more towards farmhouse style while some lean towards bohemian design. It won’t always be a 50-50 split!
We won’t make you wait any longer. Here are 11 inspiring bohemian farmhouse living room decor ideas.
The Soho Boho Apartment
The most common area for bohemian farmhouse living rooms is likely in a city, and what better city to start out in than New York City itself? New York combines more elements of boho than farmhouse design, but the two are essentially synonymous. Leafy plants, funky lighting, wall art, and a desk that overlooks the city are sure signs of Soho gettin’ boho.
The Family Setting
From one extreme to another, here’s a home with elements of bohemian and farmhouse style. The shag rug and palm tree are pretty clear indicators here. We will say that this is a much more modern rendition of the boho farmhouse style. The bookcases and most of the wood here is furnished to establish a vintage feel, which is appropriate. Boho style was quite prevalent in the 1960s!
The Spinny Wheel
This is quite the fun chair, don’t you think? Long with a plethora of unfinished wood, shag blankets, and an abundance of color on the walls and from the pillows, this is a near-perfect representation of the bohemian farmhouse style.
The Country Style Bohemian Living Room
Coming out to the country means you need to adapt your style. So, why not add in some style in the rug, and a DIY lamp stand? Sounds good to me! And, just for good measure, throw a deer’s head on the wall. This is a far cry from the NYC style boho room we saw! We love the unique look.
The 50/50 Split
This farmhouse living room is the closest fifty-fifty split we’ve seen when combining farmhouse and bohemian styles together. The wicker basket, old grains in a pot, bookcases, and small coffee tables in the middle are indicative of both styles. Then, to really top it off, we have a small bean bag and a large, wood-burning fireplace. Isn’t it awesome?
The Bohemian Farmhouse Toner
What’s in a living room if there isn’t any color matching? This boho farmhouse living room executes it well. The walls and floors are neutral colors and are complemented by the couch and coffee table. Accent colors are brought out in the plants and the pillows on the couch!
The wall art and modern farmhouse decor are beautiful additions in this farmhouse living room. They create an inviting atmosphere.
The photo above is more emblematic of a modern farmhouse living room. It doesn’t feature the textured rugs and reclaimed wood characteristic of rustic farmhouse living.
The Beauty in Simplicity
Sometimes, you don’t need an insane amount of furniture or rustic farmhouse decor; there is beauty in simplicity. Having a shag couch covering like this along with a plant in a wicker pot and a guitar is all you really need! Below, the shag rug adds to the rest of the vibe. The minimalist wall decorations are a nice touch, too.
The Jungle Safari
Are you getting jungle vibes, too? The hanging plants are reminiscent of the movie Romancing the Stone….and, the hat hanging on the wall is the accessory to send home the farmhouse feel. The rest of this is outfitted with wicker or polished wood furniture. The pillows are a nice touch too: multiple textures to play with are a good thing!
The Manhattan Boho Deluxe
The chevron floor really makes this whole apartment pop. Plants in the large windows are a huge talking point for people wanting bohemian style in the city! The shag blanket on the chair is a common trend, too. It can be replaced with a sherpa blanket if the shag blanket look isn’t for you!
The Decorative Pillows
One of the easiest ways to bring in bohemian design is through pillow covers. Oftentimes, they’re cheap, so you can get multiple covers for different seasons! Or, going further, you can get different designs depending on your mood. This way, your farmhouse style living room feels fresh and spontaneous.
The Comfy Workspace Station
Imagine this work from home scenario: you have a couch (or a daybed) with comfy pillows, blankets, and the option to have a small side table be a desk. Lie on the shag rug and pull out your guitar for a relaxing midday break.
How do you decorate a farmhouse living room?
Farmhouse design is characterized by mainly white walls and a heavy use of wood furniture. Contemporary farmhouse design may feature stainless steel appliances such as refrigerators, range hoods, and stoves, as well as a custom hood. Here are some specific farmhouse interior design trends to try in your own home.
- A Blend of Neutral Colors and Strong Accents.
- Reclaimed Wood Furniture
- Throw Pillows
- Shaker Cabinets
- Light or Medium Wood Floors
Boho Farmhouse Paint Colors
Neutral colors like white, off white, and tan, are the most popular in farmhouse decorated living rooms and homes, but other light colors work as well. Light blue and light green are popular in today’s farmhouse homes.
Is farmhouse style out for 2020?
No, but traditional features of farmhouse design are being replaced with more contemporary design ideas. Country living is losing ground and people are moving from the country to the city. More homes are using white shaker cabinets than open shelving. Wooden fireplaces are being replaced by ornate stone fireplaces. Last but not least, range hoods are becoming increasingly popular to evoke the feeling of a clean, cozy kitchen.
What types of furniture should I use to match the farmhouse style?
Farmhouse design is characterized by light wood furniture. Reclaimed wood is quite popular if you’re going for a more vintage or rustic look. If not, go with a neutral color like off white or beige. Smaller items like throw pillows, rugs, or beanbags can feature brighter colors to make the room pop.
How can I decorate my farmhouse?
First, you need to decide on a color palette. Farmhouse design follows the 60-30-10 design rule pretty religiously. Pick a neutral color for your walls and floors, a secondary color for your furniture and maybe some appliances (light blues, greens, browns), and an accent color for some small elements in your home like a rug or throw pillows.
White shiplap walls are popular in today’s farmhouses, along with beige. The perfect compliment to shiplap is a custom hood insert. Inserts are one of the best additions to a farmhouse home because they have great versatility. You can go with a contemporary and minimalist look with a white custom hood or a distressed rustic look with a natural wooden hood.
What is the difference between farmhouse and modern farmhouse?
Traditional farmhouse is more industrial than modern farmhouse design. Traditional design is more emblematic of country living, whereas modern farmhouse style features minimalist urban interior design. In traditional homes, you might see rustic wooden wall decor, several country style knick knacks, and reclaimed wood furniture. Whereas in a modern farmhouse kitchen, you might see a stainless steel range hood, minimal wall decor, a kitchen island, and a stone fireplace.
Modern farmhouse homes frequently feature shaker style cabinets, not open shelving, for more concealed storage – along with cabinets under the island.
Why is farmhouse style so popular?
One of the reasons farmhouse style is so popular is because of the brightness of the style. The primary colors are incredibly light and airy and lift the mood of anyone who comes into your home. Further, open concept living rooms and kitchens, which are so prevalent in farmhouse design, take great advantage of natural light which makes the space even more warm and inviting. The farmhouse style transforms your home into a space where not only the chef can go. Your guests can enjoy your company and the cozy space as well.
Another reason farmhouse home decor is gaining popularity is because it is so versatile. You can combine bright, loud elements of bohemian design with more muted aspects of farmhouse decor to create a beautiful combination of colors and styles.
How do I get a farmhouse style finish?
There are so many different combinations and styles to try out in your boho farmhouse living room. Do some research to find out what looks you like the most. Many of these beautiful boho farmhouse ideas can be applied in your dining room or family room as well – or really anywhere in your home.
If you’re looking for inspiration, we have a section on our bohemian design board on Pinterest dedicated to boho farmhouse decor. And, while you’re at it, check out our farmhouse design board and bohemian design board while you’re at it.
You’ll have your living room built in no time. And remember: rotate between boho and farmhouse decorating ideas to keep your home fresh and happy.
Good luck mastering the boho farmhouse look!