How to achieve the perfect blend of Boho Farmhouse!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

I had someone send me a message the other day on INSTAGRAM asking about combining the two styles of boho and farmhouse. It seems all the rage right now in the decor world. And I gotta say, it's my JAM! I love mixing the two styles! Soooo for my last week of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE and as I finally reveal all the nooks and crannies of our loft, I thought I would give you a few tips on how to achieve the perfect blend of Boho Farmhouse!

So lets get started!




TIP 1... First things first, you need to decide what it is you like about the boho and farmhouse styles.. For me, and for the purpose of this post, I have found that the easiest way to mix the two is to focus on the two major design elements of them... The industrial look of the metals and woods from farmhouse, and the textures, layers, and charm of Boho. Wooden tables with metal legs, metal curtain rods and wood shelves, etc!








TIP 2... For any room you are decorating, you're going to want to start with your large furniture items. For our loft, I wanted them to be items that we will love and enjoy for a long time. I LOVE this CABINET that I got from Amazon, and we already had this COUCH  from RC Willey. Then I loved this COFFEE TABLE from Amazon, but decided I wanted to make one instead of buy one. (That blog post and tutorial is coming SOON!!) All these items have that farmhouse feel, but the cabinet also has a little boho vibe because of the chevron design, color, and finish. Pay attention to the design of the items you choose. Try to find things that are unique to your taste, simple, and easily adaptable to both styles. 


TIP 3... One of the reasons I LOVE the cabinet I chose is because of the storage it has! We put all our games in it and are able to turn around and play on the coffee table I built. It warms my heart thinking ahead to all the fun we will have in here! I, also, had these old floor pillows from my parents house that I loved growing up and they were still in really good condition, so instead of going out and spending a bunch of money on new pillows, I recovered the ones we had.... (I am not a seamstress so I'm afraid there will not be a tutorial on recovering pillows... remember the instagram stories?! hahahah) But I wanted my kids to be able to grab a floor pillow and sit on it while we play games, or they could lay on them on the floor while we have family movie night! They also used them for building forts and I was not about to take that fun away from them. Ha! 

TIP 4... Another great way to mix Boho and Farmhouse is with your textiles! (Textiles refers to anything that is woven.. pillow covers, rugs, curtains, throw blankets, etc) Farmhouse patterns are stripes, buffalo check, solid colors with words, etc, while Boho patterns have more leather, fringe, tassels, and poms. I gathered a bunch of pillows from Homegoods, Woven Nook, and then I recovered some pillows I already had with the leftover fabric I had from the floor pillows. Boho-Farmhouse is more about having an overall cohesivness than matchy pillows, so try to feel free to gather a mix of textures and patterns with your pillows and throw blankets! 

When I found THESE CURTAINS from Amazon I fell in LOVE! They are solid, and white, and have a little lace down the sides and along the bottom. A perfect mix of Boho and Farmhouse!


TIP 5... Wall art! If you are doing wall paper, a large mural, or any type of big wall covering, try to choose something neutral that can serve as Boho or Farmhouse. THIS WALLPAPER from Home Depot was the exact wall covering I was looking for! I loved that it was neutral but still eye catching and I felt it would be perfect with the board and batten we installed. (See related links at the end of this post for wallpaper and Board and batten installation tips) Since this is where we hang a lot I wanted my family to feel like this really was their space! Adding a photo ledge shelf with family photos, was exactly what I was looking for to bring familiarity and comfort to the space. Plus I like that the shelf is wood (hello Farmhouse!) and has a low profile. I didn't want it to stick out too far from the wall! 

Some other really cute, and really boho things you can add to your wall is baskets and macrames! You can sometimes find cute baskets at your local thrift stores, OR find a vintage shop like THE SALTED OLIVE and buy some from there! And I LOVED the idea of a hanging plant macrame, so I asked THE WOVEN WILLOW to make me one! I LOOOVE how this little corner turned out! Let's just all cross our fingers that my kids don't start playing with that macrame. hahah!




TIP 6... Something I LOVE about Boho decor is how unique each space can be. Boho is more about your lifestyle, showcasing unique items, and letting things live where they fall. So, I thought about what we like to do in our loft and I designed around that. I knew before I started that I wanted it to be a retreat for my family. A place where we could watch movies and play games, read books or cozy up with hot chocolates, and even have epic dance parties if we want to! I also wanted the space to be stylish.. with design elements that will allow for LIVING.

My goal was that we would all feel at home and comfortable and I feel like I achieved that!!

 

Thank you SO MUCH for following along with my Loft project! It means so much to me that youa re here! Participating in the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE has been such a fun challenge!!! Am I going to do it again? PROBABLY! I have learned so much and could not have done it without YOU! Make sure you go check them out all the other participants, so inspiring!

Have a friend you think would like this post? Share it with them! Or repin on Pinterest!

And I will see ya over on good ol' IG!

Happy decorating my friends!

xo, Sharee


Bonus tip.... Use functional knick knacks like Mr llama here. He's holding all our checkers pieces. Llamas are totally boho, but he's also wood, leaning back into that farmhouse vibe! 











And lest we all forget, here are the BEFORE pictures of my loft! Just 6 weeks ago!!




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  1. I'm not normally a farmhouse person, but I really liked this room transformation -good job!

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