Get a modern farmhouse look with reclaimed wood

The modern farmhouse look combines the traditional farmhouse with Scandi influenced minimalism. An eclectic blend of old and new. This look should ooze sophistication and style - with no need for loads of vintage-style bits 'n' bobs to clutter up your home. The colours should be light and airy opposed to the more traditional dark farmhouse look. For this, you need to contrast the old and the new, leaning towards crisp and clear rather than busy and kitsch. 

White kitchen with rustic wooden shelves and wooden table

So, in the kitchen for example you can use a rustic farmhouse table or reclaimed wood dining table and dining chairs but style this with modern elements like stylish floor or wall tiles. To accessorise choose eye-catching statement pieces like unusual pendant light fittings, a section of display shelving or sleek barstools around a kitchen island. We think the Tavistock table (below) is the perfect piece of reclaimed wood furniture for the modern farmhouse kitchen - providing plenty of character and able to blend in beautifully with the beams and other features in the space. Display your favourite pieces on coordinating open shelving or you can opt for a beautiful pale wood kitchen dresser like the Chelwood Reclaimed Wood Dresser.

Industrial dining table with gold legs and white plastic chairs in dining room with exposed wooden beams Photo featuring: Tavistock Industrial Extending Dining Table

In the living room, let exposed authentic brickwork, a traditional open fireplace or exposed beams be the main feature in your room. Keep the rest of the room simple and crisp - choose a classic farmhouse or cottage style light coloured sofa, pale walls and lots of lovely reclaimed wood! Adding the wood will bring warmth and cosiness to the room, we think a reclaimed wood coffee table such as the Chelwood Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table and a rustic TV stand, such as the Abingdon rustic TV stand are just made for this! 

Living room with white sofa, wicker armchair and large wooden sideboard

For the bedroom, we stand by the ever-popular Beam range - solid wood furniture crafted right here in our UK workshop using reclaimed railway sleepers. Sturdy and chunky, a wooden double bed, or king-size bed will provide the foundation for many wonderful night's sleep - for bedroom storage you can add bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a wooden blanket box. Keep the bedding light and add an array of cushions to give your room a cosy but not too cluttered cottage feel.

Reclaimed wood bed with white covers and grey blanket thrown on bed with two matching wooden side tablesPhoto featuring: Sweet Dreams Beam Reclaimed Wood Bed


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