Get a modern farmhouse look with reclaimed wood

Living room with extra long rustic sideboard with white sofa and wicker armchair

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 Newton Dining Table (below) is the perfect piece of furniture for the modern farmhouse kitchen – providing plenty of character and able to blend in beautifully. 

 Photo featuring: Newton Dining Table Small – Natural

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 coffee table such as the Standford Industrial Wooden Coffee Table and a TV stand

For the bedroom, we stand by the ever-popular Onslow range – solid wood furniture crafted right here in our UK workshop. Sturdy 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.

Photo featuring: Onslow Reclaimed Wood Bed