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7 modern farmhouse living room decor ideas

Modern farmhouse living room space with a grey sofa and large windows

WordsMegan Lambert

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The sleeker version of traditional farmhouse decor, modern farmhouse decor incorporates that sense of warmth and character whilst imbuing a feel of contemporary style and modern sensibilities. It’s more restrained, more minimalist, more sophisticated. Bridging the gap between old and new, the result is a decor style that is relaxed yet comfortable: perfect for a living room. So, get the look in your home with these 6 modern farmhouse living room decor ideas.

Modern farmhouse living room idea: a warm, neutral colour palette

When it comes to your walls, go for a neutral paint palette that’s warm and inviting. Think warming beiges and greiges, and whites with a subtle, oaty undertone like White 05. Get to know the different neutral colour palettes to find the perfect one for you. Neutrals always work well in a living room as they’re relaxing, soothing and promote a restful feel. You don’t want anything too stimulating in a space for kicking back in. Take a look at these 6 neutral living room ideas for some inspiration.

Image of a neutral colour palette featuring Lick White 03, White 05, Beige 01, Greige 02 and Beige 02
WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR WALLS, OPT FOR LIGHTER, NEUTRAL COLOURS

Modern farmhouse living room idea: natural textures and materials

Then, when it comes to your upholstery, you can incorporate some warmer, colourful tones. Stick to natural materials like linens and cotton for added comfort, adding nature-inspired greens or contrasting cornflower blues with terracotta oranges. If you really want to decorate like a pro, find out how to create a mood board from scratch.

Image of a warm colour palette featuring Lick Blue 04, Green 02, Green 01 and Orange 02
ADD WARMTH AND COLOUR THROUGH YOUR FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES
Modern farmhouse open living room space decorated with plants and flowers by Amber Interior Design
BRING IN ACCENT COLOURS THROUGH CUSHIONS, WOODS, PLANTS AND FLOWERS LIKE AMBER INTERIORS DOES HERE

Modern farmhouse living room idea: an oversized rug

The crowning glory of a modern farmhouse living room is an oversized rug. It really pulls a room together and creates a soft and inviting seating area. Think about your textures. If you want something more hardwearing, go for a natural fibre jute or sisal rug. Whereas, if you want to add a splash of colour, why not opt for a Persian style rug. Or somewhere in between with a hand-loomed kilim rug. If you’re going for a colourful option, you can pick out tones from your rug to inform your decor throughout your living room.

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