You don’t have to live in the country to embrace the comfort and cosy appeal of farmhouse decor. The farmhouse style has always had a place in the world of home decorating, but has definitely seen a rise in popularity of late. Not only does it praise elements of nature, but also heralds back to a simpler time.
From vintage window frames and wreaths to weathered wood and gingham fabrics, the farmhouse look can be achieved easily by adding a few simple pieces and items. If you have introduced the farmhouse feel into your home and are wanting it to flow into other rooms of the house, consider bringing the spirit of warmth and whimsy to your farmhouse home office with these ideas.
Sliding Barn Door
Few things scream ‘farmhouse’ like the sliding barn door and accompanying hardware. Not only is this a practical way of delineating a space, it also is a unique and fun way to breathe in the farmhouse spirit.
Reclaimed Wood Desk
Who needs a traditional streamlined desk when you can enjoy the warmth and character of a work surface constructed from reclaimed wood. Using reclaimed wood is not only an eco-friendly option, but also brings images of weathered farmhouse barns to mind.
Pairings of White and Wood
Pairings of cool white colors with warm wood tones is a fabulous way of creating that characteristic farmhouse depth in a space.
The world of farmhouse lighting is as whimsical as it is surprising. Borrowing from the functionality of the farmhouse spirit where all items are reused and reinvented in interesting ways, a washtub turned light fixture is the brightest of ideas.
Gallery walls have never been more popular. A collection of farmhouse-inspired images and items grouped together make a big impact on a feature wall.
There are few items more quintessentially farmhouse than chicken wire. Even introducing a single element of this is enough to deliver the farmhouse vibe.
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Open shelving displaying a few farmhouse-style items above a desk is both aesthetically pleasing and practical, as they provide additional space for items, helping to keep the workspace clear.
Pallet artwork is great in a farmhouse space as it speaks to the style’s rustic nature.
Piping Shelf Brackets
Adding shelf brackets made from industrial materials is the ideal way to channel the ‘industrial farmhouse’ spirit.
Whitewashed Wood Plank Wall
Adding whitewashed wood planks to a wall instantly transforms it into a feature wall bringing with it texture, depth, and character.
You would be hard pressed to find a farmhouse without a welcoming wreath on its door, so adding one to your home office introduces a touch of that infamous farmhouse hospitality.
Large Wall Clock
Large roman-numeral wall clocks add a visual pop in a space and can hold an entire wall all on their own.
If you can live without a fancy ergonomic swivel office chair, using a wooden chair with spindles is the perfect way to add a splash of farmhouse charm.
Really, who doesn’t love shiplap? Adding it to office walls screams country, while pairing it with a couple modern pieces provides a crisp balance.
Creating an organizer/display out of clothespins invokes images of clothes blowing in the wind on country clotheslines, adding just the right amount of rustic country charm.
Windmill Wall Hanging
Adding items, like windmills, into an office’s wall artwork is the perfect example of farmhouse versatility and could not be more unique.
Cursive Writing Sign
Adding a sign into a space provides the perfect graphic punch, while conveying a message of value to inhabitants and guests.
Large Wall Map
Few things seem better suited for a home office than a large-scale map, and one done in neutral earthy tones mimics the farmhouse neutrality enjoyed by so many.
What is so appealing about the farmhouse style is that it can sometimes be achieved so simply. Adding a throw to your workspace instantly warms it up and beckons that warm and cosy spirit.
There are so many cool alternatives to the traditional office desk out there. Repurposing filing cabinets as desk supports offers the perfect union of form and function with loads of added storage and organization potential.
Farmhouse Table Desk
As the desk is the heart of a home office, using an old farmhouse table as the work surface instantly transports the space into the farmhouse dimension.
Reclaimed Wood Shelves
Using reclaimed wood for shelving is a cost-effective way of bringing in the treasured touches of simplicity and charm.
Adding a splash of gingham or plaid fabric in a space provides the perfect farmhouse textile touch, as is so often seen in country farmhouse kitchens.
Adding a galvanized container or two packs a powerful punch when it comes to the farmhouse spirit of practicality and function. Consider using a galvanized container in your home office as a refuge container.
Weathered wood pieces, from desks to frames, add unparalleled pops of character, warmth, and homespun appeal. They provoke viewers to wonder where they were found and what stories they could tell.
Framed Farm Photographs
A framed farm image above a desk makes it a main feature in the home office, communicating the peaceful calming feel of the space.
Neutral Color Palette
Farmhouses are known for their monochromatic to neutral color palettes, so cool neutral greys paired with whites and other earthy tones are the perfect choice for any farmhouse home office.
Using numerals in your home office, either organizationally or as artwork, is a great way to add a touch of whimsy and frivolity to the space.
Vintage Window Frames
Adding a vintage window frame to your home office space, basically in any fashion, will instantly elevate it to the farmhouse level.
Adding a rustic brick wallpaper to a home office wall creates an instant focal point, visual interest, and farmhouse appeal. The textural look and feel of brick, even just as a print, brings in that layer and depth characteristic of the farmhouse style.