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Get the farmhouse look without the farm


Modern farmhouse style is very trendy right now. This theme turns a house into a home, filling the atmosphere with cozy, charming vibes. It’s the perfect mixture of sophisticated and laid back, both of which can impress your guests and also make them feel comfortable enough to cuddle up on the couch. There’s a fine line between achieving farmhouse chic and creating classic country, however. The main difference between the two tends to be the use of accessories; country relies on accent pieces, while farmhouse is more minimalistic.

If you’re struggling to create that modern rustic look and you need a little advice, search no further. Here are a few ways to achieve the look without the need for a full out barn in the backyard.  In fact, this look works wonderfully at the lake.

Incorporate iron accents
From the door knobs and drawer handles to the picture frames on the entryway walls, iron makes the perfect subtle hint at farmhouse decor. Place wrought iron throughout your home to complete this look.

Utilize vintage furniture and accessories
Modern style tends to follow what’s current in the industry, but farmhouse takes a step back and focuses more on vintage furniture and accent pieces. This doesn’t mean you should fill your entire home with sofas and chairs from the flea market. A few staple pieces will stick out and emphasize the farmhouse look you’re trying to achieve.

“Vintage lamps, old-fashioned bookends and architectural hardware can complete the look.”

This may be easier to do with accessories. Vintage lamps, old-fashioned bookends and architectural hardware can complete the look if executed correctly.

Expose wooden ceiling beams
Give your home a natural touch that also focuses on architectural detail by placing exposed beams in the living room or another space that’s often frequented by family and guests. This design element can take your home from one level to the next, and can be exactly what you’re missing if you feel as though your home still needs a touch of rustic.

Invest in an apron sink
Deep sinks are both extremely useful and aesthetically pleasing when it comes to farmhouse style. With the right wrought iron faucet, this piece will make the biggest statement in your home.

Take advantage of neutral colors
Neutral colors will help you create that calm and cozy vibe you’re going for. Most modern farmhouses are full of a mixture of cream, beige, silver, sage and gray, and some take the risk of adding one bold hue to the mix to spice things up. Navy blue is popular, but deep red can also make a statement.

A neutral color scheme paired with shiplap can bring the theme together.

Don’t forget about the shiplap.
Can you call a home farmhouse rustic without using shiplap? Reclaimed wood interior is a popular element in this style for its beauty, but also for its functionality.

For example, in a space with low ceiling height, shiplap boards installed vertically on a wall will draw the eye upward, giving the illusion of a higher ceiling. Similarly, shiplap can be mounted horizontally to visually widen a space.

If you’re still worried that you might go overboard (punn intended) give us a call and schedule your complimentary consultation. 

Your style ideas can become a reality in no time – so what are you waiting for? 

Lakehouse Outfitters and Decorating Den Interiors

5300 SH 198, Log Cabin, TX 75148


Lakehouse Outfitters, Decorating Den Interiors The Lakehouse Crew
Cindy is the owner and lead designer for Lakehouse Outfitters and Decorating Den Interiors a niche business that combines Interior Design - Renovation and Retail for those who love the lake. Please visit her beautiful store (Thursday - Saturday) and design studio located at 5300 SH 198, Log Cabin, TX 75148. Just 4-miles north of Malakoff across from the Dollar General and Stroud Construction. Cindy and her husband, Ray live full time on Cedar Creek Lake. You might see them out on the water in their Sea Fox taking photos, swimming with the grand kids or simply enjoying the scenery and a margarita.

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EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.60 low. Largemouth bass are good working topwater plugs and jerk baits early on creek ledges, points, boat docks, and retainer walls. Shaky heads, jigs, and crankbaits fished near boat docks, brush piles, and timber are productive later in the day. Hybrids and sand bass are off main lake points and humps with slabs, swimbaits, and live bait. Crappie are excellent with jigs and minnows in brush piles, boat docks, and bridges in 15-28’. Catfish are excellent in 10-25’ with punch bait, shrimp, and cut bait.