What is a Modern Farmhouse?

If you frequent Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok, then chances are you have seen this beloved style of home plenty of times before. And if you've seen HGTV's "Fixer Upper" show, then you may already be a modern farmhouse expert. The show by Chip and Joanna Gaines has made this style more popular and trendy than ever before.

But what exactly makes modern farmhouse style homes SO popular? Keep reading to find out...

What is a modern farmhouse?

Modern farmhouse style is a newer take on the classic farmhouse style adding smooth lines, glossy finishes, and more monochrome color schemes on top of the original, comfortable, practical, and relaxed style. It blends old with new, is less rustic, more sophisticated, and incorporates contemporary elements like stainless steel appliances, marble countertops, sleek lighting, and industrial style elements.

Why do people love modern farmhouse style homes so much?

This style of home is warm, cozy, and approachable. It is simple yet versatile and can be made completely unique to its owner. The mix of modern and traditional means the needs of modern-day life are met but the classic farmhouse character remains.

Modern farmhouse style is the opposite of cold and uninviting, in fact, you may even struggle with guests who never want to leave your beautiful home! It is the perfect blend of traditional and nostalgic with fresh, modern, and new, with an emphasis on simplicity. Inspired by nature and organic materials, it has an air of authenticity and a lack of pretentiousness to it that is super appealing. People can’t get enough of the warm, welcome, and comfortable ambiance and vibes.

If you’re remodeling a home, it is a great style to consider as it’s incredibly popular with prospective buyers due to its very versatile style and how it blends well with other styles. It doesn’t cost a fortune to remodel in modern farmhouse style - simple upgrades like adding shiplap, monochromatic paint colors, some modern house numbers, and some updated hardware (like matte black or brushed brass) would make a world of difference.

What are some common features of a modern farmhouse style home?

Some of the most common features of modern farmhouse style homes include:

  • White exterior with natural wood elements (like doors and shutters)
  • Large, covered porches
  • Lots of windows
  • Barn lighting
  • A gable or A-shaped roofs (sometimes made from metal)
  • Large front door and modern house number
  • Shiplap
  • Board and batten siding
  • Shaker-style cabinetry
  • Barn doors
  • Carriage-style garage doors
  • Exposed beams
  • Natural wood throughout - from flooring, ceiling beams, and doors to vintage furniture and reclaimed items
What are common features of a modern farmhouse style home?

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