The farmhouse style is a favorite for homeowners because of its rustic ambiance. The style can transform the space into a homey area and it’s easy to incorporate farmhouse storage and organization into your home, especially if you already have a modern white storage cabinet. Use these different variations with your storage cabinet to incorporate the farmhouse feel so many love.
Use Barn Boards
Barn boards are a popular farmhouse furniture design to add a pastoral look. These boards will also come in many different colors and range from red to brown. You can also buy replica barn boards. These boards look old but are made from the newest materials. However, if you want to stay authentic, you can also look at garage sales or local antique shops to purchase. To incorporate this option with your white storage cabinet, install the boards on the wall and then place the cabinet against it to create a unique contrast.
Add Wicker to the Cabinet
Wicker has been used in country homes for a long time. The material has an artsy look to make the room more inviting and is a durable material. You don’t want to overdo it on the wicker and in many cases, less is more. With the simple addition of a couch or wicker chair, the piece will stand out and when you place your cabinet next to it, the piece can be the focal point.
Work in Some Vintage Furniture
The farmhouse style is all about old-fashioned décor and one of the best ways to do this is with antique furniture. You can add a few vintage pieces around the room to draw attention to your storage cabinet. You don’t need to go overboard with furniture because too much will make the room feel cluttered. Make sure you brainstorm how you want to the space to look and then pick three essential pieces and figure out where they should go. Once you have your three essential pieces, work around the items.
Another way to incorporate farmhouse décor with your storage cabinet is by using slipcovers. You can use slipcovers on different furniture types, but they work especially well for chairs and couches. They come in different patterns and this way it’s easy to mix and match with your white storage cabinet. A bonus is that slipcovers protect your furniture from UV-ray damage and dust.
Use Weathered Exteriors
One way to incorporate the farmhouse feel is with a slightly worn look. You can buy items already pre-weathered or you can distress the items yourself. In order to do this, grab some sandpaper and rub it over the exterior to allow the grains to get rid of some of the finish. Once you do this, then paint over it. When the paint has dried, you can use sandpaper again to scrub over the item. You can also do this with steel wool to not take off as much paint but still give the item a worn look.
Think About Gingham
Gingham has become a recognized part of the farmhouse style. You can incorporate gingham in several ways. For your storage cabinet, think about lining cabinets with it. It can also be used in tablecloths, curtains, and cushions.
Consider Using Open Cabinets
Removing the cabinet doors on your storage cabinet can make the room appear more spacious. You can also choose a doorless cabinet or just unscrew the hinges and doors. If you don’t want to remove the doors then use cabinets that have glass panels to still give it an open look. There is an art to having open cabinets and the items should be layered based on color and size.