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11 Essential Items For a Contemporary Farmhouse Living Room

By Reza Pienaar

Rustic yet contemporary, the modern farmhouse style marries the best of old and new. Get inspired with these 11 curated pieces from high quality brands such as Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, and Rove Concepts that will add style and flair to your living room.

Once upon a time, "modern" and "farmhouse" might have seemed like opposites, but this combination of design styles is now trending in a big way. The use of rustic, country elements paired with modern, contemporary furniture creates a pleasing combination. The use of clean lines, neutral color palettes, layered textures, and natural materials all work together to create this timeless look.

We'll show you how to cultivate your love for modern farmhouse decor with furniture and accessories that will help you create an absolutely gorgeous living room space!

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11 Essential Items for a Contemporary Farmhouse Living Room


1. Rug

In our Contemporary Farmhouse Livingroom, this gorgeous rug serves as the anchor, providing a dynamic yet versatile patterning that complements all our furniture and decor. The soft wool material used to create this beautiful piece makes it not only eye-catching but also wonderfully soft to stand on.


2. Couch

Moving on to the couch, this beautiful sectional is the perfect complement to our Contemporary Living Room Design by providing a modern and sleek piece that serves as the main focal point for our living room. This sectional marries comfort and style all neatly wrapped up in a beautiful contemporary design.


3. Accent Chairs

These leather accent chairs add that quintessential rustic charm into the living room space. Real genuine leather ties this design back to that farmhouse look that is key in creating that sophisticated blend between the rugged and contemporary.


4. Coffee & End Table

This solid mango wood coffee table is the perfect functional piece of furniture for our contemporary farmhouse living room. The gorgeous rustic wood grain makes it simply beautiful to behold, while the additional hidden compartments give it a functional and modern appeal. The sister piece to this coffee table, the Tucker Grey End Table keeps the overall look cohesive and clean. Two end tables on either side of the sectional will create a balanced look, while the coffee table will provide an anchor for the entire room as a focal point for accessories and books you would like to display.


5. Book Shelf

Credit : Pottery Barn - Mateo 36" x 44.5" 3-Shelf Etagere Bookcase

This stylish 3 shelf bookcase provides the storage solution for the accessories and books you would like to display in your room. The weathered wood look ties into the farmhouse design style, while the open and exposed shelves are an homage to a more modern and contemporary design trend that encourages minimalism.


6. Media Console

This absolutely stunning media console is a true combination on modern and rustic design styles. A stylish and sleek long storage compartment sits nestled into a smooth walnut shelf. With enough space for a television and ample storage for remotes, books, and accessories - this piece is a gorgeous addition to the Contemporary Farmhouse Livingroom.


7. Standing Light

This beautiful standing lamp will provide the tall lighting your room will need while staying true to the farmhouse design style. Wooden legs with an additional small storage shelf look charming and rustic while a linen drum light shade gives this lamp that contemporary style needed to pair with the surrounding pieces.


8. Table Lamps

This collection of elegant-looking table lamps will add light and class to the living room. The ceramic body adds a delicate and timeless look and works well to soften some of the lines created by the more angular furniture. These lights also tie back into the couch which also features a more "plump" feel.


9. Throw Pillows

Use a combination of these three pillow styles to add a soft splash of color and texture to your furniture. A combination of cool and warm neutrals with intresting patterns help add depth and dimension to the space. The colors all help tie the room together and create an overall sense of balance.

A. Blue Grey African Mudcloth Throw Pillow by Etsy

Credit : Etsy - African Mudcloth Grey Pillow

B. Bold Center Stripe Terracotta Pillow by West Elm

Credit : West Elm - Bold Center Stripe Terracotta Pillow

C. Shadow Graphic Pillow by West Elm

Credit : West Elm - Shadow Graphic Pillow


10. Art

Create vignettes and interesting areas in the room by hanging art on the walls. Art helps tie colors together while also aiding in creating a sense of height and balance to the overall space. Use a combination of these works below to really make your Contemporary Farmhouse Living Room POP!

A. Minted for West Elm - Desert Super Moon by Kate Baird

B. Designed for West Elm - Sunset by Melissa Koby

Credit : West Elm

C. Minted for West Elm - Sunset Over The Mountains

Credit : West Elm

Created in collaboration with Learn more. Sabrin Deirani is an artist and designer based in Bogota, Colombia. Printed on acid-free matte paper with deluxe pigment ink or canvas. Hanging hardware included. Can be hung vertically.


11. Accessories

The final touches to this Contemporary Farmhouse Living Room are the accessories, which provide interesting details throughout the room and help the space feel cozy and classy. Mix and match accessories and try to choose items that follow the overall color palette. Adding fun textures such as a thick knit throw or rustic woven baskets will help add depth. Don't forget to add some pops of green to complete the look.

A. Colossal Hand-knit Throws

Credit : Pottery Barn

B. Metal Stepped Bookends

Credit : West Elm

C. Savannah Handwoven Seagrass Basket Collection

D. Natural Frame with Brown Stand


In Conclusion

Our team at Envision Redesign works tirelessly to create and develop high quality, curated designs using brands we Love and Trust so that you can achieve that magazine quality look in your very own home.

We hope you enjoyed this curated Contemporary Farmhouse Design Catalog! We thank you for your support and business, and always encourage you to reach out with questions or comments.

If you have a room you would like us to help you design, please do not hesitate to reach out! Click the link below to get in touch with one of our designers for a Free Consultation Quiz that will help us get started in designing you a custom space.

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Article By Reza Pienaar

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