How to Achieve the Modern Farmhouse Style

How to get the Modern Farmhouse look

The modern farmhouse style borrows from the rustic, contemporary and industrial trends to create a living space that’s chic and homey. The modern farmhouse look can add authenticity and personality to new floor plans. If you’re thinking of modern farmhouse open floor plans, find out how interior and exterior farmhouse touches can perfect the look of your new construction home.

Best Modern Farmhouse Exterior Design Ideas

Simple Colors

Updated farmhouses tend to stick to a plain color palette outside. Think natural wood, bright white and deep blacks. Farmhouses tend to have board and batten or lap siding over shingles or shakes. By keeping the exterior of the house simple, you can highlight the shape and architectural features of the home.

Reclaimed Wood Barn Doors

Barn doors instantly evoke the farmhouse look. Using reclaimed wood for barn doors adds rustic appeal and authenticity. Barn doors work both inside and out for everything from the front or garage door to interior bedrooms and bathrooms.

Antique Metal Accents

Antique metal accents around the exterior add charm and personality to modern farmhouse floor plans. Whether it’s a metal fence railing, copper gutter or barn light above the front door, vintage and industrial mixed metals set these homes apart from contemporary floor plans.

Best Modern Farmhouse Interior Design Ideas

Eye-Catching Ceiling Treatments

From tin ceilings to exposed beams, eye-catching ceiling treatments draw the eye upward and add character to the updated farmhouse. These elements work best with tall ceilings and spacious floor plans.

Open, Airy Feeling

Open floor plans are a top desired feature of homebuyers. They’re also part of the farmhouse trend. Many plans feature open elements such as tall ceilings, large picture windows or sliding glass doors, and sliding barn doors that let you open or close the space as desired.

Industrial Materials

Inside as well as out, industrial materials sell the atmosphere of a modern farmhouse plan. Think stainless steel kitchen islands, cement or reclaimed wood floors, industrial pendant lights or sleek white subway tiles for the bathroom.

Open Storage

Farmhouse designs feature open storage throughout the home, which allows for low-maintenance housekeeping. Whether it’s a custom built-in unit for the bathroom, recessed bookcases in the living room, or wide-plank wooden shelving in the kitchen, these designs provide plenty of flexible storage for the modern home.

Farmhouse Table

In the kitchen or dining room, a farmhouse table is the perfect gathering place for the whole family. This is one piece of furniture not to miss in the rustic farmhouse design.

Work With Donald A. Gardner Architects

Donald A. Gardner Architects was founded in 1978 with the goal of designing innovative home plans that meet the needs of our clientele. Our homes are in 18 countries and from coast to coast across the U.S. Our designs have also been featured in national magazines from Southern Living to House Beautiful. Whether you are a homeowner or builder, you’ll enjoy our comprehensive home plan gallery and attention to detail with every design.

Not only does Donald A. Gardner Architects offer more than 1,000 floor plans to inspire homeowners and builders, we are able to customize home plans to meet the needs of our clients. Whether you seek a particular design to accommodate your family’s needs or want a unique layout for your tastes, look to us to help you design your dream home.

4 comments on “How to Achieve the Modern Farmhouse Style

    • Echo Jones on

      Hi Arlene, we can only give out information on where a home has been built if the builder publicly shares their contact information on our website. There is one builder in Chattanooga, TN if you would like to try contacting them to see if they home can be viewed.


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