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Modern Farmhouse in the Countryside

EXTERIOR / Modern Farmhouse in the Countryside — NinetyCo

beautiful farmhouse

Whether it’s because I just left Paris and his air pollution or because I’m a nature lover at heart, there is something very appealing about farmhouses. I can perfectly imagine myself living in the middle of nowhere, with dogs running in the grass and kids laughing under the bright sky. After living for so many years in a big city, I do admit there are quite a lot of good aspects: transports, facilities, etc. Since I moved house however, I do realize I’m not that lost. I still go to town, I just take my bike. I still go out, but instead of going to the supermarket, I go local.

EXTERIOR / Modern Farmhouse in the Countryside — NinetyCo

the essentials

First and foremost, time changed and people evolved. Having chickens, horses and/or dogs isn’t a necessity anymore. You can live in a farmhouse without exactly being a farmer. However, you do need to love nature, great spaces and wooden pieces. If you’re more of a city fella and enjoy seeing skyscrapers from your living room, this might not be the kind of lifestyle made for you.

As I mentioned, wood is an essential. More often than not, your house will be surrounded by a big yard. Flowers, bushes or trees, you name it but you chose a life made of green. And that’s not it! Your house itself will most certainly have an exterior cladding and interior finishes in wood, such as solid beams. You’re not bound to leave it natural, you can paint your beams white if you want, or yellow. (Between you and me, I do prefer a nice rich brown color.

EXTERIOR / Modern Farmhouse in the Countryside — NinetyCo

The second essential is lighting. I’m not sure you’ve noticed, but farmhouses tend to have a lot of windows. They’re not necessarily massive but the sun sure goes in and that’s always good. We all know natural light is way better for our health than artificial light. And since you’re now surrounded by nature, it might also be a good time to think about your well-being.

Last but not least, decoration. This is what transforms a ‘house’ into a ‘home’ and gives charm to the whole. Whether it’s with glass jars, beautiful lamps, cushions or homemade prints, you want your farmhouse to look comfortable and inviting. This is a place of gathering where you want to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas in the warmth of your living room. To make the place yours is all you really need.

My Picks

To help you in your furnishing, I’ve picked some items I would love to have in my own farmhouse. This wooden tray would look amazing in the kitchen and the blanket could become a daily companion on the couch facing the fireplace. You don’t need to go farmhouse mad and buy every wooden piece of furniture you see but you got the idea.

What are you thinking about this inspiration?

30 comments on “Modern Farmhouse in the Countryside

  1. LOVE farmhouses 🙂 They are perfect!! I also agree you def need rich wood!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  2. very amazing houses!

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  3. ugh these are all so dreamy.

  4. Beautiful houses! xoxo

  5. I’m in love with these places already! :O This is soooo stunning oh my gosh. I need to live here. :O

  6. The amount of natural lighting in farmhouses is what really attracts me to them. It makes the space look so cozy. Love your picks!

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  7. Love this, everything’s so pretty!

  8. lovin’ all the inspo!


  9. This looks so beautiful! Nice post!


  10. Amazing post! I really like the interiors… *heart eyes emoji*


  11. These houses are all perfect! Love the inspo!

  12. Great places, they all look so beautiful and calm!
    Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
    Have a lovely week

  13. Great inspirations! I’m definitely more of a city gal, but I love all of the ideas. The pillow at then end is my favorite! 🙂

  14. Gorgeous!! I Love the kitchen 🙂 And your picks!

  15. Such gorgeous houses!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  16. I am loving these houses ! So beautiful !
    Have a great start to your week !

  17. I am loving these houses so much seriously so so gorgeous! I am loving all of your picks too! So fun!

  18. Wow interior inspo goals to the maximum!!! Love the pics!

    Love from NYC,

  19. These places are gorgeous! Such great inspiration. I love that they have this rustic, charming feel, but are still very modern.

    Kathryn •

  20. They’re such beautiful homes! I love seeing pictures of people’s creativity 🙂 Thanks for putting this together.

  21. i would so love to have an old farmhouse and make it up all pretty and a barn wedding would also be my perfect wedding.

  22. I can completely relate to how you feel about farmhouses – when decorated with fresh white paints and dreamy accessories, they completely transform! I love your selections, particularly the (ultra expensive – eek!) Baja East throw.

  23. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Amazing houses..

  25. This is just perfect inspiration, I love looking at home decor and dream about my future home!

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  26. amazing!

  27. These are honestly my dream houses! SO beautiful. I’m in love with the cozy vibes!

  28. The best thing I love about them is that they still have this homey feeling <3

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