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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?

84 comments on “Modern Farmhouse in the Countryside

  1. These homes are so so beautiful xx, Erin –

    1. I know right Erin! I’m obsessed 😉

  2. This is such a gorgeous house! It literally looks like a dream!


    1. I completely agree Didier!

  3. I wish I could live in a perfect shabby chic farmhouse with an amazing flower garden

    1. God me too! It’s one of my biggest dreams

  4. So stunning, I would kill for an exposed beam ceiling! Lovely blog, new follower on Bloglovin 🙂
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

    1. Thank you so much Annie! Welcome on board 😉

  5. I love the cozy farmhouse style and all of this inspiration!


    1. So glad you like it Jill!

  6. Oh my goodness… house goals! Amazing inspiration doll xx

    1. Glad you like it Dominique!

  7. Such a gorgeous house, beautiful photos!

    1. Thank you Taylor 🙂

  8. I love these ideas for farmhouse style. The kitchens are always to die for!

    1. I completely agree with you!

  9. Wow, such beautiful houses! Love the atmosphere in homes like these. 🙂


    1. There’s such a homey vibe, I love it!

  10. I am loving the modern farmhouse trend- especially all the windows and light XX

    1. The light is insane in farmhouses! Everything is so bright, I love it 🙂

  11. Dreamy <3
    Alexander @ Mr Essentialist

    1. I have to agree 🙂

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

    1. Rich wood is everything! It gives an amazing atmosphere to the place

  13. very amazing houses!

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  14. ugh these are all so dreamy.

    1. It’s hard to pick a favorite, isn’t it?

  15. Beautiful houses! xoxo

    1. Thank you, I’m happy you like this selection 🙂

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

    1. Dream house envy 😉 😉

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

    Fariha | Blog

    1. So happy we share the same thoughts Fariha. A good lighting is everything 🙂

  18. Love this, everything’s so pretty!

    1. I’m obsessed with these I’m telling you!

  19. lovin’ all the inspo!


    1. Thanks Daeyz 🙂

  20. This looks so beautiful! Nice post!


    1. Thank you Carrie 🙂

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


    1. I’m so glad you do Jeff!

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

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

    1. Have a great week Patricia 🙂 Thanks for stopping by

  24. 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! 🙂

    1. I sure love it too!

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

    1. I agree! The counters are beautiful 🙂

  26. Such gorgeous houses!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    1. There are some serious goals there 😉

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

    1. Have a great week Nina! Thanks for your comment 🙂

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

    1. Thank you Victoria 🙂

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

    Love from NYC,

    1. So happy you do Whit!

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

    Kathryn •

    1. That’s definitely what I love the most about these too 🙂

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

    1. Of course Kathryn! So glad you like this post 🙂

  32. 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.

    1. I definitely agree with you! A barn wedding is a dream of mine

  33. 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.

    1. I knooow… It was just too pretty!

  34. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You’re welcome Vika! Glad you like it

  35. Amazing houses..

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

    My Vogue Style

    1. I love doing that too Camila! These are serious goals 🙂

  37. amazing!

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

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

    1. I agree 100%! It’s what I love the most

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