7 Modern Farmhouse Trends That Will Never Go Out of Style

Clean, textural and all-American, modern farmhouse style has dominated the decor scene for the past few years (thanks a lot, Fixer Upper). But are we going to regret those repurposed barn doors ten years down the road? We mined the gorgeous new tome Modern Farmhouse Style (Weldon Owen) for seven farmhouse trends that will stand the test of time.

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Apron-front Sinks

Now here’s a silhouette we’ll never tire of: Deep porcelain sinks, which read quaint and country yet ultra elegant.

Get the look: Randolph Morris Sink ($654)

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From wooden floorboards to brick fireplaces, farmhouse style relies on the transformative power of fresh-white-urrythang. And really, is there anything more timeless than a clean, white canvas? 

Get the look: Magnolia White Chalk Paint ($32/quart)

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Despite a recent Joanna Gaines-fueled resurrection, these snug-fitting planks have actually been around forever. We love 'em in a modern context (like this custom nook situation), but they look just as crisp and charming in an old-school setting. 

Get the look: Timeline Shiplap Panels ($91)

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Neutral Slipcovers

In breezy fabrics, like linen, cotton and grain sack. This swingy sofa treatment instantaneously makes any room feel more laid-back and relaxing.

Get the look: Target Linen Slipcover ($150)

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Repurposed Accent Pieces

From soda crates as storage baskets to the birdcages turned coffee tables above, a moment of upcycled whimsy is a super-charming “must” for modern farmhouses.

Get the look: Houzz Cage Tables ($124 for two)

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Fuss-free Florals

Pricey arrangements? Please. The farmhouse approach to botanicals is much more Laura Ingalls Wilder than Martha Stewart. (Think: Foraged cotton blooms, simple greenery and potted plants aplenty.) 

Get the look: Etsy Cotton Branches (from $12)

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Natural Fiber Rugs

Whether abaca, jute or sisal, natural woven rugs provide the perfect neutral canvas—with plenty of warm texture—to build the base of a room. 

Get the look: West Elm Jute Rug (from $125)



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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.