Farmhouse decorating is warm, cozy, relaxing, and filled with charm and character. It eschews modern sensibilities and goes back to some simpler time. Nevertheless, farmhouse style is surprisingly savvy. To stay a farmhouse from looking too “country kitsch” there needs to become a balance of old and new. It ought to be clean, stylish and warmhearted. And more importantly it must be in tune with nature – although not filled with dried flowers and rooster paraphernalia.
As an example, craft show items and reproduction nostalgia designed to seem “country” could be fun if it’s only one or two items, but put too a lot of them inside a room and It‘ll instantly look corny. Instead, take a look at flea markets and antique shows for items with real nostalgic value.