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Sometimes when people think about transforming the interior design of their home, they think about large, sweeping changes like furniture, paint, and flooring. However, some home design challenges are all about making small, calculated decisions. For example, a simple white orchid might make your entryway look more distinguished, and a nice area rug might help your sofa to stand out. My blog is dedicated to interior design, so that you can make decisions that work well for your lifestyle. Check out these tips for ways to make your home truly unique. You never know, it might help you to make your home more welcoming.


Making Small Interior Design Changes

3 Must-Haves For Decorating Your Farmhouse Walls

Katherine Gray

With rustic materials, soft colors, and overall casual, yet elegant, look, it is easy to see why so many homeowners, builders, and designers are decorating homes in a farmhouse style. Buying furniture and antiques that align with your farmhouse style is simple, but decorating your walls in this same rustic design can be a bit more overwhelming. Here are a few must-haves to consider when decorating your farmhouse walls.

1. Shiplap

Even though it has been made famous by Chip and Joanna Gaines on the show, Fixer Upper, shiplap was used in homes generations ago. Today, shiplap can cover your walls in a simple, affordable, and beautiful way. Basically, shiplap consists of a series of thin boards that connect together, creating a uniquely-textured cover on a wall. In most cases, shiplap is installed horizontally, but it can also be placed on a wall or ceiling in a vertical pattern.

Shiplap can be painted in a variety of colors, too. Consider a classic white for your farmhouse space or choose a newer neutral color, such as beige, grey, or greige, which adds a bit of color without overwhelming your room.

2. Gallery Wall

A gallery wall is another easy way to decorate one or more walls in your farmhouse. Fortunately, gallery walls do not have to consist of framed photos only. To get started, designate one section of your wall to create your gallery. A section over your living room sofa or a section of wall in a hallway are both great options for your gallery wall.

Choose a few photos that you love and place them in wall frames. Frames do not have to be the same size, shape, or color, but make sure to choose designs that you love. Consider an array of wood frames painted in white or black and distressed for a bit of rustic elegance.

Place the framed photos on the floor or a large flat surface so you can arrange the entire gallery as you want. Then, select a few other items to go with the framed photos. Clocks, wood signs with favorite quotes, Bible verses, or sayings, and even wreaths can all be mixed in with your framed photos. Once you have the basic look of your gallery wall design, you can begin hanging them on your wall.

3. Wood Shelves

Installing chunky wood or industrial-style shelves onto your walls will also complement your farmhouse décor. Consider multiple shelves that are all the same width or a selection of shelves that range in sizes.

Choose items that showcase the farmhouse design, but also items that represent you and your family's lifestyles and personalities. Prop picture frames, baskets, books, floral arrangements, plants, and antiques on your shelves.

Farmhouse décor does not have to be intimidating. With one or all of these wall décor ideas, you can easily decorate your home in the classic and trendy farmhouse style.