Modern Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

If you are looking for modern farmhouse living room ideas – you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find a collection of gorgeous images of living rooms that incorporate neutral palettes, perfectly layered textures, clean lines, and the use of natural materials.

Modern farmhouse living rooms celebrate a design aesthetic that effortlessly blends traditional country elements with modern and industrial influence. It is all about blending the old with the new in a masterful way that results in a fresh and timeless interior. It’s important to keep things simple and organic to create a minimal, yet cozy feel.

How to Create a Modern Farmhouse Living Room

1.  Use Neutral Colors

Neutral colors provide the perfect backdrop for textural elements and cozy patterns as well as allowing the lines of furniture and architectural details to stand out.

2.  Play with Contrasts

As with any design style, a variety of textures adds warmth, depth, and interest to a space. Be sure to edit carefully to create a pared-down and relaxed style – the classic mantra that less is more is key. Mix old and new for a rich modern farmhouse interior that evokes pared-down, relaxed style, and low-key luxury. You can mix wood and metals as well as a blend of fabrics such as cotton, wool, chenille, and burlap. These textures keep the neutral farmhouse palette from appearing flat.

3.  Include Natural Materials

While certain elements define the farmhouse style of decorating, including natural materials and rustic decor and incorporating a bright pop of color, such as a vibrant green can add an up-to-date twist to farmhouse charm.

4.  Add Antique Finds to the Mix

Using items such as apothecary cabinets, old signage, reclaimed wood, rustic storage solutions, and small bottles – anything with a good patina adds a rustic farmhouse style to the home. Reclaimed wood shelving provides the perfect space to showcase collectibles.

5.  Utilize Natural Fibres & Organic Elements

Weathered materials such as the natural patina of stone, metals, and wood instantly add rustic warmth to a home. These materials contrast beautifully with sleek modern elements.

Adding natural materials on top of a neutral base goes hand-in-hand with farmhouse design. It’s also all about bringing the outdoors in. Organic materials such as wood, linen, and hemp work perfectly to make this connection. Think about introducing stone as well as natural materials such as wicker, rattan, and sisal.

Modern Farmhouse Living Room Images

Browse through a few of my favorite living rooms created by interior designers that are masters in their field. I hope you find inspiration and ideas for your own home!

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

Elegant & Sophisticated Living Room in Warm Tones
Image courtesy of Kelsey Leigh Design

This beautiful home was designed with an English Revival style focus. The goal was to create a backdrop for balancing both beauty and function for this family. Old and new are paired in many of the design elements, including a 200-year-old vintage Italian marble stone sink used in the powder bathroom. Vintage Modern is a signature style of the Kelsey Leigh Design Co. brand this home is a perfect example of that.

Cozy Farmhouse Living Room Ideas
Cozy Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

Another View of a Home Designed by Kelsey Leigh
Image courtesy of Kelsey Leigh Design

Here are two other views of this gorgeous living room, kitchen, and dining area designed by Kelsey Leigh.

Neutral Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

Sophisticated Neutral Farmhouse Living Room
Image courtesy of  Sara Lynn Brennan Design

Modern Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

Striking Urban Rustic Farmhouse Living Room with Black Fireplace
Image courtesy of Morrison Interiors
Photography by Shade Degges

This urban rustic farmhouse living room was designed by Morrison Interiors and is featured in her online furniture and home décor store, House of Morrison.  The home was built by Devco Homes, an independent general contracting and management firm focused on developing high-end custom homes in California. 

Farmhouse Decorating Ideas

Perfectly Layered Farmhouse Living Room 
Image courtesy of Amber Interiors

A rumpled sofa with Amber Interior Textural Pillows and throws work well to create a comfy and relaxed vibe. The sofa is also made to order from Amber Interiors

Farmhouse Decorating Ideas

Bold Color Mantel & Built-in Cabinets in a Cozy Farmhouse Living Room
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson

A bold shade on the mantel and built-in cabinets instantly create a strong focal point and custom look.

Farmhouse Country Living Room

Bright, Light & Inviting Farmhouse Living
Image courtesy of The Refined Group

A sophisticated living room in designed by The Refined Group with a minimal French aesthetic, open concept layout, oversized furniture, and natural wood beams on the ceiling. “Creating a cohesive space takes restraint. The furnishings of our living room came together over time. I always knew the antique fireplace would be the anchor. ” — DANA LYON. Photographer: Josh Wells, Mathew Thomas Architecture.

Neutral Farmhouse Living Room

Neutral Living Room Design with an Abundance of Natural Light
Image courtesy of aaNovo Design

Elegant Farmhouse Living Room

Elegant Farmhouse Living Room with Bright Pops of Color
Image courtesy of Jean Stoffer Design

Modern Farmhouse Living Room Design

Bright & Airy Traditional Farmhouse with a Natural Palette
Image courtesy of Mindy Gayer

This traditional home in the heart of Corona del Mar is light, bright, and airy. Throughout the home, Mindy used bright whites and cozy furniture to create a relaxing beach retreat. With its natural palette and custom details, this home will always be a favorite.

Elegant Farmhouse Living Room

Neutral Living Room with Separate Conversation Areas
Image courtesy of Marriane Simon Design

“Kravet’s tête-à-tête, which is upholstered in handsome Schumacher fabric, divides the long living room into separate conversation areas; tufted lounge chairs by Hickory Chair offer hearthside seating. A leather ottoman also by Hickory Chair serves as a coffee table. The lighting is by Visual Comfort.” LuxeSource 

Modern Rustic Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

In the living room, a brass chandelier by Apparatus hangs above a sofa by Verellen
Image courtesy of Sean Anderson Design

Sean Anderson’s clients have a second home in Montana and wanted to create a Big Sky Country feeling in their new home. To that end, Anderson began to tweak the plans by architect Tom Adams of Alabama firm Defining Home to harmonize with his plans for the decor. “It’s important to me that every space relates to the next one and that there is a natural flow,” he says.

“In order to bring more of the outdoors in and add more rustic texture to the primarily open-plan white rooms on the ground floor, Anderson had a wall in the kitchen and one in the living room surfaced with the same local river flagstone that was used on the exterior, and then whitewashed them.”

Modern Rustic Farmhouse Living Rooms

Neutral Walls Let the Artwork do the Talking in a Home in Memphis
Image courtesy of Sean Anderson Design

To give the pieces in their collection greater impact, the designer painted most rooms the palest of grays–virtually white–for a cohesive look that “opened things up and created continuity among the spaces.” Anderson also combined contrasting textures–a shaggy wool rug, Belgian linen, matte-painted book spines, an ivory cowhide–with objects that stoke curiosity.

Farmhouse Living Room Renovation Ideas

Modern Rustic Living Room with Painted Green Walls
Image courtesy of Becca Interiors

Located in back country Darien, previous city-lifers relocated their family to the charming village in hopes for a peaceful homestead. Having no recent renovations within the last few decades, Becca Interiors worked to reinvent the home to not only update it to suit the needs of the family, but also cast new life into it. Brightening up the family room and taking advantage of the floor to ceiling windows, allowed the space to open up; better capturing the bucolic neighboring views of Wee Burn Country Club. To formalize the living room and powder room Becca Interiors turned to darker tones to cozy up the homes quirky layout and allow the owners of the home to enjoy an area with a more grown-up setting.

Black & White Farmhouse Decorating Ideas

Inviting Farmhouse Living Room
Image courtesy of Rafterhouse Interior Design

A beautifully designed neutral farmhouse living room with direct access to an outdoor entertaining area.

Farmhouse Living Room Decorating Ideas

Cozy Symmetrical Farmhouse Living Room with Lovely Texture & Pattern
Image courtesy of Amber Interiors

A farmhouse living room that features leather sofas, a fun collection of throws pillows that add texture and pattern to the space and a cozy accent chair. Many of the items in this image are available to purchase through Amber’s online furniture & decor store:  Shoppe Amber Lewis for truly unique pieces that are sure to add warmth to your home.

Design Ideas for Modern Farmhouses

Black & White Farmhouse with Warm Wood Accents
Image courtesy of Urbanology

A well-balanced black and white farmhouse living room with warm wood accents and dramatic contrasts.

Modern Rustic Farmhouse Living Rooms

Soft, Soothing, and Elegant Modern Rustic Living Room
Image courtesy of Katie Hodges Design

LA designer Katie Hodges designed a couple’s modern Mediterranean-style residence in the Pacific Palisades with a warm and modern aesthetic. Color, when it does appear, follows the natural spectrum—the green of the living room’s sculptural fiddle leaf fig tree, for instance. “The filter for me is to place a strong emphasis on shapes and textures more so than colors,” Hodges admits. “And there always has to be some kind of organic, loose, and natural element.” 

Hodges brought in Sergio Rodrigues Moleca chair and ottoman to add deliberate tension between the room’s buttoned-up couch and lounge chair. “I tend to toe the line of counterbalancing masculine and feminine forms so that there’s always tension followed by release. Everything is polished and beautiful but slightly laid-back.” ~ LuxeSource 

Modern Farmhouse Living Room with White Walls

Open Concept Spacious Neutral White Farmhouse Living Room
Image courtesy of KBG Design

KBG’s clients requested a bright and classic functional eat-in kitchen and living space with touches of warm grey and accents of marble, brass, and natural wood elements. The color palette was kept neutral so that colorful accessories could be swapped out during various holidays throughout the year.

Farmhouse Great Room Ideas

Clean Coastal Living Room with a Large Expanse of Window
Image courtesy of PURE SALT Interiors

A living room created by Leigh Lincoln & Aly Morford of PURE SALT Interiors. The design duo brought their signature aesthetic of clean, coastal, functional, and family-friendly design to this ocean view home and the results are not only beautiful but functional for a family of four with two young children.

Casual Farmhouse Living Room

Serene, Cozy, and Textural Living Room
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson Design

“Traditional architectural details are blended with the contemporary to create a cohesive home for the modern family. WPD blended a neutral foundation with pops of color to enhance the home’s finishes and create depth. Beautiful fabrics mix well with slick metals and warm woods in this eclectic residence.”

Modern Farmhouse Decorating Ideas

Warm & Inviting Farmhouse-Style Living Room
Image courtesy of Amber Interiors

A West Coast-style home with living spaces that are comfortable, inviting, and have a touch of luxe. Amber Interiors designed the home to be laid back with an understated cool vibe through the use of vintage elements, layered textile, and nature-inspired hues.

Black and White Modern Farmhouse

Black & White Living Room with Stunning Gallery Wall
Image courtesy of Devon Grace Interiors

Farmhouse Interior Ideas

Cozy Living Room with Plenty of Texture
Image courtesy of Katie Hodges Design

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