The Rustic style is something that evolved from farmers and pioneers and has become something that is very stylish and popular. So, what if you want this style for your home, but you don’t know where to start? What if you are absolutely in love with the idea of a beautiful cottage style home, but you live in a cramped little apartment in town?
When you are looking for house plans, there are many things to consider. How many bedrooms do you need? How much room do you want? Do you want a formal dining area or not? Do you want a formal living area or not? Do you want a large kitchen? All of those things need to be considered and some will need to be compromised on. One thing you absolutely cannot compromise on is the comfort that your home is going to give you.
Have you ever had those days where you just didn’t want to get out of bed? Where it seems that your faithful pillow and blanket are conspiring with the cat to make your room a utopia? You know, those days when you just lay there and you are getting the perfect ratio of body coverage, pillow angles and snuggles and then the alarm goes off.
Wouldn’t you love for your home to look like a luxury mansion? Stepping into the space every day and experiencing the beauty and sophistication of a grand estate? If you’re like me, then your home is a little less Beverly Hills and a little more hillbilly. So, we are going to look at some tips and tricks to take your home to that next level.
You know what? You’ve got great taste. You probably already have a lot of these elements in your home. Let’s take what we know and what we have and add some new pieces and bring this look together.
What says “luxury” to you? Is it a beautiful bedroom or a sumptuous shower? Is it a large living room with plenty of space for that huge comfy couch? Or is it something different? I think that luxury to me would be having a bathroom large enough for the assortment of shampoos and conditioners my teenage daughter thinks she absolutely positively NEEDS. (Seriously, kid. How many do you have now?)
Life can be hard sometimes. Stress can wear you down and make you yearn for a retreat away from it all. I feel like everyone deserves a place that gives them comfort. Whether that be a beautiful bathroom where you can soak all your troubles away, a nice outdoor area where you can take in the simpler things in life, or even a wonderfully organized closet. (Can you tell what I did this weekend?)
Thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines, the Farmhouse style has spread across the country and basically taken over as the predominate theme for home decorating. And unless you are fortunate enough to live in a farmhouse style home or in an older home, you are going to have to fake it until you make it. The great thing about this style of décor is that it is very easy to do this.
Farmhouses are incredibly popular right now. I think that may be due to our hectic lives. The farmhouse comes from a time where things moved just a bit more slowly. My husband and I were talking about how different shopping for gifts has become just last night. I went online and purchased a quick little thing for the youngest and he was explaining to the girls how long it used to take to get things in the mail.
It comes as no surprise to me that the Farmhouse style is still one of the most popular styles of house plans. They have to be one of my favorite styles, personally. I find that the styles can be very simple, or they can be very complex. Really, with a Farmhouse house plan, the sky is the limit. You really can make them into anything that you need them to be.
I love to cook. I mean, I really, really love to cook. Cooking has always been something that has allowed me to make people happy in a very rewarding way. (I hate doing dishes, but that’s why they invented dishwashers, right?) I have wonderful memories of cooking with my grandmother and mom. Cooking is one of those things that can help make a bad day better.