THERE is a widely loved design style that one interior designer can’t seem to get behind.
Interior expert Nick Lewis pegs the style as tacky and has highlighted various ways to pull it off if you’re a fan of it.
“We all love making fun of farmhouse [style] because [of the] live, laugh, love energy – but it’s loved by so many because it is comfortable, traditional, cozy, and it’s really accessible to a lot of families,” Lewis began in a social media video.
“So how do you get that cozy vibe that you’re looking for without all the tacky crap that you’ll see at Home Goods?”
Lewis dove into his pointers for preventing the farmhouse style from looking tacky.
First, he advised going for authenticity. Opt for beautiful hand-crafted ceramics that will add this touch of authenticity to your space.
The interior-savvy man also suggested trying to mix in different design styles.
“You’d be surprised that you could take Scandinavian design for example, and blend it beautifully with farmhouse,” he said.
Lewis told viewers to experiment with color as well.
“Yes, the all-white kitchen was beautiful, but maybe try adding in things like blue, olive, terracotta, and sage green. Gorgeous for the farmhouse look.”
If you’re trying to go a bit more rustic with your decor, Lewis suggested to “keep it real.”
He said: “No faux distressing – go thrifted if you want something that’s really aged, rather than going for something with a lot of chippy paint on it that you could get at Wayfair.”
Finally, to avoid looking tacky, Lewis begged viewers to stop decorating with signs.
“Just please stop with the signs. We all know where the kitchen is. You don’t need to put an ‘eat’ sign over it,” he asserted.
People in the comments section of Lewis’s video were super grateful for his tips, like one who wrote: “So refreshing to see someone give actual valuable tips on how to make this style more authentic for people that do like that stuff!”
Another added: “This is one of the most genuinely helpful, beautifully edited, and entertaining videos I’ve seen on this app! It felt like a tiny TV show.”