17 Farmhouse Family Room Decor Ideas to Make Your Home More Cozy

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Home may be where the heart is, but the family room is where everything converges, and that can be a little chaotic. Are you ready for an interior design makeover that will allow gaming, streaming, homework, and fireside chats to reign supreme? Lovers of rustic spaces and country living rejoice, we've got the answers to your troubles with multiple farmhouse family room ideas that will keep things comfy and functional for everyone under your roof even if things are open concept. Now, are you ready to fix up your family room with farmhouse flair? Here are 17 ideas that are every bit as cool as they are comforting.

1. Invest in a good-looking canvas slipcover.

No budget for a brand new sofa? No problem. A chic canvas slipcover in a neutral shade will turn any old couch into a farmhouse-style crash pad in seconds. And worry not — slipcovers come in many shapes and sizes these days. You can find one that fits.

Get the look​: Pottery Barn Charleston Sofa Slipcover, starting at $1,620

2. Find a coffee table with a planked top and distressed finish.

A commanding coffee table with a wood plank top and distressed white paint will create a rustic centerpiece for a farmhouse-inspired family room. It's the perfect surface for some board game action or even that puzzle you've been planning to complete for months.

Get the look​: Wystfield Coffee Table, $322.99

3. Don't forget the barn doors.

Nothing says farmhouse like a barn door. A media stand with sliding doors will bring a hint of country flair to any style of family room. And this way you won't have to add an entire door.

Get the look​: Shipley Lorraine TV Stand, $225

4. Consider a rustic storage trunk.

Searching for a piece of farmhouse-style furniture that can pull double duty? A solid wood storage trunk with a raw finish provides extra space for stashing stuff ​and​ creates extra seating in a family room. It's the perfect place for blankets when the temperature turns a bit chilly or you just need to take a quick nap on the sofa.

Get the look​: Zentique Stockage Storage Bench, $2,288.50

5. Employ an end table made of salvaged wood.

A side table with reclaimed barn wood will allow you to keep your family room essentials handy and organized in true farmhouse style. Find one with an extra shelf or drawers for bonus storage.

Get the look​: Carbon Loft Reclaimed Wood End Table, $205.99

6. Elevate the ambiance with the perfect light fixture.

A sleek barn-inspired sconce goes a long way toward elevating a space. Mount a simple lantern with a glass shade on either side of your sofa to create an ambient farmhouse lighting scheme in your family room. We like the classic charm of this one which will work perfectly in any room.

Get the look​: Gracie Oaks Gusman 1-Light Armed Sconce (Set of 2), $126.99

7. Lay a jute rug over dark wood floors.

A natural area rug composed of organic materials, like jute, will bring a touch of texture to a family room while providing plenty of comfort. And even with all the wear and tear that happens at home, this rug is rugged enough for any high traffic space.

Get the look​: Rugs USA Natural Jute Braided Area Rug, starting at $201

9. Hang a rustic farmhouse mirror.

An antique-inspired mirror with a modern wood trellis design and a chipped paint finish will create a rustic focal point for a farmhouse-style family room. Pick one up at your local flea market or do a DIY distress on the frame of a large mirror you already have.

Get the look​: Pottery Barn Trellis Mirror, $299

10. Find a furniture set upholstered in natural fabric.

When all else fails, you can always count on a sofa clad in neutral upholstery to add a dash of farmhouse flair into a family room. Look for one featuring natural materials, such as linen or cotton, to make a stylish but comfy statement. We like the subtle mix of check and floral patterns here for a super comfy feel.

Get the look​: Southern Home Furnishings Felix Dune Living Room Set, $1,480

11. Hang linen curtain panels.

Let some natural light in with luxurious linen curtain panels like these stunners from RH. The natural material will tie your farmhouse family room decor together and keep the warmth in during the cooler months.

Get the look:RH Belgian Textured Linen Drapery, starting at $269

12. Bring nature inside with plants.

Nothing warms up a room like indoor plants. Try a taller potted option as Studio McGee did in this cozy farmhouse family room. We like plopping a ficus or fiddle leaf fig into a large basket for a little down home drama.

Get the look:Bloomscape Fiddle Leaf Fig, $195

13. Invest in a vintage-style rug.

We like a farmhouse vibe that has a vintage touch, too. The best way to add a little well-worn elegance to your family room is with a rug that has a distressed look. Amber Interiors layered a beautiful one over light wood floors.

Get the look:Magnolia Janey Natural Indigo Rug, $559

14. Layer pillows.

When it comes to making a farmhouse family room crazy comfy, go big on throw pillows to add those casual layers of texture. Turning the simplest slipcover couch into a fabulous farmhouse chic lounge is easier than you think.

Get the look:Magnolia Sheree Pillow, $68

15. Be all about the blankets.

Throw blankets or patterned organic fabrics should be on hand in any room your household loves to hang out in. We like how they can add an instant splash of color and style to the farmhouse look.

Get the look:Coyuchi Cirrus Organic Cotton Throw, $148

16. Bring on the baskets.

You'll want plenty of storage in your family room. And if farmhouse is your style preference, baskets made from natural materials are a must. We're also all about adding some distressed metal bins as well like Craftberry Bush did here. There's no such thing as too many baskets, okay?

Get the look:Pottery Barn Beachcomber Seagrass Baskets, starting at $59

17. Make your fireplace the focal point.

Nothing makes a family room cozier than a fireplace. Whether you have a large one or are thinking of installing a small wood-burning stove, make it the focal point by adding rustic touches. You could even turn the surrounding space into an accent wall with painted shiplap. In this fab farmhouse room by Cherished Bliss, the basket over the mantle creates even more visual interest.

Get the look:Millwood Pines Dulcia Fireplace, starting at $189.98

Farmhouse Decor Q&A

Q​: How do you decorate a family room with classic farmhouse style?

A​: Marked by organic materials, white walls, raw finishes, and natural wood, farmhouse-inspired interiors are designed to feel warm and inviting. So keep this in mind when picking out furniture or decorating built-ins. Think wood and metals with rugged surfaces versus super glossy.

Q​: How do you style a farmhouse living room design?

A​: You'll want to keep comfort at the top of the list when it comes to decorating ideas and color schemes. A sectional or sofa you can sink into is key. Throw pillows that have a woven texture and farmhouse feel are a must. Finally, try to arrange the room around something textural, like a stone fireplace.

Q​: Is the farmhouse look going out of style?

A​: We think, if anything, farmhouse design ideas are evolving and are here to stay. Where it was once more traditional, we see more modern farmhouse decor that has some Scandinavian influences mixed in as well as more color and greenery. The look has legs and can really feel timeless if you go for quality pieces.

Q​: What colors go with farmhouse decor?

A​: A neutral color palette is great for starters. Off-whites, beiges, taupes, and grays are perfect, but try mixing in navy blues, deep greens, and rich browns to add some dimension.


As an Emmy Award winning creative director, writer and producer I have worked on content for brands like Disney, BravoTV, TBS, Universal, E! and MTV. But I mostly love rearranging furniture and repotting plants at home.

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