A warm, inviting place to gather with friends and family. Isn’t this what we all strive to have in our homes? It is not only the architectural style of the farmhouse that appeals to many, but also the simplicity. The proportions are generous and the rooms are connected by open corridors. The distressed painted furnishings have a time-worn appeal that is built to last and be enjoyed by generations.

This country chic dining room beckons family and friends to sit down and enjoy a hearty meal together. The rustic wood table, distressed chairs and aged decor next to the bright light windows give this an otherworldly feel.

photo credit: The Wow Decor

What an ideal French Farmhouse kitchen design with its exposed beams and wood plank flooring! The French blue cabinetry is perfectly distressed. The stone columns and archway above the range are inspired by the look of old Provence. With a kitchen this large, you could have everyone in the family help with the holiday dinner.

After dinner, it’s time to wander into the sitting room to do some light reading by the fire or enjoy a board game with the family. Muted, soft tones contrasted with the warm, rustic wood furniture make this room particularly alluring.

farmhouse bedroomphoto credit: Segreto Finishes

Of course, after staying up until the wee hours talking, laughing and reminiscing about old times, it is time to wander off to bed. Again with a muted color scheme, natural woods and crisp white linens, this bedroom is the ideal place to drift off to dreamland.

Farmhouse chic furnishings are relaxed, yet exhibit grace and beauty.  Homes decorated in this style seem to embrace family and friends the moment they walk through the door.  It is a comfortable, loving, gorgeous space that you are never going to want to leave.