Custom built homes come highly personalized. With so much attention to detail given to the house itself, it stands to reason that you’d want your home filled with just as many personalized details. But interior decorating requires a careful balance of trends and taste, especially in the South. Try these easy steps towards achieving the farmhouse chic look of your dreams.

Start with Neutral Colors

While bold accent walls might be striking, there’s nothing quite as soothing to come home to as cool, soft grays and whites. Not only do the colors provide a blank canvas for you to design around, they lighten up small spaces and make the whole room feel fresh. Since neutral colors have been shown to reduce stress, it’s a good idea to embrace the beige, especially when aiming for farmhouse chic.

Add Rustic Finishes

Farmhouse charm can feel dated without modern twists. Achieve a more timeless look by incorporating natural materials into the home. Sliding barn doors have become popular in master bathrooms for this reason. Little details like a watering can for a flower pot can up the charm, too.

Light It Up

Recessed lighting can be so boring. To truly give your home some Southern character, embrace the chance to incorporate distinctive light fixtures. Rustic elegance lies in glass, crystal and dark iron pieces. String up a funky chandelier over your kitchen table, or embrace Edison bulbs in your living room.

Make it Cozy

For your chic farmhouse to truly welcome guests inside, you’ll need some cozy lounge chairs and sofas to finish your look. Soft cottons and knitted blankets strewn over the arm of a love seat can beckon even the most hurried of guests.

Whether you love the rustic chic farmhouse look or prefer something a little more modern, Cedar Ridge offers amazing homes for you to deck out in any style imaginable!