Farmhouse Style Using Pattern and Texture

I'm sharing my print and textured DIY living room.

Farmhouse Style living room with white couches and buffalo check

Welcome to my home. 

While my house is clean I'm sharing my living room today.  

Warning: My theme is lived in. There are no perfect photos or perfectly pressed fabrics in this post. 

Mantel with clock, scale and ladder

The fireplace was once brick, we gave the brick a faux stone overlay and added built in shelves creating a super long mantel to decorate.

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decor steals advertisement with mantel and clock

The shelf above the front window was added to hold my ironstone collection. 

One very long 1"x 6" sits on the window trim with small corbels holding the curtain rod. 

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buffalo checked pillows

I love buffalo check, they are the perfect addition to the texture in this room. 

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I made a buffalo check rustic tray to match the pillows. 

white couch with buffalo check accessories

Neutral farmhouse living room

The ladder on the mantel is a DIY project. I made it out of scrap wood.

My sofa, chair and love seat are Ektorp from IKEA. 
I would buy them again in a split second. 
They have survived a family of 6 for years. 

The slipcovers come off easily, pop into the washer then the dryer and go back on easily. 

I've had them for years and they have no stains. 

I bought the slipcovers in dark grey and light beige so I can switch the colors at will. 

Neutral farmhouse living room with love seat and mantel with clock

The original floors in this house were replaced with a pre-finished light oak. 

The sisal rug is from Pottery Barn.

fusion mineral paint coffee table

My coffee table is a second hand find I repainted using Fusion Mineral Paint. 

black and white vintage wedding photos

On the mantel shelves is my vintage wedding photo display. 

I display wedding photos throughout the generations in my family.

I made-over an old hutch to create the tv stand in this room. 

DIY tv hutch using diy chalky paint

Thanks for visiting... I hope you enjoyed your tour of my lived in DIY living room.

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Farmhouse Style living room with neutral decor

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. susanhope06@hotmail.comMarch 25, 2018 at 6:35 AM

    Hi Susan,
    Love what you did in your living room. I had to smile as I have the same clock, the stone (with the word 'Hope' on my desk), have the IKEA Ektorp chair on order, and love buffalo plaid! All that, and the fact that we are both Susan's, well, we must be sister's:)
    Love your blog/site.

    1. I love my Ektorp furniture!!! Besides the furniture in this room we have a Ektorp sectional in the den. Couldn't be happier with the fabric and the furniture :) Thanks for visiting Susan (you have great taste LOL)

  2. We have a few things in common! I have the buffalo plaid pillow covers but in navy and white, and I have an Ektorp sectional. And my theme is also lived in lol. Thanks for sharing, everything looks great. Very pretty and bright.

    1. Hi Niki Thanks so much for visiting! Don't you just love the pillow covers? I want them in my den too but then both rooms will look exactly the same LOL... maybe not ! hahaha


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