Vintage Farmhouse Living Room Plans

Designing a vintage farmhouse living room without too much white was a bit of a challenge. Because this is more of a “curl up and watch a movie” room to our family, we decided to use this opportunity to try out dark walls and we chose a lovely navy paint color for this space. I’m loving the concept of a darker, more masculine space as a contrast to some of our brighter rooms. I think it’ll work since we have the same vintage inspired style throughout (because this is an old farmhouse after all!)
Vintage Farmhouse Living Room
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Artwork: Buffalo Print | Vintage Map Print | Cow Print | Landscape Print
Furnishings: Media Console | Couch | Rug | Coffee table (vintage trunk)
Paint: Benjamin Moore Polo Blue | Valspar December Starlight

My living room wishlist includes…

A Gallery Wall: Lots of Artwork!

I may have spent the past year stocking up on antique frames, vintage paintings, and beautiful prints to hang in our living room. I love the idea of a gallery around the TV. Giant TVs can just look out of place in old houses, but arranging it within a gallery helps it blend in better especially if the wall behind it is dark.

I have a few antique paintings and signs, but those can get pricey so my other gallery pieces include vintage map prints (like this one of South Carolina where my husband and I got married), vintage etchings, classic painting reproduction prints (I LOVE the gorgeous light and colors of antique artwork!), old book plates, and of course a dash of something modern like the buffalo print above or this American Bison print that’s going up in my own living room.

Unique Coffee Table

Why buy a brand new coffee table when you could use an awesome old piece of furniture to do the job? An old trunk, a vintage blanket chest, a dreamy blueprint cabinet… I’m on the hunt for something old, unique and full of character to use as our coffee table!

Unique Media Console

Can we just talk about how amazing this piece of furniture is? Doesn’t it look like it came straight out of an old general store? Perfect for a vintage farmhouse living room! It’s way over my budget, but maybe we can build something similar.farmhouse media console

I wanted a media console that looked like it fit the era of our old farmhouse: a piece of antique furniture that was long and low enough to sit under the TV. I quickly discovered that very few pieces of furniture made 100 years ago that were as long and low as I wanted. I searched for old dressers, buffets, and even antique store counters, but they were few and far between or way out of our budget.

I fell for some Restoration Hardware pieces, but they were also pretty pricey and we don’t live anywhere near an RH store. I also liked this console, but I want something that will last forever so I’m trying to aim for a solid wood piece.

Back to this amazing piece that’s waaaay out of our budget. I’m hoping we can build something similar. Pretty ambitious, I know!

What are your favorite vintage farmhouse living room pieces?

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    • Meg says:

      Thanks, Sarah! I think the gallery wall is what I’m most excited about because I’ve been collecting artwork for the past year or so! Can’t wait to get it all up :)

  1. Teri says:

    It sounds like plans for a one-of-a-kind room. And yes, I’m head over heels for that console too. Can’t wait to see what the dark walls look like.

  2. Vanessa says:

    Meg, I love it! I love the idea od using something different and old for a coffee table! We are currently on a similar hunt. I can’t wait to see what you do here :-)

  3. Christ *theharperhouse says:

    this looks so great! I just found your blog from pinterest – but we have very similar styles :) My family and I have been looking for an old farmhouse to fix up for over a year! We are in a rural area too – but country properties are SO hard to find here and get snatched up super quick. Anyway – just wanted to say hi. I love your mood board and your blog is gorgeous!

    • Meg says:

      Thank you, Christy! I love your blog & I’m excited to follow you now!

      Good luck on your farmhouse search! We looked for almost a year and it was SO frustrating. We ended up getting our house because we toured it and made an offer the second day it was on the market. And it still wasn’t the only offer. You’re right, they get snatched so quickly! I checked Trulia and Zillow just about every day. It was nice because you can search by county name if you don’t want to be confined to a specific town. Good luck!!

  4. Mary - The Boondocks Blog says:

    This is a great set of plans for your farmhouse living room. The gallery wall will fill up the space and the console will add a unique element to the room. Looking forward to seeing it. I am cohosting a new link party and would love it if you could join us at Sweet Inspiration.

  5. Daniela says:

    Good Morning Meg and thank you most sincerely for the lovely comment you left on ~ My little old world ~ , I’m wholeheartedly thankful to you !
    Your blog is so very lovely, I’m doing copy and paste of its URL to receive it feeds, that’s the only way I have to follow you, and I do it with much joy !

    May your weekend be filled with love and gladness


  6. CD Loken says:

    I’m also remodeling our living room, and though we are a long way from being done-your design ideas are TOTALLY inspiring me!! I LOVE the TV console you chose!

    • Meg says:

      Thank you! Don’t let this post fool you… these rooms are taking FOREVER to renovate. But gathering inspiration is one of my favorite parts of a renovation so I don’t mind so much :)

    • Meg says:

      Thanks, Debra! I can’t wait to paint the walls (we need to get on that!), and I hope we can manage to make a media console as beautiful as this one!

    • Meg says:

      Thanks, Laurie! I so can’t wait to put my gallery wall in place! I have been collecting pieces for it for the past year :)

  7. Mary-the boondocks blog says:

    Meg that media console is gorgeous. It can easily be a showpiece for your living room, it creates such an impact. I am hosting a new link party, Sweet Inspiration and would be happy if you joined us. It runs Friday till Tuesday.

  8. Kati says:

    Looks like an awesome plan! I can’t wait to see what you decide with that TV console. That piece is gorgeous, if you make something similar, please share!

  9. Christin says:

    I love the gallery wall idea around the tv! I totally agree that the tv can look out of place. I’m a big fan of antiques, so I have an antique door and window on the same wall as my tv and I need something to make it all fit! Thanks!

  10. Christin says:

    Hi! I am one of the hostesses of the Talented Tuesday link up party. I featured this post on my site in this past week’s edition! See the post tomorrow at 9AM Central Time and don’t forget to grab a button from my sidebar when you head over there. I love all of these ideas!! Keep up the good work!

    • Meg says:

      Wow, thank you Christin!! This is one of my first features ever! I’ll pop over to see all the features tomorrow. Thanks again! ♥

  11. Martie says:

    Love your ideas and wish list! I also clicked back and looked at your beautiful navy paint…I LOVE it! We are remodeling our 115-year-old farmhouse, too, and it’s also my childhood home. Isn’t it fun? And challenging? Lol! Can’t wait to follow along…new subscriber here! :)

    • Meg says:

      Oh my gosh, Martie, that’s awesome! How wonderful that you grew up in an old farmhouse & you’re taking care of it now! Thank you for following along! I’m definitely going to go check out your blog :)

  12. Pili says:

    That media console is to die for!! It wouldn’t fit in my tiny living room, but a girl can dream right?

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Inspiration party!! Enjoy the rest of the week!

  13. Lela says:

    Wow! I love all of your inspiration pieces, especially that beautiful console table! You’ve found some perfect furniture that embodies the farmhouse feel. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  14. Jann Olson says:

    Hi Meg, looks like you’ve got lots of fun plans. I love the console and the navy blue is going to be fabulous! Also love that cow print. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Calypso in the Country says:

    Beautiful plan! I love your furniture choices and the navy walls. I have been thinking about painting my dining room navy…Looking forward to seeing your finished room. Stopped by from Savvy Southern Style!

  16. Missy B says:

    You might want to look into World Market. I just bought a similar style console for super cheap. It is extra long and is the same color as your inspiration piece. It is even better in person. It was on sale and then they had an additional 20% off. I ended up getting it deleivered for less than $500!

    • Meg says:

      Oh my gosh, thank you so much for the link, Missy! I LOVE this console and I’m going to keep an eye on it and try to snag it when it goes on sale again!

  17. Jenn Robbins says:

    We just started following each other through Twitter. I love the blog, and look forward to seeing the progress and sharing ideas.

    Thank you for the follow and I am excited to see how this room turns out!
    Muse Interior Design

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