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How to Create a Vintage Farmhouse Living Room

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!)
Plans for a Vintage Farmhouse Living Room
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1. Accent Chair 2. Media Console 3. Sofa 4. Rug 5. Coffee Table
Gallery Wall Artwork: Buffalo Print | Vintage Map Print | Cow Print | Landscape Print

My living room wishlist includes…

Vintage Inspired Furniture

I’m always on the hunt for vintage style furniture that will look right at home in this old farmhouse. Here are my favorites so far.

P.S. Click the thumbnail image for more details & click the arrows to see more finds.

Sofas & Loveseats

Accent Chairs

Media Consoles

Coffee Tables



Vintage Inspired Gallery Wall

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 a beautiful bison print.

PIN FOR LATERBest pieces for a vintage farmhouse living room

What are your favorite vintage farmhouse living room pieces?

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44 thoughts on “How to Create a Vintage Farmhouse Living Room

    1. 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. 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. 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. 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!

    1. 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. 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. 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. 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!

    1. 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 :)

    1. 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!

    1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!

    1. 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. 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! :)

    1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!


    1. 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!

  16. 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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