It’s no secret- the Modern Farmhouse aesthetic has taken the world by storm. This coveted look has breathed new life into converted barns and farmhouses, and has provided design inspiration to millions a-la Chip and Joanna Gaines. Lighting manufacturers have fully embraced the trend, making it easier than ever for us to transform our homes into an HGTV worthy magazine cover. Read on to see some of our favorite fixtures that can pull your home into the Modern Farmhouse Movement.
THE IRON CHANDELIER-
Sometimes you just can’t beat the classics. Like the little black dress in your wardrobe, it’s hard to find a more iconic fixture for Modern Farmhouse style than the classic iron chandelier. Whether straight and structured in shape, or more soft and flowing, this type of fixture definitely snags the “most popular” title on the Modern Farmhouse ballot. Shown above are a few of our favorites including: The Rylann, The Sawyer, The Pearson, and The Alister. These little beauties are not just for your dining room table anymore, either. Foyers, master bedrooms and great rooms are all great places to showcase a pretty iron chandelier to achieve that Modern Farmhouse look.
THE METAL PENDANT-
Call it Metal Mania- the metal hanging pendant is a staple fixture when designing a Modern Farmhouse interior. Whether galvanized, polished, hammered or brass, these pieces are incorporated into almost any nook and cranny of the home and are often designed with mixed metal finishes adding character and depth to their simple silhouette. Best utilized over kitchen islands, these functional fixtures can also be great over desk areas, small stairwells, kitchen sinks and bathroom vanities. Our most popular styles? The classic cone shape of the Cartwright pendant by Hinkley Lighting, and the Alden pendant from Savoy House are current customer favorites. We are also partial to the smooth edges and mixed finishes on the Brass and Onyx pendant by Capital Lighting, and the Cobson Pendant by Kichler Lighting, for a more transitional look. To see more options in this style category, click HERE.
THE DRUM SHADE-
Drums on drums on drums. A prevalent fixture type in almost any design aesthetic, we couldn’t leave this guy out when tackling the Modern Farmhouse look. The list of options when selecting drum shaded fixtures is almost as long as the list of locations you’d hang them in! The slubby fabric details on the Dafina Pendant, by Uttermost, makes it a perfect choice for cozy bedrooms or sitting areas. The Harrow Pendant is another one of our top picks with its pretty seeded glass and strong, dark framework. Whichever style is your favorite, there is always a place for a drum shade in a Modern Farmhouse home.
Last, but not least…The lantern. Suspended in stairwells, over large center islands, and even over kitchen tables, the hanging lantern is a must have in Modern Farmhouse design. There is something charming about the simple shape and candlelight glow that this type of fixture provides. Often available without glass, these fixtures feel light and airy in any space and are perfect for those rooms where you don’t want a lot of visual obstruction. A few of our current favorites are The Fulton, The Gannet, The Denison, and most recently- The Colby. Hanging lanterns in multiples over large dining room tables is one of our favorite current lighting applications. Whether taking this approach, or opting for a singular situation, the right lantern can add the perfect amount of Modern Farmhouse charm to any home.