From my previous post about barns it’s safe to say that most people would love to live in a converted barn. But have you thought about decorating one?
How many of us could walk into such a massive space with undefined rooms and actually know where to start? The possibilities are endless!
Barn decorating typically centers around natural finishes and materials, just because it’s a barn doesn’t mean it has to look like one. People are more interested in the big open space and the rustic beams. But with that big open space it means you have to think bigger when it comes to decorating. These lanterns we hung in our barn are four feet tall and three feet wide but because of the massive space they’re hanging in they were quickly dwarfed down so think BIG!
Since a barn is a massive space you have the opportunity to bring in more natural light with a wall of windows. While one whole wall in our barn is windows I really wanted steel frames but it didn’t flow with our home, a girl can dream.
Just because you live in a barn doesn’t mean you can’t have the best of every décor scheme be it traditional or modern. I like how the next couple of spaces have married in industrial/natural finishes with the railings and walls with the iron and steel.
Don’t forget you can still use sliding barn doors to help define spaces as walls or doors. And the best part is…..
You can still bring the cows home in the form of their hides. What could be better?
I have to be honest I feel very lucky to have my studio in our carriage barn and to have so much space to call my own. So if a barn is something you’ve always dreamed of I say go for it they’re no more expensive then a normal home.
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!