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Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room

It’s the last day of January (yay!) and I’m already dreaming of spring. Big time. I’m sure many of you are right there with me. I’m literally counting down the days to more sunshine and warmer weather. It’s still a ways off for us here in snowy Colorado, but I’m so excited for February because that means we’re getting closer. Little by little we are getting closer. High five to that my friends! I’ve been adding little pops of spring all over the house lately, trying to find the balance between late winter decor and my desire to put bright happy things like purdy flowers and greenery everywhere. I think I’ve found a pretty good balance of late winter and early spring in our living room, so that’s what I’m sharing with you today. I’ve also rearranged all the furniture and changed just about everything since my last full living room tour, so I figured it’s high time for a little update!

Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room

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Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room. Great ideas to decorate for late winter and early spring.

Have you been by Michael’s recently? You should go. Just take my word for it and go. They’ve put out all their spring decor already and it’s absolutely heavenly. I found many of the greenery in today’s post, like that adorable little potted flower, at Michael’s.

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I actually made this hanging planter box. I’m soooooo happy with how it turned out and it’s perfect for spring. I’ll be sharing the tutorial for that soon!

Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room. Vintage inspired idea to decorate around the TV.

Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room. Great ideas for late winter and early spring decor.

Modern Farmhouse Living Room Decor. Late winter, early Spring decor.

Aren’t these faux flowers the perfect mix of winter and spring? I love the little buds of pink, but they’re really subtle and not “too” flowery. I think they’re great for this time of year.

Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room. Cozy reading nook with planked walls.

Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room

This crocheted throw is recent thrifted find. Isn’t it pretty? I found it at my favorite local thrift shop for $15. I brought it home, threw it in the wash, and it’s been in this spot ever since. I LOVE it.

Refreshed Modern Farmhouse Living Room

I added that vintage headboard piece over the top of our reading nook and I really like the change. Remember I had the “fresh eggs” sign there before? I just needed something different in the spot and this worked perfectly. It’s funny how the smallest change can be so refreshing and energizing. This living room feels brand new after rearranging the furniture and adding in a few early pops of color. I decided to leave a couple winter items out, like my oversized fluffy pillows and lots of cozy blankets, but somehow it all seems to work for a late winter/early spring living room.

I can’t wait to share the tutorial for that hanging planter box, it’s coming soon! Have you started to decorate with spring decor yet or is it too soon for you? Let me know. I’d be tickled pink to hear from you, so don’t be shy!

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Modern Farmhouse living room decorated with early spring decor. Great ideas to decorate your home for late winter and early spring!

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  • Patty
    January 31, 2017

    Love looking at all the changes you have made. Great touches that add so much to the charm in your home.

    • Sarah
      > Patty
      January 31, 2017

      Thank you Patty! xoxo

  • Marilyn Soto
    January 31, 2017

    I love the vintage headboard in that space , and thanks for the tip on Michaels…..I’m on my way !

    • Sarah
      > Marilyn Soto
      January 31, 2017

      Yes, go there now before it’s all sold out. I caught a great sale, hope you do too Marilyn!

  • Kim Lord
    January 31, 2017

    Everything is so dreamy! I wanted to ask about your shelf/mantle over your fireplace. Can you tell me where you got that and what size it is? I do not have a fireplace but I still want to hang a shelf similar over my TV stand to kind of give the same effect. What do you think?
    Thank you!

    • Sarah
      > Kim Lord
      January 31, 2017

      I think that’s a great idea Kim–a large floating shelf would work really well too. We did a similar set of shelves in our master bathroom above the bathtub, you can see it here: https://sarahjoyblog.com/farmhouse-master-bathroom-reveal/. I don’t have a tutorial for them, but I’m sure you can find one on Pinterest. This mantel on our fireplace was actually in place when we purchased the home, so I don’t know much about it!

  • Melanie
    January 31, 2017

    Your living room is beautiful! I went to micheal’s last week and picked up some spring decor 🙂

    • Sarah
      > Melanie
      January 31, 2017

      Oh awesome Melanie, I’m glad you found some goodies before they got picked over!

  • Kim Lord
    January 31, 2017

    Oh I meant to mention the planter box! That is amazing! I can’t wait to see your tutorial on that!! I need a friend like you to help me!

    • Sarah
      > Kim Lord
      January 31, 2017

      Aw thanks, I’ll be sharing it soon!!

  • Mary
    January 31, 2017

    You are so right. Mixing a space up is a great simple refresh. It all looks awesome!

    • Sarah
      > Mary
      January 31, 2017

      Thanks Mary, I love a little refresh!

  • Karly
    January 31, 2017

    The room looks so great, Sarah! I still have everything decorated for winter, but now you’re giving me the itch to switch some things to early spring. Also, I can’t believe you found that crochet blanket at your thrift store – what a find!

    • Sarah
      > Karly
      January 31, 2017

      Thanks Karly, I couldn’t hold out any longer. I had to add in a few touches of spring. I’ll wait another month or so before I go all in!

  • Heather Hoben
    January 31, 2017

    Everything looks amazing, as usual, so cozy!! I don’t remember the shelves to the right of the fireplace, are they new? I love them!

    • Sarah
      > Heather Hoben
      January 31, 2017

      Thanks Heather, I actually made that! It’s a little hanging planter box. I’ll be sharing the tutorial soon!

  • Donna
    January 31, 2017

    New reader. Thanks for sharing. Little vintage nest is one of my guilty pleasures. Take care…

    • Sarah
      > Donna
      January 31, 2017

      Yay Donna, so happy to have you!!

  • Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog
    January 31, 2017

    I’m loving the updates to your cute living room! That vintage headboard is to die for!!! I also love the plant shelf you made, can’t wait to see the tutorial on that one 🙂

    • Sarah
      > Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog
      February 1, 2017

      Thanks Chelsea, I can’t wait to share that tutorial!

  • Julie B.
    February 1, 2017

    I love the changes, though I really loved your former decor, too! The headboard above the reading nook is ‘genius’, and the window pane is pretty, too… But, I LOVE your “Milk and Cream” sign! One of my fave DIY projects EVER! So, I missed seeing that… I think it dressed up your nook just perfectly. 🙂 Hope you bring it back again! I’m hoping to make one for my home soon!

    • Sarah
      > Julie B.
      February 1, 2017

      I think you’re right about that Milk & Cream sign Julie…My husband said the same thing. I’ll probably be putting it back in the nook soon!

  • Whitney
    February 1, 2017

    Where did you get your magnolia wreath? I have one I got from Kirklands but it doesn’t have the beautiful blooms on it.

    • Sarah
      > Whitney
      February 1, 2017

      Hi Whitney! I found that wreath at Pier 1 a few months ago. I just checked their site and it looks like it’s unavailable now. Boo!

  • Becky
    February 1, 2017

    Everything looks so fresh and welcoming. Just right for Spring. I love the crocheted throw. I think that was an amazing find. Looks great.

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  • Faith Black
    February 6, 2017

    I subscribed to your e-mail but have not received my free printable. Thank you

    • Sarah
      > Faith Black
      February 6, 2017

      Hi Faith, did you get the confirmation email? You need to confirm your email address then the printable will be sent! Let me know if you did that and it still didn’t show up, I’d be happy to send it directly to you.

  • Jessie
    February 8, 2017

    Hi there! I’m new to your blog so I do apologize if you have posted this information before…. I am IN LOVE with your sofa. I saw it and said “that’s the one!” Would you mind sharing information on that beauty? I need it in my life 🙂

  • Brenda Holladay
    February 20, 2017

    I absolutely love the galvanized bucket with the little pink flowers. Would you mind telling me where you got it?

    I am obsessed with your site and blog. I love your style and have started making changes of my own! I can’t wait to get a post..its my guilty pleasure!

    • Sarah
      > Brenda Holladay
      February 21, 2017

      Hahah, aw thank you Brenda! You just brought a huge smile to my face. I’m so glad to hear you enjoy my blog, that makes me soooooooo happy! I actually bought those buckets at Michael’s, they just came out with all the new Spring decor so I bet you could still snag a few!

    • Maryann farrell
      > Brenda Holladay
      January 21, 2022

      Hi, I’ve never been on a blog before, but I love yours. Can you please tell me what paint color the living room walls are?
      I’ve been leaning towards rich cream , but idk if my brownish/olive sofa would like right if I did cream.
      I have a dark straw paint now , but I glared it’s too dark for a small living room.

      Thank you

      • Maryann farrell
        > Maryann farrell
        January 21, 2022

        Oops I just found my answer😄 thank you for all your great posts

  • Natalie
    February 24, 2017

    Looks great what color did you pain the walls?

    • Sarah
      > Natalie
      February 24, 2017

      Thank you Natalie, the color is Autumn Blonde by Sherwin Williams.

  • Jo Herinckx
    February 26, 2017

    Love this!! I’m TERRIBLE at decor, desperate for ideas. Love the farmhouse look like this. Can I ask what wall color this is? I’ve tried 3 different colors in my living room and can’t get it right!

    • Sarah
      > Jo Herinckx
      February 27, 2017

      Thank you Jo! The wall color is Autumn Blonde by Sherwin Williams. It’s the perfectly creamy/light butter color.

  • Tracie
    March 12, 2017

    Your home is the definition of “charm.” I love it! My main color in my home is cream, too. I like the pale palette and soft, cozy pillows you chose. The look you have would be great to emulate or be inspired by for an apartment or small home, someone on a budget, or with pets or children involved! It is a beautifully done look that would “work in real life.”

    • Sarah
      > Tracie
      March 13, 2017

      Thanks so much Tracie, that’s exactly the look I’m going for! 🙂

  • Natalie Selman
    March 30, 2017

    I LOVE the couch! Could you please tell me the make and model and where it is from?? THANK YOU!

  • Mary Beth
    April 28, 2017

    Okay, I am in love with your entire room. I am redoing our living room and finding it very hard to find just the perfect pair of chairs. Did your chairs also come from lazy boy? Thanks for sharing!

  • Ashley
    May 21, 2017

    Where did you get the rug?!?

    • Sarah
      > Ashley
      May 21, 2017

      Hi Ashely! That’s actually from Target and unfortunately it’s no longer available. But this one is very similar and it’s even a little more affordable: https://rstyle.me/n/cnqe7xb6hgf

  • Amanda
    May 23, 2017

    Love your chairs! Where are they from?

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  • Grace
    August 8, 2017

    Hi, I love this space! I was just wondering what the paint color you used is? Thank you!

    • Sarah
      > Grace
      August 8, 2017

      Hi Grace, the color is Autumn Blonde by Sherwin Williams!

  • Maggie
    November 9, 2017

    Hello! I’m lovin your space and devour! Curious if what cover you chose for your lazy boy couch or did you just choose the standard option? Thanks so much! Just subscribed!!

    • Sarah
      > Maggie
      November 10, 2017

      HI Maggie! We just got the standard option with the couch. Nothing fancy! But it’s held up really well and we’ve had it over 2 years now. I love it! Thanks so much for dropping by and for subscribing! xo

      • Kimberlee M.
        > Sarah
        November 30, 2017

        What is the “standard” option material for the couch? Please and thank you!

        • Sarah
          > Kimberlee M.
          December 1, 2017

          Hmm I’m not sure what the standard option is. We actually just bought the one they had on the floor at Lazy Boy. Sorry I can’t be more help!!

  • Kristen
    January 12, 2018

    What color is your Brennan sofa? I love it!

  • Sara
    January 19, 2018

    I love your armchair. Is it comfortable? Where did you get it? I’ve been shopping awhile for a cute comfy chair that I can curl up in!

  • Kristina
    February 10, 2018

    What is the yellow paint color you used for your living room?

  • CToth
    March 25, 2019

    What color paint did you use on the walls? It is beautiful
    Thank you

  • Patti Thimpson
    October 2, 2019

    Omg I love this living room!! I’ve read all comments but no mention on where you got your end tables & coffee tables. Please can you tell me where you got them? Thanks so much ❤️

  • Sue
    April 28, 2020

    Loved looking at all the beautiful ideas , would you be able to tell me more about the picture with the three shelves (boxes) and the boxes are hung on fence? ( in the picture , there is a fireplace )
    Thank you

  • Leslie Dreisbach
    May 27, 2020

    I know this is an old post, but are those curtains white or cream/ivory. I can’t find a decent set of white white lineny curtains anywhere at decent price. Thanks!

  • Tara
    August 30, 2020

    Could you link me the chairs!? I love them!!

  • Janet Hourigan
    October 7, 2020

    Love your design style. Where can I find the Beige accent chairs you have in your Blog?

    Thank you
    Janet

  • Daniel @ Chairs Advisor
    October 10, 2020

    I see one recliner chair for living room and I think probably it made by la-z boy company. However These collection is awesome. La-z boy recliner list post I have seen check out if need http://www.chairsadvisor.com/best-la-z-boy-recliners-reviews/

  • Brenda Brinker
    November 14, 2020

    Love your style!! Do you have a Facebook link?

  • Alex Jerry
    January 2, 2021

    Thanks for this post Sarah! What color paint did you use on the walls? It is beautiful <3

  • Alex Jerry
    January 2, 2021

    Thanks for sharing Sarah! What color paint did you use on the walls? It is beautiful <3

    • Sarah
      > Alex Jerry
      January 3, 2021

      Hi Alex, the paint color is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams!

  • Recliner
    February 14, 2021

    Thanks for sharing such a interesting and informative blog. It is very helpful for us. I am finding such type of blog. Thanks again!

  • Cindy
    February 24, 2021

    Hi. I love your creativity, and decorating style. I was wondering where the rug shown above was purchased….

  • MD Ahsan MAHMUD
    May 22, 2021

    I see one recliner chair for the front room and that I think probably made by la-z boy company. However, This collection is awesome. La-z boy recliner list post I even have seen inspect if need https://www.deskeplanner.com/best-office-chair-for-tall-person/

  • Comfortmahal
    August 2, 2021

    Loved this post. Simply awesome…