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How to Nail Farmhouse Chic

The “chic” aspect of farmhouse chic means bringing in a little bit of an American contemporary feel. Try incorporating elegant and stylish touches such as a chandelier or a mirror. Also, think of nature and rich colors.

One easy way to get this look is by painting your floors (yes, your floors). It actually holds up to wear and tear much better than people think. Painting your floors can transform a space and is way cheaper than refinishing. Or try painting your cabinets -- they don’t have to be only white or wood -- you can even mix colors!

For the farmhouse aspect, keep some natural feel with weathered chairs or an architectural salvage item. As long as you’re mixing old with new, you’re on the right track.

Nestpert: Jennifer Bertrand, season three Design Star winner.

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-- Paula Kashtan

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