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Beautiful Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover

See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home

Good morning, friends! I’m so excited to share my modern farmhouse living room makeover today! Ever since we moved into our 60’s ranch fixer upper I’ve been chipping away at my long to-do list. I’m excited that our living room is now feeling cozy and inviting!

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Thank you to Home Reserve for providing me with a Laney chair & a half for my living room makeover! I was provided a product for this post, and all views and opinions are my own.

When we first got the keys to our fixer upper our living room looked okay, but it definitely needed some updates. I wasn’t a fan of the black built-in cabinets and the old carpet, and I wanted to give the walls a fresh coat of paint.

See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home
See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home

We really love the look of built-ins so we painted them white. Our plan is to to finish out the cabinet along the bottom to create a custom entertainment center. My husband built a huge built-in entertainment center in our last house, and we loved it so much! We want to re-create that look by using the existing built-ins.

Thankfully I was able to find a great deal on carpet so that we could replace the carpet in the living room, as well as add it to all of the bedrooms. 3 out of our 4 bedrooms had tile floors (!) and those just had to go. The tile was old and outdated, and I just hated the thought of walking on tile floors in the bedrooms during the winter.

See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home

For the walls I tested multiple paint colors from Behr, and after much research I decided to go with Silver Drop by Behr. I’m SO happy with the paint color! It is exactly what I was going for. I wanted a soft white with a hint of grey that would still have contrast against our white baseboards and trim. I am convinced that Silver Drop is the perfect neutral paint color!

See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home




See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home
See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home

I transformed the numbered side table with paint! It started as a totally different table with old fashioned photos of women’s shoes – you should see how I transformed it!

See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home

I created this large faux Roman numeral wall clock a few years ago and I’m still loving it! My inspiration was the clock that Joanna Gaines has in her fixer upper farmhouse. I love that it is big enough to create a focal point on the wall behind our sofa, and sets a tone for the style of our modern farmhouse home decor. Creating this DIY faux Roman numeral clock did take a lot of time and energy, but it was SO budget friendly (only around $25)!

See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home
See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home

One of my favorite additions to our living room makeover is this beautiful Laney Chair & A Half. Home Reserve graciously sent me this chair to use for my living room makeover and it honestly couldn’t be a better fit for my family! The Laney Chair is the perfect size for 2-3 people to cuddle up on. It is cozy, comfortable, and the fabric is super soft. One of my favorite features of the fabric (I chose the color Retriever Bisque!) is that it repels stains – pretty much a must-have in our home. With 4 small children and a couple dogs, we definitely need a fabric that can be cleaned easily!

See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home
See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home

We’ve had this chair from Home Reserve in our living room for almost a month, and I’ve already had to spot clean a few spots. I used one of my norwex microfiber cleaning cloths (just the cloth and water) to scrub the stains and it was gone within a few seconds! It is so easy to clean, and the covers on both the seat and back cushion are easily removable if you need to toss it in the wash. Home Reserve is a great resource for affordable modern farmhouse furniture!

See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home
See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home

I transformed our coffee table and side table with paint! They started as a dark brown color with a shiny glossy finish, and now they have been totally changed with just paint and topcoat! You can read about how I transformed our coffee table here! I used Country Chic Paint in the color Pebble Beach – it is the perfect cool grey color. {You use the code: heartfilled10 to get 10% off of your purchase!}

See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home

Another one of my favorite finds are these modern farmhouse light fixtures that we added on either side of the clock. I found these budget friendly lights for an amazing price, and then used the magic light trick that I learned from Brooke at Nesting with Grace!

By using this trick you can add lighting to any space without having to hire an electrician. It is SO amazing to not have to hassle with wiring – you just screw the light fixture to the wall and add these battery operated lights! I’m so glad I discovered this amazing trick!

See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home
See how I transformed our living room into a beautiful modern farmhouse living room! from A Heart Filled Home

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I’m so happy with how our modern farmhouse living room came together! I hope this gave you some modern farmhouse living room ideas for your own home!


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