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Ask a designer: Modern farmhouse on a budget

“I love the modern farmhouse look but I don’t know how to create this look in my own home, let alone on a budget. Where do I begin?” Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. Interior designer Hans Blomquist is a seasoned pro when it comes to the modern farmhouse style, showing how achievable it can be to integrate this look into any home, affordably.

A white wood-panelled hallway with a row of hooks holding straw hats and baskets. A bench is below with more bags on it.
A white JONAXEL shelving unit holding jars of preserved vegetables, kitchenware and wooden serving bowls beside a wall cabinet.

Watch and learn

A plain white rental into a cosy, curated modern farmhouse style cottage for two: see how Hans did it all, on a budget. With a few tips and tricks—like working with what you already have as a base—you too can bring some modern farmhouse whimsy into your own home.

A rustic wooden table top with dried flowers, photographs, straw, a bowl, a wooden spoon, fork and chopping board on top.
A black and white illustrated floor plan of the famhouse-style apartment showing the furniture placement.
A white panelled wall with a row of light wooden hooks holding a hat, a scarf, some bags and a wooden hoop.
Designer Hans Blomquist sitting on a stool in a light room holding a cup in his hand.
A white kitchen cabinet with a wood counter holding an IKEA 365+ mug and RIKLIG teapot filled with tea, beside a large cake.

    Let interior designer Hans Blomquist show you just how easy it is to add some modern farmhouse touches to your home by working with what you already have, showing off your second-hand finds and adding gorgeous texture with lovely natural materials—bought, found and foraged.

    A base of black and white

    The simple combination of white and black is a classic for a reason: it works with almost everything. So even if you add other colours here and there, your home will still feel fresh and considered.