I've recently been rearranging my living room and wanted to share a few things that I've done. Our house has a beautiful two-story stone fireplace and a blanket ladder has been on my list of things I have wanted to find to place beside it.\u00a0 I needed something that was a larger scale to be balanced in size next to the large fireplace. And, I should have known that as soon as I mentioned this to my Dad that the perfect piece would appear with a knock at the door a few days later.\u00a0 That's a Dad for you, isn't it?!\n\nPreviously, I had ordered the\u00a0LARGE WOODEN MONOGRAM LETTER\u00a0to hang on our fireplace.\u00a0 I love it! I wanted to do something different than a large wreath that you commonly see.\n\nWe are pretty sure that the 'blanket ladder' is a very old tobacco ladder.\u00a0 If you might have any knowledge of what it is, it's age, or how it was used, please leave us a comment. Would love to learn more about it! It is pretty amazing and I am so excited my Dad found it!\u00a0 To style it, I wanted three main things.. you will see as of now, I only have three pieces on the ladder, I may add more with time, but I definitely prefer an uncluttered approach to my farmhouse decor style. So, for now I am keeping it like this. So, back to the three main things I wanted to include to style the ladder.\u00a0 These same three things are what I recommend to use as your rule of thumb when decorating a room or piece of furniture in modern farmhouse style, too.\nMy 3 Must Haves to Decorate in Modern Farmhouse Style\n\n\n \tgreenery\n \ttexture\n \tmetal, in particular galvanized metal\n\nJOIN OUR NEWSLETTER (no worries, we don't spam!!) & GET OUR NEW CONTENT EMAILED TO YOU. And, receive a FREE GUIDE to maximizing color in your perennial garden through the season!\n\n\r\n\tEmail address: \r\n\t\r\n\r\n \r\nLeave this field empty if you're human: \n\nPIN IT FOR LATER:\n\nStyling A Blanket Ladder\n\nThe first item I got for the ladder was the blanket....I had my eye on it for when I found a ladder for the room. I knew I wanted something with a simple pattern that brought some grey into the room.\u00a0 This\u00a0THROW BLANKET\u00a0is under $20 ($16.99 when I ordered) and is available in a number of soft tone shades and patterns. I am very happy with it!\n\nThe second item I wanted was a galvanized metal bucket with some greenery.\u00a0 I picked up this one at Michael's, but have gotten others at Hobby Lobby and Amazon, too.\u00a0 With the Spring season just kicking off, I just found some smaller ones at our Dollar Tree store, too.\u00a0 So be sure to keep your eyes open for deals on them.\n\n\n\nI know some people will be turned off by my partially stripped blue wash stand, but I just love it! To me, it is such a cute accent piece in this room! And, it's even more special because it was passed down through my family. I love having pieces that I know came from my grandparents!\u00a0 I chose to add these knobs to add an eclectic touch to the piece, as well as add in some black that is an accent color in the room.\n\nThe final touch I wanted for my ladder was a wreath.\u00a0 Hobby Lobby for the win here.\u00a0 This wreath was the perfect size and style I was looking for.\u00a0 There are a couple rungs missing from the ladder...which just add to the rustic charm, in my opinion.\u00a0 So, I hung the wreath from one of the rungs above a missing one to fill that space, not that I am trying to hide the fact it is missing, but it just worked well.\u00a0 Another thing I use all the time in decorating is\u00a0WIRED BURLAP RIBBON. I always keep a roll on hand of that and\u00a0TWINE.\u00a0 I seem to use twine for everything from in the house to tieing up vegetables in the garden. I even went through a phase of covering everything in twine, anyone else do the craft where you wrap twine around bottles?\u00a0 Pretty sure my husband was afraid to leave anything laying out during that phase for fear it would be covered with twine when he returned! HA!\n\nBelow is another little touch of burlap ribbon I added to a piece in the room.\u00a0 It just added another layer of texture to the large metal piece that I loved.\u00a0 And, if you notice...you don't always need to think bows...keep it simple.\u00a0 Even when I do bows, I like to keep them simple, too.\u00a0 Check out my\u00a0DIY on Making a Perfect Farmhouse Style Bow\u00a0to see the style of bows I love to add to my decor.\n\n\n\nSo, just those three pieces on the ladder for now.\u00a0 I plan to incorporate various seasonal and holiday decor items through the year, but overall, I plan to keep it pretty simple.\u00a0 If you notice I didn't put any items on the bottom third or so because I plan to have an armchair in front of that.\nFavorite Modern Farmhouse Recliner\n\n\nI just received this chair this week and it.is.everything!! Well, everything and more...because it is a recliner, too!! OMG....yes!!! Oh, and that's not even the best part.....the price....this recliner is around $250 and comes Prime shipping.\u00a0 It is perfect!!!! I could not be happier!!! Sorry if I seem overly excited, but you know how it is shopping for furniture....sooo expensive. This\u00a0MODERN FARMHOUSE RECLINER\u00a0is exactly the style I was searching for, is the perfect color, & was priced so well....I was thrilled!! It is called taupe, but I would describe it as a light grey....beautiful shade! Love the clean lines, the nail head trim, and the feet on the bottom finish the modern farmhouse look of the chair.\u00a0 Obviously, since I just received it a few days ago, we haven't gotten to test it out too much yet, but I am really pleased with the feel of the cushions.\u00a0 They seem nice and firm and it reclines really nicely and is very comfortable both upright and reclined! I really recommend checking this out...it is so exciting to find a piece with this look at this price! I hope you love it as much as we do!\n\nI ordered\u00a0BURLAP PILLOW COVER\u00a0that is on the chair previously on\u00a0Etsy\u00a0in a set of mix-matched prints that work great in the room.\n\nPIN IT FOR LATER:\n\n\n\nJOIN OUR NEWSLETTER HERE:\n\n\r\n\tEmail address: \r\n\t\r\n\r\n \r\nLeave this field empty if you're human: \nFavorite Farmhouse Style Rug\n\nAs I mentioned earlier in this article, one of my rules of thumb for decorating is adding texture.\u00a0 I have really been enjoying the look of natural fiber rugs. I originally bought this rug for a guest bedroom and I loved it so much that I bought a second one in a larger size. My favorite\u00a0SISAL AREA RUG\u00a0is under $200 for the 6 x 9 foot size, which is a great value!\u00a0 One of the other things I love about it is how the back is finished.\u00a0 It is rubberized, so no need to worry about having to purchase an additional pad or non-skid piece.\u00a0 That made the rug an even better value to me.\u00a0 To read more about my favorite area rug, check out this article on\u00a0MY FAVORITE RUG TO ADD TEXTURE TO A FARMHOUSE STYLE ROOM.\nHEAD TO OUR RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS PAGE TO SEE & SHOP MORE OF OUR FAV GARDENING & DIY PRODUCTS.\n\nPIN IT FOR LATER:\n\n\n\nThank you so much for reading! I would love to hear what you think of the room so far.\u00a0 Always more ideas and projects we want to do, but really enjoying how it is coming along.\u00a0 One of the things I would love to add is a mantel to our fireplace.\u00a0 If you have any suggestions, leave me a comment.\u00a0 And, we would love to have you join our community by subscribing to our newsletter.\u00a0 No worries, we do not spam.\u00a0 We will send you our new content to your inbox.\u00a0 Subscribe here and you will receive a FREE GUIDE TO MAXIMIZING COLOR IN YOUR PERENNIAL GARDEN THROUGH THE SEASON.\n\nSUBSCRIBE HERE:\n\n\r\n\tEmail address: \r\n\t\r\n\r\n \r\nLeave this field empty if you're human: \n\nHere are some other articles I think you would enjoy reading, as well:\n\nFREE PLANS- How to Build a Rustic Farmhouse Style Sign\n\n7 Ways to Update a Kitchen to Farmhouse Style without Painting Oak Cabinets\n\nDIY- How to Make a Farmhouse Style Vintage Poster Frame\n\nBone Broth For Beginners\n\nHow I Earned $200 w\/ the Ibotta App\n\nThis article does contain some affiliate links for Amazon.\u00a0 This means when you click on my link and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.\u00a0 These commissions help to support our website.\u00a0 Thank you for purchasing through our links.