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My Home Style – Before & After

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 Hey, so glad you stopped in.
The Home Style Group is back at it again…….as many of you have told me how much you love this series I am happy that our host Stephanie of Casa Watkins put this Home Style Blog Hop Before & After Edition together.
20 bloggers are joining in to share their journey of how they developed their home styles into what they are today. 
If you are new to Farmhouse 40, I am Bonnie but please call me BonBon, all my friends do.
I started this little blog as a way to share my love of interior design and with hopes to inspire others that they too can create a beautiful home on a budget. 
No matter how big or small, a house or an apartment, it’s yours and your families and you can make it all you want it to be and not spend tons of money. 
 Disclosure:  This post may contain affiliate links to make shopping my home style easier.  I may receive a small commission for purchases made at no costs to you!  
 home style edition before & after
Let’s get to it………Here is a little glimpse of how my Home Style has evolved over time. 

brown furniture rug

This is my living in my old house.

This is my living room before we moved to our new home.  I consider my home style Modern American Farmhouse.  

I have a love for the simple charm that farmhouse decor offers.

My grandmother lived in a farmhouse, I grew up in a farmhouse and now I have a farmhouse of my own… could say farmhouses are in my blood.  

In my past house I had a dark look going on.  When designing our new home I wanted a lighter look. I wasn’t sure our budget was going to allow for new furniture but I planned on replacing items with the look I wanted as our budget allowed.   

brown rug great room

This is our new living room.  Bigger windows to allow lots of natural light. I did get a new couch and chair when we moved in but I had to live with the dark rug for a few months.  

brown rug

 To get the scoop on how I decided on this new rug check out my Rug Review.

spring decor for your home

Here is the room with the white rug.  I like the contrast that it creates with the dark wood floors. 


 With the addition of the light couch, chair and rug, I was able to use my dark tables and still maintain the light color look.

Adding rustic furniture and accessories

Summer Farmhouse Home Tour 2016

Incorporating rustic chunky wood pieces and wire baskets give a farmhouse vibe.

I often find items at thrift stores and estate auctions.   

summer home tour 2016

Add some wood number tags to your baskets or other items….Tutorial to make your own here: DYI Wood Number Tags.


farmhouse summer home tour 2016 

summer home tour 2016

If you would like to add some farmhouse style to your home, remember you can start small and just keep building on the look with rugs, furniture, and accessories.  

Now let’s check out the other bloggers Home Style Before & After.  

Next up is the gorgeous home of Iris Nacole, you do not want to miss her tour.  

Be sure to visit each talented blogger for tons of inspiration and there is something for everyone to enjoy.  


Cassie Bustamante

House Full Of Sunshine

Farmhouse 40 

Iris Nacole

Did you miss the other tours?  GET ALL THE TOURS RIGHT HERE:


Casa Watkins Living

Polished Habitat

Lovely Etc.

Blue i Style

Organized Nashville


Roots North and South

My Life From Home

Monica Wants It

The Striped House


Pocketful of Posies

Up To Date Interiors

Copper Dot Interiors


PMQ for Two


The DIY Mommy

Boxy Colonial

The Happy Housie

Domicile 37

Willow Street Interiors



  1. September 16, 2016 / 10:24 am

    It’s SO pretty! The new rug, really brightens up the space! My husband’s family owns a farmhouse, and it’s all I can do to not sit down with them and ask them, no plead with them, to let me make it over. It would be such a dream!

    • BonBon
      September 16, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Hi Iris…..farmhouses do have their own charm don’t they……thanks for stopping by

  2. September 16, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    your sofa looks so cozy! what a great inviting space you’ve created!

    • BonBon
      September 16, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      thanks for coming by. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. September 16, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    The new rug was such a great choice – the whole area feel fresher!

    • BonBon
      September 16, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      so glad you stopped by. Thanks

  4. September 16, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    What a stunning home! Those soaring ceilings are perfection. And what you’ve done with the space is beautiful. I love your white-on-white couch styling! xo

    • BonBon
      September 16, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Hi Karen thank you……so glad you stopped by.

  5. September 17, 2016 / 10:02 am

    It’s so pretty! Love the lighter furniture, rug, and all your farmhouse accessories!

  6. September 17, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Bonnie this is gorgeous! I love the farmhouse touches and the numbers for the basket!!! Your space is a so bright!

  7. September 17, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    So pretty! I love that rug – it totally changed the entire space!

  8. September 18, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    The rug is perfect for that space!! Beautiful room BonBon.

  9. September 19, 2016 / 9:53 am

    Now that’s what I call an “after”! The power of a rug eh?

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