Make Your Barn Unique
There’s no need to settle for a basic barn. Country chic and rustic style have been sweeping the nation, thanks in part to the creative mind of HGTV’s Joanna Gaines. You can easily incorporate some of the Fixer Upper star’s favorite techniques to customize your barn and make it a unique space. Whether you’re planning a barn wedding or other special event or are just wanting a fun country oasis in your backyard, there are so many things you can add to metal barns to take it to the next level.
Add a Rustic Style Porch
Take your standard barn kits and elevate them by adding a porch or deck to the front of the barn. This will make them seem more inviting and provide an outdoor living space perfect for hosting friends and family.
Choose Charming Light Fixtures
Hang a string of lights, or several strings, to create a whimsical setting that is perfect for both relaxing with a book or hosting a dinner party. Or you could use LED candles to create a soothing glow.
Convert the Lean-To Into a Dining Area
Take advantage of the space that your metal barn with lean-to offers and turn it into a convenient outdoor dining space. The covered lean-to provides shade and protection from the weather while still allowing an al fresco dining experience.
Repurpose Antique Farm Items
If you happen to have some old farm antiques hanging around the property, you can use these unique items to decorate and add a charming, rustic style to your barn. While the items may be rusty and no longer useful as they were once intended, they do add a bit nostalgia and enhance the country vibe of the metal barns.
Incorporate Vintage Doors and Windows
While your horse barn may be a new construction, you can add a touch of the past with vintage doors and windows. These old pieces are filled with charm and add character to your barn in a subtle way.
Use Reclaimed Wood to Add Character
Not only is using reclaimed wood good for the environment but it also adds warmth and character to your barn. Chances are that you’ll find unique imperfections in reclaimed wood that will make your barn stand apart from all other barns. Use the reclaimed wood as flooring, wall covering or incorporate it into furniture.
Add Color with Flowers
Plant flowers in cute window boxes or set a vase of fresh cut wildflowers on your table to add a pop of color. Floral arrangements are an affordable way to easily spruce up both the inside and outside of metal barns.
There’s no denying that rustic style is a huge trend right now. Channel your inner Joanna Gaines by using some of these ideas to transition your standard horse barn into a charming venue fit for a barn wedding or other special event. Of course, you can also enjoy the peaceful setting of metal barns that have been converted into country getaways at any time.
Ready to get started? Barn kits are a great way to start your journey to a rustic style barn. Choose your basic barn layout and start making decorating plans to customize it to your dream barn. Contact us if you have any questions.