Are you a big fan of farmhouse style? Do you love farmhouse scales? Well, I have a treat for you. Today we are decorating with farmhouse scales!
There is something nostalgic about using a farmhouse scale in your home. While these scales were used for strictly utilitarian use years ago, their detail and character leave us wanting more. There are a few different types of scales you can work with, but the most popular have to be the countertop scale and the hanging scale.
I am lucky enough to have one of each. Countertop grocery scales are in mad reproduction mode these days thanks to the popularity they have received lately.
These farmhouse scales are so fun to style and decorate with. Something that happens to people however, is that they get the scale in their home, and then don’t know what to do with it. Decorater’s block strikes again. It happens to the best of us, don’t feel bad.
That’s why I am here. To give you some inspiring ideas of how to use those lovely pieces the best way you can.
Here are a few ways that I like to style up my scales around the house. I often change them out and use them in different places, with an assortment of different arrangements.
Lets start with hanging scales. I found this scale in a local antique store. I had to have it the minute I saw it. Then I got it home, and it sat….and sat some more. I just wasn’t sure where I wanted it to make its home.
After a little rearranging of my dining room, I found the perfect spot. I love having it my dining room. But, as I am with everything else, it may find another home someday as well.
I like to decorate my hanging scale according to the seasons. I like to use dried or fresh flowers in the summer:
What about mixing the textures of wooden balls and soft flowers. I like the juxtaposition of the two.
Maybe use a piece of enamel ware, filled with wooden balls and a striped towel to soften it up.
Another one of my favorites are my book page funnels. These are fun to use anywhere and are the perfect neutral balance.
Now, what about those counter top scales?
I have used mine all over the house. Currently it is spending some time in my newly rearranged entry way. I’ve pulled together some products if you’re interested.
By adding a pitcher full of faux cotton stems (which I made myself), it creates height and interest to the space.
Here is anther alternative to a pitcher. Use a bowl full of moss balls or greenery.
I also like to use it in my kitchen.
The kitchen is the perfect place to display your farmhouse scale. I like to add a small pitcher to mine and then put my wooden spoon and whisks in. I mean, you cant go wrong with raw wood, farmhouse scales, and subway tile. Yes please.
Now, if you want some more inspiration, here are a few of my favorite ladies doing it right:
Take Jenna Sue Design for example:
There is a nice balance between the scale and the pitcher to the left. If that baby scale had been all by its lonesome, it would have as near the impact design wise.
What about Liz Marie Blog:
How adorable is this scale holding these lovely white pitchers. The cutting boards and wooden spoons are the perfect accent to the grouping. Listen, everything Liz Marie does is magic, in my humble opinion.
So, if you’e thinking of getting yourself one of these lovely farmhouse scales, remember, they are so versatile. You can use them in every room in your home. The only problem is keeping yourself from buying too many.
If you are looking to add one of these to your home, check these out:
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