There’s something about Farmhouse style in the kitchen that evokes a nostalgic feeling that is so inviting. Farmhouse kitchens are warm and welcoming, they are humbly comfortable, and the look has a simple beauty with a pinch of down-home, country comfort that can inspire even the busiest of homeowners to stay in and cook a large, farm-to-table style meal.
If you’re looking to add some farmhouse style to your kitchen, you’re in luck. A few easy tweaks can lend the warmth and homespun charm of this classic look. We’ve found some dreamy kitchens that blend vintage aesthetics with modern amenities and have a ton of great decorating ideas! Explore the options below and get ready to create a warm and welcoming kitchen that’s truly the heart of your home.
Agrarian architectural features, such as barn doors, might not have been seen in a classic farmhouse, but they are a popular modern way to bring the farm vernacular indoors.
Humble, practical and repurposed materials have been common in farmhouses throughout history. Utilitarian furnishings represent making do with what you have. This philosophy is very much in the farmhouse spirit.
Remnants of the past, such as antique farm equipment, tools or repurposed antique lanterns, can rough up a kitchen just enough. Similarly, buckets, pails or drums, can pop up, whether repurposed as a light fixture, or used as wastebasket. This sort of farm ephemera has the pleasing simplicity, unique craftsmanship and patina we covet today.
Mason and other traditional canning jars may be used for storage, reflecting the historical traditions from which farmhouse kitchen design grew. Accessories like cookware, containers and flatware similarly tend to reflect a countrified, down-home theme.
To further the room's old-world aesthetic, keep it classic with Shaker style cabinets and consider using hardware in oil rubbed bronze or matte black. Another consideration is the island. Rather than creating a modern eat-at counter, marry your island with a traditional kitchen table and create visual interest with enlarged mid-century or antique legs.
Accent your sink with the right faucet. Keep in mind, having a pull-down function of some form is very important with a large, square farmhouse sink.
With or without a farmhouse-style sink, a transitional faucet by Taymor will suit your rustic chic kitchen. The Devon or Cypress models blend a traditional tall arch shape with a more modern streamlined form.
You can also get a farmhouse feel by pairing a clean white sink with a modern faucet by Taymor. The Luna or Astral models have the rich inviting detail of a traditional faucet but with a more industrial edge.
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