How to Design the Farmhouse Kitchen of Your Dreams

One of the biggest trends right now is the farmhouse-style kitchen and it’s very easy to see why. The perfect mix of modern and traditional, with many different variations of style, farmhouse kitchens are versatile and timeless. Are you interested in designing the farmhouse kitchen of your dreams? If so, then keep reading as we explore some of the most popular designs.

Farmhouse kitchen designs

There are so many different styles when it comes to farmhouse kitchens, but don’t let that deter you. One of the best parts of designing a farmhouse kitchen is the fact that you can’t go wrong. Do you prefer a little bit of one style, and a dash of another? No problem! Mix and match patterns, designs, and styles to create your own unique kitchen space.

While Pinterest is overflowing with pictures of beautiful farmhouse kitchen designs, it’s not so useful in explaining the differences between styles. Below, we’ll explore three of the most common farmhouse kitchen designs so you can start to create a vision for your home.

Rustic farmhouse kitchens

Rustic farmhouse kitchens are very traditional. Their design centers on the classic styleof a farmhouse kitchen, with reclaimed wood, neutral gray and beige color tones, and open shelving concepts. You may even see bold color choices for the cabinets or island such as navy blue or green.

Colorful farmhouse kitchens

Colorful farmhouse kitchens are very unique, because they often feature bright pops of color on the walls, cabinets, islands, backsplashes, etc. The most popular color options include blue, green, and yellow, but any color that fits your style will do. They are then mixed with traditional cabinets, farmhouse-inspired appliances, and voila! A colorful farmhouse kitchen is made. Click here to see an example of a colorful farmhouse.

White farmhouse kitchens

White farmhouse kitchens may vary widely, depending on the decor and appliances. They usually feature white cabinets, white and/or gray countertops, and clean, fresh lines. Perhaps you may even find gold accents for a pop of color. Often-times, white farmhouse kitchens are considered a mix between traditional and modern.

Modern farmhouse kitchens

Modern farmhouse kitchens can sometimes be hard to detect. Any kitchen with sleek white cabinets, modern appliances, and an overall air of bright, fresh elegance can be considered “farmhouse.” Usually, there are some wood elements, perhaps in the decor accents. Regardless, this is the most subtle of all designs and is widely-interpreted based on personal opinion.

Farmhouse kitchen decor ideas

You’ve discovered some of the most popular farmhouse kitchen designs, now you’re probably wondering what kind of decor to use to take your design over the top. Below we’ll go over some classic farmhouse elements that will turn any kitchen into a farmhouse kitchen.

Farmhouse sinks

One of the most popular design pieces in a kitchen is the sink. While it is technically an appliance, this one is still very important in giving a kitchen the farmhouse vibe. Farmhouse sinks are oversized sinks without dividers. They also come in many different materials, other than stainless. Stone and copper are two of the most popular alternatives.

Light fixtures

Lantern or candle-style light fixtures with Edison bulbs are a great way to take your design over the top. There are so many different styles and options to choose from, including pendants and chandeliers. Regardless of what you choose though, they’re going to absolutely transform the space.

Metal and wood wall decor

Metal and wood wall decor can really give your kitchen the perfect farmhouse touch. If the signs are farmhouse-related, with farm phrases and images, that’s even better! Just look for distressed, wooden or corrugated metal signs and add them appropriately. Don’t over do it though, too many signs can become distracting.

Greenery and plants

Greenery and plants are a fantastic way to add farmhouse flare. You can do this by having a small herb garden in your kitchen, if you’re interested in growing your own herbs. But if you’re bad about caring for live plants, you can always go with fake plants. They require no maintenance but still add elegance.

Vintage utensils and canisters

I absolutely love when I walk into a farmhouse kitchen and there are vintage utensils and canisters everywhere. Glass canisters along the walls or on open cabinets, with baking goods and odds-and-ends in them, are a great way to organize a kitchen and add to the theme. So are vintage utensils and appliances like toasters and timers, mixers, etc. They’re all great conversation-starters and will make your space feel authentic.

Want to know more about decor? There are tons more options when it comes to farmhouse kitchen decor. This gallery from Country Living is fantastic and is sure to inspire your mind!

Also, make sure to look for inspiration in your daily life. Go to antique stores, farm equipment auctions, and yard sales. You’re bound to find pieces that will take your kitchen design and turn it into a pinterest-worthy space.

Get designing!

Now that you know everything about farmhouse kitchens, I'm sure you’re itching to design your perfect kitchen space. So get to it! Don’t forget to do more research and add your own personal flare. Copying another design is great but to make a farmhouse kitchen special, you need to add design elements that speak to you.

Share some of your farmhouse kitchen ideas below and feel free to contact us anytime with questions. We’d love to hear from you!

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