Farmhouse kitchens are possibly the most photogenic, highly sought-after kitchens in popular design these days. They’re charming, filled with personality and embrace nostalgia without drowning in retro kitsch. For some fans of this style, the farmhouse kitchen is an homage to grandma’s house. So much so, that you can practically smell the freshly baked bread and apple pie in the oven.
So, what constitutes farmhouse style in the context of a kitchen? Here are a few design essentials that can help you channel your inner Joanna Gains and get your rustic reno off on the right foot.
Start With White
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Whites and neutrals are an absolute must in any farmhouse kitchen. If it isn’t on the walls, it should be on the cabinetry, dishes, accents, or furniture. Simple style is a must, and nothing conveys that better than working with a white palette.
Add a Pinch of Open Shelving
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While not for everyone (you need to be very neat), open shelving has become a big part of the modern farmhouse kitchen. It not only lightens up the space, but also allows you to make your dishware a part of the décor.
Mix In a Farmhouse Sink and Faucet
In a farmhouse kitchen, the sink plays a big part in the overall look. Big, sturdy-looking apron front sinks are a must have in any farmhouse style kitchen. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little creativity.
New this year, Kohler has re-imagined the traditional apron-front model by giving their Farmstead sink a clean and contemporary update. Sophisticated and fresh, the Farmstead sink is a statement piece that brings both utility and style to the kitchen. Learn more about the Kohler Farmstead sink.
Of course, going hand in hand with a beautiful farmhouse sink is a statement-making faucet. Kohler’s HiRise two-hole deck-mount bridge kitchen sink faucet features a classic yet modern design that styles perfectly in a farmhouse kitchen. Not to mention, the high arching gooseneck makes cleaning large dishes much more convenient.
Season With Plants and Greenery
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Much of farmhouse embraces natural simplicity, and nothing conveys that like the addition of greenery. What’s nice about adding plants to the kitchen is that they can perform double duty as both décor and cooking ingredients.
According to Food Bloggers of Canada, the top 5 herbs to grow indoors are basil, chives, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.
Garnish with Gorgeous Accessories
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Curated collections of useful items are what tend to give farmhouse kitchens their charm. Think ironstone, milk glass, and vintage mason jars. Wooden rolling pins, chippy, vintage scales, and wooden signs that look as if they’ve been salvaged from old bakeries or markets. In fact, these items have become so popular that Michael’s, HomeSense, Pier 1, and even Walmart carry them in stock.
If you’ve been dreaming about creating your own farmhouse kitchen, it has never been easier than it is now.