A leading trend for kitchen design for the past few years is the farmhouse kitchen. This style is airy and light, nostalgic, and ultimately just feels welcoming. There are multiple key elements that can define a farmhouse style kitchen.
One of the easiest ways to add farmhouse style to your kitchen is through vintage decor. Old signage, wooden milk crates for above-cabinet storage, vintage jars that are both stylish and practical, and rustic light fixtures are all great examples.
What’s a Farm Without Animals?
Another hallmark of farmhouse style is through animal-related decor. This can be through quirky themed items such as cow-shaped salt and pepper shakers or a whimsical cookie jar, or though standalone pieces such as a wall hanging, decorative plates, or large figurine. However, less is often more when it comes to barnyard animal decor- just a few pieces, and not a full-on collection.
Simple, Straight Lines
Whether you’re remodeling or just redecorating, take design inspiration from historic farmhouses. Ornate, decorative moldings don’t suit country style designs, so opt for straight-lined trim. For additional visual interest, consider utilizing bead board for the ceiling or on an accent wall.
Show off the fruits of your labor (or just the “fruits”, if you don’t actually live on a farm) by bringing in organic items. A miniature herb garden in the windowsill, a bouquet of wildflowers, a fruit bowl on the table, as well as hanging baskets of onions, potatoes, apples, or other produce are all great ideas.
There are multiple color schemes that work well in farmhouse style kitchens, and it all comes down to personal preference. It’s nearly impossible to go wrong with white, which works well with all types of decor, but other options include cool tones, earthy neutrals, or even splashes of bold, primary colors.
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