Are you looking for Farmhouse Kitchen inspiration? These are 17 of the best modern farmhouse kitchen ideas, from design elements to simple decor choices. We’ll cover everything from cabinetry and countertops to backsplashes and lighting. This includes creating a warm farmhouse feel in any kitchen with simple, budget-friendly accessories.
So whether you’re just starting to plan your dream kitchen or you’re looking for some inspiration to update your current one, you’re sure to find something you love here.
Table of contents
- Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas
- Create A Gathering Spot
- What Are Farmhouse Style Essentials?
- How To Add Farmhouse Style with Decor Accessories
Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas
When we built our forever farmhouse, I knew the kitchen would be the heart of our new house.
In our previous home, we had plenty of room to spread out while entertaining, but everyone crowded into the kitchen.
So with that in mind, the new house was planned with everything revolving around the kitchen.
Create A Gathering Spot
First, when planning the kitchen, one of my top priorities was a large island that everyone could gather around.
How To Add An Island or Eat-in Bar
Adding an island or eat-in bar area to a kitchen adds an instant gathering spot.
If your kitchen is small, you may have limited options. However, consider repurposing a dresser or chest to create an island.
We decided to build our island using a treasured piece of junk I rescued many years ago.
We found another similar piece of furniture and combined the two pieces to create the island. We added a wooden top to level the two chests and pull together the 6 x 7-foot island.
Although the wood was new, I used a technique to Make New Wood Look Like Old Barn Wood and loved the results.
In addition, we added open shelving, which created a place for storage. The large island is perfect for meal preparation as well as dining.
Another idea is to add an eat-in bar. You may have seen our recent tiny house remodel.
The kitchen is only 7 ft. by 12 ft. and doesn’t allow for an island or a table. Removing a partial wall created a small eat-in bar was our solution.
Now the entire house feels larger, and the bar is a gathering spot when guests arrive.
I’m also joining a Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy at County Road 407.
You can link to all the other Challenge participants at the end of this post. It’s always fun to see how everyone’s style is different.
If you are joining me from Kim at Shiplap & Shell’s beautiful cottage-style kitchen, thanks for joining me.
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Adding Farmhouse Texture
The plan for our industrial farmhouse style included using only neutral colors of white, grey, black, and wood tones.
Therefore, look for ways to add texture to the kitchen. A natural brick wall, concrete countertops, and shiplap walls provide an authentic industrial feel.
What Are Farmhouse Style Essentials?
You can create a farmhouse feel in any home style when choosing kitchen essentials.
1. Farmhouse Style Sink
A farmhouse-style apron front sink instantly elevates a kitchen to that authentic farmhouse feel.
You can add updated faucets to create a farmhouse feel if you don’t have an apron front sink.
2. Cabinetry & Hardware
Choosing simple cabinetry and basic hardware is another essential farmhouse style.
Basic shaker-style cabinets are timeless and always stay in style.
Simple cup-style drawer pulls in black or rubbed bronze are a good choice.
3. Farmhouse Style Lighting
Vintage or vintage-inspired lighting is another way to create a farmhouse style in the kitchen.
4. Pantry Door
A large pantry was in order with limited cabinets, and the unique repurposed screened door was also a rustic focal point.
One trend is to use repurposed doors and other DIY techniques to create unique pantries.
Consider replacing a current pantry door with a unique vintage-style door or applying a faux finish to the existing door to add interest.
I recently shared how to keep your pantry organized easily.
How To Add Farmhouse Style with Decor Accessories
Y’all know that I love saving money by using thrift store finds and vintage decor throughout the house.
However, many excellent reproductions will help you create that farmhouse kitchen feel.
Here is a hand-forged bottle drying rack that serves to hold coffee mugs and is a reproduction of a vintage drying rack. Here is a similar small version.
I love filling the window above the sink with fresh herbs and flowers. Instead of traditional flower pots, I used vintage bowls to hold herbs and plants.
Vintage bowls are a favorite collection, and I like to display them filled with fresh fruit as well.
Open Shelving for Farmhouse Style
Another way to create a farmhouse house feel is to display your collectibles openly.
Here antique copper, vintage cutting boards, crocks, and rolling pins fill the open shelves and countertop.
Decorating Above Cabinets
Another great place to display your collectibles is above your kitchen cabinets. These ideas for decorating the tops of your cabinets will give you some additional modern farmhouse tips.
Additional Farmhouse Tips
We would have loved to have repurposed old wood flooring in our kitchen. However, these floors are engineered bamboo flooring from Home Depot.
The bamboo flooring has a vintage feel and is very budget-friendly.
The Farm Fresh Produce sign was a DIY project using a piece from one of our vintage door frames. We recently moved the sign to a new location and added a DIY Copper Pot Hanging Rack for added warmth and farmhouse charm.
Modern Farmhouse Ideas
For more modern farmhouse decorating ideas, you may enjoy these posts.
- How to Decorate a Modern Farmhouse
- How to Decorate with Collectibles for Above Cabinets
- 11 Ways To Add Vintage Charm To a Farmhouse Kitchen
- How To Decorate With Open Shelving in a Kitchen
- How To Build An Open Kitchen Cabinet
- How To Build A Copper Hanging Pot Rack
- How To Build a Copper Spice Rack
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I hope you enjoyed these farmhouse kitchen ideas. Now it’s time to follow the tour, and up next is Barbara at French Ethereal, beautiful kitchen style.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.
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