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Best 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 the kitchen. So with that in mind, we planned our new house with everything revolving around the kitchen.

Today, I’m sharing my Best Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas with fresh spring decor. This includes how to create a farmhouse feel in any kitchen with simple decor accessories. In addition, I’m sharing some details that make the kitchen the heart of our home.

I’m also joining a Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy at County Road 407. Each month she presents a Pinterest photo as inspiration for our posts. Today’s inspiration comes from Marly Dice, Fresh & Cheerful Spring Kitchen Tour. You will be able to link to all the other Challenge participants at the end of this post. It’s alway fun to see how everyone’s style is different.

If you are joining me from Kim at Shiplap & Shells beautiful cottage style kitchen, thanks for joining me.

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Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

First, when planning the kitchen, one of my top priorities was a large island that everyone could gather around. We decided to build our island using a treasured piece of junk that I had rescued many years ago. You can see How to build a Farmhouse Kitchen Island here.

The front piece is my rescued chest.

We found another piece of furniture that was similar and combined the two pieces to create the island. We added a wooden top to level the two chests and pull the 6 x 7 foot island together. Although the wood was new, I used a technique to Make New Wood Look Like Old Barn Wood and love 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.

adding Farmhouse Texture

The plan for our industrial farmhouse style included using only neutral colors of white, grey, black and wood tones. Therefore, we looked for ways to add texture to the kitchen. A real brick wall and concrete countertops, in addition to shiplap walls provides an authentic industrial feel.

Farmhouse Style Essentials

When choosing kitchen essentials, you can create a farmhouse feel in any style home. A farmhouse style sink instantly elevates a kitchen to that authentic farmhouse feel. Choosing simple cabinetry and basic hardware is another farmhouse style essential.

Vintage or vintage inspired lighting is another way to create farmhouse style in the kitchen.

With limited cabinets, a large pantry was in order and the unique repurposed screened door is a rustic focal point as well. See more about the pantry here.

Farmhouse Style Accessories

Y’all know that I love thrift store finds and vintage decor throughout the house, however there are many great reproductions that 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.

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.

Antique Candle Co. keeps the kitchen smelling fresh with their fruity scents.

Another way to create a farmhouse house feel is to openly display your collectibles. Here antique copper, vintage cutting boards, crocks and rolling pins fill the open shelves and countertop.

Shop my Farmhouse Kitchen Style here

I love filling my sink with fresh cut flowers or when necessary, with faux flowers.

We would have loved to have repurposed old wood flooring in our kitchen. However, these floors are actually engineered bamboo flooring from Home Depot and here is the style. The bamboo flooring has a vintage feel and is very budget friendly.

A brightly colored rug adds to the farmhouse charm. See the Rug here.

The Farm Fresh Produce sign was a DIY project using a piece from one of our vintage door frames.

If you’d like to shop more of my kitchen style, click here. You can see more tips for a Modern Farmhouse Here.

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.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.

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Saturday 8th of January 2022



Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Thanks so much for sharing my kitchen in your Farmhouse roundup.


Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Rachel, you have one of the best farmhouse kitchens I've seen. From the big island incorporating a dresser - what a brilliant idea - to all the small vintage pieces, it is full of interesting items to enjoy. Thanks for sharing the kitchen and the ideas.

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Carol, You are so sweet. Thanks for your compliments.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Friday 30th of April 2021

Your kitchen is just so beautiful rachel! You've done such a wonderful job. I special love the vintage copper and rolling pin collection.

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

Kim, Thanks so much sweetie.

Lora Bloomquist

Thursday 29th of April 2021

I absolutely love your vintage repurposed farmhouse kitchen, Rachel. It was so fun seeing more of it in this post. Your reclaimed pantry door is my favorite. And I love to see how you beautifully style everything with texture galore! I'm so happy you're a part of this group!

Friday 30th of April 2021

Lora, You are so sweet. I really appreciate your encouragement and support.

Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

Thursday 29th of April 2021

Rachel, one thing I love about your kitchen is that it has so much character. The pantry door, the island and the brick wall are all great features all by themselves, then you pull it all together with your fun vintage way of styling. Thanks for all the great ideas! Pinning!

Thursday 29th of April 2021

Michelle, Your comments and encouragement are so appreciated. Thanks for those sweet compliments.