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Best Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

Welcome to my Best Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas with fresh spring decor. This includes creating a farmhouse feel in any kitchen with simple decor accessories.

In addition, I’m sharing some details that make the kitchen the heart of the home.

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, we planned our new house with everything revolving around the kitchen.

Gathering In The Kitchen

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 I rescued many years ago.

Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas - DIY Kitchen Island with shaker style cabinets and DIY pantry door.
The front piece is my rescued chest.

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.

Repurposed Furniture for DIY Kitchen Island for a modern farmhouse feel.  Colorful rug and vintage copper.

In addition, we added open shelving which created a place for storage. The large island is perfect for meal preparation as well as dining.

DIY Industrial Farmhouse Kitchen Island with low back bar stools for modern decorating style.

Pinterest Challenge

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 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, we looked for ways to add texture to the kitchen. A natural brick wall, concrete countertops, and shiplap walls provide an authentic industrial feel.

Brick wall and shiplap for added texture in farmhouse kitchen design ideas.

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.

    Farmhouse Style Kitchen with apron front sink, shiplap wall and brick backsplash.  Iron bottle drying rack.

    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.

    Ideas for Decorating a Farmhouse Kitchen with shaker style cabinets and warm woods and whites.  Concrete Countertops.

    3. Farmhouse Style Lighting

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

    Vintage Industrial Farmhouse Lights with rustic kitchen island top.  Ironstone pitcher with tulips in a woven basket

    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.

    I recently shared how to keep your pantry organized easily.

    DIY Pantry Door for Farmhouse Kitchen Idea.  Shiplap walls and shaker style cabinets in white

    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.

    Forage Iron Bottle drying rack filled with coffee mugs and Keurig coffee machine.

    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.

    Farmhouse window filled with plants in vintage container with a view of the DIY Greenhouse.

    Vintage bowls are a favorite collection and I like to display them filled with fresh fruit as well.

    Vintage and Thrift Store Bowls filled with fruit and vegetables on a concrete countertop for Farmhouse Style

    Open Shelving for Farmhouse Style

    Another way to create a farmhouse house feel is to openly display your collectibles.

    Vintage tool box filled with old rolling pins on DIY concrete countertop in Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

    Here antique copper, vintage cutting boards, crocks, and rolling pins fill the open shelves and countertop.

    Thrift Store copper pot filled with faux greenery  on open shelf in farmhouse kitchen

    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.

    Decorating above kitchen cabinets with vintage and thrift store collections - shaker cabinets painted white and concrete countertops

    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.

    Farmhouse Style Kitchen with DIY Island, Pantry Door, shaker cabinets in white and shiplap wall.
    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.

    Brick backsplash, shiplap walls, apron front sink and pantry door for Modern Farmhouse Style Decorating.

    I like for you to shop more of my kitchen style.

    Modern Farmhouse Ideas

    For more modern farmhouse decorating ideas, you may enjoy these posts.

    You may also enjoy shopping by Farmhouse Style.

    Barstool with low backs at DIY Kitchen Island with engineered bamboo flooring.

    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.