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