The thing we love most about interior design is the ability that redecorating has to transform your atmosphere, no matter where you're located. Case in point: You don't need to own a farm to enjoy the bygone charisma of one. With their reclaimed wood open shelving, painted cabinetry, apron-front sinks, rustic touches, and unpretentious design, nothing says home sweet home better than a farmhouse-style cooking space. Ahead, 20 ways to bring the charm of the south to your kitchen, whether you live in a big-city condo or a suburban track home.
Display Your Treasures
Curated shelves aren't just reserved for home offices and living rooms, kitchens (especially those inspired by farmhouse living) are also a perfect place to display rustic touches like well-worn antiques, unique finds, and entertaining essentials.
Let Farmhouse Style Take The Floor
Eye-level design elements aren't the only ones that deserve the spotlight. The flooring you select is just as important as the color of your cabinets and the material of your counters. These honeycomb terracotta tiles perfectly tie together all the components of this farmhouse-inspired cooking space.
Go With Open Shelving
Swap the traditional kitchen cabinet setup for open shelving, especially ones made of reclaimed slabs of wood. Stack plates, antique finds, platters for entertaining, and everyday essentials in plain sight for all to see and help themselves.
Be Mindful Of Seating
We're big fans of a formal dining room, but this kitchen setup is what farmhouse décor dreams are made of. The white marble countertop contrasted by the industrial-inspired leather stools is inviting—just how the farmhouse style was designed to be.
Don't Shy Away From Bold Shades
Don't be fooled by traditional neutral-colored country kitchens of seasons past—there is absolutely a space for bold hues in your cooking corner. We love the shade of this sage-colored shiplap installed on the island.
Be Mindful Of The Lighting
Incorporating industrial-inspired lighting in your kitchen (and dining nook) will instantly turn up the farm-factor of any space. Look for elements like raw metals, exposed bulbs, and hanging designs for an authentic feel.
Try An Achromatic Color Palette
Farmhouse decor can be approached in so many ways, creating a totally unique look in every setting. While some may choose to do farmhouse in a rainbow of hues, this achromatic approach proves to be equally gorgeous. The black and white color palette, accompanied by wooden accents proves to be chic, but still rustic at its core.
Keep Original Tile Work
When you're working on a redesign, gutting the space and starting fresh always seems to feel like step number one. However, whether you're redesigning your home or moving into a new old house, evaluate the original elements before you start demolishing. This kitchen looks like it boasts an original tile that fits right in (or dare we say, shines) in this updated space.
Try A Variety Of Styles
The beauty of the farmhouse style is it has a certain eclectic undertone—anything goes when it comes to decorating. This statement chandelier hanging above the kitchen's island is usually designed with luxurious details, but looks right at home in this farmhouse-inspired space.