When it comes to farmhouse kitchen ideas, there are many great ideas to consider. From style to color and size, there are many great options to look at.
Incorporate Barn Wood
Consider reclaimed barn wood accents on walls as ship lap, on floors as flooring, as oven hoods, counter tops and more. It’s amazing what just a few Barn wood accents can do to make a farmhouse kitchen become reality. Window frames, door frames, and exposed ceiling beams are also great ways to utilize Barn wood in a farmhouse kitchen. Focus on the old-fashioned look and picture unique ways to display Barn wood.
Farmhouse kitchens are well noted for their oversize farmhouse sinks. Whether it’s an old-fashioned sink that could bathe two toddlers, or it’s a more modernized version made of copper or other unique materials, farmhouse sinks make a bold statement upon entering a farmhouse kitchen. Most oversize sinks are a focal point in the kitchen so it’s wise to keep that in mind when designing the remainder of the kitchen.
Utilize antique signs such as “Market”, “Fresh Produce”, “Grocery” and so on. Be creative and make these on some of the reclaimed Barnwood or find metal signs in flea markets, online or create them. There are many great signs available online and in farmers markets so don’t be afraid to take time in finding them.
Utilize country fabrics for curtains, place mats, napkins, chair covers, stool covers, and more. Go with checks, florals or calico’s to make the room more reminiscent of old-fashioned farmhouses. Always keep in mind that less is more. Don’t go overboard and use the same color or pattern throughout the entire kitchen or it will appear too busy.
Choose pastels or earth tones. A country blue will look great in this room or how about a sunny yellow? Focus on just a touch of color and leave the rest in soft tones such as beiges, dusty colors or a cream color. Paint table legs, cabinets, stool legs, chair legs etc. for an extra pop of color in this room. Paint to match the fabrics in the room.
Thanks to many renovation programs on the television, ship lap is all the rage this year. Consider ship lap on one wall as a focal point or go all out and do the entire room. Pain them subtly, consider painting different sections with a different pastel to make it appear as if it was reclaimed from a variety of areas.
Go for vintage looks that are one of a kind. Old rag rugs or runners are an ideal addition to wood flooring or tile flooring. Go for rattan blinds instead of the traditional look of plastic. Don’t shop exclusively in one store so that things will be mixed and matched. Remember the rule of thirds and never have too much of one thing on display at a time. Keeping all of these things in mind will result in classic farmhouse kitchen ideas that will work well.