Farmhouse style is a natural for the kitchen. The casual feel is inviting, and the materials offer lots of visual interest as well as durability—perfect for a busy family lifestyle. In one of her blog posts, Joanna Gaines—the queen of farmhouse style—offered thoughts on designing a kitchen. Here are three tips you can incorporate in your Farmhouse style kitchen:
Create Architectural Details
“Houses don’t always come with original charm, like arched doorways and original tile patterns, so sometimes you have to get creative when trying to make a remodel look unique and timeless,” writes Joanna. She uses antique partitions that create a dramatic entrance into the kitchen. You could also use a kitchen island that looks like an antique or choose furniture that was inspired by architectural details.
The farmhouse style kitchen has taught us that things don’t have to match. Joanna often uses one style for upper cabinets and another for lower, allowing architectural elements to stand out. We love this tip because it encourages us to think outside of styles and colors when designing your kitchen. You could use two different finishes or add furnishings in a different style for a unique or eclectic feel.
Put Essentials On Display
Joanna can make the most basic household item look loved simply by showing it off. She often utilizes a pot rack to display and organize everyday pots and pans in a farmhouse style kitchen. “This saves the homeowner from having to look through a cramped cabinet or drawer, while also bringing the character and patina of their collection to this wall,” Joanna writes. When choosing accent pieces for your kitchen, survey what you have in your cabinets. Or select new pieces that not only serve a function but are beautiful as well.
Modern Farmhouse Style is a super hot look, but you don’t have to redecorate your entire room to bring this aesthetic home. Adding accessories is an easy way to be on trend without spending a lot. Here are three Farmhouse accessories that will look perfect in your home:
Modern Farmhouse style puts dishes and utensils on display. Nothing is more classic or beautiful than white dinnerware. Stack dishes and bowls on open shelves. Keep your table set, and use plate hangers to display pieces on the wall. And find whimsical white ceramic pieces, such as a playful planter.
Fringe and Textiles
Look for pillows, dishcloths, table runners and rugs in natural textiles, such as burlap, linen and cotton. The humble textures add the feeling of warmth to your room. Fringe is a big trend in farmhouse accessories, so look for it on pillows, throws and rugs.
Modern Farmhouse style takes literal cues from nature, with artwork and accessories that feature botanicals. Look for floral prints as well as large leafy designs.
One of the hottest styles in our fall catalog home design is Modern Farmhouse. It’s a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll, with natural finishes, industrial touches and unexpected accessories. While it’s always in style, HGTV’s Fixer Upper brought the look to the forefront of popular design. If you want to bring the Modern Farmhouse style home, here are five easy ways to do it:
The Farmhouse Table
A Modern Farmhouse style home puts the kitchen at the center of the home where families go to eat, talk or work. Oversized surfaces are key, and that often includes a large kitchen table where everyone can gather. Choose one that is made of wood and includes a nice vintage or weathered look.
Classic farmhouse kitchens used wall-mounted shelves and door-less cabinets to hold dishware and make it easy to grab. This puts your items on display. Consider removing some of your upper cabinets to create the look. Shelves with ornate brackets would be especially beautiful and will add to the design.
Wood Furniture with Antique Lines
Something old adds history and character to your Modern Farmhouse style home, but something new with old lines does the trick, too – and it’s easier! Just like with the farmhouse table, look for weathered wood, industrial-style finishes and classic lines. A distressed sofa table like this one would look great in your foyer or living room.
Go all in by swapping out an interior door for a barn-style sliding door. This simple touch can transform your home from modern to Modern Farmhouse. If you prefer to leave your architecture as is, bring home a piece of furniture utilizes barn doors, such as a media console or dining room sideboard.
Iron beds will never go out of style. Give yours the Modern Farmhouse feel with a modern quilt or striped bedding. Add lots of pillows and artwork and you’ll give your bedroom a personal touch.
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