The farmhouse kitchen strikes a perfect balance: it’s modern and stylish, but also warm and welcoming. It’s perfect for families and those who like to entertain, as it’s designed around the principles of functionality, comfort and ease. If you want a kitchen that looks great and has a personal touch, a farmhouse kitchen is the way to go. Read on for our top tips on how to get the look.
Decide On A Colour Palette
There aren’t any hard-and-fast rules when it comes to the colour palette you choose, but farmhouse kitchens often do feature slightly softer shades. You’ll often see lots of whites and creams, along with one main accent colour: grey, blue, green or black are popular choices. Painted shaker-style cabinets work well here, and if you prefer colour over neutrals, by all means go for it! If dark and dramatic is more your style, take inspiration from the above.
Play With Mixed Materials And Texture
The best farmhouse kitchens use a host of different materials, which complement and play off one another. Featured elements could include a beautiful stone countertop, white subway tile backsplash, painted cabinets, reclaimed wooden beams, flagstone or hardwood flooring, and open shelving—have fun assembling your favourites. What these materials have in common is that they’re all highly textural, which brings warmth and coziness in. They lend a relaxed, lived-in look, even though they are top quality. Be sure to include a few attention-getting pieces too, like a stylish gooseneck faucet in matte black or gold.
Use Fabric To Soften The Space
One you have all of the main elements in place, it’s time to find some fabrics you like. While you’ll often see versions of gingham, stripes or toile, anything that is slightly floral, country or pastoral will work. The print can be loud and colourful or soft and subtle; just choose something you love. If you’d rather not invest in a fixed item like blinds or curtains, you can always add fabric through your choice of kitchen linens or by placing a small rug at your sink.
Choose A Weathered Look For Your Kitchen Table
A table made of reclaimed or weathered wood will fit in beautifully. You can also use one with a painted finish that has a subtly distressed and slightly worn look. This kind of surface is just the right complement to the sleeker elements of your farmhouse kitchen. Top with your favourite linens, a bowl of fruit or fresh-cut flowers, and add an airy pendant for lighting. If you’ve got the room, bench seating on at least one side of your harvest table adds to the laid-back vibe.
Finish With Artwork And Accessories
The final step to outfitting your cozy farmhouse kitchen is adding artwork and accessories. You don’t have to spend a lot here; just one or two well-placed accents will do. Simply add a few folksy and homey touches, including a painted sign or anything vintage with an antique feel. Bring the outside in with an image of the outdoors or an open vista. Bright greenery also looks great in this style of kitchen.
Today’s farmhouse kitchen is a pleasing mix of rustic, modern, and industrial accents. We hope we’ve inspired you to create your own chic space! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Gemterra blog for more great home decor tips.