10 Must-Haves for a Farmhouse Kitchen. Simple decorating Ideas for how to update your kitchen to a Modern Farmhouse Style!
A farmhouse kitchen can be elegant, rustic… or anything in between!
Love the look? Then you’ll enjoy these tips on how to create it in your kitchen.
Now that I’ve been living in my new kitchen for a while, I’ve had time to enjoy it all so much! When I started the design process, I wasn’t sure what kind of style I wanted. I knew I wanted a white kitchen, but let’s face it, thanks to Pinterest, there are just too many great styles to choose from these days.
When I started working with Thomasville Cabinetry (exclusive at The Home Depot), I knew that I liked to mix vintage items with modern decor. As soon as they told me about their new Thomasville Studio 1904 line, I knew it was a perfect fit!
I chose a simple modern cabinet door style that could stand the test of time and by mixing antiques with industrial style lighting, my kitchen slowly morphed into a Modern Farmhouse Style.
I really had no idea how popular this look was until I was in the middle of my planning stage. It had been trending for a while, and didn’t even know it! ha!
10 Must-Haves for a Farmhouse Kitchen!
1. White Painted Cabinets
White cabinets go a long way with a farmhouse style and the ultimate when it comes to giving a kitchen that farmhouse feel! I’m so happy I got to work with Thomasville Cabinetry! They earned The Women’s Choice Award as America’s most recommended kitchen cabinets. I love that they have so many door styles and organization options.
2. Barn Doors
Nothing says farmhouse quite like a sliding barn door! A barn door pantry door is one of my favorite additions to my new kitchen. For such a simple idea, it makes a big difference.
3. Open Shelves
Open shelves in a kitchen gives it a casual feel that screams farmhouse style. Opening up space for shelves filled with dishes, pretty glasses and cake stands is a must!
4. Industrial Lighting
Lighting can make or break a look in a room. If you are unsure what style of lighting to get for your farmhouse kitchen, then choose a rustic look. You can’t go wrong with so many beautiful industrial lighting options available today.
5. Rustic Table
I chose a sleek simple style for my cabinets, but in keeping my antique table, I was able to pull in a bit more of a rustic farmhouse feel. I’ve always loved this table that I found years ago at a junk shop. Apparently it was nearly 100 years old when I bought it! I added some white paint so it would work in my new kitchen and so glad that I did!
6. Vintage Decorations
From mason jars and glassware to rolling pins and antique platters, ideas to decorate a farmhouse kitchen are endless. Not only do vintage items give color and charm to a kitchen, but also a junk shoppers dream!
7. Rustic Wood
Rustic wood gives texture and warmth to a kitchen. You can easily add this look with furniture, lighting, flooring and decor such as picture frames and old cutting boards. I love my beautiful new lighting, find this on Wayfair–> here.
8. Large Sink
A big, one bowl sink is all the rage now for a farmhouse kitchen! Whether you choose white, copper or stainless steel like mine, a large sink is something you won’t regret. I absolutely love mine! Find out more about my sink here.
9. Vintage Containers
Along with the vintage decor, containers are a must. Wire baskets, old metal buckets and wooden bowls are perfect for a farmhouse style!
10. Industrial or Wooden Bar Stools
Getting a farmhouse kitchen style can be as simple as changing out your accessories. Bar stools can make a big impression! Shop for rustic wood or industrial style stools for your kitchen island for the perfect farmhouse look.
Thanks to Thomasville Cabinetry and the Women’s Choice Awards, for working with me on my Modern Farmhouse Kitchen! To learn more about their amazing kitchen cabinets visit Thomasville Cabinetry’s website–> here.
Check out The Women’s Choice Award’s website for great giveaways and savings!
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This post was in partnership with Thomasville Cabinetry and The Women’s Choice Awards. All opinions are my own.