Interior Design

25 Chic Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

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August 15, 2023
Kallista Design

If you want to create a modern, functional kitchen with a classic country style, farmhouse kitchen design may be the ideal option for your home. Designed to be sophisticated yet comfortable and down-to-earth, the farmhouse style has grown in popularity in the last decade, offering homeowners the best of both worlds with contemporary and classic designs.

Explore these farmhouse kitchen ideas from KALLISTA to find inspiration for your own kitchen design or remodel and to discover ways to bring the warmth of country life to your modern home.  

What Is a Farmhouse Kitchen?

The farmhouse style combines a variety of elements associated with traditional country and rural design, such as rustic décor and natural items. This aesthetic focuses on comfort and warmth, pairing naturally with both modern and vintage pieces.

A farmhouse style kitchen should effortlessly blend form and function, meeting the needs of the household and tying together the cozy at-home feeling of the past with the more modern functionality of the present. Look for handmade art and decorative details to complete a farmhouse kitchen design.  

Consider expanding this style throughout your home with farmhouse bathroom ideas and bathroom door ideas.  

Create an Inviting Atmosphere

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A farmhouse kitchen should be an inviting environment. Create a space that is ideal for both food preparation and entertainment by adding stools to a kitchen island for extra seating.

Utilize Shiplap Walls

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Shiplap walls are one of the most popular modern farmhouse kitchen ideas, providing a sense of texture to white or off-white color palettes. Paired with warm wood floors, the result is a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Embrace the Warmth of Wood Elements

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Create a cozy vibe in your kitchen with warm wood elements that evoke the feeling of a well-loved cottage. Butcher block countertops and wooden cutting boards on display can add a natural comfort to the space.

Find Creative Storage Solutions

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Storage in your farmhouse kitchen design can be both functional and stylish. Display pots and pans with hooks or add shelving inside a kitchen island where you can store dishes and other essential items.

Choose Sentimental Décor Pieces

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If you have heirloom items, consider making them a part of your farmhouse décor, displaying these pieces on shelves throughout the space for an extra personal touch.  

Consider the Maximalist Design Approach

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While minimalist design creates a clean look, maximalism focuses on creating a vibrant and bustling space.  

Opt for an Eclectic Design

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Farmhouse kitchen design doesn’t have to coordinate perfectly. Instead, choose pieces that create a more eclectic look.

Pair Brick With Warm Wood

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Brick walls can still be a flawless part of a farmhouse kitchen. Consider painting the brick white or another neutral color, or leave it as is for a warm complement to wood details.  

Use Cooking Implements as Décor

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Display pots, pans, and glass storage containers for an easy way to add décor to your farmhouse kitchen space.  

Add Extra Seating for Entertaining

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Make your kitchen an excellent place to host friends and family by providing plenty of seating.

Focus on White and Light Neutral Colors

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Lighter hues help a kitchen feel more open, reflecting natural light. Choose neutral colors like white, beige, and off-white to help brighten your modern farmhouse kitchen.

Choose Minimalist Decorative Pieces

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For a more minimalist look, keep your décor items simple with clean lines and subtle, intentional kitchen color ideas.

Bring Nature Indoors With Greenery

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Add vibrance and color to your small modern farmhouse kitchen with potted plants. Choose plants that will fare well in the room’s environment while brightening up the space.  

Opt for Subtle Flaws Over Perfect Designs

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Farmhouse style isn’t focused on perfection, but on a lived-in feeling. Embrace the imperfections in wood details like countertops or tables.  

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Look for Modern Appliances With a Vintage Flair

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While you certainly need modern appliances for a functional kitchen, look for pieces that have a more vintage or old-fashioned look to blend the sensibilities of past and present.

Install an Apron-Front Farmhouse Sink

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Choose a sink for your kitchen that blends form and function. A deep, apron-front sink paired with the best kitchen faucets will complete your space in style.  

Exude a Sense of Warmth and Welcome

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Choose decorative details like fresh floral arrangements or houseplants to add a touch of nature to a neutral farmhouse kitchen.  

Add Modern Décor Touches

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Update your farmhouse kitchen with modern accents, like gold faucets and fixtures or striking wall sconces.  

Add Gold Kitchen Hardware

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To enhance your luxury kitchen design, consider choosing gold fixtures and handles.

Keep Your Design Simple Yet Satisfying

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Don’t overthink your farmhouse kitchen design. Add a modern touch with furniture that boasts clean lines and simple aesthetics.  

Glean Inspiration from the Past

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Look to the past to inspire your farmhouse kitchen style. Details like chalkboards and old-fashioned white canisters can create a timeless sense of warmth.  

Choose Cabinets With Texture

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Choose cabinetry with subtle texture to add visual interest to your farmhouse kitchen’s overall design.

Light Woods Add a Feeling of Warmth

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By Melinda Nagy

Brighten your farmhouse kitchen with light wood on the countertops, islands, or flooring. You may even want to add wood accents throughout the space as decorative touches.

Ensure Plenty of Storage Space

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Keep your kitchen clean and tidy by organizing your storage to ensure that every item has its place. Avoid clutter on the countertops to maintain a minimalist sensibility.  

Add Pops of Color

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Small splashes of color in decorative accents can brighten any space. From fresh fruit and veggies to playful bowls and other kitchen implements, decorate shelves with items that fit with your kitchen’s color palette and overall aesthetic.  

Design Your Ideal Farmhouse Kitchen

Take inspiration from these farmhouse kitchen ideas to create a space in your home that blends function and style.  

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