Who loves farmhouse kitchens? We at Fat Shack Vintage do. There's something beautiful about the old-world charm of this interior design, making families want to gather happily, and heartily by the table. It's a mix of modern kitsch and old nostalgia, perfect for families who love comfort, intimacy and sentiments, traced in the four corners of the room. And as opposed to contemporary spaces, this style becomes better as years go by.
If you're planning to have your own farmhouse kitchen, you're in for a treat! Here below are important decor ideas that will help you achieve that country-like kitchen charm. Pick a few items among these essentials, and you can easily change your cooking area into a well-loved farmhouse kitchen.
The natural, beautiful texture of wood adds a feeling of warmth, comfort onto any interior. You can install wooden beams for aesthetic purposes, or optimize the use of the pillars already there. For this design, the owners painted their farmhouse kitchen in white, infusing their decor onto the old wooden beams which serves as an open gateway to the area.
Pile up to or three wooden crates and use them as your storage for food. Other than these serve as a practical container for your particulars, the industrial appeal of wooden crates adds to your kitchen's aesthetics. Here, the owner smartly uses these storages for garlic and oranges, on top and bottom respectively.
Industrial lighting is one of the key features of a farmhouse kitchen, and you can easily cop of various rustic looks with a tasteful vintage light. For this particular interior, the homeowners make use of a factory ceiling pendant light.
Nothing speaks farmhouse kitchen better than white cabinets. These offers a nice contrast against the wood and brick textures, giving off a pastoral appeal. Showcase your most-loved china and glassware in a beautiful shelf and easily break the monotone by adding prints and paintings on the walls.
Conveniently hang your pots and pans on hooks and racks by a series of hooks on a corner of your kitchen. Serving both form and function, this design places your essential cookware within reach, and also creates a rustic aesthetic to a rather plain wall.
This type of sink is widely used in many farmhouse kitchens. Commonly installed adjacent to the range, the apron-front sink seamlessly harmonises with the appliances and countertops, giving a uniform look to the area.
Add a splash of colour in your kitchen by adding plants to your shelves and countertops. The lush green tone radiates with life, literally, in your farmhouse kitchen. This decor specifically makes use of white, wood and jade hues, creating a balanced look of both sentimental and contemporary charm. Tip: an open shelf offers a best showcase of your potted gems, set beside your favourite decor.
A classic farmhouse kitchen feature, hardwood floors offer a timeless look to the area. Whether you choose to overhaul your space with a bit of modern glamour, or accentuate it with more of the industrial tinge, your hardwood floor will go seamlessly along with your design. We like how this homeowner made use of white on wood colours.
How about adding a delightful countertop in your empty corner? A butcher's table atop a pretty, white chest, with a seating slot and an industrial light to brighten things up—what could be more perfect? This particular kitchen makes use of both ambient and task lighting, so families can enjoy meals in a cosy, sim-lit glow. Alternatively, bright lights are used for focus work, such as cutting meat and vegetables by the countertop.
Last but not the least are the small items that speaks greatly of farmhouse appeal. Mason jars, little paintings and prints, and of course, flowers; put them all together and you'll create a lovely, homey farmhouse kitchen. Insert inspiring reminders of what makes a house a home, and for sure, your space will blossom into a well-loved kitchen you and your family will enjoy.
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