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Five Easy Ways To Add Farmhouse Style To A Kitchen

Hello friends! Do you spend as much time as I do swooning over beautiful farmhouse kitchens online? I have always loved farmhouse style, (I called it “country” before the “fixer upper” and “farmhouse” craze hit!) Since so much of farmhouse style is based on farm life and food,  the kitchen is probably the easiest room in the house to achieve the look.


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While many of the farmhouse kitchen elements and accessories overlap with the popular country kitchens of years ago, there are also some modern variations. No matter which farmhouse decor aesthetic you prefer, it is simple to give your kitchen some farmhouse flair. Here are five easy ways to add farmhouse style to a kitchen. *This post contains affiliate links.

1. Use Open Shelving

Hang open shelves in the kitchen to display pottery, cooking utensils, vintage kitchen wares or spices. There are many styles of  open shelves  to compliment  various types of farmhouse style kitchens, from modern farmhouse and industrial, to French Country.


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2. Display Farmhouse Kitchen Collectibles And Decorative Accents

Fill those open shelves or create counter top vignettes using farmhouse style finds. Display a collection of old breadboards or corral vintage kitchen utensils in small crocks.


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Copper pots, fresh pots of herbs or dried herb bundles reference old world French country farmhouses, while galvanized buckets and cotton stems reflect a more modern farmhouse vibe.

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Display fresh or faux fruit in a pretty bowl or chicken wire baskets on the counter or island. ( Avoid using a plastic bowl if possible, and remember that  some fruits should be kept in the fridge for freshness).

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This set of 2 farmhouse chicken wire trugs are a great way to add extra storage capacity to your kitchen. Featuring a black wooden handle these baskets can be used to store eggs or as a rustic style fruit bowl for added country decoration. The smaller basket fits perfectly inside the larger making this set easy to store when not in use.



Ironstone dishes, wire baskets of eggs, resin roosters, vintage cow creamers and fresh flowers give a nostalgic nod to prairie style farmhouses of the past.

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There are also lots of  ways to use glass storage jars  in a farmhouse style kitchen.


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Don’t forget cute vintage signage!

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3. Install A New Backsplash

Popular choices for a farmhouse kitchen tile backsplash include subway tile, brick tile, and patterned tile.  Of course bead board is classic, and shiplap is still all the rage!


As for a backsplash, wooden plank walls (instead of tile) keep the style of the room seamless and add old-fashioned charm.

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You can even use wallpaper to create a faux beadboard backplash.

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A white shiplap French hood is mounted to mini beveled subway backsplash tiles above a stainless steel cooktop placed atop white shaker pot and pan drawers accented with brass pulls complementing a vintage brass wing arm pot filler.

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Subway tiles with dark grout for definition - THIS for my kitchen (with open cabinets painted white, for sure.



Black and white patterned tile is currently a hot design trend.

Black and White Cement Tile. Farmhouse kitchen with Black and White Cement Jordan from @i_heart_home_design via Instagram. Love the hood & shelf above it.


For a super quick and budget friendly update, try these peel and stick tiles!


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4. Use Vintage or Vintage Style Appliances

Nothing takes a farmhouse style kitchen over the top quite like vintage appliances. You can choose vintage replicas or have an authentic vintage appliance repaired through a reputable  appliance repair company.



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Smeg appliances are the perfect blend of modern tech and vintage looks.

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Sinks are sometimes defined as appliances, and sometimes fixtures, but for today’s post we will group them here with the other appliances. A farmhouse apron sink or vintage cast iron drainboard sink are perfect choices for farmhouse kitchens.

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5. Farmhouse Floors

There are many different types of floors that will work in a farmhouse kitchen, but hardwood and tile are two great choices.

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Even old wood, vinyl linoleum, ceramic tile, or concrete floors can be painted and stenciled to look like vintage tile.

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There are also beautiful laminate flooring options these days. For more kitchen floor ideas, see my post below:


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5. Update Lighting With Farmhouse Style Light Fixtures.

Update your outdated kitchen lighting with  farmhouse style light fixtures. From flush mount industrial lights to DIY ball mason jar chandeliers, there are so many fun lighting choices today.


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Today I have shared five easy ways to add farmhouse style to your kitchen, but there are many others. The great thing about farmhouse style is that it is very versatile and classic. Some of the bolder trends and accessories may come and go, but the underlying “farm” theme is timeless.

How do you incorporate farmhouse style into your kitchen? I love hearing from you!


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  • Reply Erin

    I love farmhouse kitchens. All of these kitchens are so inspirational!

    April 17, 2018 at 10:16 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Erin! I am so glad you visited today. Come back again soon!

      April 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Jean C.

    I love the way you use the glass storage jars on the open shelving. It’s neat and tidy and really adds to the decor. Where did you purchase the glass jars? I’ll figure out where to include one in my kitchen now. Thanks for all these lovely ideas!

    April 18, 2018 at 8:36 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Hello thank you for visiting! Here are some links to glass jars. I hope you like them!

      April 18, 2018 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

    This is so beautiful. Unfortunately, I have an apartment and it wouldn’t suit the design but your photos are stunning. Stopping by from #BloggersPitStop and have a great day!

    April 19, 2018 at 9:51 pm
  • Reply Karen Del Tatto

    Love the images you’ve shared, but I think my favorite one is actually the first one. 🙂 A modern spin on an old time look which I love!

    Thanks for sharing.

    April 20, 2018 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply candy

    We are re-doing the kitchen with white tile and gray grout. Loved getting ideas from all your photos. Found you on Blogger’s Pit Stop.

    April 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply AnnMarie

    Each one of these kitchens is gorgeous with great ideas to update my kitchen. I love the open shelving with the large glass jars.

    April 20, 2018 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Lovely inspiration, Amber! Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    April 21, 2018 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply Sherry

    Each one beautiful and full of character. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

    April 25, 2018 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    Beautiful inspiration pictures. I love a farmhouse kitchen.

    April 29, 2018 at 9:22 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Katie! So glad you stopped by!

      May 11, 2018 at 12:04 am
  • Reply Joy Butler

    My sister has just forwarded this article to me because she knows that I am currently having a renovation. She’s trying to help me with the design and suggested some of the pictures you’ve featured here. I did find her taste so awesome!

    August 28, 2018 at 2:29 am
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