“How To Create A Farmhouse-Style Kitchen” – by Design Specialist Kaitlyn Downs, as featured in the Annie & Oak article HERE

A relaxed approach to interior design, a farmhouse-style kitchen generally feature repurposed décor and natural materials. They offer a homely environment and aim to keep things modest and organic.

This design style creates a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, think of an oversized fireclay farmhouse-style sink, oversized furniture pieces, and durable surfaces.

Before moving to a wide-open space and making the ultimate tree change to the countryside, here are some simple tips to pull off this charming style in your very own kitchen.

You can start small with well-selected paint colour and a reclaimed timber table and work your way up to rustic kitchen cabinetry, traditional barn doors, and exposed beams.

This Rustic style is expressed through a natural colour palette. White is generally the dominant shade and is paired with earthy greys and tans. Try using vertical grooved paneling as a wall material and paint it with a crisp white.

Kitchen cabinetry is traditional looking and often a shaker profile, to offer a classic feel to the home. 

The kitchen should be well laid out so that it can be the backdrop to many people convening around and enjoying the space, to help you with designing such a practical layout it is always a great idea to employ the services of a professional.

An interior designer or cabinetmaker will offer invaluable advice when building your ideal farmhouse-style kitchen.

Exposed elements such as overhead plate racks and rustic pull-out baskets offer a very user-friendly feature to these well-lived in and well-loved kitchens and don’t be afraid to display your hardwearing copper pots on reclaimed timber shelving units.

Durable white stone benchtops or traditional timber are the go-to for this style, keeping the continuity within the neutral colour palette, hardware such as cabinet handles and hinges can be either classic brass or contemporary chrome or black.

As a fun addition you could also purchase second-hand knobs and handles at vintage markets, these are very easy to swap around and change as you do.

As the heart of the home, your farmhouse kitchen with its soft colour palette and life-friendly layout will bring with it some seriously good home-loving feelings.