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51 Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

Unpretentious and homey, farmhouse kitchens are filled with comforting warmth from their vintage-look apron-front sinks to their reclaimed wood, painted cabinets, open shelving, shiplap and design touches drawn from the past. Find ideas here for bringing farmhouse style to your kitchen.

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Photo: Kerri Fukui. From: cityhomeCOLLECTIVE.

The Farmhouse Look

Farmhouse-style kitchens are all the rage for their warm, homey and personality-infused look. The classic farmhouse kitchen tends to focus on natural materials, unpretentious design, and cooking spaces that can accommodate large meals. Cabinets, chairs and large, rustic tables are often constructed from quality hardwood, with cherry, maple, oak and pine particularly common choices. Pine is an especially popular choice — its knotty, natural appearance reflects the down-home appeal of a farmhouse kitchen. But milk and chalk paint in subtle tones on cabinets are also great ways to get the farmhouse look.

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Sinks Are Central

Cooking utensils, appliances and storage are all important facets of farmhouse kitchen design, but sinks have a special place in the farmhouse look. The classic farmhouse sink features a deep, wide basin often made of porcelain or stainless steel; it's capable of catering to the cooking and cleaning needs of a large, farm-to-table style meal. Even if they don't feature a "farm-sink" in this style, many farmhouse kitchens still incorporate old-fashioned porcelain sinks. These classic sink types offer a great combination of style and function, making them a popular choice among homeowners looking to create a striking focal point for their farmhouse kitchen design.

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Rustic and Charming Seating

For seating and dining options in farmhouse kitchens, high-quality woods are often the first choice. Tables are often classic "farm tables" — long planks of oak or other high-quality woods fitted together sturdily. Table and chair legs and back supports may feature rich detailing, and chair backs may even incorporate carvings featuring farmhouse scenes. This farmhouse kitchen features a rustic bench at the table to enhance the pastoral look.

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Photo: Lauren Pressey. From: Ashley Ausland.

Cozy Banquette With Rustic Fabric Cushions

The use of certain fabrics and patterns for curtains, tablecloths, pillows and placemats in farmhouse kitchens is quite common. Plaid, gingham, burlap, toile and rustic linens are popular, with the latter often featuring pastoral or historical scenes from farming eras gone by. This dining area's rustic farmhouse table promises room for anything — a formal dinner, art projects, work or repose. Ample light from the adjacent window is augmented by the contemporary pendant light overhanging the washed-wood table. Black dining chairs pair with a corner banquette in laminated oatmeal fabric and custom leather. Natural throw pillows are a soft touch and invite us to put the work aside and relax.

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