Even if you live in the middle of the city, incorporating a country living aesthetic into your home is easier than you think—and the kitchen is the perfect place to start. Butcher block countertops, open shelving and a splash of white paint can turn any kitchen into one worthy of a farmhouse. Here are 15 kitchens to inspire you.
This century-old Texas farmhouse pairs rustic and farmhouse décor with ease. A reclaimed wooden island hides away modern appliances while providing an inviting space to sit down for a cup of coffee.
In this renovated 1875 farmhouse, it’s all about the beadboard, which can be found everywhere from an antique built-in cabinet, to the backsplash, to the walls, to a newer sideboard.
Just because you are going for the “farm” look doesn’t mean that your kitchen can’t be modern—or that wooden countertops are mandatory. This 19th-century farmhouse maintains a contemporary vibe with Caesarstone countertops and structural metallic light fixtures.
Country kitchens are a great opportunity to get colourful with shabby chic décor. Choose flowered textiles for window coverings, mismatched dishware, vintage chandeliers, and lightly distressed furniture.
This shabby chic kitchen in Columbus, Ohio features vintage wallpaper and gingham light fixtures. The Hoosier cabinet, which sits next to the stove, was found at a garage sale. Typically, these cabinets have an additional countertop that pulls out and a large flour bin—perfect for making bread.
The owners of this farm say they were influenced by Shaker decor when renovating their 200-year-old farmhouse. A rocking chair and a throw rug over a yellow-painted wooden floor are the two unexpected pieces that lend an extra sense of homeyness to an otherwise simple kitchen.
How much does it cost to overhaul a 1940s kitchen? Less than $20, according to these homeowners in Red Deer, Alberta. A coat of paint freshened up the room, further enhancing its original farmhouse charm.
This French cottage country kitchen is all about colour and character, thanks to carefully chosen textiles. The curtains, carpets, and seat covers add warmth, while the rooster painting keeps it in theme.
Who says that you can’t keep kitchen seating comfortable? A settee provides an inviting place to admire the other elements of this farmhouse kitchen, including a vintage stove and open shelving. For the ultimate farmhouse look, choose all-white dishes in mismatched patterns.
A granite island paired with vintage stools, whitewashed cupboards, and exposed wooden beams keep this kitchen airy. Apron-front and large sinks are another mark of the farmhouse kitchen, harkening back to a time when they were a workhorse and used for much more than just washing the occasional dish.
This kitchen, by husband and wife design duo House Seven, showcases their finest work. Whitewashed walls and cabinets with splashes of wood and a mid-century light fixture keep this kitchen light.
All you need to decorate your kitchen are mason jars and dishware on display. In this 18th-century farmhouse, antique dishware and a porcelain double farm sink pull this look together.
When it comes to renovations, it’s not just about looking up—it’s also about looking down. Classic patterned linoleum or hardwood floors are trademarks of farmhouse kitchens. Add an apron-front sink, antique faucets, and clean colours, and it’s like you’ve stepped back in time.
Vintage appliances—even if they are just decorative rather than functional—and collected tchotchkes made of copper or galvanized metal can transform any kitchen into one worthy of Green Acres.
In this cottage kitchen, an unused fireplace does double-duty as a storage space. (Acquiring a black cat isn’t necessary, but we have to admit it’s a nice touch.)