Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Hello again! Dawn here, from, back with another mood board for your decoration inspiration. This time, I thought it would be fun to focus on a very popular design style for my mood board: Farmhouse Decor.

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The homey, inviting feel of farmhouse style decor is one of the most popular looks out there. The combination of cozy materials and rustic finishes can make almost anyone feel right at home as soon as they step into a farmhouse chic room. If you crave the look of farmhouse decor, the kitchen is a great place to start. They don’t call it the heart of the home for nothing! Injecting some farmhouse freshness into your kitchen can make the whole home feel a little more cozy. Here are some inspiration photos to show you what I mean:
Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration - chippy patina wood, love!
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Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration -- wood floating shelves on either side of the sink, perfect! And are those concrete countertops, too?
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Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration -- this open shelving with mug storage is perfect!
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Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration -- love the reclaimed wood range hood and the newel post by the sink
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Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration -- the combo of the wood shelves and natural bamboo shades with the white countertops and gray cabinets is perfect
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Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration -- wood counterops, white cabinets with glass doors for display
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Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration - this chunky wood island is AMAZING! And the ceiling!
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So good, right? I have to say that, while my personal home decor style tends a little more to the modern/eclectic side of the spectrum, there is just something about a farmhouse kitchen that this Nebraska girl can’t get enough of. They just always make you feel right at home. I put together a farmhouse fresh kitchen moodboard, and I just love how it turned out:

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How to Decorate a Farmhouse Kitchen

If you’re looking to create a similar style in your kitchen space, here are some of my best farmhouse tips:

• Inspired by Nature – Bringing in a color palate inspired by the great outdoors is one of the easiest ways to get a fresh, farmhouse vibe in your space. Blues, greens, creams, browns, and tans combine to give this kitchen mood board a soothing feeling straight from a serene farm landscape.

• Texture – Unlike the smooth clean lines of more modern styles, Farmhouse decor is defined by the rustic, well-used look of the space. Try bringing in lots of texture— from a natural jute rug, to a soft worn-in apron, to a distressed hutch, the more texture, the better. Juxtaposed with smooth surfaces like vintage crockery or creamy serving platters, the textured elements give the space a lot of character.

• Wood accents – True farmhouse decor really embraces the beauty of wood. That’s not to say you can’t have a few fun painted pieces, like the beautiful hutch in the moodboard above, to bring in bright colors, but pair them with plenty of real-wood decor to give your space a natural feeling.

• Fresh Flowers – It just doesn’t feel like a true farmhouse without fresh flora! Spice up your farmhouse kitchen with real or faux floral arrangements and greenery, like a wreath or some wildflowers. For an added farmhouse touch, try swapping out a classic vase with mason jars or a vintage pitcher. You’ll be amazed how a touch of greenery brightens the whole room.

As always, thank you to Cassity and the Remodelaholic team for having me back each month. I hope you’ve enjoyed your dose of inspiration for today! If you would like to see more of my mood board and room mock-up posts, you can view them all here. You can also visit me at my blog, Designing Dawn, or follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram. Have a great day, friends! See you next time!


See more from Dawn:

Exterior home makeover

Creating an open floor plan

Updating a small laundry room



Add more rustic farmhouse style to your kitchen and dining with these tables and benches that you can DIY!


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Dawn is one half of the team behind the creative blog, AD Aesthetic. By day she works as the VP of Creative for a design and marketing company (getting paid to make things look good!), while by night she renovates her Midwest home, refinishes thrift-store furniture for fun, and works with her husband on raising two tiny humans. Dawn believes in the potential to design your surroundings and your life one day at a time, and lives by the motto, 'Make everything beautiful.' Get to know her better by visiting her blog,, or following along on Facebook and Instagram.

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