5 Ways to get farmhouse style in your kitchen

There is nothing quite as homely as a farmhouse kitchen - full of character and homeliness. This obviously works really well in an older property but adding some classic farmhouse furniture pieces can help recreate this lovely homely look in any type of home, including newer properties.

Farmhouse table

The farmhouse table is one of those pieces that adds instant cosiness to a kitchen - and one crafted from reclaimed wood will give you an inviting warm rustic look. 

Colette reclaimed wood dining table and fabric dining chairsPhoto featuring: Colette Reclaimed Wood Monastery Dining Table

By adding a wooden table and chairs to your kitchen you are creating another space in your home for people to spend time in...and keep the chef company as they cook. A place for the kids to do homework or just to hang out - it makes your kitchen more of a family room rather than just a functional "service" room. 

White cushions on rustic dining bench

Dress up dining chairs

Whether you have wooden or fabric dining chairs in your kitchen you can add some cushions to them to give them a warmer farmhouse vibe. A neutral natural fabric cushion always works well - you can choose some patterned cushions with cottage flowers to add some interest to your seating area. Faux animal fur throws and chunky knits are another great way to cosy up kitchen chairs and benches.

Rustic reclaimed wood kitchen dresserPhoto featuring: Chelwood Reclaimed Wood Dresser

The kitchen dresser

A kitchen dresser is an iconic piece of kitchen furniture and a must-have in the farmhouse kitchen - a place to keep all your serving dishes, cutlery, condiments, placemats and so on. But a dresser with some glass doors also gives you the opportunity to add personal display items as well as your favourite cook books. The Chelwood dresser has everything you might need from several handy large and small storage drawers, to an open shelf as well as glass doors - and at 1.55m wide it will not take up too much floor space. A reclaimed wood sideboard is another option, again many different sizes are available that will fit right into your farmhouse kitchen.

Rustic wooden butchers block with two drawers and basket on bottom shelfPhoto featuring: Colette Reclaimed Wood Butcher's Block

A butchers Block

A butcher's block is another one of those pieces that fits right into the farmhouse look - even if you have a modern or retro kitchen one will add an instant touch of rustic farmhouse. Our new Colette range includes a butchers block that provides an extra storage option for the kitchen - you can place it near the table if you need extra serving space and also stand decorative items on it when not in use. 

Styling tips

When it comes to styling there are many things you can add to give your kitchen some farmhouse character. Open display shelving and spice racks are a good place to start. Rustic pendant lights crafted from metal or an industrial style pendant will work particularly well to add some modern farmhouse character. Natural weave baskets on shelves are a great way to keep things tucked away and rustic. And, of course, be sure to make the most out of exposed brick if you are lucky enough to have some in your kitchen. Keep materials natural - wood, stone, linen - and you have your farmhouse style sorted.


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