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Simple Ways to Create the Farmhouse Look of Your Dreams

Simple Ways to Create the Farmhouse Look of Your Dreams

Hi, I’m Angie and I write about design and decor, DIY, and all things home over on my blog, Postcards from the Ridge where our mantra is “There’s no place like home”. Today I’ll be sharing some tips for incorporating the popular farmhouse style into your home with various home decor and design elements.

When you think of a farmhouse, what comes to mind? Probably a comfortable place that’s full of character and warmth. The hallmarks of this cozy style are functional, timeworn items, rustic finishes, and a casual, welcoming feeling. How do you get the look for your own home? It’s really not that hard at all. With just a few elements and a couple of tweaks, you can create the farmhouse look of your dreams! Here’s some inspiration for a fresh farmhouse kitchen.

Farmhouse Inspired Kitchen
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The white cabinets give the kitchen that farmhouse fresh look. Add in some bead board and just the right touches and the look is complete. The cage pendant light fixture is reminiscent of a chicken cage and definitely has a farmhouse vibe. Having a white apron sink like the one above reinforces the farmhouse theme even more, while the oil rubbed bronze faucet and cabinet hardware give it an updated look for the 21st century. And the white wooden rolling island is the perfect prep space in any farmhouse kitchen.

Let’s not forget about the flooring! The warm wood-toned floors really set the tone for the space. You can see how great this Quick-Step Dominion Barrel Chestnut flooring looks paired with country accents!

Rustic Photo1

Farmhouse Styling:

One of the easiest ways to add farmhouse style throughout the house is with white dishes. They’re easy to find in various shapes and sizes at yard sales and thrift shops. Platters add a nice variety to the grouping and are great to use as serving trays. Transferware and pieces of colorful pottery give a punch of color and pattern to the nice white foundation.
Fresh flowers from the garden or the grocery store in a farmhouse style white pitcher are a wonderful way to add charm and say welcome.

Image from I Am a Homemaker

The open shelves, white shiplap walls, wood floors and white dishes from I Am A Homemaker all work together to give this fresh dining room a farmhouse feel. And don’t you love the pop of color from the orange chair?

Image from Funky Junk Interiors

An old ladder is perfect for towel storage in a farmhouse bathroom. Add a wood planked ceiling and a board and batten wall to complete the look. This entire space at Funky Junk Interiors has the farmhouse vibe.

Image from Prodigal Pieces

Since farmhouse style has a heavy emphasis on practicality and items with old style charm, repurposing a dresser as a bathroom vanity is ideal for the look. The beadboard, repurposed sewing drawers an other elements of this space all reinforce the farmhouse theme going on over at Prodigal Pieces. Catch her farmhouse DIY’s right here on the Bestlaminate blog, too!
In the bedroom, using simple fabrics and prints like checks and toiles give a farmhouse feel. Painted old school desks repurposed as night stands and a bench from reclaimed wood add to the cozy farmhouse style.
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Don’t forget about the front porch! Colorful flowers in a little red wagon are such a nice greeting. You could also use old wooden crates or a wheelbarrow full of flowers for a farmhouse welcome on your front porch. Hopefully you’ve gotten a few ideas on how to add farmhouse charm to your home. Which farmhouse style tips do you want to incorporate into your home? For more decorating and design tips, hop over to my blog. I’d love to have you for a visit!

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About Angie Kittrell Kraeske

Angie Kittrell Kraeske
Hi, I'm Angie and I'm passionate about home decor and design. As a color and design consultant, I get to help other people turn the dreams they have for their homes into a reality. I love mixing old and new styles and finding creative ways to use things around the house. I've been married to my college sweetheart for 24 years and we have 2 teenage daughters and one cute cat. Hop over and see our latest projects at my blog, Postcards from the Ridge.


  1. Love the farmhouse feel and these photos capture it perfectly!

  2. These photos and examples are beautiful! Love the collection and thanks for the tips. Somethime we overlook the little things that make all the difference in how a room looks:) XO – Wendi @H@OBungalow

    • Alana Kane

      Thanks for reading Wendi! Glad you enjoyed the post. Angie has a great eye for adding simple touches to make the room really special!

  3. Great tips, Angie! You really have a great eye for styling.

    • Alana Kane

      Angie did a great job with this post Paula! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out her blog for more styling ideas!

  4. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

    Can’t go wrong with farmhouse style! It’s laid-back and inviting. Excellent post!

  5. What a great post! I love all the tips and ideas. VERY inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Alana Kane

      Thanks for stopping by Meegan! Angie really has a knack for creating a comfy, cozy spaces. So glad you enjoyed it! Be sure to stop by her blog for even more ideas.

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