When we were decorating our farmhouse kitchen for summer, we knew we didn’t want to add a ton of color and make the room overwhelming. But we did want to break up the white just a bit while sticking with our farmhouse decor look.
The first rule of a farmhouse kitchen is it has to be functional, especially over the summer when it’s canning season. Our farmhouse kitchen has to ready for big projects, and able to handle the whole family in the kitchen at once, so we went with a minimalistic approach to decor.
Creating A Farmhouse Kitchen
When we began the remodel of our kitchen to create the farmhouse kitchen of our dreams several years ago we knew we wanted a white kitchen. A nod toward an old fashion kitchen, with shiplap, soft neutral colors that wouldn’t clash with our stainless steel appliances. We love the space we’ve created in this room, and it works so well for our family’s needs.
Decorating A Farmhouse Kitchen
We keep our decorating sparse when it comes to the farmhouse kitchen to leave plenty of free counter space for working. We chose to go with pops of color to break up the wall of white cabinets. On one side of the stove, we placed our cream kitchen aid mixer on the other side is our teapot.
In the corner of the counter, we placed our green Pioneer Woman dishes just to give it a pop of color. Next, to the sink, we placed our white enamel feed caddy we picked up at the Tractor Supply, we filled it with a few baking necessities and some cute colorful napkins.
Kitchen Window Seat
The kitchen window seat is one of our favorite spots in the kitchen when we have guests over you’ll often find them curled up here while we cook dinner. This spot is so comfortable, we added some throw pillows for color and to make a little cozier.
Simple Farmhouse Kitchen Decor
On this side of the kitchen, we place these adorable enamel canisters from Hobby Lobby for flour, coffee, and sugar. These are super functional and yet give the space that retro feel we love. In the corner, we tried to mirror the colors from the other side of the room and paired a beautiful white platter, a simple green plate, and an old fremed family recipe. Next, to the sink, we placed a cute enamel bread container that matches the canisters on the other end.
Over the sink, we placed some potted African Violets, milk glass bud vases, and a small bird. We hung a gorgeous floral roman shade that we made [turtorial coming soon], it adds the perfect touch of color and ties in the dishes and napkins on the counters.
On the opposite end of our farmhouse kitchen, we hung this dairy milk hanger- the name of the game in this kitchen is function. This hanger is perfect for drying our flour sack towels and bundles of herbs from the garden.
Coffee Station In A Farmhouse Kitchen
We were so excited to put in a coffee station in our farmhouse kitchen the drawers hold all of our mugs and coffee/tea making supplies. This keeps our coffee station supper functional and organized at the same time. We added a galvanized caddy from Hobby Lobby and filled it with tea bags. Next to it is our cold brew coffee pot, if you’ve never had one you have no idea what you are missing. This baby makes AMAZING iced coffee!
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