When we were building our wedding registry a few years ago, the items I was most excited about were kitchen accessories, supplies, and utensils. Because I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and it is the heart of a home, I wanted to build a set that would be timeless and classic, and bring a cottage/rustic/farmhouse look into our space.
Sharing some elements, tips & tricks to help you create your perfect farmhouse kitchen:
Farmhouse Sink: An apron-front sink was the #1 item that I wanted to add to our kitchen. They’re not cheap, but to me it was totally worth the splurge, and I don’t think I’ll ever go without one, because it’s pretty much my favorite thing in our house☺Who knew a sink could bring me so much joy? lol. Plus it doubled as a bath when Sadie was a puppy, and will for our baby girl on the way. There are lots of options out there in all shapes and sizes, but here is the sink we purchased.
White dishware: I could do a post on white dishware alone, because similar to rug shopping, it took me probably 3 months to find the perfect set. White dishware is classic and clean, and a must have in a farmhouse kitchen, in my opinion.
Open shelving and glass front cabinets: We installed reclaimed wood shelves and added 4 glass front cabinets made by amazing local woodworker. Both are great options to show off your favorite dishware and smaller kitchen accessories.
Mixed Metals: Mix and match warm metals (like copper/brass) with warm hues like whites, beiges, and taupes. We chose to make our kitchen primarily white (painted cabinets, white subway tile, and counter tops), so any metal accents really pop in our space. We also chose black sink hardware and cabinet hardware for added contrast.
Texture: Consider polished and hammered finishes, glassware, woven and wire baskets, galvanized buckets, etc. to incorporate a variety of textures.
Wood Accents: Butcher block countertops, reclaimed wood shelves, antique or farm kitchen tables, and smaller accents like wooden cutting boards, wood utensils, and rustic crates bring warmth a space. Wood + white is my favorite combo.
Fresh Greenery: I don’t know what it is about plants, but I think they make a room feel so much cleaner and fresher. Try a low maintenance house plant like pothos or fresh herbs.
Sharing some of my favorite and most used kitchen items from our wedding registry below, to help you build a cozy, inviting, and functional farmhouse kitchen.
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