achieve the farmhouse look

The farmhouse style is simple, inviting and charming and the best news is you don’t have to live in the country or on a farm to incorporate this style into your home.

The key to creating a farmhouse look is to select durable, rustic materials that will stand the test of time. A farmhouse kitchen needs to be functional and hard-wearing, which makes it perfect for families, as you don’t need to stress about marks or stains - over time these will add character to the kitchen and its beauty!  

select a colour palette inspired by nature

The farmhouse style is all about bringing the outside in, taking a paddock to plate approach! Keeping this in mind, you should avoid using bright colours and instead opt for more of a natural, grounding colour palette. Think soft browns, muted greens, whites, greys and timber tones. Our raw board paint your own doors are a great option, as they allow you to curate the exact colour palette you are after.

incorporate timber accents

Where possible, it’s always a great idea to incorporate some timber details. Whether this is through accessories such as wooden chopping boards, exposed beams or floating shelves, adding timber accents will help to add warmth and that welcoming character the farmhouse style is loved for!

design tip – you can use our natural timber or timber-look laminate benchtops to create gorgeous floating shelving!

create a cohesive look and feel

You can reflect the farmhouse style throughout your entire house, it doesn’t need to be isolated to the kitchen. You can continue the trend into your laundry and mud room (if you have one) as well as the living room and bedroom. This can easily be done by using a consistent colour palette, door profiles and material profile.

functionality is key

A farmhouse kitchen is not only about creating a style within your home, it’s about creating a lifestyle. The farmhouse style encourages socialising, it’s where family and friends gather around the kitchen island, share stories, learn secret family recipes, enjoy good company and great food!

So, when you’re designing your kitchen, make sure you consider the usability of your space, how can you maximise the area you have to work with? If space permits, we would always recommend including an island in your design. It is not only a fantastic use of storage and bench space but creates social interaction and connectivity.

consider your door profile

When it comes to selecting a door profile that reflects the farmhouse style, we would recommend our alpine, heritage and of course our country door profiles. Any one of these profiles will help achieve the look you are after as they all have charm and character.

bring together the old and the new

Reclaiming old treasures is a great way to create a farmhouse style. If you have an old wooden dining table, rather than purchasing a new one, see if you can bring it back to life by sanding it back and staining or painting it. This will help to add character to your space and will also save you money in the process.

So, there you have it, our top tips on how to achieve the farmhouse look. We hope you can take some of these tips and use them to bring your dream project to life today!