Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

Farmhouse style design is one of our favorites here at Avalon because it’s so easy to achieve a cohesive, personalized look to fit every lifestyle and vision. The farmhouse chic look is all about a mixture of old and new, celebrated together. A farmhouse kitchen in particular is a great way to showcase individual style within the design style.

Farmhouse Style Flooring

We love how practical farmhouse kitchen designs are and how everything has a purpose. Wood is the easiest way to achieve a farmhouse chic kitchen look. With a wide range of rich colors and plank sizes available, you will be able to find the perfect hardwood to fit your style. When cared for properly, hardwood is a great addition to any space, but it is important to remember that they can be scratched by heavy appliances or chairs dragging across them.

Red Oak Hardwood
New Opportunity 3 1/4″ Red Oak Hardwood in Gunstock

If you want the wood look but not the maintenance there are some more great options to get a wood look with less hassle. Tiles are a great option for getting the perfect wood look without the hassle and you can consider a durable vinyl or laminate flooring that is available at a more budget-friendly price.

American Estates 9x36 Wood Plank Tile in Saddle
American Estates 9×36 Wood Plank Tile in Saddle
Farmhouse Manor 7 1/8" Vinyl Plank
Farmhouse Manor 7 1/8″ Vinyl Plank in Monticello

Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinets & Backsplash

Most farmhouse kitchens have white or very natural-like cabinets as it’s all about creating a serene look. We love the white cabinet look because it means you can have more fun with the backsplash! Patterns can be intimidating especially when it comes to kitchen backsplashes. Keeping your kitchen to 2 to 3 main colors helps with choosing a pattern that will blend beautifully with the rest of your kitchen!

There’s definitely plenty of neutral backsplashes that can fit in any farmhouse chic kitchen if you prefer a more neutral style.

Kotto 2 1/2 x 10 Brick Tile in Calce
Kotto 2 1/2 x 10 Brick Tile in Calce

If you want a splash of color or want to show off your individual style more, there are so many patterns to choose from! For a more cohesive look stay within a set color palette. Florals and patterns are also extremely popular in most modern farmhouse chic kitchens. 

Harmonia Floral Lattice 13x13 Patterned Tile in Blue
Harmonia Floral Lattice 13×13 Patterned Tile in Blue

Windows & Lighting

In any style design, windows and lighting are essential. Light fixtures can be fun to play around with and is a great way to mesh together old with new. Many shabby chic farmhouses have wooden light fixtures and vintage or preloved pieces. Natural lighting is also just as important as the lighting fixture in farmhouse design. Natural lighting can brighten up any room and give a more fresh appearance to any style! Windows are a great opportunity to drive home the farmhouse look.

For a more neutral look, Silhouette Window Shadings give off excellent light and brightens up any room. 

Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings
Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings

If you are leaning towards more of the rich wood look of traditional farmhouse design the heritance hardwood shutters are absolutely gorgeous and can polish off any farmhouse chic kitchen. 

Hunter Douglas Heritance Hardwood Shutters
Hunter Douglas Heritance Hardwood Shutters