How to Elevate Your Farmhouse Kitchen & Dining Room

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Few rooms in your home are as heart-warming as the kitchen and dining room. After all, these spaces are where loved ones gather, guests are entertained, and memories are made. With this in mind, it’s important to thoughtfully decorate your kitchen and dining room so that they feel as inviting and comfortable as possible. If it’s been a while since you’ve revamped these beloved rooms, Classic Farmhouse Decor can help you breathe new life into them. Check out these 5 simple ideas to elevate your kitchen and dining room with a farmhouse touch, of course.

Prioritize Light

One of the easiest ways to make your kitchen look bigger and dining room look brighter is to prioritize light. If you’re lucky enough to have large windows in either room, be sure to choose window treatments that will allow plenty of sunshine to pour into the space. Likewise, it’s best to keep your home’s windows free from obstructions, such as bulky furniture, that can make the space look dark, small, and closed in.

Farmhouse kitchen designed with wooden panels, furniture, and fixtures, showing large windows for maximum lighting.
Choosing the right color palette and lighting for your farmhouse kitchen

Along with highlighting the space’s natural light, be sure to use a combination of artificial light sources to create a cozy yet welcoming at

mosphere in your farmhouse kitchen and dining room. Here are some tips to help you use lighting fixtures and lamps like a pro:

  • Consider the needs of the space. While bright overhead lighting will be essential in your rustic kitchen to make cooking and cleaning a breeze, softer light will be more appropriate to enjoy romantic meals in your farmhouse dining room.
  • Layer your light sources. Pair ambient, task, and accent light sources to curate a kitchen or dining room that looks like it was styled by an interior designer.
  • Use lamps as accessories. If you notice a dark corner in your dining room or spot on your kitchen counter that could use a special touch, consider placing a small table lamp to add warmth, light and, and charm to the room.

Choose the Right Color Palette

The colors that you choose for your farmhouse kitchen and rustic dining room will ultimately determine how the spaces look and feel. To create a kitchen that feels open and spacious, as all great kitchens do, stick with colors that are light and bright. If you aren’t sure which color would work best in the space, you can’t go wrong with neutrals. Whites, creams, and even grays can help your kitchen appear bigger than it is. Best of all, a neutral kitchen makes it easy to change up its look with seasonal accessories and decor.

Traditional Spanish farmhouse dining room decorated with wooden furniture and fixtures, and big windows.
Incorporating a traditional Spanish farmhouse design.

While light neutrals can certainly help your dining room feel modern and sophisticated, dining rooms are also a perfect room to play with color. Painting the walls a crisp yellow or covering an accent wall in a bold floral print would instantly make your dining room feel fresh and would gorgeous paired with a classic farmhouse table and chairs.

Get Rid of Clutter

If you’re looking for a quick way to make your kitchen and dining room look better, consider getting rid of any excess clutter in those rooms. When it comes to designing a home that is modern and attractive, less is always more. While you may not think that you have much that is worth parting with in your kitchen, a closer look may prove otherwise. If your counters are overflowing with dishes, food, and appliances, it’s time to make some changes. For the things that you use on a regular basis, find a spot to store them out of sight in your cabinets or pantry. If you don’t have space available or it’s an item that rarely gets used, it’s time to let it go. You may be surprised by how different and improved your kitchen looks after simply getting rid of the items that your family no longer needs or uses.

Organize Strategically

A well-organized kitchen is a happy kitchen. To help your farmhouse kitchen become as functional as it is beautiful, break it into zones. How? By making specific areas for these 5 categories:

  • Consumables: Store everything you eat in the refrigerator and your pantry or cabinet.
  • Non-consumables: Think everyday dishes, cups, and silverware.
  • Cleaning: Stick cleaning products away from food, such as under the sink.
  • Preparation: Where you will prepare food to be cooked and eaten, such as your counter space.
  • Cooking: Where you will cook your food, such as the stove, oven, and microwave.

After your kitchen essentials are all stored in their proper place, keep them organized and tidy with bins, baskets, and containers. Doing so won’t only make the space look better but will make finding ingredients, cleaning supplies, and anything else you may need in the kitchen quick and convenient.

Incorporate Homey Accessories

Of course, your farmhouse kitchen and dining room should be a practical space that makes everyday living and entertaining easy, but it’s equally as important that these rooms feel homey. With this in mind, don’t forget to incorporate rustic accessories that will bring¬† style and personality to your home. Here are some ideas to help you get started:

If it’s been a while since you’ve updated your farmhouse kitchen or dining room, Classic Farmhouse Decor can help you breathe new life into them once again. By prioritizing light, using a bright, neutral color scheme, staying organized, and incorporating rustic accessories, you can effortlessly curate a contemporary kitchen and refreshing dining space that your family and guests may never want to leave. For everything you need to bring your farmhouse design dreams to life, visit us online today. From rustic dining room furniture, charming kitchen accessories, and one-of-a-kind finds, you won’t believe how fun decorating your rustic-inspired home can be.

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