How to Combine Farmhouse Style with Rustic and Modern
Farmhouse and Rustic are often times used interchangeably because the styles are so similar. They both include the use of floors or beams made of old worn wood, family- oriented decor, and vintage elements like aged hand-crafted furniture.
The key difference between the two styles is that Farmhouse is usually less natural. This could mean the furniture has been painted over or buffed to look more new, whereas Rustic uses reclaimed wood in its natural state to give it a cabin-like style.
Using natural wood flooring is a great start to combining the two styles. If you have different floor plans you can add reclaimed wooden beams to the ceiling. This will make your kitchen seem larger, more natural, and aged.
A decor idea you should consider is adding wooden shelves along the kitchen walls. From there you can add accents like wooden cutting boards or wooden dishes to add to your kitchen’s natural theme. Other wooden decor ideas include ladders, baskets, and stools!
One great way tcombine farmhouse style with rustic and modern is fireclay sinks. Fireclay Sinks or sinks with birch cutting boards and sliding colanders are a great way to add to this theme as well. Fireclay sinks are resistant to bacteria, stains, and cracks, and are naturally sound absorbing! Utility sinks use wood for functionality and design. Check out our selection of white and charcoal finished fireclay kitchen sinks here at Rustic Kitchen and Bath!
In order to combine these two styles, you’ll want to incorporate worn metal that has been rusted or has a copper finish. An appliance that is hard to incorporate with this style are dishwashers. Dishwashers often come in white, black, or stainless steel, which can throw off the aged design you are looking for. Try using a ZLINE dishwasher that comes with an unfinished wood or copper panel to keep your kitchen design consistent.
Ways to combine the two styles is commonly done with furniture or decor pieces. The furniture you use should be comfortable and sleek in design. Unique shapes are encouraged, but traditional shapes sometimes work fine with this style as well. Decor pieces are just as important, and should be used to add to the sculptural element of the kitchen.
It’s important to have appliances that match your kitchen design. One appliance that offers a modern design and a beautiful geometric shape is the ZLINE Designer Series Wooden Island Mount Range Hood in Butcher Block (681iW). It’s butcher block base and stainless steel chimney offer the perfect combination of modern and farmhouse!
Another stunning appliance is the ZLINE 60 in. Professional Dual Fuel Range in Stainless Steel. It’s large convection ovens add to the aging farmhouse theme, while complimenting the modern aesthetics of your kitchen. ZLINE is our favorite brand when it comes to combining these two styles, because of their array selection of copper and wooden appliances.
Contrast is something you should have in mind when combining these two styles. Whether it’s night or day, white painted walls with unique light fixtures will bring your wooden furniture to life. One of our favorite light fixtures is the Ledbury 4-Light Kitchen Island Linear Pendant, because of its unique design and finish.
Thank you for reading our tips on how to combine farmhouse style with rustic and modern, and we hope we were able to help bring you all the resources to integrate Farmhouse into your kitchen design! As always, we would like to thank you for choosing Rustic Kitchen and Bath as your preferred retailer in kitchen and bath appliances. We’ll see you next week!
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