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Get Farmhouse Style

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 15, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Farmhouse design has style that won’t quit. It’s traditional but can be easily updated to trendy transitional. Create a great farmhouse style in your home. Here’s how.Farmhouse style kitchen
Forest Park in Timberland on the floor with Carrara Gioia marble on the countertop and Rittenhouse Square in Arctic White on the backsplash

Farmhouse Life

Farmhouse design is far more than how you decorate your house. It’s the way you live your life. If you love comfort, simplicity, and the great outdoors, farmhouse is effortless for you.

Employ natural elements like brick, concrete, wood, and stone in your design to lay the foundation for your transitional farmhouse style. Reclaimed looks or aged looks are a good choice to add that farmhouse rustic to the space. Wood-look tile allows you to have the worn wood look without the worry of wood. It’s easy to care for and stands up to everything your family dishes out. Season Wood is a beautiful choice for the reclaimed wood look with all the benefits of porcelain tile.

Soft Rustic

Farmhouse style of the past was very traditional and on the heavier side. But today’s styles are much more clean-lined. Designers find many ways to blend the rustic and the contemporary in a way that brings the comfort of traditional farmhouse design to the elegant features of the modern day.

Neutral colors in the lighter shades, especially grey, update the farmhouse look. Pops of bright, contemporary color breathe life into your design without interrupting the farmhouse style. White cabinets instead of traditional oak and stainless steel also freshen the farmhouse look.

An tile covered accent wall is the perfect addition to a farmhouse design. Try clean, white subway tile like Rittenhouse Square. Or go with an eye-catching glass mosaic to add some interest.

farmhouse style dining room
Forest Park in Timberland on the floor

Finishing Details

Décor in the farmhouse style against a more contemporary foundation is the easiest way to achieve the transitional farmhouse style. Put in a farmhouse sink and transform your design. Shiplap, natural textures, painted wood, and antiques are must-have details.

Go with wood-look tile in a herringbone pattern to add thoughtful detail. Or try a contrasting grout for some punchy personality. A classic tile is a good way to get the farmhouse look started off right. Black and white checkerboard or an octagon and dot are retro looks that introduce the look you want. Display your favorite antiques and rustic details and you’ve completed the farmhouse style.


Give your home the comfy, rustic style that is farmhouse. It’s the perfect combination of traditional and contemporary that will keep you on trend for many years to come.

Topics: Design, Backsplash, Countertop

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