Create Your Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Go Beyond a Farmhouse Sink to Create Your Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Farmhouse sink, apron sink, country sink—so many names for this modern farmhouse staple. You don't have to plow an alfalfa field to love farmhouse design, but you'll need more than a fitting sink to make this style work. Modern farmhouse design uses a combination of organic materials, neutral colors and traditional lines to conjure up images of a simple and self-sufficient time.

The great thing about farmhouse design is that it's equally comfortable in a family's suburban clapboard as in a single's Manhattan high-rise. In fact, Houzz's fourth annual Kitchen Trends Report shows that traditional farmhouse décor is a favourite among millennials, of all people.

So sit a spell while Moen provides design tips on how to revive or create a modern farmhouse interior–wherever you live.

Create Your Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Accessories from everywhere

Farmhouse is equal opportunity décor that embraces your grandmother's rocking chair as well as contemporary accessories and French country knickknacks. Match vintage tables with reclaimed or distressed flooring. Hang wrought iron pendants over a granite centre island to combine matte and glossy finishes.

Farmhouse aesthetic includes distressed flooring, wrought iron, and tables

Go natural

Wood beams, exposed brick and stone hearths are the rustic and natural touches that grab the eye in modern farmhouses. Hardwood floors are either low-gloss or distressed, inviting you to eat, play and fully live in the house. Farmhouse rooms are never reserved for company, rather they're created to make family feel special and visitors feel at home.

Natural hardwood flooring for farmhouse interior design

Copper hot spots

A little bit of copper adds a big splash to farmhouse kitchens. As copper ages, it oxidizes and changes color. What starts as a glowing copper range hood eventually becomes muted by a turquoise patina, giving it an appealing antique appearance. Moen's oil-rubbed bronze fixtures work well with copper, no matter its stage of evolution.

Add a splash of copper to farmhouse kitchens

Whether you favor traditional decor, modern, or a bit of both, identifying your design inspiration can help you create the bathroom and kitchen of your dreams.