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7 farmhouse kitchen must-haves

We’re always adding to and amending our dream kitchen wishlist, but most of us don’t have the budget for a total kitchen makeover. So today we’ve got seven farmhouse kitchen must-haves to achieve that classic country look on a classic country budget.

Farmhouse kitchen must-haves


Rooster decor

What country kitchen is complete without this traditional farmhouse staple? And these roosters won’t wake you up at the crack of dawn!

Hen Pecked rooster valanceRooster Brand


The incredible criss-cross shiplap below adds instant character to any builder-grade kitchen island, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you’re a little handy with a jig saw, hammer and a paint brush, you can DIY your way to a more charming country kitchen island. Googling “budget DIY kitchen island shiplap” is a great way to get you started.

A big ol’ farmhouse kitchen sink. You’ll find some brilliant farmhouse kitchen inspo on Pinterest! We’re partial to this dark fireclay look.

Rustic brick or wood accents with a modern tile mosaic

We have some great examples of this in our Pinterest board on country kitchens, and you can find some darling wooden decor on our website.


And don’t be afraid to choose an unorthodox color! We adore this farmhouse remodel with pastel blue-green cabinetry!

Farmhouse chic galvanized storage canisters

Is it galvanized accents you seek? Because we can definitely help you out with that.

Galvanized farmhouse chic storage canisters

Vintage lighting with copper and wood accents

You can find so many ways to incorporate copper accents into your decor, and since copper cooking utensils have made a big comeback, copper is a natural fit for a country kitchen theme.

Burlap or Tin letters

Accent letters are a great way to make a personal statement in any room of the house. The word “EAT” for instance, adds character and coordinates well if you have some of those galvanized accent pieces we mentioned above.

Large Tin Letters

What farmhouse kitchen must-haves have we left out? What do you love about your kitchen?

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