We all love farm-fresh fruits and veggies, but have you ever thought to bring farmhouse style into your home? The rustic, classic feel of a farmhouse can breathe life into any space. It’s easy to work aspects of farm life into your existing decor. The challenge comes in deciding whether you want traditional or modern farmhouse style.
Traditional Farmhouse Style vs. Modern Farmhouse Style
Classic farmhouse style pays homage to the traditional kitchen design of farms, with shiplap walls and distressed wood floors. Mason jars and houseplants add to the aesthetic, and a little routine baking clutter — not a lot! — makes a great finishing touch..
Modern farmhouse style takes rustic ideas and makes them sleek and classy. To get the modern farmhouse look, swap bulky, outdated appliances for stainless steel versions, and replace the earthy tones with light, neutral colors.
Mixing and Matching Farmhouse Styles
If you can't decide between the two styles, there are plenty of ways to mix and match them. Try pairing rough wood surfaces with bright cabinets or sleek centerpieces, and add Roman shades to the windows for a blend of classic and modern.
Textured fabrics allow for discrete, clean folds, and can be purchased in the perfect pattern for your farmhouse vision. By choosing a variety of patterns and fold types, you can create a transitional style throughout the house.
Farmhouse-Inspired Window Treatments
Roman shades are far from the only way to add the farmhouse look to your kitchen. Farmhouse-style window treatments come in many forms, and are guaranteed to bring privacy and style to your kitchen.
Woven Wood Shades
The material and form of woven wood shades are a nod to the most iconic farmyard structure: the barn itself. Their classical design allows them to fade into the background while still effectively blocking out distractions.
The semitransparent light-colored wood of these shades eliminates glare while still letting in natural light. To blend classic and modern styles, opt for lighter wood stains. Whites and creams are classic choices, but woven wood shades can also become a statement piece when they’re in a color that complements your kitchen's theme. If privacy is a concern, layer them with blackout shades, or add light-filtering lining to block lines of sight while still allowing light through.
Composite Window Shutters
While wood shutters are a staple of traditional farmhouse kitchens, composite window shutters can modernize your room's look for a sleek take on the classic. The undeniable style of these shutters doesn’t diminish their practicality.
Adjustable to every angle, these shutters can filter out the sun's rays as much or as little as you'd like, and are highly insulated to help lower your energy bills. Their composite material makes them easy to clean and maintain, and they are naturally resistant to moisture and pests.
When you've settled on the perfect window treatment, window valances can be the cherry on top. Valances make windows appear larger, and bring additional depth, texture, and personalized patterns to your kitchen.
The pleats, patterns, and shapes of valances from Budget Blinds can be customized to perfectly match your farmhouse kitchen, whether it’s modern, traditional, or a little bit of both. These high-quality, board-mounted installations add an extra flair to elevate any space.
A Professional Touch for your Farmhouse Kitchen
Budget Blinds offers high-quality window treatments that give life's greatest moments the perfect lighting. We take the time to understand your unique vision and bring it to life. To explore our full-service offerings, reach out for a free consultation today.