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12 Farmhouse Touches That Bring Homeyness to a Kitchen

The overdone ruffles and plethora of hens in 1980s-style “kountry kitchens” may be out, but farmhouse details in the kitchen will always be in style. Even in the most contemporary kitchens, tiny details derived from the farmhouse ideal add charm and personality. These elements, derived from real farmhouse kitchens, barns and country stores, conjure a relaxed feeling from a simpler time: the era evoked by Laura Ingalls Wilder — or at least the days when people talked to one another instead of texted. Whether you’re raising chickens in the country, canning tomatoes in the suburbs or ordering takeout from a studio apartment in the city, adding a dash of farmhouse style with any of these 12 touches will give your kitchen a happy feeling.
Bin pull hardware. These drawer handles bring to mind an old-fashioned country store. Though the overall style of the room is uncluttered and contemporary, other details — like the butcher block, canisters and barn pendant light — give it an intimate farmhouse feeling.