Farmhouse style is a timeless look that’s popping up everywhere in the interior design world right now. You’ve probably seen beautiful farmhouse tables and DIY projects all over Instagram, Pinterest, and HGTV lately. But how do you bring farmhouse style into your home? One of the easiest ways is with a farmhouse table.
In this guide, you’ll learn the basics of farmhouse style and how you can use farmhouse tables in your home. Just one farmhouse-style piece of furniture can create the rustic vibe that you’ve been dreaming about.
What is farmhouse style?
Farmhouse style emphasizes rustic decor with neutral colors, cozy warmth, and a relaxing, practical approach to furniture. Even though it has a bit of a vintage feel, you can combine farmhouse home decor with modern styling for an updated sensibility. This look is known as modern farmhouse style. Farmhouse style can also integrate with other interior themes, such as industrial or boho chic.
Basics of farmhouse style
As its name suggests, farmhouse style is inspired by traditional farmhouse design. Most farmhouse spaces feature white or off-white walls with an earthy, toned-down palette. Pops of color are limited and intentional, bringing attention to various aspects of the room. Solid wood and other nature-based elements are almost always the stars of the show, and they’re essential to the farmhouse look.
Spaces are decorated to feel warm and cozy, and they prioritize function and comfort over a sophisticated look. Most farmhouse dining tables feature exposed wood grain on the tabletop and rustic-style chairs or benches.
A look at the farmhouse table
Farmhouse tables set the mood for many rustic dining areas. They’re typically vintage-inspired and heavy-duty, made with solid wood table tops and a natural wood finish. Though the dining space is the most common spot for these beauties, it doesn’t stop there. You can also use a farmhouse table in the living room instead of a coffee table.
What type of chair goes with a farmhouse dining room table?
You can use almost any chair with a farmhouse table. It all depends on the overall look you want to achieve in your home. The best part about a farmhouse table — and the farmhouse style in general — is that you can style it in various ways to suit your tastes.
Use a farmhouse table to change things up and create some contrast. Mixing and matching is an excellent way to do this — check out our tutorial on mixing and matching dining chairs for more inspiration. Mixing helps you avoid the matchy-matchy look that wood chairs around a wood table can sometimes create (unless that’s your thing, of course).
To get started, consider these simple ideas for farmhouse kitchen and dining room chairs:
- Linen slipcovers for a formal, country-style look
- Spindle chairs for a modern farmhouse look
- Matching benches for family-friendly style
- One farmhouse bench paired with farmhouse chairs for versatility
- Mix and match chairs with the end chairs differing from those on the sides of the table
Accents and styling
If you want a full farmhouse look around your farmhouse table, add accents that fit the theme — for example, a farmhouse-style chandelier, breadboard, or centerpiece. If you’re up for a little sanding and woodworking, you might also try making a DIY centerpiece made from barn wood or reclaimed pine wood. A rustic table runner or tablecloth is a lovely way to protect and decorate your tabletop for formal occasions.
8 farmhouse tables you’ll love
Unless you want to take on a DIY project and hone your woodworking skills, you’ll probably want to buy a new table and set of chairs to create the farmhouse look in your home. And we’re here to help.
Below are some of our favorite farmhouse tables to help you bring this beautiful look into your home.
1. Keats Rectangular Dining Table
This Keats Rectangular Dining Table perfectly blends modern and rustic elements for a chic farmhouse style. This beautiful table features solid sheesham wood with a warm chestnut finish. It seats up to six people and comes in a counter-height variation, which would work well as a kitchen table.
The Keats collection includes a matching bench, and goes well with a range of dining room chairs and benches to suit any space.
2. Bexley Live Edge Trestle Dining Table
The Bexley Live Edge Trestle Table has serious rustic character. Live edge wood retains the tree’s natural shape along the edges of the tabletop while the table base features a farmhouse-style trestle with an espresso finish and mortise and tenon joining for a classic look. This piece seats six guests comfortably with enough room to add a guest or two. This table would fit right in with modern farmhouse, transitional, and country chic decor.
3. Simpson 6-Piece Rectangular Dining Set
This Simpson 6-Piece Rectangular Dining Set brings rustic energy into any space. At over eight feet long, this large dining room table is perfect for entertaining. It has a dark latte table top creating contrast with the vintage ivory white table legs and frame. This wood dining table comes with four side chairs and a bench, each of which features soft light brown upholstery with nailhead trim.
This table is available in a rectangular shape or an oval shape. Each one features turned legs and coordinating support beams. With a casual bucolic appeal, this table would fit right in with a country farmhouse aesthetic.
4. Barrett Marble Top Dining Table
This Barrett Marble Top Dining Table could bring farmhouse style into an industrial space. It features a spacious rectangular tabletop that seats up to six guests, and it’s built from solid acacia wood. The solid wood frame is topped with a genuine white marble top that gives it a formal touch. The marble tabletop has eye-catching grey striations with a softly beveled edge.
The Barrett collection includes matching chairs with a gunmetal finish for industrial farmhouse charm.
5. Coleman Rectangular Dining Table
This Coleman Rectangular Dining Table is solidly built with crisp, clean lines that are perfect for a rustic farmhouse dining space. Perched on four sturdy, square-shaped table legs, this warm rectangular table has an enduring appeal. It can comfortably seat up to six guests. Whether you want to add farmhouse charm to your formal dining space or rustic cabin, this farmhouse-style table will help you do it.
The Coleman collection features matching chairs that enhance the simple, rustic aesthetic of this classic table.
6. Darcy 5-Piece Rectangle Dining Set
This Darcy 5-Piece Rectangle Dining Set adds instant farmhouse flair to your home. The extendable dining set includes a large rectangular table and four side chairs in a weathered ash wood finish. It also comes with a dual pedestal base and 18-inch leaf extensions to allow for plenty of seating when family or friends come over. Each side chair is padded and wrapped in a light neutral fabric that complements existing color palettes.
The Darcy collection also includes a 5-piece round dining set and a 7-piece rectangular dining set.
7. Deerfield Writing Desk
This Deerfield Writing Desk will breathe new life into your dream of a farmhouse-inspired office space. This classic piece offers a beautiful contrast between its rustic latte tabletop and sturdy black base. The felt-lined single center drawer with bar pull is perfect for storing small items. This desk is made from planked swan pinewood with a poplar frame.
Pair this with any office chair to make working from home more comfortable.
8. Wooden Square Coffee Table
This Wooden Square Coffee Table is a quintessential farmhouse piece with its square block-style design and understated aesthetic. The table is made from solid sheesham wood, offering stunning wood grain characteristics and a natural charm that would make any space feel more inviting.
The low-profile design of this coffee table is excellent for small spaces, and the elegant cross-section base adds a zen-like quality.
Ready to add rustic charm to your space?
It doesn’t matter how your home is decorated right now, a farmhouse table is sure to add plenty of charm to any room. Whether you’re shopping for a dining table, kitchen table, coffee, table, or desk, it’s hard to go wrong with farm-inspired design.
For more inspiration, don’t miss our article on styling your home with farmhouse decor on a budget. And don’t forget to browse Coaster Furniture’s full catalog if you haven’t yet found the perfect fit.
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