8 Farmhouse Kitchen Decor Must Haves

I am back today talking more about kitchen organization. In case you missed my post on Monday, I talked about kitchen pantry and cabinet organization. Today, I’m chatting about making your kitchen a functional but decorated space! I absolutely love watching Fixer Upper and getting inspiration from Chip and Joanna. My husband and I even incorporated a visit to the Silos on a trip to Austin last year!  There are times I watch the show and wonder how people actually live in their new spaces as everything looks so perfect! However, there are ways to get the fixer upper/farmhouse look while still maintaining a functional kitchen! I’m sharing my farmhouse kitchen decor favorites that are both stylish and functional.

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My kitchen is a combination of function and items that we love. I really prefer a less cluttered look so I try to stick to my favorites and rotate things out for the seasons.

Farmhouse Kitchen #farmhousekitchen #fixerupperstyle #farmhousedecor #whitekitchen

(1.) Multi-Tiered Stand

If you have been following me on Instagram or reading my blog for any length of time, you know my love of tiered stands runs deep! I just received another one for Christmas. There are so many ways to style a tiered stand. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to tray styling!  I love rotating out my Rae Dunn mugs for the season or holiday! You can even use a tiered stand for serving food at a party. So many options to use the stand from a function standpoint, but also to showcase some of your favorite decor pieces! A win-win!

My favorite wood tiered stand!

Tiered Stand Styling #farmhousedecor #farmhousekitchen #inexpensivefarmhousedecor #traystyling

Display your Rae Dunn mugs on a tiered stand!

We used my new galvanized metal tray for New Year’s Eve! It is great for a more casual look.Galvanized Metal Tiered Tray Ideas #traystyling #tieredtray #farmhousedecor

More tiered stand options:

(2.) Baskets and Bowls

Another inexpensive and useful item for the kitchen is baskets or bowls to display your fruit and veggies. I have a few of these containers around the kitchen including a two tiered wire basket and a footed bowl. I find that if I display my fruits and veggies, we are much more likely to eat them!

Farmhouse kitchen essentials: Fruit display

My exact bowl no longer available. Similar HERE and HERE.

This option from Amazon is a pretty and functional one!


Also, I love these two wire fruit basket options from Crate and Barrel and Target!

(3.) Bread Storage

Another popular functional farmhouse piece is a bread box! We love having our bread handy (our toaster is in a cabinet right below this box). I had a hard time finding a bread box when I was looking but there are a lot of options now.

Farmhouse Essentials: Bread Box

I could not find my exact bread box  but this one is very similar! I love how it has some distressed details.

White Metal Bread Box #farmhousekitchen #fixerupperstyle #farmhousestyle

How cute is this Rae Dunn inspired Bread Box?Adorable Farmhouse Bread Box

(4.) Chalkboards

One of our favorite elements in the kitchen is our chalkboard! We opted to paint and trim out a wall size chalkboard. But even a smaller framed board would work too! The chalkboard is a great piece to update for the seasons and holidays. Even a counter top chalkboard is a great option for spaces that don’t allow for bigger pieces! Kids love writing on the board and coming home to surprise messages! I often times opt for quotes and simple phrases on our chalkboard, but it’d be fun to use it as a weekly menu display!

Chalkboard Wall for Farmhouse Kitchen #farmhousedecor #farmhousekitchen #chalkboardwall

Real Boxwood Wreath | White Pom Garland | Wire Round Basket

I love this chalkboard that is also an organization system!

(5.) Vases and Trays

Displaying your most used utensils and ingredients is a great way to keep them handy plus clear up some drawer and cabinet space! I like displaying our wooden spoons by the oven because I use them multiple times a day. I also have some of our most used oils and seasonings near the oven for easy use! There are so many ways to display these items. You might even already have some vases or trays around the house that you can use for these purposes. Always shop your house before buying something new! 

Store wooden utensils in a vase for the farmhouse look #farmhousekitchen #farmhousedecor #kitchen

Cake Pedastal (Magnolia Market-not shown online) | Vase

Organize spices and oils on a tray for a farmhouse kitchen element #farmhousedecor #farmhousekitchen #kitchenorganization

Tray with interchangeable miniatures: Nora Fleming

(6.) Greenery

Greenery can add a lot of warmth to a space. I prefer a mix of faux and real plants in my kitchen. Real boxwood plants are easy to maintain (just spritz with water every few weeks). Potted plants also add warmth to a space!

Farmhouse Decor: Greenery #farmhousekitchen #farmhouselook

Wreaths, succulents and fresh flowers are also great ways to add greenery to the kitchen!

(7.) Open Shelving

One of my favorite areas of the kitchen is our coffee bar with open shelving. This area gets a lot of use and is truly one of the most functional but fun places in the kitchen! The shelves are a mix of useful items and decor pieces. I change out these shelves for all of the seasons.

How to get the farmhouse look by using open shelving

White Cake Stand (Similar) | Mini Cupcake Pedestal: Magnolia

The coffee rack (another farmhouse favorite) is a great way to display all of the mugs!
Use a mug rack to display Rae Dunn Mugs #raedunn #farmhousekitchen #farmhousedecor

Mug Display 


So many ways to add function and style to your kitchen! It’s about finding the right elements that serve your family’s needs and decor preferences!

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  1. January 10, 2018 / 10:03 am

    Love your kitchen and your style!!

  2. January 10, 2018 / 11:24 am

    I always love seeing your tiered tray!…and then am reminded to work on mine 🙂 I’ve been working on adding greenery around my house. I’ve never really had any before (not sure why?!) but I love the look!

  3. Julie
    January 10, 2018 / 11:48 am

    Aw I love it! Love the examples pictures too! Inspiring!

  4. January 10, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Love it! You inspired me the other day to organize my kitchen so that is my plan for Friday!!

  5. January 10, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    You’re kitchen is so pretty! I love all of these!

  6. January 10, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    Super cute kitchen and love your styling tips!!

  7. January 10, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    We redid our basement this past year and when we put in our bar, we opted for chalk board paint instead of a back splash and it is the perfect fun decorating element.

    Great post as always!


    • Jaclyn
      January 10, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Your basement sounds awesome–have you ever posted any pictures??

  8. January 10, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    These are great ideas! And that wooden tiered stand is GORGEOUS!

  9. January 10, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    I would love it if we had white cabinets! I definitely want a multi-tiered stand and to make room for a chalkboard in our next house.

  10. January 10, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    Your kitchen is gorgeous!! I love the idea of a bread box! We always end up putting the bread on top of the fridge and it looks terrible haha! I also love the 2 tiered wooden stand, I definitely need one of those!

  11. January 11, 2018 / 11:50 am

    Can you come decorate my kitchen!? Lol. I’m in love with your style. I think the chalkboard is my favorite. I’d have a lot of fun with that.

  12. January 11, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Love your kitchen! And what a brilliant idea to use tiered stands to hold mugs and other things! Totally going downstairs into my storage to grab mine and copy the idea!!!

  13. Aly Funk
    January 11, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    I seriously want all of those things! Love it!

  14. Eryka
    January 12, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    the decor is so adorable! I LOVE the mugs!

    • Jaclyn
      January 15, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Thank you Eryka!

  15. January 12, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    I love that multi use tiered serving tray! And I’ve been DYING to put a giant chalkboard in our kitchen!!

    • Jaclyn
      January 15, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Thanks Rachel! The chalkboard is a lot of fun..and functional.

  16. Rika
    February 3, 2019 / 11:10 pm

    What color paint is in your kitchen? I love it!!!

    • Jaclyn
      February 4, 2019 / 6:46 am

      accessible beige by sherwin williams!

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