Solid Wood Farmhouse Style Tables
5 ways to bring a farmhouse feel to your dining space.
A slower pace of life.
The thought of a farmhouse kitchen evokes a slower pace of life, rustic textures of wood and stone, mismatched crockery jostling with well-loved jam-pans solid wood farmhouse style tables and big mixing bowls. The space is cosy and homely and it doesn’t matter if things feel love-worn.
The space is warm and welcoming, thanks to a trusted Aga in the corner, the smell of home baking in the air. Whilst not all of us can enjoy this as a reality, we can strive to recreate this in our own homes with Indigo’s range of solid wood farmhouse style tables in oak and pine.
Photographed below The Oak Gamekeeper’s Table
Farmhouse Style: Quick Tips
Tip #1 Natural Texture
Let the beauty of raw materials shine.
Tip #2 Room For Impromptu Guests
Benches to make the ideal space for large gatherings
Tip #3 Choose a statement table
A statement table will set the pace for your entire interior
Tip #4 The Stove
Choose an imposing range stove.
Tip #5 Stash, store and hide!
Sturdy solid wood storage keeps clutter at bay.
Pushed for time?
Pin the below graphic to your kitchen and design boards on Pinterest to come back to.
Let the beauty of raw materials shine. Simple shaker style chairs paired with the natural beauty of an oak dining table. Rustic linen napkins, tea towels and vintage chopping boards add to the eclectic feel. Scour vintage shops or Ebay for rustic chopping boards, drill a hanging hole and use a thong of thick leather or twine to hang – or use ‘S’ hook as shown here.
Dress with antique crockery and glassware to capture that treasured hand-me-down farmhouse vibe. Pots of herbs such as Basil, Thyme and Sage bring the outdoors in and add fantastic flavour to your cooking.
Photographed above The Oak Gamekeeper’s Table
The beauty of a relaxed family dining kitchen is the ability to accommodate impromptu guests – team The Miller’s Farmhouse Plank Table with welcoming leather topped benches to make the ideal space for large gatherings and an overflow space from your main dining area at busy times like family parties and Christmas.
Design Spotlight – did you spot the little drawer on this table? It’s the ideal place to stash napkins and cutlery or hide birthday candles and matches ready to light up that home-made cake you made (or the artisan cake you bought!)
Bring farmhouse style dining to the heart of your home with a statement table which will set the pace for your entire interior. The Crossley Table is handcrafted at our Derbyshire workshop from slabs of oak – the splay leg lends a contemporary feel, anchored with traditional manufacture techniques such as open mortise joints. Pair with matching benches for a family focused dining space which will stand the test of time.
“For me a farmhouse style space is ultra relaxed, and welcoming. It’s a place to be at ease, it’s not precious. It doesn’t matter about throwing your car keys down on the table or if your little one scribbles off the paper onto the table. The whole space is about family time, good food and just being together.”
Miles Gregory Indigo Co-founder
Alongside your statement solid wood farmhouse style table is the all important stove. Be it an Aga or range-style electric oven it needs to stand proud in your kitchen, ready to produce a steady flow of home-baked goodies. A stove-top kettle completes the look.
Stash, store, hide
Whilst a cosy farmhouse look is created with accessories it’s wise to avoid a cluttered look – invest in some steadfast storage pieces to bring the look together and create the perfect spot for cookery books, crockery and utensils. We have a really diverse range of storage in oak, pine and aged oak to team with your Indigo table.