If you’re looking for a way to spice up your farmhouse or cottage kitchen then a DIY Farmhouse Table may be exactly what you need. After all, I have built many, many of these tables over the years and I’m sure you have too. I’m always amazed at how easy they are to build yourself as well as the elegance and beauty that they add to a home that most people only dream about. Even if you aren’t really into old world style living, there are enough details in these tables to create a fun atmosphere and create a comfortable haven for family and friends to relax and enjoy each other’s company.
Design Ideas: The best thing about designing a table is that there is no set design that you must adhere to. You will want to create a design and plan before you start building, but once you know where to begin you can come up with all kinds of unusual designs and styles. The most important part of any design is the dining room space and how you’ll use it to your advantage.
Plan for your table by considering where the furniture is going to go. Remember, your goal is to create a cozy, rustic ambiance in your home. You don’t want the table to be so wide it blocks out your entire dining room! Instead, think about what pieces of furniture you will need to fill up that space. You might want to bring in an end table or perhaps even add in a table and some chairs.
When planning, it is essential to keep the DIY Farmhouse Table simple and functional. Remember, this will not be a formal dining room set. Instead, it should be something to use for entertaining or playing around the house. So, plan on doing away with a lot of things you would ordinarily find in a formal dining room design.
Remember to plan your home design as if you were building a house. With that being said, you will want to think about your choices and make sure everything lines up properly. It will be crucial that your pieces all fit together. That’s what makes them pieces of furniture!
After you know where you are going to place your design, figure out what type of house style you wish to create. Again, this is just a basic guideline to get you started. You can play around with whatever design you wish, and here are some ideas to get you started.
A Craftsman Farmhouse Table: While a table built like this would fit into most of our themes, the tables normally are made in a more traditional style. This style will fit more traditional tastes and can work great for those who prefer older homes.
An Art Deco Style Design: With this style of design you’ll find that most tables are heavily stylized and have intricate detailing. They also tend to have open spaces and lavish details that will look nice in your overall design. If you want to keep it very simple, this is a great design to start with.