Transform your space with a vintage hutch. Find inspiration and ideas for styling this farmhouse piece and create a cozy corner nook at home.

Vintage Farmhouse Hutch

A vintage hutch farmhouse style is a design aesthetic that combines elements of vintage, rustic, and farmhouse styles. It often features antique or distressed furniture pieces, such as a hutch, that have a worn, weathered look. The hutch typically has open shelves or glass-fronted cabinets for displaying or storing items. The overall feel of the vintage hutch farmhouse style is cozy, charming, and reminiscent of traditional farmhouses. It often incorporates natural materials, such as wood and metal, and neutral color palettes with pops of vintage-inspired colors. This style is popular for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in kitchens, dining rooms, or living spaces.

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Vintage Hutch Farmhouse Decorating Ideas

Here are just a few ideas to get you started. Feel free to mix and match different elements to create a personalized vintage hutch farmhouse decor that suits your taste and style.

  • Display Antique Dishes: Use the open shelves or glass-fronted cabinets of the hutch to showcase your collection of antique dishes or vintage glassware. Arrange them in an aesthetically pleasing manner, alternating between different sizes and shapes.
  • Add Greenery: Place potted plants or fresh flowers on top of the hutch or on the shelves to bring a touch of nature and freshness to the space. Consider using vintage-style planters or vases for an added rustic charm.
  • Incorporate Rustic Accessories: Decorate the hutch with rustic accessories such as antique metal or wooden crates, vintage scales, mason jars, or old-fashioned kitchen utensils. These items add character and enhance the farmhouse vibe.
  • Use Vintage Textiles: Drape a vintage-style table runner or tea towels over the hutch to add a soft and cozy touch. Look for textiles with floral patterns, gingham prints, or lace details to complement the farmhouse aesthetic.
  • Display Vintage Kitchenware: Showcase vintage kitchenware items such as enamelware, vintage teapots, or antique baking pans on the shelves. These items not only add visual interest but also create a nostalgic ambiance.
  • Hang Vintage Artwork or Signs: To create a focal point, hang vintage-inspired artwork or signs on the wall behind the hutch. Look for vintage botanical prints, farm animal illustrations, or rustic farmhouse signs to enhance the vintage charm.
  • Utilize Wicker Baskets: Place wicker baskets on the shelves to store and organize items such as linens, napkins, or cooking utensils. Wicker baskets add texture and a rustic touch to the hutch.
  • Vintage Glassware Collection: Arrange old-fashioned milk bottles, colored glass bottles, or vintage soda bottles on the shelves to create a vignette of vintage glassware. This adds a pop of color and a nostalgic feel to the hutch.

Vintage Hutch with Desert Rose China

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Antique Hutch Styles

There are several antique hutch styles that you can consider for your farmhouse decor too:

  1. Hoosier Hutch: The Hoosier hutch, also known as a Hoosier cabinet, originated in the early 20th century and was popular in American kitchens. It features a compact design with a countertop, upper cabinets, and lower drawers. The hutch often includes built-in flour sifters, spice racks, and other convenient features for baking and cooking.
  2. Welsh Dresser: The Welsh dresser is a traditional hutch style from Wales. It typically consists of a lower cabinet with drawers or doors and an upper section with open shelves or glass-fronted cabinets. The Welsh dresser is known for its craftsmanship and often features intricate carvings or decorative details.
  3. China Hutch: The china hutch is a classic style designed specifically for displaying and storing china and other delicate items. It usually has glass-fronted cabinets or open shelves to showcase the collection and drawers or closed cabinets for storage. Learn more about how to style a vintage cabinet hutch with wedding china in the 7 Simple Steps.
  4. Pie Safe: The pie safe is a hutch style that originated in the 19th century and was used to store pies and other perishable foods. It features punched tin panels on the doors or sides, which allowed air to circulate while keeping insects away. The pie safe is often made of wood and has a rustic, farmhouse appeal.
  5. French Provincial Hutch: The French Provincial hutch is characterized by its elegant and ornate design. It often features curved lines, decorative carvings, and intricate detailing. The hutch may have glass-fronted cabinets, open shelves, or a combination of both.
  6. Colonial Hutch: The colonial hutch is inspired by the furniture styles of the American colonial period. It typically has a simple and sturdy design, with straight lines and minimal ornamentation. The colonial hutch often includes closed cabinets or drawers for storage, along with open shelves for display. Learn more in this A Traditional Maine Home with a Stylish Antique Hutch post.

These are just a few examples of antique hutch styles that you can consider. Each style has its own unique characteristics and can add a touch of history and charm to your farmhouse decor.

My Old Vintage Farmhouse Hutch

Here’s one way that I styled my old vintage farmhouse hutch for spring.

I started by emptying the entire cabinet for a fresh new look, gathering all the white and silver I had from around the house.

Start with a Clean Slate

Empty Vintage Pine Hutch

Vintage Hutch Top

I then started decorating the vintage farmhouse hutch top down, starting with a vintage mountain scene framed in gold. I followed up with some soft-looking baskets from JoAnne Fabrics and a white tea set that was my mother’s. A jar of white buttons from an antique store completed the vintage details. I love the soft white touches against the vintage gold picture frame.

Vintage Hutch Farmhouse Decor Ideas

Add Shelf Height

One thing I had to remember when decorating was how it would look when I closed the glass doors.  Therefore, I had to add some height on the bottom shelf, especially so that the items could be seen when the vintage hutch doors were closed.


I started with a few books but quickly changed that up, although I do like the books.  You can see later decorating photos of this vintage hutch.

Silver pitcher with greenery in vintage hutch on book

You may also enjoy the post The Cutest DIY Shelf Liners in an Old Pine Hutch post.

White farmhouse decor accessories on pine shelving.

Stacked Dishes

Here, I replaced the heightened books with some stacked plates from a local consignment shop—the same shop where I found all the silver pieces. Double Score!

pine wood shelving with vintage decor.

Cake Stands

Cake stands are another fantastic way to add height to your vintage hutch shelving.

Vintage hutch decorated with white and silver, farmhouse style.

The white pieces in this vintage farmhouse hutch are from various consignment shops, antique shops, HomeGoods, and Target. 

antique  cabinet decorated in white and silver accessories, farmhouse style.

Vintage books add so much charm to much-needed filler spaces, along with some displayed white napkins and placemats.

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You may also really enjoy this Fabolous Vintage Hutch Makeover.

Add Greenery and Florals

And give me all the tulips on this beautiful vintage farmhouse hutch for spring.

Orange tulips on vintage farmhouse cabinet.

You may also enjoy the posts, How a Penny Can Keep Tulips From Drooping, and 17+ Simple Tulip Arrangements You Can Create Today.

Wicker Chair with Blanket in front of vintage cabinet.

Blankets, wicker chairs, candles, and pillows add to that farmhouse cozy style.

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

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  1. Leanne Pergel says:


    In love with this beautiful hutch, do you know what kind of wood it is? Thanks!

  2. I have recently started following your blog and I just love it! Both of your homes are just beautiful and so inspiring! And I love your cream walls which I am actually starting to use in my own home. I see where you used Sherwin Williams Navajo White. Does it tend to go more yellow at night? I have Benjamin Moore’s Indian White and have found that to be true. But during the day I love the soft color of it. Oh and this pine hutch is such an inspiration for me. I have a similar one in my dining room and you have given me several ideas.

    1. Hi Deedra, welcome! I haven’t found it to go yellow in the evenings and I’m pretty sensitive to it. I’ve really enjoyed the color the last couple of years in our home. So glad you are joining me!!

  3. Lori Clark says:

    Hi! I have the same curtains and I’m wondering, did you cut them down from 50 to 25 inches? If so, do you have a wide shot of the whole window?


    1. Hi Lori, No I didn’t cut them down, they fall to the floor. Thanks so much for stopping by!