The American Farmhouse Style
Essential Style Elements
Exterior Color Palette
Interior Wood Species
Interior Stain Colors
American Farmhouse style window hardware takes its design cues from the Victorian style. However, since the American Farmhouse style is deeply rooted in practicality, only the less ornate examples of Victorian style window hardware are appropriate.
Like its window counterparts, American Farmhouse style door hardware uses the less ornate examples from the Victorian style.
Lock and Keeper in Oil Rubbed Bronze finish
Newbury® Door Hardware
Whitmore® Door Hardware
Oil Rubbed Bronze
The traditional window and grille pattern is a double-hung window with a 2-over-2 pattern. The Colonial pattern, the 2-over-1 pattern or no grilles at all may also be used as alternatives.
When casement windows are used for egress purposes, their grille patterns should create the look of rectangular windowpanes that are approximately the same size as those in the home's double-hung windows. Andersen offers a 2 1/4" wide grille that can be positioned horizontally across the center of a casement window to simulate a check rail, giving it the appearance of a double-hung window.
2-over-1 grille pattern
6-over-6 Colonial grille pattern
Andersen® Art Glass
Although the American Farmhouse style is known for its straightforward sensibility, high-end examples use art glass in select locations. Patterns range from classical Renaissance designs to the more flowing, nature-inspired Art Nouveau motifs.
The most popular locations for art glass in the American Farmhouse style are front doors, transom windows, the upper sash of cottage windows and accent windows. See more art glass options.
Design Your Own American Farmhouse Window Or Door
Double-Hung Window (Interior)
Double-Hung Window (Exterior)
Hinged Patio Door (Exterior)
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Download the pattern book below, or view it in the app (available from both iTunes and Google Play.)