10 Country/Farm-Style Kitchen Design Ideas
Country kitchens are so classic and timeless. The rustic look brings charm to your home like nothing else can do.
But how do you create the right look for your home? What are the elements that you need to bring together to create your country kitchen?
Let's look at a few design ideas that will help you organise your thoughts. After reading through these 10 tips you'll be well on your way to creating the perfect kitchen design!
Keep your design simple. Country kitchens don't need elaborate motifs or designs. In fact, those take away from the atmosphere you are trying to create.
Instead choose simple, clean designs. You can add a bit of carved wood here and there but the idea is to not go too crazy. Bold colours and crazy patterns don't quite convey a country look.
One of the most important pieces of designing a country kitchen is to select the right colours. Colours set the mood and will set the tone upon entering the kitchen.
What colours work best for a country kitchen theme? Think both earth tones and bright and fresh. White walls with light green or yellow accents create a classic look.
Complementary shades of light browns and tans are also perfect. You can do this with wooden furniture and/or cupboards. Let's talk about those next.
Natural materials best convey the look you are going for. Choosing wood for your cupboards and furniture is an excellent idea.
Woods that work well for country kitchens include pine, oak, maple, and cherry. You get bonus points for knotty wood, which is most often found in pine. This adds a bit of that authentic rustic charm you're looking for.
This is where you can get creative with a little carving if you want. Table and chair legs are a nice medium for simple designs. Chair backs provide a nice canvas for simple country scenes to add charm.
A traditional farmhouse style table is typically made of wood. Try it in a distressed wood design to add some artistic flair.
Wood isn't the only natural material out there that adds charm to your country kitchen. Try adding some interesting with tiles in a contrasting colour.
A simple splashback may be sufficient for your design. Or you can tile part of the walls, one entire wall or whatever other combination you can dream up. The floor is also a great medium for using tile.
Stone adds some interesting effects to your design. Get a big stone slab to top your table. You can also use it as a worktop material.
Another nice touch is to add an accent wall with either stone or tile made to look like stone. Play with colours and textures a little to find what works with your idea and adds the right touch of charm.
Whitewashed brick makes a bright and fresh contribution to your country kitchen. The look is clean, simple, and old-fashioned--which is exactly what you're aiming for!
It is a great look for your accent wall. You can either go up only halfway or do the entire wall if you like the look. It's up to you!
Another great way to really "countrify" your kitchen is to install a country fireplace. You can choose a design that is for the purpose of both heating and cooking. Or one that is only for heating. Either way, the idea screams country--if you choose the right look, of course.
The masonry materials we've already mentioned are an excellent choice for the fireplace. Instead of making an accent wall of whitewashed brick, build a fireplace! Stone is also a great option for sprucing up the look well.
The right fireplace is the ultimate accent piece for a country kitchen. If you have the space for it, we highly recommend it.
Choosing the right appliances also contributes to the overall effect. Aside from your cupboards or a fireplace, these are the next largest items in your kitchen. The right appliances will either finish the look or destroy it entirely.
Choose a sink in old-fashioned porcelain or even stainless steel. Stainless steel for the refrigerator and range cooker can also work. But make sure you combine it with the right accents. If you don't, it could end up looking a little too contemporary to be truly country.
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Choosing vintage appliances and accessories is another great tool. You get to be friendly to the environment by reusing pieces. Plus, you have the added bonus of staying on trend.
It is so fashionable right now to use vintage, or vintage style, pieces to decorate your home. And it works perfectly with a country design!
You can stick with practical items like your cooker hood or your table and chairs. But don't be afraid to think outside the box also.
Try adding a grandfather clock or a wooden dresser to store your grandmother's china. These both make perfect additions to a country kitchen.
The accessories you choose are like the icing on the cake. It pulls everything together to create the perfect look.
Patterns like gingham, plaid, and toile are perfect for your fabrics. This would be things like curtains, towels, placemats and the like.
Other items like cookware and containers are also important. This is particularly important if you store them out.
Instead of buying fancy containers, use mason jars. Go for stainless steel cookware, you get bonus points if they have wooden handles. Get creative, and don't forget to have fun!
Put It All Together
Now that you have lots of ideas rolling around in your head, it's time to put them all together. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with all your home improvement needs.
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