Follow our top style ideas to add rustic charm to your kitchen space
Love the country-style kitchen look? Whether you want to add subtle rustic touches, or go the whole hog with a brand new country scheme, we’ve picked our favourite ways to introduce it into your home.
Choose the right furniture and fittings
A must-have for the traditional country-style kitchen, shaker-style units are ideal for bringing that welcoming family touch to the scheme. Choose cabinets made of wood with aged surfaces and opt for round knobs to add to the country-style feel.
Panelled walls or units left in wood or painted in a complementary shade are an easy way to create a rustic feel.
Chunky freestanding furniture
Make the kitchen the heart of the house with a large rectangular table made of pine, oak, walnut or mahogany with wooden chairs or old benches that are similar in style and material.
Opt for a Belfast sink
A deep Belfast sink will add to the period feel of this traditional country-style look.
Select Your Colour
Go for a cream colour palette
Cream is the perfect colour for that warm and welcoming country look. Use it on the walls or on wooden kitchen units.
Accessorise in pastel shades
Add the perfect finishing touch to your country-style scheme, with antique buys, rustic accessories, and personalised touches – go for sugared-almond shades to add a touch of nostalgia
Pick the perfect appliance
Invest in a timeless classic like a large range cooker in a pastel shade. Make the most out of any original features when you’re planning your layout – this brick surround is ideal to house the pale blue aga.
Find the right window treatment
Bring your kitchen window to life with blinds or curtain swags in a country-coloured plaid pattern. For best results, choose a colour to compliment your units. Here, the green and yellow check goes perfectly with the wall and utility cupboard. You can also use country coloured curtain valences to give your windows that farmhouse country look. Go for a tartan print in earthy tones for an extra rustic feel, or faded florals for a cute cottage style.
Finish with the rustic accessories
Display tableware proudly
Opt for a painted dresser or antique cupboard to show off your ceramics and pottery. Open shelving not only provides storage, it gives the room a country look, especially when earthware, stoneware and rustic items are displayed
Tuck away kitchenalia in rattan storage baskets to maintain the country feel without creating clutter. A feminine plate rack is also a great way to display your best china. Place a hanging pot rack on the ceiling to hold vintage cookware.
Hang rustic accessories
Add country-style accessories to the walls. Hang old fashioned, weathered wood signs, vintage pots and pans, frames holding old farm recipes. You can also hang, old vintage spice hooks and iron hooks on the walls to add interest.
Go for chunky mix-and-match tableware in creams, or soften with ditsy florals and polka dot designs.
Some other ways to accessories your country-style style kitchen is to add fabrics in cute polka-dots or country-style plaid. Choose tablecloths, napkins and seat cushions to compliment your curtains or blind.