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You’re standing in your cozy rustic kitchen admiring the warm glow that only aged wood cabinets and a natural fireplace can give off, and the scent of pine trees envelops your senses. You flop into your favorite plaid-draped easy chair and prop your socks-up feet near the open flame of the wood-burning stove, close enough to warm cold toes. The logs in the fire seem to explode to the rhythm of the kettle boiling on its huge stove…Were you there for a moment? Escape from the hectic and fast-paced life of the city and dream of what a quiet life in the country would be like. In this article we are not talking about a country kitchen where toile fabric covers every corner and ceramic roosters perch on its windowsills and countertops. Rather, here you will find pictures and descriptions of rustic kitchens that feature amazing natural wood elements, ancient stone that has crumbled over time, rough-hewn wooden beams, and some unexpected modern elements that go surprisingly well with rustic living. . If country style isn’t for you, then consider reading our 10 amazing modern kitchen cabinet styles. Let’s take a look at these timeworn treasures to see if we can create this intimate aesthetic in our own home:
1) Dark wood and hints of red
Wide planks of wood, wood beams on the ceiling, weathered wood cabinets – all of these wonderful wood elements bring nature inside your rustic kitchen. If you love wood-based designs, please also read Wood Architecture: 10 Benefits of Wood-Based Designs. of bark, and the floorboards creak with age underfoot. To achieve the aesthetics of a rustic kitchen, wooden elements are essential. The intimate kitchen pictured below features lots of dark wood that seems to radiate warmth. The splash of barn red on the island also adds a nice country touch. Mimic this design for your own cozy country kitchen.
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2) Stone elements are perfect in a rustic kitchen
Nature has more to offer besides wood. Stone can be an amazing feature to add to your rustic kitchen. Whether adding stone accents to a fireplace hearth or covering an entire wall with large river rocks, consider adding some stone elements to your kitchen. If a hardwood floor in your kitchen seems like too much then maybe consider adding a tile floor throughout. This would certainly add a bit of flair to your home, just be sure to add some rugs for a warm layered look. Other rock elements, such as quartz or granite, could be used on your kitchen countertops. Essentially any natural mineral is a good choice for a rustic kitchen design.
3) Rustic Mixes With Modern
Maybe an all-wood kitchen isn’t your style, but you still want a few little elements of the natural rustic aesthetic. Follow the example of the modern kitchen shown below. Its main design is that of a contemporary kitchen with clean white cabinets, black walls and shiny stainless steel. Then look around the kitchen a bit more and you’ll start noticing natural hardwood floors, wooden stools, and an amazing wooden staircase built into a modern light fixture. This kitchen design cleverly blends the modern with the rustic, allowing homeowners to enjoy the best. of both (seemingly opposite) worlds of design in one cohesive kitchen.
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4) Wood can be white, light and airy
Dark wood may seem too imposing for some smaller, dimly lit kitchens, so consider adding painted or bleached white wood instead. rustic, but also big and airy. The cabinets are again made of solid wood, but a light colored pine wood that is far from dark or gloomy. Everything still feels rustic and country, but somehow also open and modern. This can be a look that you will love for your rustic kitchen design.
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5) Primitive painting
Weathered, aged and chipped paint is essential in any rustic kitchen design. This is not a look for all those type A personalities who love a perfect, chip-free home (who can blame them). Instead, it’s a relaxed look that says, “My home is your home. Go ahead, put your feet on the coffee table.” Primitive painted pieces are easy to find at most flea markets, so go on a scavenger hunt to find the perfectly used table or cabinet for your laid-back kitchen. If the peeling paint is too much. If you have a lot to put up with, then consider repainting some pieces, but keep the grooves, dents, and dings to keep that rustic vibe.
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6) Add Accessories To Your Rustic Kitchen
Ask any designer and they’ll agree that accessories can make or break a design space. Initially, when imagining a farmhouse-style kitchen, one might think of ceramic country roosters pecking at the windowsills, but this look is becoming obsolete. Instead, wow the eye with accessories that are anything but country. Take a look at the kitchen shown below, it’s adorned with ornate carved mirrors and stone pineapple statues. What a great design idea! If you want to stick to a rustic style, consider accessorizing your kitchen with Navajo rugs, wool textiles, and twig-style furniture. Have fun and don’t be afraid to play around in your kitchen with fun and quirky decor items.
7) Add a fireplace in the kitchen
What gives off better heat and glow than a real wood-burning fireplace? Pay homage to days gone by with a real wood burning stove in your rustic kitchen. You can add a true traditional stove or consider installing a new wood burning stove which may be more practical. Either way, you’ll achieve the country aesthetic you crave. Imagine the baking and cooking you can do over an open flame, filling your kitchen with the aroma of pizza or bread dough. Its floor-to-ceiling stone surround gives off a real rustic vibe that is worth copying.
8) A rustic kitchen with a feminine style
Until now, most of the rustic designs we’ve seen have been quite masculine in nature. They’ve been woodsy, manly, and maybe give off too much testosterone for us women. The kitchen shown below is one that still maintains its country side, but also has a feminine and sophisticated style. This design can be achieved simply by adding some more beautiful textiles, such as fabric-covered chairs, curtains, and a pretty rug. Also, some of the cabinets are white, newer, and more modern in design. Meet in the middle by uniting the masculine with the feminine in your rustic kitchen. The two fit very well together when done correctly.
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9) Add A Hanging Planter Shelf
Nothing says “Welcome to my cozy rustic kitchen” more than a huge wrought iron pot rack with gleaming copper pots hanging from the ceiling. an expensive one from the store. Consider repurposing old window frames, hanging one from the ceiling with chains, and adding large S-hooks around the frame for handles. Or repurpose a large piece of driftwood as a nature-inspired wooden shelf. Or an old barn ladder would be great too. Essentially, use your imagination and you can create an inexpensive, rustic-inspired pot rack, adding a must-have to your country kitchen.
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10) Painted Wood Cabinets
Not all rustic kitchens have to be covered in bare wood. You can still achieve the design with color elements. In fact, in the kitchen below, the only bare wood to be found is on the floor; everything else is painted a deep blue. However, it still gives the impression of a rustic-inspired kitchen. The trick to maintaining this aesthetic is to paint the walls and cabinets in a country color. Certainly a bright lime green would not achieve the same result. Check with your local paint store to see if they have a line of paints that are considered traditional or inspired by nature. Exterior colors would certainly work well. Think browns, greens and barn red. If you’re unsure of your color choice, cover a few walls with paint swatches and live with them for a while to see what works best, and check out How to Choose the Right Color Palette for Your Home.
Whether you live in a bustling city or in the middle of nowhere, country living can be yours through a rustic-inspired kitchen. You don’t have to live in the country to have one. Simply add nature-inspired elements to your kitchen. through wood, stone, accessories and color. Oh, and don’t forget that amazing wood burning stove. Rustic kitchens can be so cozy, inviting and warm. The kitchen truly is the heart of the home, so consider creating this welcoming environment in your home today. What would you like to see in your rustic kitchen?