You don’t have to live in the country to create a country kitchen look in your home. All you have to do is come up with the elements of a traditional rustic kitchen to make you feel like you are in a beautiful, comfortable country house.
When you think of a country kitchen, most people think of farmhouses with stone tile floors, a stove for cooking, and a large wooden table in the middle of the kitchen. It’s a welcoming place where the whole family comes together for their homemade meals.
Wood is one of the main materials that give your kitchen a natural look. While it feels warm and inviting, and is ideal for furniture and units, it’s not necessarily the most practical material for kitchen floors. If you love hardwood floors but are concerned about their durability, check out our wood effect tiles – they give you the best of both worlds because they are practical and attractive.
If you’re feeling ambitious, consider adding wooden beams to your kitchen ceiling to create a more rural feel. And of course a pine drawer is almost mandatory in a country kitchen …
In terms of kitchen surfaces, it would be nice to have granite or stone, but it’s not always affordable. The alternatives are stone or laminated marble. However, if you are determined to go wrong, look for durable, waterproof, and durable bamboo countertops.
Mix and match
The look of a traditional country kitchen has evolved over the years and was not created at the same time, creating a charming mismatch between furniture and furnishings. Look for salvaged or used items that will make your kitchen feel like you’ve lived and loved for many years. If it’s big enough to have a table, a nice wooden table with various wooden chairs is a good focal point.
The kind of accessories that can give your kitchen a country look are things like a butler sink, an open shelf, a coat hanger with hooks to put your pots and pans, pottery bowls and jugs, or flowers and plants – even if only herbs grow on your windowsill.
You will also need back walls around the sink and hob, areas ideal for simple tile like the Metro, a stone-effect tile like the Xian-Lux, or something with an unusual pattern like the brush stroke.
In a country-style kitchen, natural colors are the order of the day. For example, cream-colored or pastel-colored units create a nice contrast to the wood. And if there is room for pictures on the walls, choose pictures that depict a rural theme, such as BB trees, flowers and wildlife.
For an extra touch of realism, no country kitchen is complete without a cat and / or dog! Sure, animals, especially dogs, give you a headache, but when it comes to flooring, tile covers you. Tiles are animal-friendly because they are easy to clean and hygienic, wear-resistant and scratch-resistant.