Whether your house is situated slap bang in the middle of the dales, or you’re in the centre of a city that never sleeps, you can always achieve a beautiful, cosy country kitchen design by focusing on the main elements that help to create that traditional feel. The freshly clean yet warm aesthetic is easy to achieve, with so many contributing factors that help to create country-style décor. Here are a few key elements to consider to help you get the gorgeous country kitchen of your dreams!
Stylish Kitchen Cabinets
The cabinetry within your kitchen plays a huge part in the overall country style you wish to achieve. Traditional kitchen cabinets often combine a classic Roma style with a neutral colour scheme, including colours such as cream, ivory, light grey and pale green. Dependant on your budget there are a selection of ways in which you can transform your current kitchen cabinets to look more countryfied. If you’re current cabinets are in perfect condition but you feel the colour isn’t quite what you want, adding a splash of paint will instantly give them more of a country look whilst saving you money at the same time. If you feel your cabinets could do with a facelift and need replacing, instead of wasting money replacing your whole kitchen, simply purchasing some replacement kitchen doors will create a whole new look whilst being able to keep the main body of your cabinets, saving time and preventing lots of unnecessary mess!
The flooring in your kitchen can have a huge impact on the overall feel of the room, and when it comes to a country theme the most popular flooring style is bold and durable. Flagstone flooring is very popular within country décor, providing a durable surface with beautiful detailing. The colour of the flooring can often change from a light ivory, to a deep, burnt orange with cream grout. The colour of your flooring should complement your kitchen cabinets, and vice versa, to ensure your kitchen flows properly.
Classic Features and Appliances
There are a few staple appliances that are seen throughout country style kitchens, one of which is the Aga. Aga’s are a traditional oven that fill the room with an incredible warmth, not to mention the gorgeous aroma that filters throughout the house when baking goodies or cooking dinner. Aga’s are designed to suit the country style décor perfectly, with bold brass detailing and a neutral coloured body. Another very popular feature for many kitchens following this style is a deep butler’s farmhouse sink. This type of sink is made from ceramic and is often much deeper than the modern stainless steel sink you see in many kitchens today.
When it comes to farmhouse style kitchens there are a lot of added details that were practical and essential from the mid 18 to early 1900’s. From bold features, such as hanging the pots and pans from a crate attached to the ceiling, to the delicate detailing such as strong iron hardware and faucets, there are staple features that today emphasise the country style and add character to the kitchen. Introducing bold details such as Old English style door handles is a great way of finishing off your kitchen properly, you often find that lighter coloured handles are very popular within this interior style.
Fresh flowers in a cream porcelain vase are another great finishing touch to add to your kitchen. With the beautiful scent from the flowers adding a fresh, welcoming feel, you can also emphasise the country style by bringing the outdoors, in!