Country kitchens have plenty of character and warmth. Here are 10 of the best ideas to inspire a modern country kitchen design.

From detailed kitchen cabinetry to handcrafted furniture and décor with plenty of character, country kitchens are renown for their rustic charm. From their origins of hardworking family farms, country kitchens nowadays can be suited to many home designs.

Light and bright or intimately warm, there is much to love about the flexible style of a country kitchen.

Following are ten simple country kitchen style ideas we have rounded up.


#1 Wooden country kitchen

Oversized beams, wooden flooring and handcrafted pieces of furniture are typical to a wooden-themed country kitchen. Relinquished cottages make the ideal canvas for this style as generally, they offer plenty of original character to bring back to life.

If you want to achieve the look in a newer home you can usually pick up charismatic pieces of wood at timber recycling yards. Just introduce some of these pieces when planning your kitchen design.


#2 Crisp with character

This style of country kitchen features a light and bright space with prominent pattern and texture. White walls and white cabinetry with glass doors and feminine borders of copper or timber. Timber flooring (or timber-look vinyl for a more cost-effective option) works wonders with this look. Finish it off with patterned seat pads on breakfast bar stools and some other character-building décor.


#3 Railway tiling

A country kitchen loves a good railway – railway tiling that is. Aesthetically pleasing railway tiling can be used as minimal as a feature splashback or as an entire feature wall. The landscape-laid format of these tiles can also help to elongate a smaller-sized area.


#4 Blush pink

Blush pink may not be the first colour in the thinktank for a country kitchen but it is a colour that can work well. For a warmer-looking finish you could consider blush pink walls with mocha cabinetry and profiled doors. Copper and wrought iron work well with this look too.


#5 Exposed brick

We love the use of brick and recycled timber for an industrial-looking country kitchen. Exposed brick looks fab as a kitchen splashback. Couple this with upcycled and industrial-painted timber for one very cool vibe. Finish off this country kitchen with fresh potted herbs and a recycled steel pendant light.


#6 Monochrome country

Black and white is timeless. But, how can you make this work for a country kitchen? The use of white panelling on cabinetry, railway tiling, a crisp black stone benchtop, and open shelving make a timeless colour combination come to country life. The icing on the country cake – a simple chrome pendant light.


#7 Shaker style country kitchen

Shaker works with country too. With so much detail on the cabinetry keep the rest of the kitchen simple to compensate. But, if you want to be brave go for some black and white geometric tiling against bold cabinet colouring like sage green. Include some open shelving and glass-fronted cabinets.


#8 Recondition

Reconditioning goes to a country kitchen like Keith Urban goes to a country music playlist; it must be included. Recycled timber, a reconditioned butcher’s block, upcycled breakfast bar stools, industrial-used pendant lights. Reconditioned elements bring the rustic charm and general character into a country kitchen.


#9 Display the goods

Atop an open shelf, dangling from above, or neatly positioned on the wall; it doesn’t matter as long as it is on show in a country kitchen. Displaying cooking utensils, pots, pans, and trinkets is a must.


Shelving is a typical place to store goods but think about other unique ways to do so. A wooden wheel off an old cart or some lacquered up drift wood make brilliant focal pieces suspended from the ceiling. Affix items simply by using some butchers’ hooks.


#10 Checkerboard flooring

Checkerboard and patterned flooring always makes a statement. Saving the fuss for the floor, pared back country kitchens can capitalise on this look using simple cabinetry and finishes elsewhere. Timber and wrought iron complete this look fantastically along with simple black and white décor.


For more country kitchen ideas check out our article country kitchens on a small budget.


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