Warm and welcoming rustic style to inspire your country scheme
Cream and red is a classic country colour palette. In this sun-filled kitchen, the red strikes a bold note in the form of a painted door and dining chairs – matching beams also offer rustic hanging space. Plain white units provide a cool contrast, while country gingham roller blinds and wooden countertops introduce warmth and cosiness into the room.
Set within an alcove chimneybreast, a classic range cooker becomes a charming focal point –
and doubles up as a warm spot to dry clothes from a traditional ceiling airer! Original features such as wooden beams and stone walling add rustic character, complimented by a country-style dresser and matching island. Both provide plenty of open and closed storage space for pretty crockery and jars, as well as practical cookware.
An open plan layout and fresh white colour scheme create an inviting atmosphere in this kitchen-cum-dining room. Whitewashed furniture and brushed silver accessories create an elegant atmosphere, inspired by French chic. Quirky appeal comes from a mix of antique seating styles, tied together by a large English oak dining table.
A mixture of old and new, retro kitchen gadgets and a classic Everhot cooker sit in harmony with modern accessories for a contemporary take on traditional farmhouse style. Personality shines through with the addition of cute animal prints and open shelves show off stacked cookery books and vintage glassware.
Pared-back, shaker-style units are the perfect choice for a farmhouse kitchen; pale grey provides a neutral backdrop, meaning you can have fun with fabrics and colours! Mix up patterns for a beautifully eclectic look but do pick one dominant hue, such as shades of red here, so that the look isn’t too chaotic. Fresh flowers bring the outdoors in and make the room feel homely.
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No country kitchen would be complete without a spacious larder for all your dry staples. This reclaimed wooden cupboard has been sympathetically upcycled using soft pink chalk paint, in keeping with the room’s French farmhouse feel. Choose a limestone floor in a complimenting neutral shade for a cohesive look.
Turn your kitchen into a cosy space to gather with a relaxed dining space. Chintzy floral fabrics can be given a modern twist when mixed with smart stripes. Keep an eye out for charming mismatched crockery at flea markets and arrange on a rustic wooden rack for a pretty yet practical display.