How to plan a country-style kitchen

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  • From choosing the right appliances to picking the perfect wallpaper, our guide is packed full of useful planning tips

    Buy rustic accessories

    No country kitchen is complete without rustic accessories. Consider things like tableware and soft furnishings when choosing your colour scheme. It will help you visualise the finishined product.

    Display tableware proudly
    Opt for a painted dresser or antique cupboard to show off your ceramics and pottery. Open shelving not only provides storage, it gives the room a country look, especially when earthware, stoneware and rustic items are displayed.

    Rustic storage
    Tuck away kitchenalia in rattan storage
    baskets to maintain the country feel without creating clutter. A feminine plate rack is also a great way to display your best china.
    Place a hanging pot rack on the ceiling to hold vintage cookware.

    Hang rustic accessories
    Add country-style accessories to the walls. Hang old fashioned, weathered wood signs, vintage pots and pans, frames holding old farm recipes. You can also hang, old vintage spice hooks and iron hooks on the walls to add interest.

    Mix-and-match tableware
    Go for chunky mix-and-match tableware in creams, or soften with ditsy florals and polka dot designs. Get the look at Emma Bridgewater and Cath Kidston.

    Pretty soft-furnishings
    Other ways to accessorise your country-style kitchen is to add fabrics in cute polka-dots or country-style plaid. Choose tablecloths, napkins and seat cushions to complement your curtains or blind.

    Need inspiration? Browse 30 beautiful country kitchen schemes to get you in the mood!

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