In kitchen decor, there is much more than aseptic spaces covered entirely with white tiles. A kitchen can also be warm, where natural materials such as wood abound. A clear example of this are the classic-style rustic kitchens that never go out of style.
If you’ve always dreamed of having a cozy home, don’t give up on designing the kitchen of your life as well. Whether it is a kitchen integrated with the living room or dining room, or a separate space, it is very easy to adapt the rustic country decoration to your tastes and needs.
Rustic kitchen ideas on a budget
Rustic kitchen furniture
The rustic style for the kitchen has changed a lot in recent years. From the classic wooden furniture in dark tones, we have moved on to more functional furniture in different colors that provide more light and style to the space.
But without a doubt, a detail that is still main in rustic decoration is wood , which we will find in most elements.
The wooden furniture for the kitchen is a hallmark for the rustic style.
The more natural the wood is , the closer it will bring us to nature, with furniture with hardly any treatment or with a simple varnish.
Install low kitchen cabinets as well as hanging cabinets. The kitchen cabinets and pantries are a classic that never fails, as well as the wall shelves that you can use for decoration or as a more functional element to place the dishes.
In addition to natural wood, if you want to give your kitchen a more country touch, do not cut yourself and choose white furniture .
Kitchen furniture in pastel colors such as green, blue, pale pink, and even with a worn look, are another of the trends of the season to achieve a kitchen with personality.
Wooden kitchen countertop
If you think that putting all the wooden kitchen furniture is too much for you, there is a combination that has become fashionable and that can fit in with a more minimalist style .
Matching white kitchen cabinets with a natural wood countertop , adding equal parts warmth and style.
The wooden countertop for the kitchen has multiple advantages beyond aesthetics. They are cheaper than granite countertops, and more durable than chipboard .
Easy to install, you have at your disposal many types of highly resistant wood .
Of course, you will have to give a little pampering and care to the wooden countertop so that it does not scratch or spoil .
Accompany it with beautiful wooden or stone cutting boards to cook without damaging the wooden countertop , and keep it away from excessive humidity.
On the market you have special wooden kitchen countertop varnishes that protect the surface so that they last longer.
In addition to being beautiful, this type of kitchen surface gives a touch of incredible warmth to any home, and can be combined with furniture of all styles.
Rustic kitchen island
Rustic kitchens are often associated with typical American kitchens from the movies.
Within a large space integrated with the living room and dining room, you can never miss a spacious country -style kitchen island , mixing wood and other natural materials.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a lot of space in your rustic kitchen, there is always room to have a small rustic-style island .
As an extra workspace , to have breakfast in the kitchen in the morning, or to make a quick lunch, they are very useful for any home.
Combine the same materials for the kitchen cabinets and the countertop for the island once. You can choose a wooden base and a granite, marble or natural wood top.
Accompany it with comfortable benches or kitchen chairs in the traditional style , with a typical farmhouse braided seat.
The movable kitchen islands are also very practical and take up less space. Do not miss more ideas of modern kitchens with island , they will surprise you!
Try upcycling a vintage wooden table or an antique cabinet with drawers and shelves on the bottom to gain extra storage space, or to keep your cookbooks close at hand.
Stone kitchen sink
As we saw in the decoration of rustic bathrooms, stone sinks are the most within this style. Even modern minimalist kitchens are betting on this original detail.
The large front-facing sinks can be found today in low-cost DIY stores such as Brico Depot or Leroy Merlin. Very cheap and within your reach!
In addition to natural stone sinks, another cheaper option is white ceramic or metal sinks . They give an aspect of the most original country kitchen, ideal to accompany the typical curtains for rustic kitchen furniture from magazine.
Kitchens with stone and wood opt for natural tones and quality materials that provide greater durability.
Take the opportunity to give the sink the importance it deserves, placing it in the center of the kitchen island , or in front of a window that faces the outside.
Do you want to save even more on kitchen design by gaining practicality? The revolution in rustic kitchen sinks comes with new materials that mimic stone and ceramic for much less money.
Find out about resin sinks for a charming kitchen, available with a wide variety of finishes and colors that will amaze you.
Gas cookers for the kitchen
Another of the rustic kitchen decoration details that you can include in your custom design is the gas stove . If you look closely, in today’s rustic kitchens there are not many ceramic hobs or induction hobs.
Instead, we still see traditional fires like those in grandmothers’ houses.
Although it may seem that gas stoves are out of fashion, the truth is that in recent years the demand has increased .
In modern stove designs from decoration stores like Ikea you have several very attractive options, which you can install at home on a low budget.
Accompany the gas stove with a good kitchen extractor hood , occupying a place of honor in the room. Being a gas stove, ventilation is very important to avoid possible risks during use and also when it is turned off.
Another very original option is to accompany the gas stove with a classic fireplace with a rustic kitchen, or invest in a classic oven .
As part of the objects to decorate the kitchen, the gas oven is a very functional element that will help you prepare delicious dishes.
The classic ovens have nothing to do with the new electric models . If you get the chance, give them a try and you’ll see!
Wooden beams for the kitchen
Even modern rustic kitchens today rely on old-fashioned wooden beams . Exposed kitchen beams can have a function maintaining the structure of the building, or simply act as a decorative element.
Typical of country kitchens, these can be placed either in a vertical position in the middle of the kitchen , next to the wall, or through the ceiling.
If you are thinking of doing a renovation work and want to give a rustic look to the kitchen, consider it for a touch of the most elegant.
Recycle some old barn beams to add value to your home, or invest in new wooden beams for a more modern touch.
For the low cost renovation of a kitchen you can also use false wooden beams, as a merely decorative element.
Choose well the place where they will be placed , so that they do not get in the way and are easy to clean and maintain.
Try varnishing the wood to give them a protective layer maintaining their natural appearance, or painting them white for a brighter open-country kitchen.
Rustic walls for the kitchen
A rustic white kitchen never fails. This is an option that requires very little maintenance is to directly cover all the walls with tiles.
However, an image that matches more with classic rustic kitchens is that of walls made of wood, stone, or other more conventional materials.
Village kitchens tend to have more rudimentary walls, with exposed bricks or whitewashed walls .
If you do not want to give up the practical tiles, which are much easier to clean, install them in the front of the kitchen choosing a rough design, such as white tiles with dark joints that give an aged look.
For very small kitchens, an idea that will help you make the most of the space is to completely cover the walls with furniture .
A classic of rustic kitchens is to install tall units that go up to the ceiling, with practical mezzanines in which to store accessories and small appliances that are not for daily use.
If you decide on a wall with a lot of personality, such as a stone or brick wall , find the balance without going overboard with the rest of the furniture and accessories.
So that the room does not look overloaded , white kitchens or with light wood furniture will be great as inspiration.
What color to choose for a rustic kitchen?
We finish our advice on how to decorate rustic kitchens by giving a few strokes on the color palette to choose .
In the beautiful images of cozy kitchens there is a tonality that abounds above the others: wood. However, it is not the only one that we will see in a modern and current rustic kitchen .
In addition to wooden furniture and white kitchens , in recent years we have seen riskier designs in a wide range of colors.
From black kitchens with elegant furniture in dark tones, going through grays, to the most romantic pastel tones.
If you want a colorful and country kitchen , go ahead and give it some touches in blue or green. Pink and red are other shades that always fit in with this style, as well as warm colors, among which yellow and orange stand out.
Add small touches of color to rustic kitchens through the dining room table, chairs, an appliance, or paint all the wooden furniture in your favorite color.
In combination with white, stone gray or earth tones and wood , you will have the most original rustic kitchen you could ever imagine.
Do you want to know more about the rustic style of decoration? Discover in our blog Decorar con Gusto many other tips to decorate different rooms such as the living room or a rustic bathroom .
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And you, do you already know how to decorate rustic kitchens ? We’re waiting for your comments and opinions!
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