Country kitchens have
really come into their own in the Philippine market, and they're set
to grow even more popular. With their cozy look, homely feel, and
rustic style, they're timeless, so it's no wonder homeowners are
rushing to transform their kitchens into country-inspired spaces that
their entire families can enjoy.
kitchens provide the warm, earthy
charm to your home, fresher trends are bound to be combined with this
traditional, classic style. Read on to learn how to create a country
kitchen with a rustic touch that you'll adore.
1. Choose colors
carefully for your country kitchen
When designing a country
kitchen, homeowners will often opt for white as a focus color. This
can make the room look more spacious, but if you want to add some
real style and personality to your kitchen, use brighter colors —
just make sure you're restrained. Consider livening up your cabinets,
walls, or even appliances that have color-led designs.
playful pastels and bold colors are all set to come into their own.
Paint bead board cabinets and paneling with milk paint in airy hues
such as butter yellow, light blue, or cream. Instead of glossy
polished countertops, try honed or flamed granite which has a natural
the more ornate country feel, add stronger colors from nature,
including reds, purples, and greens to complete the kitchen
As you may see in some vintage photographs, some designers choose to
leave off the cabinet doors below the apron sink and add a patterned
curtain to cover the open space.
2. Use patterns to add
interest to your country kitchen
Plaid blankets and tweed
might come to mind at the mention of country style, but there are far
more patterns that can be included in the design of your new kitchen.
Stripes, florals, woodland and farm animal prints will all look
delightful against a rustic kitchen backdrop.
Choose patterned tea
towels, oven gloves and mugs, all of which can be placed around your
kitchen space to add personality. Also think about your choice of
cookware and tableware, which, depending on the style and color, can
help to create a cohesive scheme in your kitchen, especially when
it's left on display.
3. Add antique details
to your country kitchen
If you don't want your
country kitchen to have too much of a plain look, adding some antique
details will give it a more traditional and lived-in feel. You could
go all out and replace your dining
table and chairs with a pre-owned
set, or pick out some small ornaments to dot around the space.
sinks, bead board panels, and open shelving are trademarks of country kitchen designs.
Knotty wood cupboards or painted and glazed cabinets with simple
styling provide a traditional country feel that's not too stuffy.
Popular cabinet styles include the standard raised panel or beaded
flat panel cabinet doors with a simple frame.
4. Don’t be afraid to
mix and match in your country kitchen
A country kitchen doesn't
have to look perfect — in fact, they tend to look better and homier
when things are mixed and matched. For example, you might choose to
have four different chairs around your dining table, or want to
choose different handles for all of your cabinets. This will add to
the charm of your kitchen, and give it a carefree, effortless feel.
rustic and often cozy, country style kitchens have a timeless and
natural appearance. Play with the aesthetics of wide-planked wood floors,
antique brass hardware, knotty pine furniture, and antique
knick-knacks to contribute to the casual, playful atmosphere of the
5. Completing the look
and feel to your country kitchen
Country kitchens aren't
supposed to be pristine and completely clutter free — in fact,
homeowners who prefer this style of kitchen will often display
everything from their tea towels to their crockery. This, again,
helps to give spaces a lived-in feel, and can make a kitchen seem
There are a number of ways
in which you can display things in your kitchen. Consider adding
glass doors to your cupboards so your beautiful collection of plates,
bowls, and mugs will be on display. You may also want to put up hooks
where you can hang your oven gloves, tea towels, and apron. Dress
up your country kitchen cabinets with stained glass or wire grille door panel inserts, and add some
lights to illuminate the cabinet from within.
adding scents will bring a cozier feel to
your country kitchen. If you want to ensure that your kitchen is as
fresh and inviting as can be, you need to think about more than just
the look — the scent of the room is just as important. We all have
our preferences when it comes to smells, but you can't go wrong with
pine, gingerbread, and floral scents when you're shopping for your
kitchen. These three will bring that ultimate cottage feel to your