Country kitchen design ideas

By Michelle Lucas |22 July 2022 | 10 min read

You don't need to live in the country to have your own piece of rural lifestyle - the great thing about country style is that is can be so easy to create, even in the most modern homes.

By using warm and welcoming natural materials and traditional soft colour palettes your can create that relaxed rural living feeling.

Read our tips below to help you create your own piece of country heaven.

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Cabinets and storage

Create the look and feel of a country style kitchen by choosing the right kitchen cabinets.  Warm and welcoming natural materials and soft colour palettes like our Alpinia Matt Green Shaker or our Artemisia Midnight Blue Shaker will help create that rural and relaxed living feeling.

Why not opt for glass fronted cabinets or rustic wooden shelves to display your pots and crockery, these all help create the look and feel of an authentic and charming country kitchen.  Using small wooden crates and wicker style baskets for storage helps hide any clutter and also gives the country style vibe.

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Worktops

Choosing the right worktop for your country kitchen is vital.  Whether you opt for a bespoke solid surface or man made composite type - your country worktop will be one of the main focal points of your kitchen.

If you are looking for a rustic feel, our solid wooden worktops will give a timeless beauty, warmth and character to your country kitchen - 40mm thick with an ultra smooth surface, and FSC accredited, our real wood range is pre-oiled for maximum protection.

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Sinks and taps

When you think of a country kitchen one of the first things that might come to mind is a traditional, white butler's style sink - with its deep sides and sleek ceramic feel.   With a cool white finish and stylish vibes, they are large enough to give ample room for your pots and pans.   Team your country sink with an antique brass effect or chrome mixer tap and wooden sink accessories to complete the relaxed look and feel.

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Appliances and cooking

A country style kitchen doesn't mean you can't still have all the modern appliances - our integrated cooling and laundry options mean you can hide the appliances behind your beautiful kitchen cabinets.

Who doesn't love the idea of the warmth of a range cooker, with those mouth-watering cooking aromas coming from the kitchen. With a choice of colours, energy ratings and different fuel options you can get the benefit of lots of cooking space and still keep that traditional feel.

 

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Floors and walls

The thought of a country kitchen can conjure up visions of cool stone underfoot or tactile wooden flooring, exposed beams and muted colour schemes.  Even in a modern house, you can still get the look and feel of a country kitchen by using the right materials and textures for walls and floors.

Floors

For natural flooring materials choose porcelain tiles, wood, concrete or stone.  If you want to give the impression of the different zones in your kitchen you can even use a mixture of more than one flooring type - why not use a hard-wearing porcelain tile like Cotage Wood White Matt Wood Effect Porcelain Wall & Floor Tile in the cooking area of the kitchen and a wooden plank effect in the dining or seating area. Our GoodHome Poprock Rustic Wood Effect Self Adhesive Vinyl Planks are stylish and easy to fit.

Walls

Whether you choose to paint your walls with either a vibrant or muted plain colour or want to experiment with patterns there are many ways you can bring the rural feel to your kitchen.  Kitchen wallpaper has come along way in recent years and you can easily style your walls with pink and grey coloured teapotsyellow lemon chintz or a gingham style check effect wallpaper to co-ordinate with your country kitchen look.

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Lighting

When choosing your country kitchen, it's vital to plan your lighting design.  Think about how you want your overall lighting to look in the room - do you need a light over a dining area or an island where you might need a dimmable light.  Our Apennin cream 2 lamp pendant light makes a great focal point or why not choose the a copper and champagne colour glass dome pendant light for a beautiful lighting glow.

Don't forget your task lighting under wall cabinets and above your hob - these are imperative if you are going to be able to prepare and cook.

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Accessories and finishing touches

Open shelves and wall mounted kitchen storage are a perfect way to showcase your collection of china or country kitchen treasures.

Why not choose a kitchen storage cart or trolley? Combining practicality and style, these look great and are so useful for storing veggies or cooking utensils.   They can also be used if you need to take your freshly made food from the kitchen area to the dining area.

Don't forget the functional accessories for your country kitchen - cutlery trays, baskets, boards and racks are important when you're furnishing your new room.  

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