So it’s time to make repairs, perhaps, in the most visited place of the apartment, in the kitchen. Let’s try to find out what is the kitchen in the country style and how to embody this rustic style with minimal loss.
Country style stood out in a separate direction in the 1950s in the United States. At first it was almost the full embodiment of the nature of the American ranch. Later, the country style becomes more multifaceted, covers the layer of different “village” furniture and household items.
The main features of country cuisine:
– simplicity, lack of chic and brilliance;
– comfort in every detail;
– notes of romance;
– functionality and flavor;
– the predominance of natural materials.
What attracts a rustic kitchen? Probably, its originality and proximity to its origins.
Country Kitchen and Provence
As we said, Provence style gradually transformed from purely American. Began to move to Europe and other continents. Having absorbed national traits, the country style is transformed in each new country. So there was English, Italian (Tuscan), French, German, Scandinavian country style.
Country style kitchens with Provence features are, of course, an interior with the character of a French village. Having thought of such a kitchen, focus on materials of cheerful colors, with a predominance of warm colors. The basis of the palette will be milk and white. Feel free to dilute them with yellow, turquoise, yellow or lavender. Like many other styles, country Provence does not like mixing three or more colors. Furniture of muted green or sandy color is perfect for the milky color of the walls.
The furniture in this kitchen is traditional wood. This may be hanging cabinets with open shelves or aged cupboard. Furniture set can be composed of individual elements, the same in style and material of execution.
For walls, painting or wallpaper is allowed (plain, warm colors or with a small floral print). Suspended lamps or a chandelier in the center. No crystal shades and rhinestones.
Country Style Kitchen Design
As we have already found out, the style of country music may differ in its territorial nature. When choosing accessories and design details, consider the national peculiarities of your country.
The first projects of kitchens in the style of country music were rudely naive. It was a simple dwelling cowboy, without frills and ornaments. Today, designers add rural cuisine refinement and maximum comfort.
This interior is different from the rest of the natural materials. Country style does not allow the use of chrome-plated surfaces, plastic, crystal and synthetic fabrics.
The main features of the country kitchen can be called: a worktop made of stone or wood, open shelves in cabinets, a lamp with a fabric shade, textiles (linen, chintz), wooden or wicker furniture. Flowers in pots and vases also blend harmoniously with such a “natural” interior.
Country kitchen combined with living room
Studio apartment includes an open space, conditionally divided into a dining area, kitchen, living room or bedroom. If you decide to combine the kitchen and living room, they should be complementary to each other. At the same time, the cooking area and the seating area should be clearly zoned. It is possible to delimit the area with the help of furniture (bar counter), curtains, different floor coverings, a decorative wall with openings-shelves.
The combination of kitchen and living room is convenient for receiving guests. You can chat and cook at the same time. An important caveat: there should always be order in such a kitchen. Dirty dishes, scattered things will spoil the overall impression.
Choosing a color for country style kitchen
A room in country style will be a cozy corner of the house, even despite the small area of your kitchen. In this case, to increase the room will visually help little secrets. If you order kitchen furniture, make the depth of the drawers smaller, the corner set is more capacious than the usual one. Use the window sill to make it a work surface.
Country style allows for multicolor, but a measure is needed. Colors should not be flashy. Muffled and warm, perhaps with a couple of juicy accents.
Country style palette – pastel and warm colors.
French country is light, as if the surface burned out in the southern sun. Italian, German or English country style – more saturated, dark, but also warm colors.
The walls are either painted (olive, light yellow, ivory), or covered with light wallpaper with a small floral pattern. Wallpaper for painting or decorative plaster is also a great option.
Patterns and prints for textiles: flowers, floral ornaments, peas, stripes, cell.
Wooden country kitchen – views and content
So, it’s time to choose the decor of the kitchen. Light furniture is suitable for French and English country music. For other versions, a dark tree would be appropriate.
The set for the “rustic” kitchen has a simple, slightly rough design. Stained glass facades, wrought iron details and open shelves. Instead of the door can be linen curtains.
Ceramic or wooden fittings with a patina effect and scuffs. Mixer and sink – bronze, brass, old silver.
We provide information about Keys to decorate your home with the Provencal style in our previous article