How To Decorate A Country Kitchen

Posted on: 21 September 2015

Are you moving into a brand new home, or are you redecorating your present kitchen? Either way, if you have selected a country theme, consider these ideas to establish a cozy and warm atmosphere for you to enjoy with your family members and your friends.

The Walls - Selecting the wallpaper will be a good place to start your country decorating.

  • Do you want wallpaper? If so, think about selecting a design that contains small flowers, old-fashioned bonnets, kittens, puppies, or farm yard animals.
  • If you would rather have paint, consider selecting colors that you would find in nature. Embellishing the top of the walls with stenciling would add some pizzazz to the room, too. Strawberries, apples, pears and combinations of fruit are all ideas that would be good stencil designs.
  • Another idea is to select a mural for one of the walls. A scene depicting a meadow of flowers, a farm house or children playing outdoors are all good choices.

The Furniture - Think of using a lot of wood to keep a country flavor in your kitchen.

  • When you select your kitchen table and chairs, think of giving your country look a bit of a twist by choosing tall pieces. Adding a basket of sunflowers or a bowl of apples, real or artificial, would add a country touch, too.
  • A wooden sideboard from which you can serve buffet meals would be a good addition. Selecting one with a country flavor would add to the charm.
  • Another idea is to select a roll top desk. Besides adding to the country look you're wanting to establish, it would be a great place to keep a your computer out of sight when you don't want anything electronic to disturb the country look.
  • Check out a local used goods store if you're on a budget, or visit a local furniture store such as Tristate Furniture to find what you're looking for.

The Decor - Shopping at antique stores, resale shops, yard sales and even museum gift shops may result in you finding one-of-a-kind pieces that will add to the charm of your country kitchen.

  • For your curtains, think about using large embroidered dishtowels with colorful ribbons for the tie-backs.
  • A grouping that contains framed family recipes, antique cookie cutters, and shadow boxes with collectibles like silver spoons, thimbles, and miniature china animals would be great.
  • Think about having each of your family members dress up in old-fashioned country clothes and taking photographs that you'd finish in sepia tones to be framed an hung on one of your kitchen walls. Denim overalls, long calico skirts, bonnets, aprons, suspenders and straw hats for the guys would be great touches.

The fun of decorating a country kitchen is that you can add pieces as time goes by. Consider a wooden corner hutch on which to display your collectibles.