There’s something nostalgic about traditional kitchen designs, which inevitably takes you back in time, right? Think classic Shaker cabinetry, exposed beams, retro appliances and an abundance of natural textures like stone and wood – I, for one, am in love with country-style kitchens.
If you want to add that cosy and welcoming atmosphere to your kitchen, make sure to go for timeless cabinetry in heritage shades, a statement range cooker with a matching old-school cooker hood and leave those nature-inspired materials exposed, like brick, concreate and wood.
The great news is that you can fully transform your space into a cottage getaway-destination with some clever tricks, or put a modern spin on this rustic style and still get that authentic farmhouse look.
Now, are you ready to take a peek at these country-inspired kitchens and get your moodboard going? Then, let’s begin…
To get that country-style kitchen look, choose a traditional design, like the Original kitchen, from £20,000, painted in Studio Green by Farrow & Ball, from Harvey Jones. Add a bold range cooker and a colourful fridge-freezer that take you back in time and natural textures, such as wood and stone, to tie the scheme together.
The Homely design from £30,000, Life Kitchens, creates a warm and welcoming scheme perfect for a family kitchen. The Shaker-style cupboards and pantry offer plenty of storage space, while the large butler sink and gas hob help create a cohesive look.
Louise Roe’s kitchen features the 5000 London Grey, priced from £550 per sq m, from Caesarstone, and classic cupboards painted in a timeless sage green shade. I love the narrow and high table that can be used as a meal prepping area, as well as a dining spot.
Take your country-style kitchen to the next level with luxurious surfaces, such as the Terra Bianca Satinato Marble, priced from £550 per m2, Cullifords. The veiny surface complements the classic furniture and deep earthy shades beautifully.
The minimalist Chalet range from K utchenhaus is complemented by sleek matt finishes and dark wooden accents. Plus, the built-in appliances add a contemporary touch to this traditional scheme.
Spice up your country-style kitchen with patterned flooring, like the Lattice Seedpod by Dee Hardwicke bordered with Selected Woods Harvest Oak, £49.99 per sq m, from Harvey Maria.
A traditional shaker-style kitchen, priced from £55,000 plus appliances, from Christopher Peters, with a stained oak island, sits at the heart of this family home. The period features were highlighted utilising the bread ovens for extra storage – such a clever trick. The pantry units have been painted using Farrow & Ball Eating Room Red with a waxed finish to add to the rustic aesthetic.
Go for a nature-inspired scheme in your kitchen with help from different materials, like in this stand-out design from The Main Company. Think concrete, raw wood, metallics and clay. These textures will help create a farmhouse-inspired look that works well with retro appliances and industrial-style finishes.
Exposed beams, crisp white cupboards and rough wooden shelving – this ideal combo, together with the Lundhs Real Stone Antique worktop, from £970, create a stunning, relaxed country-style kitchen design.
Pairing the stylish shaker-style Somerset white kitchen with Herregards Oak worktops, from Benchmarx Kitchens, helps create the perfect timeless look. Prices for the Somerset range start from £2,412 for an eight unit kitchen.
Get that pro-style kitchen look at home with the SYD4110 Symphony 110cm dual fuel range cooker, from £1,999, Smeg, which works well in country-style kitchens, as well as in more modern schemes. Pop some open shelves to display your nice crockery and add plenty of stainless steel accents to match with the range cooker.
The classic glass design of the Brooklyn Glass Cone Brass pendant, £69, from Industville creates an ambient environment, ideal for task lighting above the island. The glass shades are ribbed for a retro design while the vintage holder matches the tap and handles. Image: Sage Green Interiors.
You can add contrast to your classic wooden kitchen with dark worktops, matching wall cabinetry and aged brass handles. Plus, don’t forget to include a traditional range cooker in your design for delicious Sunday roasts with your loved ones. The chic Linton & Whitby by Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection, from £8,500, Symphony teleports you to the English countryside.
The statement Ca’ Pietra Neranjo Limestone Seasoned flooring tiles, available at Real Stone & Tile bring a touch of the outdoors in and complete this country-style kitchen design.
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