Outfitting Your Rustic Kitchen
The heart of any home is the kitchen. It’s where we entertain guests, cook dinner, laugh with friends, and start our days. Outfitting your kitchen with a rustic country feel will help to create a warm, welcoming space where you can whip up meals and bond with family. It only takes a few small touches to transform a kitchen into a rustic space.
One of the easiest ways to add rustic charm to your kitchen is with a large wooden table or island. Creating a communal space for cooking and eating is a charming addition that gives the feeling of an older American farmhouse. If you don’t have the space for a larger table, try placing wooden accents around the kitchen, like large cutting boards or bowls of fruit. Wood pieces create organic warmth that fits into any style or décor. They come in many different grains and stains, so it is easy to find one that fits. Another simple way to create rustic charm is by hanging your pots and pans from the ceiling. This also helps organize your kitchen equipment for easier cooking.
Or consider an accent that creates a large swatch of color or pattern, like a tablecloth or table runner. These accents create a lovely focal point and can inspire the rest of your décor. The Breckenridge Burlap Plaid Tablecloth is a country classic, featuring bright red plaid cotton on burlap fabric with accented fringe. This warms up the room, turning any space into a southern kitchen. Alternately add some zing with the spicy Lemon Pepper Tablecloth, with crisscrossing rust red, spicy mustard, and moss green plaid on an off-white background. This piece coordinates perfectly with the Lemon Pepper collection dishtowel, napkin, rag rug, and braided chair rug. Once you add a large colorful piece to your kitchen, it can help guide the rest of your palette.
A country kitchen isn’t spare and bland—it’s full of cozy color! It’s easy to integrate color with some small accessories. Try hanging some sunny dishtowels off your oven handle. We love the folk-art inspired Weather Vane Rooster Dishtowel, the vibrant shades of rich gold, cream, black, and red are offset by a striking Rooster applique. It’s the perfect accent for a rustic, country kitchen. Or consider the reversible Jamestown Star Jacquard Dishtowel, offering two distinct looks with gray, navy, red, and cream stars. Another simple way to add color is with flowers. Repurpose the vintage-inspired Half Gallon Mason Jar into a unique vase. Fill it with colorful peonies or daises to fill your space with an inviting floral scent.
Of course, another country staple is rustic dinnerware. How you serve your guests is just as important as what you serve! There are a number of dinnerware collections to suit any personality. Our Free Range Collection is reminiscent of Tuscan ceramics and painted a cheery golden yellow. This hand-painted dinnerware features rope design and illustrated Rooster. This collection comes with everything you need including plates, mixing bowls, salt and pepper shakers, salad bowls, and more. You can also serve meals on our classic Aspen Collection. Each piece is colored a deep cranberry red, with natural variations for a rustic feel. One of our favorite designs, stars and berries, merge with country flair in our Star Vine Collection, featuring a crackled cream background accented with black. No matter what suits you, be sure to choose dinnerware that fits your style and kitchen décor.
Have fun some unique glassware too. The Milk House Glass reminds you of the days when the delivery man brought dairy to your door. Or replace old or boring drinking glasses with the Farmhouse Fruit Glass. Small vintage-inspired pieces help build rustic style. Just a couple of small touches will help develop a country décor. Play with organic textures like wood or cotton. Add warmth with colorful accents and plants. And be sure to pick dinnerware that speaks to your personal aesthetic. You don’t need much to transform a cool space into a warm rustic kitchen.