How To Achieve The Rustic Look In Your Kitchen


We’ve just a loft conversion at home and my mum is already getting ahead of herself thinking about the next big project – the kitchen. Let’s be honest – there is something irresistibly charming about a rustic looking kitchen space. The countryside look is popular among homeowners, and the good news is, creating this vibe in your cooking area isn’t difficult to achieve at all. So, if you’re keen to give this part of your home a retro-inspired style overhaul, keep reading.

Go for solid wood

Solid wood is a common feature in rustic style kitchens. The beautiful, natural finish of this type of material makes it the perfect choice if you want to give your space a rural look and feel. As Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets point out, there is nothing quite like the homely warmth that’s offered by real wood, so keep this in mind if you want to get your rustic look spot on. Aside from being undeniably aesthetically pleasing, solid wood is renowned for being strong and hardwearing, making it the perfect choice of material for your kitchen worktops, cabinets and even flooring.

Install a ceramic sink

To really nail the rustic look in your kitchen, a ceramic sink is a must. This style of sink is guaranteed to give your cooking space a classic countryside vibe, so why not pick yourself the perfect bowl? For example, a Butler sink could be ideal. Aside from its deep sides and crisp, white appearance, this style of sink looks gorgeous when it’s set within wooden worktops. You could also go for traditional-looking taps for a flawlessly authentic finish.

Put on a display with open shelving

Open shelving is another favoured feature of a rustic style kitchen, so instead of keeping your knickknacks in your cupboards and drawers, why not put them on display? For instance, you could proudly show off your finest crockery, or you could utilise the space to keep your most-used cooking essentials within easy reach.

Choose vintage-looking accessories

While you may love the old, timeless aesthetics of a gorgeously rustic kitchen, it’s likely you still want your cooking space to be fully functioning. So, for the best of both worlds, you could go for vintage-looking accessories with a modern twist. From retro-inspired kettles and toasters to old-fashioned fridges and microwaves, there are a whole host of appliances available for you to choose from.

By keeping these design tips and tricks in mind, you shouldn’t struggle to turn this area of your home into the totally charming and rustic space you’ve always dreamed of.

What does your ideal kitchen look like? Let me know in the comments below!

*This is a collaborative post. 

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  1. Elodie
    10th June 2017 / 8:51 PM

    I love the look of open shelves and ceramic sinks – they just give such a homely vibe! x

  2. Melanie Williams
    10th June 2017 / 8:55 PM

    Solid wood looks amazing and along with a good quality ceramic sink deffo gives a rustic look 🙂 x

  3. Jennifer Eastwell
    10th June 2017 / 9:51 PM

    My kitchen needs to be redone and I love the idea of having a rustic themed kitchen!

  4. Angela Milnes
    10th June 2017 / 9:54 PM

    I’d love a ceramic sink area and a rustic look in our kitchen. Open shelving is a good idea but i’m afraid having a clutter bug for a husband means this might not work for us as he would fill it up with junk. That’s why i’m glad i can close the cupboard doors ha ha!

  5. 11th June 2017 / 12:18 PM

    This sounds like my perfect kitchen, I love the rustic look and ceramic sinks x

  6. Hannah Latoya Bond
    11th June 2017 / 9:44 PM

    The rustic look does feel very cozy. I do quite like the look of it too

  7. everinmay
    11th June 2017 / 10:33 PM

    this would be my perfect kitchen, I am obsessed with open shelving! xx

  8. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    12th June 2017 / 12:42 PM

    These are some really great ideas, I love the rustic look for a kitchen 🙂 Solid wood always looks amazing!

  9. 12th June 2017 / 5:01 PM

    This sounds like it would be a lovely kitchen. I love the idea of an all white kitchen personally but I just know it would be so hard to stay clean

  10. Natasha Mairs
    12th June 2017 / 6:53 PM

    I rustic look vintage kitchen sounds great. I love the idea of the ceramic sink.

  11. 12th June 2017 / 8:09 PM

    We have a ceramic sink and I love it but I must admit it’s hard to look after!

  12. Melissa Zia
    12th June 2017 / 9:32 PM

    I have always wanted a rustic kitchen, will keep these in mind when I buy my own home

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