I am constantly looking for new and exciting kitchen design ideas to wow my clients with. In todays age of all white contemporary kitchens and neutral color palettes, I love mixing things up with unexpected colors and patterns or even some rarely used styles like French country kitchen decor. This design theme rose to popularity in the early 2000s but as since gone by the wayside and been replaced by those contemporary grey and marble looks that are so trendy today. We recently finished up this kitchen remodel inspired by country kitchen decor ideas I saw when I was on vacation in the French countryside. I loved their use of antique hutches and other heirloom pieces as opposed to traditional cabinetry. Rather than utilizing regular cupboards in this kitchen, I wanted to do something a bit unconventional so I added a ton of wood detailing and trim to give it that antique feel. Combining this with vintage chandeliers, a lovely barnwood dining set and fun antique trinkets completes the look.
The best flooring for kitchen brings out the personality of your design while simultaneously maintaining functionality, cleanliness, and style. Pinpointing the vibe that you want is the most important step for creating a kitchen that is sophisticated and unique. Think about what sort of character you want to give to your new room design. Then, choose a corresponding theme for your flooring, cabinets, and decor. For example, a kitchen with French country decor looks best with cream tile or a floor with wooden attributes to give a rustic or vintage aura to the room. French country kitchen decor is also complimented by ornate wooden cabinets and splashes of warm and inviting accent colors throughout the kitchen. Since flooring is literally the foundation of any room, use it to help express your style and create a unique kitchen that you can fall in love with again and again.
When people hearthe words country decor, they often scoff at the idea of adorning your house in rooster print fabric, exposed wood beams, and decorative feed bins. The terms elegant and classic do not often come to mind when thinking of these designs. I wish people realized that you can bring in whimsical touches characteristic of country decor, while still creating a lovely upscale space. The kitchen wall decor in this home illustrates how the eclectic combination of these two styles actually works extremely well together. We added rustic open shelving to display their collection of serving-wear and pottery, as well as a large cabinet unit that looks like an antique hutch. These elements are often featured in French country kitchen decor, yet we elevated the look by keeping a classic white color scheme and finishing the cabinets in a beautiful French stain. One of my favorite pieces of the entirespace is the feed bag throw pillows placed on the pair of antique armchairs in the sitting area. The dichotomy between the two styles is so fun and unexpected.
When we pulled up the old linoleum and saw the hardwood flooring underneath, we knew we had to incorporate it into our kitchen reno. A country home decor theme would take advantage of its rough-hewn beauty. Likewise, we chose the walnut cabinets and island to complement its dark blonde color. They shine so beautifully in the bright sunlight from the large kitchen window. Neoclassical flourishes. An old-timey light fixture above the island, copper and steel canisters and glass condiment bottles complete the French country kitchen decor. Over the range, the large country hood features. Based on country decorating ideas we found online and in magazines, we opted for farmhouse double-handled faucets in black to contrast with the light granite countertops and creme colored walls. As you can see, the overall light color scheme works well with open floorplan we created when we knocked down the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room/den area.
These off white detailed yet cheap kitchen cabinets create a sharp contrast with the wood island, giving this kitchen a cozy feel friends and family will want to gather around. The beveled edge marble countertops and warm wood floors extend the homey vibe. And as country kitchen ideas go, its hard to top the charm of the bronze ceiling medallions anchoring the pendant lights. But the marriage of form and function doesnt stop there. An eye catching marble mosaic backsplash tops the six-burner stove. You can almost smell those chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. The arch in the range hood mimics the doorway arches. Add a pot rack, corbels, a calming color palette, and a dash of French country kitchen decor and voila, proof that affordable can also be posh.
When we moved into this old farmhouse I knew that I wanted to add a classic French country kitchen on the back of the house. These beautiful designs combine traditional style cabinetry and color schemes alongside whimsical rustic touches and antique accents. We started our design with a foundation of richly stained panelled cabinetry some have a dark cherry color while others have an olive green wash more typical of country kitchen decor. I wanted to combine the two finishes in order to break up the dark colors and give the space a more open feel. To continue with the decor theme, we added a large butcher block island with bar sink and attached table. My favorite pieces are actually the finishing touches that we added at the end. I love the vintage chandelier and blue and white porcelain plates hanging above the stove that I picked up at a local antique shop, to me they just screamed French country kitchen decor.