Looking through homes to purchase in Tennessee (where we are moving in the next 6 months for work) has been a total trip because a lot of the ones we have seen feature some very rustic kitchen decor. Is this just a thing there or is it maybe the area and style of home we are looking at? I am really tempted to just jump in with both feet and commit to this new style of decor (and probably living) but I am curious what others on here think about the resale value of some of these country kitchen ideas. This is the house that we are leaning towards the most. I like it a lot because it definitely has that quintessential cabin sort of vibe that I am seeing a lot of, but with a contemporary flare that I am more used to. The rustic country decor is not too over the top, but it doesn't feel out of place from the area.
This designer did rustic kitchen decor so well without being cliche or too "cabin-ey" if you know what I mean. I have seen a lot of luxury cabin designs on television and in some magazines at the grocery store, and a lot of times I think that the builders tend to go overboard with the theme. I think that kitchen decor ideas 2022 should always be chic and functional no matter what theme you are trying to embody. This goes for a mountain cabin as well. I think that the use of natural stone, wood, and even copper was absolutely brilliant here and really takes the entire living area to the next level. I also like that they did rustic kitchen cabinets with a slightly more streamlined and modern edge than you usually see in these cabin style homes.
I will admit that rustic kitchen decor had never really been on my radar until I saw this awesome cabin posted on here. I was definitely more of an all white kitchen kind of person with simple subway tile and marble countertops. If I was really feeling crazy I may look into country kitchen cabinets in a white shade in order to find some different types of decor inspiration. This, however, is something completely different and honestly something so cool to me. I love how the designer went all in on this design and carried the rustic mountain theme all the way through to the cabin kitchen ideas. The cabinets look like they have been built from the same logs as the walls and beams, and the countertops contrast just enough without being too out of theme.
We just purchased an old historical farmhouse in great need of renovations, so I have been very into researching rustic kitchen decor lately in order to plan out how I want our major living space to look (we will turn it into an open concept downstairs). A lot of the country kitchen decor that I have seen on here is a little bit too "grandmas house" for my liking. I want ours to be elegant even though I suppose that, by nature, rustic is more of a casual vibe. This kitchen is right on target though as far as what I want our home to look like. It is definitely filled with country decorating ideas, but they are done in an understated and trendy way. You still see popular decor ideas like the contrasting island and subway tile backsplash, just done in a slightly more rustic application.
Rustic kitchen decor like this is one of my favorite trends of 2022 because it is so unlike anything that we have been seeing lately. Too often homes are carbon copies of one another without much variation or personality. This has been the case with country home decor as well -- it tends to fall in that very rustic category with a lot of reds and yellows used to decorate. I love how this designer went completely away from the norm, and combined the elegance of a traditional kitchen with the warmth and personality of more rustic farmhouse kitchen decor. This looks like a place that would be perfect for nightly dinners with family, and that could just as easily host a dinner party with esteemed guests.
If I had to define what rustic kitchen decor done well looks like, it would definitely be this house. I absolutely adore the interesting and unexpected mixture of the rustic kitchen ideas like exposed beams, rough plank floors and the giant two-story range hood, alongside sleek granite countertops, contemporary oversized pendant lights, and a lot of stainless accents. In my opinion, the key to making this particular style work is to know when to stop and go a little bit more mainstream. If you added rustic home decor into every single area and material of the home it would be straight up too much if you ask me. Subtle touches are charming and very on brand so to speak. Less is definitely more in this case, and the designer knew that.