I love the balance of modern and "country chic" in this stunning rustic kitchen that I found on here. Upon first glance, you cannot tell if this is a beach house or a cool converted barn but, regardless, the decor is absolutely divine. I am actually not even sure where to begin in my list of everything that I love about this modern rustic kitchen. I suppose that I will start with the architecture. Between the soaring vaulted ceilings, lyme washed beams and bold light fixtures, your eyes really want to lift upwards and away from the "meat and potatoes" of the kitchen. But as soon as you bring your eyes back down, you see that there is a clever mixture of all of the latest kitchen ideas 2020 combined with some classic features like a stone fireplace, large range hood, and even traditional shaker style cabinets.
In my opinion, a rustic kitchen is the best type of kitchen because the casual nature makes it feel so welcoming. I love an ultra glam space as much as the next person but, if you have one of those kitchens, don't you feel like you can't actually touch anything because you are afraid of messing it up? haha. Rustic kitchen decor definitely doesn't have you walking on pins and needles worried about cluttering something up, rather it evokes a feeling of comfort and family. These are two things that I want to permeate every room of my home, because what is the point of creating a beautiful home if nobody wants to come over because they can't relax and enjoy themselves. So, for now, I will stick with my rustic kitchen ideas (these are actually a few photos of our home) and enjoy the company of friends and family worry-free.
While I love the concept behind the rustic kitchen in our new house, I am not really digging some of the follow through. Part of this is because it is simply more outdated than our last home, and needs a few new things like appliances and countertops. But also because it is quite heavy on the country kitchen ideas instead of that chic combination of rustic and contemporary that you see in a lot of the newer homes lately. All that to say, I really think that I can make something fantastic out of this space because the foundation is there. All it needs is a few upgrades and maybe a couple pieces of rustic kitchen wall decor to take it from grandmas country kitchen, to homes of the California stars!
While I absolutely love our new home, I am going to be honest and tell you that I really can't stand our rustic kitchen. Moving across the country, I expected to see different styles of homes and decor (in fact I was excited). However, country kitchen decor is really not my scene in the least bit (and I know that this is not even really as "bad" as it could get). I am partial to light neutral colors that always manage to look clean and fresh even when they aren't. This dark and drab kitchen is none of those things right now. I do think that we can change that, even by doing something as simple as painting all of the cabinetry and trim white. Of course we will need to do a few other upgrades and add little contemporary touches in the kitchen wall decor and furniture. But I think that there is a lot of potential here!
Our rustic kitchen is my absolute favorite place in the home because it is the one room where my kids tend to gather in the evenings and spend time with my husband and I. Part of the reason I love it also is because the country kitchen cabinets and some of the decor reminds me so much of my grandmothers farmhouse growing up. In fact, a lot of the odds and ends (including our dining table) came from her house and are constant reminders of the importance of family and all of my fun childhood memories. I know that it is not the most "trendy" or "modern" design, but I absolutely love it and it perfectly reflects mine and my family's personality. So before people put down country kitchen designs as not being "chic" enough, I encourage you to look at all of the details and love that often comes behind them.
As you step into my newly remodeled rustic kitchen, one of the first things you'll notice is the light colored wood cabinets, tinged with a subtle gray hint. The rustic kitchen design speaks to an effortlessly cozy and welcoming environment, creating a tranquil space that mirrors the serenity of the countryside. Harmonizing perfectly with the overall theme, a majestic deer head mount presides over the kitchen, adding an element of wilderness that is characteristic of rustic aesthetics.
Cathedral ceilings give the kitchen an increased sense of space and grandeur, while permitting ample natural light to infiltrate the room. This is one of the rustic kitchen designs that can make a room feel more expansive and airy, contributing to its warm and inviting ambiance. Suspended from the ceilings, you'll find wrought iron lighting fixtures that cast a soft, warm glow across the room, further enhancing the rustic charm.
Transitioning to the man cave theme, the kitchen seamlessly integrates into this recreational area. The countertop bar area, equipped with bar stools that match the color of the cabinets, serves as a casual dining space and a perfect spot for socializing. These elements are crucial in country kitchen decorating ideas, where the focus is on creating a space that encourages togetherness and camaraderie.
Overall, my kitchen remodel adheres to the essence of rustic and country designs, providing a perfect balance of warmth, comfort, and rugged aesthetics. Whether you're cooking a meal or enjoying a drink at the bar, this rustic kitchen serves as the ideal setting for relaxation and retreat.