When you think of countryside chic, you would be forgiven for thinking of sweet handmade wall art. Thankfully, ‘’Live, Laugh, Love’’ no longer cuts the mustard for some; instead the look is grown-up and classic. Whether you’re renovating a Victorian terrace or your modern build requires charm, we’ve written this post for you. Read on to explore country-style kitchen ideas to create a characterful home straight out of the pages of a lifestyle magazine.

Give cabinetry a lick of paint

Shaker-style kitchens are a popular choice and a good option if you’re looking for a design that lasts. This type of kitchen will see you through as your tastes change – switch up the handles, a lick of paint and ta-da, you’re done! In fact, the power of colour shouldn’t be forgotten, and it’s one of the easiest ways to add a high-end finish to your country-style kitchen. Think duck-egg blues, sage greens and creams.

Mix freestanding furniture with fitted

Mixing fitted furniture with freestanding options will create the authenticity of a farmhouse kitchen. We love the idea of bespoke booth seating and a couple of mismatched patterned chairs – head to Gabriella James for ideas to custom make chairs that can be colour matched to your project.

Replace worktops with natural stone or oak

A major element of country kitchen design, the right worktops are vital, especially if you have an island. Quality wood or stone are both the standard of choice and will add to that country appeal. Although oak worktops require a regular oil, it’s totally worth the trouble for that rustic effect. Likewise, a natural stone like granite will look just as good, why not enquire about natural stone and wood worktops here?

Add a country kitchen sink

When it comes to country-style kitchen ideas, you can’t beat a good sink, like a Belfast or Butler model. Both come in a range of materials and sizes and are well-suited to kitchens that are bustling and always busy with life. If you also have a utility room, another option is London Encaustic’s beautifully weathered antique bronze basin. Match with subtle tap mixers to finish the look – this is farmhouse chic to perfection.

Embrace trends without compromising your look

Farmhouse decor may be a traditional look, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mix it up with modern home trends. By introducing trending patterns and colour, you’ll add original flair and create an individual scheme that is totally you. Think mixing muted and botanical tones with vibrant colours like a kitchen splash back in a fun design. We have the most beautiful collection of tiles by London Encaustic – eclectic style is all about harmony and the coming together of different looks.

Looking for more country-style kitchen ideas? We have your back – why not book a virtual call to our hub? For instant rustic charm no matter the type of your build, we’ll ensure you get inspired about traditional decor. Thanks for reading.