Flavours, textures, smells, and many memories. The rustic kitchens are beautiful and functional; they bring a touch of nostalgia and send us the good things in life.

Directly from the countryside to the city, the rustic-style kitchens are designed to welcome, socialize and share. So, when it comes to decorating, you need to keep these items in mind. After all, cosiness is the word that defines this style.

But, of course, some tips and special touches help when decorating. And the rustic is full of details that define it and differentiate it from other kitchen models. But don’t worry, check out the tips we prepared below, so you don’t make mistakes in the decoration:

How to decorate a rustic kitchen

1. Wood and iron

The materials most commonly found in rustic kitchens are wood and iron. In old buildings, these materials were abundant and used extensively. Wood is usually present in furniture, doors, and windows, on the floor and ceiling, while the iron is present on the stove, on cabinet handles, and, of course, in traditional pots.

Be careful only when using these materials concerning water and moisture. Wood can rot if not treated properly, while iron can suffer from rust.

To add a touch of modernity to your rustic kitchen, you can choose metal or stainless steel objects. The contrast is exciting.

2. Earthy tones

Another characteristic of rustic kitchens is the earthy tones: brown, beige, and earthy quota. But you don’t have to limit yourself to this colour palette to compose your kitchen. The rustic style accepts vibrant tones such as yellow, blue, and red very well.

The shades of pink, orange, and lime green, for example, are out of the question, and it is better to avoid them.

3. Natural elements

Use and abuse elements such as clay, stones, fabrics, and vases with herbs and plants in the kitchen decoration in a rustic style. Decorative pieces that refer to nature are an integral part of this type of cuisine.

A good tip is to use a clay filter, cheetah print, and wooden utensils. Let nature come in.

4. Simplicity

The rustic kitchens bring simplicity to the environment. However, this does not mean that the kitchen is simplistic. This simplicity concerns materials that do not undergo major refinement and finishing processes.

For this reason, opt for demolition of wooden furniture, exposed bricks on the wall or counter, burnt cement floors, among others.

5. Objects on display

A striking feature of this type of cuisine is the objects on display. It is common to see kitchens with cupboards without doors, shelves, and niches to store dishes, pots, and other utensils.

However, the organization and cleaning should be more careful since everything is in sight and subject to dust and grease accumulation.

And who doesn’t remember the cloth curtains in the sink? They are also present in the rustic style. Want to check out some ideas? Below is a selection of rustic kitchens that will leave you sighing:

50 rustic kitchen ideas and designs to inspire you today

01. Rustic kitchen with a touch of modernity

01. Rustic kitchen with a touch of modernity

 The white colour of the wall and the overhead cabinet, and the cooktop lent this kitchen to modernity. Notice the objects displayed on the shelves.

 02. White brick on the wall, wooden and metal floors in the objects

02. White brick on the wall, wooden and metal floors in the objects

03. White rustic kitchen with retro air

03. White rustic kitchen with retro air

 The retro and rustic styles usually go together. This kitchen is an example. While the rustic is in the furniture, the retro appears on the floor and the stove.

 04. Everything on display.

04. Everything on display.

05. Ceiling with wooden beams

05. Ceiling with wooden beams

The wooden beams on the ceiling give this kitchen a rustic finish and contrast with the delicacy of the (also rustic) white furniture

06. Rustic with black to create a youthful atmosphere

06. Rustic with black to create a youthful atmosphere

07. Demolition wood

07. Demolition wood

Demolition wood is present everywhere in this kitchen. The highlight for the yellowish light helps to make the environment cosier.

08. Rustic farm kitchen (typical)

08. Rustic farm kitchen (typical)

09. Of stone and wood

09. Of stone and wood

The rounded ceiling gives the feeling that the kitchen is inside a cave. The stones on the door wall harmonize with the rustic floor and the wood of the furniture. A perfect example of rustic cuisine.

10. Copper hood gave the air of nobility to this kitchen

10. Copper hood gave air of nobility to this kitchen

11. Just a touch of rusticity

11. Just a touch of rusticity

In this kitchen, the reused wooden table was responsible for the touch of rusticity to the environment. The white cabinet makes a slight mention of the style.

12. Impeccable organization

12. Impeccable organization

13. Between two styles

13. Between two styles

The rustic here is due to the wood on the counter. The white colour, in contrast to the marble, modernized the environment.

14. Bringing nature into the kitchen

14. Bringing nature into the kitchen

15. Stainless steel composing the rustic kitchen

15. Stainless steel composing the rustic kitchen

For those who think that stainless steel and the rustic kitchen do not match, this is the proof of the truth. They not only combine but complement each other.

16. When in doubt, use wood to create the rustic

16. When in doubt, use wood to create the rustic

17. Value the details

17. Value the details

Since one of the characteristics of this type of cuisine is the sensations it provokes, nothing better than serving a cup of coffee in a porcelain cup from Grandma’s time. Note that cups also help to make up the kitchen decor.

18. Colonial style cabinets

18. Colonial style cabinets

19. Light tones of wood

19. Light tones of wood

The lighter shade of the wood demonstrates that it has not undergone major changes and has been preserved most naturally.

20. Curtain in the sink

20. Curtain in the sink

21. Mix of combinations

21. Mix of combinations

The black pipe on the wall with the pendants in the same colour refers to a more industrial style. On the other hand, the demolition wood and utensils on display leave no doubt that this is a rustic kitchen.

22. Demolition wood with retro equipment

22. Demolition wood with retro equipment

23. The typical ball

23. The typical ball

Nothing is more typical of a rustic kitchen than the cake—that cake plate with a rounded lid on top. Valuing details is an indispensable requirement in this style.

24. The iron pans to leave no doubt as to the style

24. The iron pans to leave no doubt as to the style

25. Wood on the floor, ceiling, and walls

25. Wood on the floor, ceiling and walls

Using wood in rustic decor is essential. To break the dominance of this material a little, the idea was to bet on the metal stove.

26. Light blue to break earthy tones

26. Light blue to break earthy tones

27. Colors and textures to slightly differentiate the style

27. Colors and textures to slightly differentiate the style

The dark blue of the furniture, the black inserts on the wall, and the leather armchair subtly characterize the rustic style.

28. Earth tones in the kitchen

28. Earth tones in the kitchen

29. Decorative rooster

29. Decorative rooster

Elements that refer to country life help to translate the rustic spirit in the kitchen.

30. Wooden ceiling brings comfort and warmth

30. Wooden ceiling brings comfort and warmth

31. Peeling wall

31. Peeling wall

The rustic style of this kitchen is due to the colonial-style furniture and the detail on the wall. The shelves complete the look.

32. White can also be rustic

32. White can also be rustic

33. Rustic with a clean look

33. Rustic with a clean look

The rustic of this kitchen is in the plant pots, in the wooden seats of the benches, and in the style of the cabinets with handles that resemble iron. The white left the space clean without losing its rusticity.

34. Of copper and wood

34. Of copper and wood

35. Brick wall accentuates the style

35. Brick wall accentuates the style

Nothing more rustic than a brick wall. It doesn’t matter if it is demolition if painted in another colour or even a coating imitating the material. The fact is that, wherever they are, the rustic will be with them.

36. Wooden beams matching the cabinet.

36. Wooden beams matching the cabinet.

37. Demolition wooden table

37. Demolition wooden table

This demolition wooden table was a charm in contrast to the blue wall. The rustic becoming elegant.

38. Rustic kitchen must have a long stool

39. Shelves and demolition counter

39. Shelves and demolition counter

The rustic entered this kitchen through the demolition wood present on the shelves and the counter—perfect contrast with the other elements that tend to the modern.

40. Cozy kitchen

40. Cozy kitchen

41. Whitewood

41. White wood

Sink counters made of wood must be treated properly to not suffer from the action of water and heat coming from the stove.

42. Wooden counter

42. Wooden counter

Sink counters made of wood must be treated properly to not suffer from the action of water and heat coming from the stove.

43. Stone kitchen

43. Stone kitchen

44. Metallic rustic

44. Metallic rustic

In this kitchen, what stands out is the metallic tone of the hood and the stove. Even with all the wood around, the metal did well and gained its space in the decoration.

45. Rustic, white and classic

45. Rustic, white and classic

46. ​​Patina table

46. ​​Patina table

47. Pastel green

47. Pastel green

The pastel green tone of this kitchen brings an air of romanticism and joy.

48. Wooden ceiling without finishing

48. Wooden ceiling without finishing

49. A different rustic

49. A different rustic

The option for grey made this rustic kitchen somewhat unusual. The color is not very common in this type of project, but as the other characteristics of the style were preserved, the final result was positive.

50. Red to create contrast

50. Red to create contrast

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