You need to use flooring, lighting, and cabinets that give you the feel of being in a rustic farmhouse. A country kitchen is very unlike a modern kitchen which has gleaming polished steel appliances and sleek surfaces.
Design Ideas for Country Kitchen
Some colors should be strictly avoided in a country style kitchen and these are gray and black. The kitchen can also be wallpapered in bright stripes or floral motif to give it the right rustic look and ambiance.
Display planter boxes outside the window sills or decorate your kitchen by placing a pot of fresh flowers like daisies and peonies. You can also place herbs in containers that will not only be useful in the kitchen but also look appealing.
Storage Solutions and Furniture
As the colors of the walls and ceilings of a country kitchen is bright and vibrant, the kitchen cabinets and accessories should be in a muted color.
Most country styled cabinets are white colored for a spacious look. It is a good idea, but they are a tad difficult to maintain. You can place a small wicker chair for the cook to rest while preparing meals. Scour your local flea market for antique furniture as these pieces look superb in the kitchen.