Turn your cooking space into a perfect country kitchen with these ideas!
14. Farm Animals
There’s not much that can remind us of a country setting like farm animals can. Rooster, pig, or cow items are a great way to add an animal motif (and a splash of color, if you want!) to your kitchen in a variety of different ways. Look for a tin wall hanging or a recipe holder with an animal theme to add a touch of farming life to your cooking space.
13. Pitchers and Crocks
These are perfect for corralling all of your wooden spoons, spatulas, and any other kitchen tools. Ornately decorated pitchers can also stand alone as decorations!
12. Antique Furniture
An old buffet table or a pie safe adds instant character and storage space. Bonus points if it’s a family heirloom piece!
11. Reclaimed Wood
Farmhouse tables made from old barn wood are all the rage right now. The bigger, the better– you need to fit all your loved ones around it!
10. Signs and Artwork
Wall art is a great way to add an old-fashioned feeling to your kitchen. Whether it’s a tin sign with a sassy saying or a stylish framed measurement chart, artwork can be functional or add attitude… or both!
9. Glass Canisters
These are not just decorative– they’re also super functional and affordable. Find a few to line your counter and fill them with dry ingredients you often use. You’ll know exactly when you need to make a grocery trip for flour, sugar, pasta, and other essentials, plus those things are always within reach in mess-free storage containers!
8. Chicken Wire
Stolen straight from the barnyard, chicken wire is a great way to spruce up a cabinet. Give your beautiful dishes a hiding place while still showing them off.
Whether it’s quaint curtains on the windows or an apron for everyday mess protection, gingham patterns are a fun way to bring in country coziness.
6. Antique Dishware
If you love collecting old dishes but don’t have any matching sets, why not hang them on the wall? Colorful plates bring a truly unique decoration to your kitchen, and they’re easy to hang with just a few nails and some dish hangers! Don’t let that beautiful rose plate stay hidden just because you broke the matching teacup!
If you happen to have extra building materials lying around, shutters are a great way to organize an entryway and add a touch of Southern plantation style. Give it a coat of paint and some clothespins or hooks, hang it up, and you’ve got a perfect place to put mail, important papers, or even a jacket!
4. Metal Pales
These are extremely versatile, and you can use them any way you need to. They can be used as a catchall for keys and mail, a planting container for miniature herb gardens, or as a place to keep knick-knacks and kitchen gadgets from crowding your counter space. For a quick way to add color in the kitchen, throw in some freshly cut wildflowers!
A true country kitchen is meant to be used often, so build up your archive of recipes! Don’t lose grandma’s special instructions for dumplings, grits, fried chicken, or mashed potatoes. Keep your recipes organized by storing them in a book or a small antique box.
2. Cast Iron
Modern cooking tools and electric appliances are great, but nothing beats a well well-worn cast iron skillet. Invest in a few different sizes and let your culinary imagination run wild!
1. People You Love!
No kitchen would be complete without loved ones to share it with. Whip up something delicious, and then invite your family, your friends, and your neighbors to come and fill your country kitchen with laughter and memories!