10 Rustic Country Kitchen Décor Ideas

by Charlotte Walker
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When looking for design inspiration for your rustic country kitchen, look outdoors. The countryside provides plenty of inspiration and beautiful material to work with. In addition to natural elements, use bold colours and vintage pieces to create a budget friendly, old world charm.  Here are ten frugal design ideas for decorating  your rustic country kitchen.

Dried flowers, Garlic and Herbs

Hang dried flowers and herbs on hooks or tuck them in shiny enamelled containers and old wooden buckets. Rose petals and hips adorn vintage mason jars beautifully. Hard necked garlic makes a beautiful display as do pressed flowers. When pruning the garden save your heavy wooded vines for making wreaths and other unique adornments.

Dried herbs and flower petals look lovely when displayed in old mason jars.

 

10 Rustic Country Kitchen Décor Ideas for Your Homestead - Garlic in an old wooden water bucket makes a pretty display.

Garlic in an old wooden water bucket makes a pretty display.

 

10 Rustic Country Kitchen Décor Ideas for Your Homestead - Cut lavender posies are perfect for adorning walls and shelves, place them in storage boxes to deter pests and keep items smelling fresh.

Cut lavender posies are perfect for adorning walls and shelves, place them in storage boxes to deter pests and keep items smelling fresh.

10 Rustic Country Kitchen Décor Ideas for Your Homestead - DIY wreath using vines and lavender from the garden

DIY wreath using vines and lavender from the garden

Farm Fresh Décor

Farm fresh eggs provide a beautiful eye catching display on your counter top. Bowls of tomatoes, apples or other things from the garden or market make practical  edible displays.

Farm fresh eggs from heritage hens

Lovely fresh eggs in green, cream, speckled and chocolate brown.

Rustic Accents Using Wood

Consider using branches and materials that you find outdoors to make simple things like curtain rods.  You can go for a natural knotty and rustic style or sand them down and  stain them for a more classic look. Tree stumps make great cheese platters or trivets and logs can be used to create table legs.

10 Rustic Country Kitchen Décor Ideas for Your Homestead - Using tree branches as curtain rods

One of a kind curtain rods

 

10 Rustic Country Kitchen Décor Ideas for Your Homestead - wooden cheese platter or trivet

Wooden cheese platter or trivet (or in this case candle holder)

Vintage Furniture & Accessories

Vintage furniture can fill your kitchen with functional, one of a kind, old world charm. Old pieces are usually solid wood which means that they are easy to refinish or up cycle. Modular kitchen furniture give you the freedom to rearrange your kitchen on a whim!

10 Rustic Country Kitchen Décor Ideas for Your Homestead - Vintage furniture provides one of a kind functional storage

Vintage furniture provides one of a kind functional storage

Handmade and Refinished Cabinetry

Old hand cabinets can easily be sanded, stained, refinished or even milk painted. Re-purposing old furniture or making cabinets and kitchen islands from up cycled materials creates a truly unique and functional kitchen space.

Handmade rustic kitchen cabinetry

Rustic handmade cabinetry can really add an old-world feel you your kitchen.

Cast Iron Pots

The famous French chef Jacques Pépin hangs pots and pans on the walls of his kitchen.  Look for unique pot racks that can be wall mounted or hung  from the ceiling or consider speciality brackets that can be anchored to the studs in your walls. If  your kitchen has wooden walls, heavy black screws will do the trick.

10 Rustic Country Kitchen Décor Ideas for Your Homestead - Cast iron pans hung behind the wood stove

Cast iron cookware adds a rustic charm and hanging your pans provides convenient storage

Pottery & Glassware

Pottery is beautiful, functional art that often gets tucked away in cupboard for safekeeping. It brings functional, quirky style and splashes of color to a kitchen space. Treasured pieces can be hung on walls using special adhesive hangers. Search for: Disc Adhesive Plate Hanger to find them.

10 Rustic Country Kitchen Décor Ideas for Your Homestead - Colourful pottery adds a functional splash of color to a country home

Colorful pottery adds a functional splash of color to a country home


8 Rustic Kitchen Décor Ideas for Your Homestead - Vintage hoosier and German pottery used as wall art

Whimsical pottery can be hung on your walls

 

Vintage Accessories

You can find really décor items at thrift stores, antique shops and garage sales. You might even have some forgotten pieces tucked away in storage or at a relatives house. Get more enjoyment out of your vintage pieces by using them regularly.

8 Rustic Kitchen Décor Ideas for Your Homestead - Used furniture for the kitchen is functional and modular

Look for vintage finds that are both functional and visually appealing.

 

10 Rustic Country Kitchen Décor Ideas for Your Homestead- Decorate your kitchen with vintage finds like this old stained glass desk lamp inspired by a scene in the film Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood.

The inspiration for placing this vintage stained glass desk lamp in the kitchen came from a scene from the film Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Small Appliances

Consider buying unique small appliances that stand out amongst the modern stainless steel models. look for enamelled versions in vibrant hues.

This red stove top whistle kettle adds a pop of color in the kitchen

 

Rustic Kitchen Decor - Kitchen scale

This kitchen scale has a vintage look to it but is perfect for weighing sugar and flour

Eclectic Lighting

Lighting can make a huge difference to the look and feel of rustic country kitchen. Look for styles that mix metals, have exposed bulbs and unique characteristics. You can often find old lights at vintage shops and there are many DIY tutorials on making lights using old wagon wheels and other eclectic materials.

Rustic Country Kitchen: Vintage styled kitchen lighting

Vintage styled lighting with modern energy efficient LED bulbs

 

Rugged lighting with exposed Edison bulbs

Rugged lighting with exposed Edison style bulbs

 

Mix and match your lights for a rustic look

Mix and match your lights for a rustic look

Rustic country kitchen décor on a budget is easy to achieve. Take inspiration from nature and try your hand at some DIY crafts. Scour  local flea markets and garage sales and decorate to make a happy and inviting space that you love to cook in.

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