How to easily get a rustic kitchen look

Unsure how to make your kitchen look rustic? Don’t worry, you are not the only one. So many people are jumping on this wagon for their kitchens but are often unsure of how to accomplish their goals. After some research and time, we have come up with a few tips and tricks that will help you get a fast and easy rustic look.

Keep in mind these aren’t rules set in stone, so feel free to mix and match and add your own personal touch! However, it’s important that when decorating anything that you enjoy yourself or it just won’t feel right.

So without further ado, here is How To Easily Get A Rustic Kitchen Look:



 1) Wood Shelving: This is a great way to add visual weight to a room as well as balance other material that is also present. In many cases, this is added as an afterthought because it’s not something that can be seen from the outside of the house, but trust us, your guests will notice once you’ve finished! Not only does it make a statement, but it also helps ground the space and adds balance. In addition, it opens up the walls and lets more light in by adding a perfect spot for some greenery or a nice vase of flowers.

2) Stone Countertops: This trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so if you have been thinking about changing yours out, now is the time to do so! The rustic look typically implies nature which means having a natural material around is a must. In addition, we love accenting it with a contrasting color, especially blue! It’s the perfect way to add some interest and still stay within your rustic theme.

3) White Cabinets: This is probably one of the biggest trends in kitchen design right now because white cabinets are not only trending but are timeless. They can easily read as shiplap to anyone who walks through your door, which adds more depth to an already deep look. But remember, if you want this look, you need to commit fully by painting all the edges dark (we recommend black). Or if that isn’t an option for you, then try mixing it up by painting just part of them! You can also do the same thing with the wall color to add a little pop all around.



4) Exposed Beams: The rustic look can’t go without exposed beams, it’s just one of the rules! In order to get the full experience be sure you have plenty protruding from your ceiling and make sure they are dark in color for maximum effect. We recommend painting them black or even gray because it makes them stand out even more! You’ll end up with a space that is both cozy and timeless at the same time.

5) Fireplace: This may not be an obvious choice when decorating your kitchen but we think it belongs here. If done correctly, this piece will give off a beautiful warmth that resonates throughout the room. After all, rustic design implies comfort and warmth, which is exactly what your hearth provides (and also adds balance).

6) Unfinished Wood: This trend is most popular with reclaimed wood, but you can easily get away with unfinished pieces all around. On the cabinets, walls, or even the ceiling! It’s important that if this material is in high traffic areas (like the wall behind your sink) that you choose one that is durable, like oak. If it’s not sealed correctly, it will only last a few years before it starts looking old and worn out.



7) Stone Tile Backsplash: Stone tile has been trending for quite some time now, so there really isn’t anything new about this tip/trend. But we do want to point out how well it works with the rustic design. In addition, stone is timeless, so it will really work well if you are trying to achieve an overall look for your home. If done correctly, this room will have a jaw-dropping first impression, but it’s important that everything else mentioned previously isn’t compromised for it.

8) Wooden Flooring: Just like finished wood cabinets adding wooden flooring adds another layer of depth and authenticity to your kitchen. Not only does it give off a natural feel, but it also injects warmth which really helps with the coziness factor we were talking about earlier! This material can be found almost anywhere (even IKEA!) and typically doesn’t cost too much either, which means you’ll end up saving money in the long run if you go with wood instead of tile/stone.

9) Barn Door: If you want to go for the full rustic experience, then a barn door is your best bet! This material fits perfectly within this design style because it has both an unfinished look and feel. It’s also incredibly durable, which means it will last forever if properly cared for. Just remember that if you are going with white cabinets, be sure to choose one that isn’t too light, or else it will clash against all of the surrounding pieces.



10) Open Shelving: If done correctly, open shelving can give off major farmhouse vibes! But this style is not for everyone, especially those who are not fond of clutter. Instead, we recommend keeping everything minimal, organized, and free from dust by using chalkboard paint on items.

Of course, this is just a start, but now you know what you need to look into for your rustic kitchen.

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