The word ‘rustic’ automatically makes you think of the warm natural surroundings of the outdoors. Rich pine trees entering your nose, with cosy fireplaces entering your mind, making you want to sit in front of it on a cold winter’s night. Many homes today are opting for an outdoors feel in their homes with natural elements that are available on today’s market. Wooden cabinets give off a beautiful glow and a stunning autumnal flower arrangement full of roses finishes off the rustic vibe. Hand-tied bouquets or the greenest plant are the perfect finishing touches to a charming country interior.
Wooden floors, ceiling beams and cabinetry are great elements to create the ultimate rustic goal you want to achieve in your hub of the home. Wood brings the beautiful nature inside with it perfectly teaming up with a Quartz or Granite from us here at Oxford Granites. We have many styles and colours that will show off the beautiful natural elements in the wood. Don’t be afraid to show off those wooden beams, in fact, you are very lucky if you have these as they are one of our favourite features to a property and a style trend that you should steal.
A classic rustic kitchen normally includes a range cooker, white ceramic sink with either a brass tap or stainless steel, wooden kitchen units that have been hand-painted to your liking, dressers and larders for the ultimate country feel and a big beast of a farmhouse table that has been created with carefully crafted wood and sturdy chairs to match. Adding pops of colour and traditional seat covers reveal a true English country kitchen with a full-on rustic style with vintage ideas.
A more modern rustic approach is taking the raw materials such as stone, brickwork and metal to create an industrial style but with a rustic vibe. The industrial trend made its way through to the top in 2017 bringing a fresh new feel to a rustic kitchen. Pendant lights suspended above a large country diner, or above the island with hints of copper will really create the kitchen of your dreams.
Maybe you just want to create a modern kitchen with small mixes of rustic elements. A contemporary style with white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances can be made into a rustic modern design with a natural wooden floor and wooden bar stools.
Kitchens that lack natural light aren’t really suitable for dark wood as this can seem too imposing. A painted or bleached white or grey wood will brighten up the room and make it appear bigger, still within a rustic countrified feel. The best paint to use is a time-worn, aged and chipping paint which you can pick up at your local flea market. They will work wonders in the rustic design. Another option is re-painting a feature in your kitchen, keeping the grooves prominent to keep within the rustic vibe.
Adding accessories can make or break the design. Shabby chic textiles and twig-style furnishing are great to provide a sophisticated, quirky decor.
Contact us today @ Oxford Granites to find out more information on our stone products and how they can be used within your kitchen – we look forward to hearing from you.