Yes, today we travel to the past to make the best of those times. The noble wood, the charming pieces, the colored tiles, the warm and welcoming atmosphere that made us cook over low heat and enjoy the most intense flavor. What are the 8 keys to a rustic kitchen?
1. LOTS OF WOOD!
And is that wood is the undisputed queen of rustic kitchens. On wardrobe fronts, on ceiling beams, on the floor, as a support for the hood or even combined with other materials such as lime or micro cement in more modern air range cookers. In furniture, if you paint it white you will gain luminosity and a clean feeling, and if you leave it light wood, more warmth. If the wood is dark, the best option is to have an aged finish.
2. WORK FURNITURE (HOOD INCLUDED)
Exclusively from work. Or of work and wood. Coated with micro cement. Or lime. With wooden worktop. Or without it. The options are many but the air will always be the most rustic because the work furniture makes us think of traditional country houses.
3. “FREE” CABINETS
With furniture without doors, showing the interior, the kitchen will look a lot big because it will gain depth. But it will force you to keep them organized so it doesn’t look messy. The trick to avoiding chaos? Opt for fiber baskets or curtains, which give an extra country touch. If you choose them with color, they will give life to the kitchen.
4. NATURAL FIBERS
Storage baskets, fruit containers, rugs, chairs, and stools from Enea … They provide immediate natural air and an irrefutable taste of the countryside. Accompanied by metallic details and white or hand-decorated porcelain, they will create a 100% rustic ensemble.
5. COLOR, COLOR, AND COLOR
Let’s be honest: we want urban kitchens serene, discreet, absolutely coordinated… However, on the field, we feel freer, happier, more open to playing, and splash them with color. Red chairs, patterned fabrics, blue furniture, in green… There are no color limits. And this makes them much more welcoming.
6. Recovered (charming) pieces
No discussion is possible. They transfer directly to the past, they add charm to the kitchen and can be extremely useful. Examples? A cupboard with a showcase on the top, a bacon table as an island to work food, wooden tableware hanging on the wall, And the fact of being different from the rest of the furniture will make them stand out more and, with this, you will gain rustic “weight”.
7. NOSTALGIC WALLS
With retro tiles. A tile or marble sill and the rest of the painted or stone wall will give a retro look to the kitchen. White or very light in tone, they will highlight the details. With bright colors, they will gain more prominence. With an aged finish and 20 x 20 cm, they are perfect for this type of kitchen. And if you want total nostalgia, place them in diamond or bevel.
8. IRON AND COPPER DETAILS
Perfect accompanying woods, microcement, stones, mud, tiles, and all colors. Chairs, stools, hanging pots, exposed cans on shelves … You have a thousand options to decorate and they will all be perfect. Check it.
Do you already see yourself cooking in a kitchen like this? We also. But we want to see more to continue dreaming. Do we continue to travel through the past?