30 Rustic Kitchen Ideas That Are Full of Charm

30 Rustic Kitchen ideas

Unique Kitchens and Baths/ Stacy Zarin Goldberg

Rustic kitchens pair the best of natural materials with a cozy and inviting color palette. To achieve the charming, country-inspired look in your own home, there are plenty of decorating ideas to choose from. Consider adding reclaimed wood beams, local stone floors, or even picking up a vintage island for a one-of-a-kind piece you'll love for years that will not only add style but storage.

Let the rustic kitchen ideas below serve as a guide for how to add rustic flair to your own kitchen.

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    All About Texture

    Amber Pierce Rustic kitchen

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    Nashville designer Amber Pierce built her dream kitchen with wooden cabinetry, brass hardware, and creamy countertops. For a special addition, she used a wooden door from an architectural salvage as the entryway to her pantry.

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    Wrap the Hood

    Ashley Montgomery Cardona project rustic kitchen

    Ashley Montgomery Design

    Ashley Montgomery's Cardona project features a design favorite anyone can add to their space: a wood-wrapped hood. Soothing green cabinets pair with a wooden island and marble countertops for a sophisticated aesthetic.


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    Keep It Light

    Anne Sage rustic kitchen

    Anne Sage

    Designer Anne Sage teamed up with Studio McGee for an airy kitchen reveal featuring bleached wood cabinets, quartz countertops, an unlacquered brass faucet, and open shelving.

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    Rustic Beams Always Add Charm

    Becca Interiors rustic kitchen

    Becca Interiors

    Becca Interiors transformed an East Coast cottage with inky blue cabinets, original exposed joists, reclaimed wood, and floating shelves. The over-island pendants and hard-working countertops make it a great place to cook, relax, and enjoy.

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    Go With Proven Color Combos

    Rustic white East Coast kitchen

    Design: Blakeley Interior Design / Photo: Andrea Pietrangeli, Bowler Lane Films

    Blakeley Interior Design went for classic finishes in this East Greenwich, Rhode Island, home. Roman shades, white Shaker cabinets, gray countertops, and a unique backsplash pull it together.

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    A Little Modern, a Little Farmhouse

    Rustic white kitchen

    Lisa Chun

    Blogger Lisa Chun loves sharing her home on Instagram, including her modern farmhouse kitchen. Shaker cabinets, a veined stone island, and wooden bar stools provide the ideal backdrop for family time, entertaining, and baking.

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    Go for Shiplap

    Rustic wood and blue kitchen with plants

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    You can't help but smile when stepping in British biophilic designer Marianna Popejoy's plant-filled kitchen. Rich blue cabinetry juxtaposes natural wood shiplap walls, open shelving, and a stainless steel range.

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    Embrace Your Setting

    beachy rustic kitchen

    Tyler Karu Design

    Tyler Karu Design and Interiors leaned into location when it came to this Maine new-build. Located just steps from the beach, this casual yet refined kitchen includes natural stone countertops, blue Shaker cabinets, and white shiplap walls.

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    A Quintessential Rustic Kitchen

    Rustic wood and blue kitchen

    Charbonneau Interiors/ Miro Dvorsca

    A wood-wrapped hood, Shaker cabinets, and wooden ceiling beams make this Houston, Texas, kitchen from Charbonneau Interiors the epitome of rustic style.

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    Go for White and Wood

    Rustic white and wood kitchen

    Christina Kim Interior Design

    When desiging a rustic kitchen, white cabinets and wood beams will always provide a great starting point. New Jersey-based designer Christina Kim went for a mix of closed and glass-ready cabinets, a large island, and simple bar stools to let the wood ceiling stand out.

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    Opt for Reclaimed

    Emily Henderson Mountain House Kitchen

    Design: Emily Henderson Design / Photo: Sara Tramp

    Emily Henderson's mountain house combines a mixture of inspirations from Scandinavian design to minimalism to rustic. The star of the kitchen? Her reclaimed wood cabinets and wide-plank flooring. The wood island, stained darker for contrast, works well with the farmhouse sink, quartz countertops, and modern over-island fixture.

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    Respecting the Past

    Wood rustic kitchen

    Finding Lovely

    Blogger Jackie Hempel of Finding Lovely looked to the past when it came to her Boston farmhouse kitchen update. The Victorian home, which was built in 1879, now has a bright kitchen with cabinets painted in Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray, wood custom inset cabinets, and floating shelves.

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    Add Natural Accents

    Kate Marker Interiors rustic kitchen

    Kate Marker Interiors

    Kate Marker Interiors chose bold over-island pendants and a shiny backsplash tile in this down-to-earth kitchen renovation. A large island, woven bar stools, and wood throughout keep it feeling homey.

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    Time-Honored Details

    black, white, and wood rustic kitchen

    D Burns Interiors

    Boston-based designer Desiree Burns chose sleek white cabinets, a wood floating shelf, and Stilnovo-inspired fixtures for this streamlined kitchen.

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    A Dash of Rustic

    Jess Bunge rustic kitchen

    Design: Jess Bunge / Photo: Sara Tramp

    Emily Henderson's editorial director, Jess Bunge, DIYed her kitchen with an organic palette. Butcher block wood counters, black hardware, a Smeg refrigerator, and vintage mirror make this rental personable and chic.

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    Make It Moody

    Light and Dwell dark rustic kitchen

    Light and Dwell

    Light and Dwell's Nebraska lake house project brings in British references through over-island pendants, vintage pantry doors, and a large white oak island. Unlacquered brass hardware and open shelving, which showcases flatware and copper pots, adds to its European elegance.

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    Incorporate a Bit of Brick

    Mary Patton houston rustic kitchen

    Mary Patton Design

    Mary Patton went for a unique bricked archway into this Houston home. Globe pendant lights, flanking storage, and dark cabinets bring this Tudor home to life.

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    Always Include Vintage

    Emily Henderson farmhouse kitchen

    Design: Emily Henderson Design / Photo: Kaitlin Green

    Emily Henderson's latest renovation, her Pacific Northwest farmhouse kitchen, is full of design choices you'll love. Custom wood cabinetry, a vintage island, denim-hued tile, and shiplap white walls amplify this dreamy remodel.

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    Go Big With a Backsplash

    Tiled rustic kitchen

    Design: Unique Kitchens and Baths / Photo: Stacy Zarin Goldberg

    Rustic design doesn't have to be simple. Here, designer Tanya Smith-Shiflett paired white Shaker cabinets with wood beams, a wood-wrapped hood, and wall-to-wall blue-and-brown backsplash for an unexpected touch.

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    Create a Statement Hood

    Dark wood rustic kitchen

    Design: Unique Kitchens and Baths / Photo: Stacy Zarin Goldberg

    This traditional Virginia kitchen from Unique Kitchens and Baths features an oversized prep island and matching wood range hood, a statement-making choice.

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    A Bright Boston Condo

    Airy Boston condo

    mStarr Design

    Emily Starr Alfano of mStarr Design added some character to a basic new-build for clients in South Boston. Lulu and Georgia wallpaper, wood accents, and modern bar stools bring the kitchen together.

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    Mixing Materials

    rattan rustic kitchen

    Ashley Montgomery Design

    Designer Ashley Montgomery elevated this white kitchen with rattan over-island pendants, leather bar stools, and a brass dining pendant. Try this look at home by mixing up your fixtures.

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    Add in Arches

    Ashley Webb Interiors rustic kitchen

    Ashley Webb Interiors

    Arches are a popular design element in kitchens of many styles. For this space from Ashley Webb Interiors, a wood-wrapped hood, arched open shelving, and beige cabinets yield a dynamic, neutral space.

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    White and Beachy

    Rustic beachy kitchen

    Blakeley Interior Design

    This galley-style white kitchen from Blakeley Interior Design features simple woven light fixtures for a neutral and peaceful design scheme.

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    Sophisticated Farmhouse

    Rustic kitchen Britt Design Studio

    Britt Design Studio

    This beautiful East Coast kitchen from Britt Design Studio combines rustic taste with glam fixtures. A dark wood island, modern white hood, and glass-ready cabinets bring the sophisticated farmhouse look to the forefront.

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    Herringbone Flooring Is a Must

    Rustic brick floor kitchen

    Ajai Guyot

    Herringbone brick floors bring rustic appeal to Ajai Guyot's Las Vegas kitchen. Home Depot cabinets in the breakfast bar are painted in Clare's No Filter, while Blackest by Clare adorns the main kitchen cabinets.

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    Include Crafty Storage

    Burchard Design Co rustic kitchen

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    The Boise kitchen of Burchard Design Co's Ashleigh Burchard features not one but two islands—one for prepping and the other for cooking—a hidden pantry, bar, warm gray cabinets, a wood-wrapped hood, and brass accents.

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    Add Detailing to the Island

    Victoria Bell gray rustic kitchen

    Victoria Bell Design

    This gray-toned kitchen from Victoria Bell Design has a rustic edge thanks to wooden cabinetry, a detailed island, and white barn door.

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    Modernize With Wood

    Rebecca Rollins rustic CA kitchen

    Rebecca Rollins Interiors

    Residential interior designer Rebecca Rollins works with clients throughout Southern California. In this kitchen, which has views of the Channel Islands Harbor, she took a once-beachy feel and made it modern and warm with custom wood details on the support beam and hood.

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    Embrace Artful Layering

    Carlsbad Cottage rustic kitchen

    Design: A Naber Design / Photo: Charlotte Lea

    Designer Abbie Naber went for a highly inviting palette for this Carlsbad home. This ground-up build includes plenty of texture, built-in storage, and intentional layering.