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
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.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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Wrap the Hood
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.Continue to 3 of 30 below.
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Keep It Light
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 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.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Go With Proven Color Combos
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.Continue to 6 of 30 below.
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A Little Modern, a Little Farmhouse
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
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.Continue to 8 of 30 below.
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Embrace Your Setting
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
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
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'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.Continue to 12 of 30 below.
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Respecting the Past
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 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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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
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.Continue to 16 of 30 below.
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Make It Moody
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.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Incorporate a Bit of Brick
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.Continue to 18 of 30 below.
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Always Include Vintage
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.Continue to 19 of 30 below.
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Go Big With a Backsplash
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.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Create a Statement Hood
This traditional Virginia kitchen from Unique Kitchens and Baths features an oversized prep island and matching wood range hood, a statement-making choice.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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A Bright Boston Condo
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.Continue to 22 of 30 below.
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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.Continue to 23 of 30 below.
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Add in Arches
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.Continue to 24 of 30 below.
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White and Beachy
This galley-style white kitchen from Blakeley Interior Design features simple woven light fixtures for a neutral and peaceful design scheme.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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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.Continue to 26 of 30 below.
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Herringbone Flooring Is a Must
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.Continue to 27 of 30 below.
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Include Crafty Storage
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.Continue to 28 of 30 below.
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Add Detailing to the Island
This gray-toned kitchen from Victoria Bell Design has a rustic edge thanks to wooden cabinetry, a detailed island, and white barn door.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Modernize With Wood
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.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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Embrace Artful Layering
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.