A country theme is one of the most popular themes for kitchen decor, so whether you have just moved into a new home or wish to redecorate your kitchen, there is a lot of country kitchen decor on the market to select from. You should first decide whether or not you prefer your theme to be more specific, such as country apple, country cat, or farmhouse rooster, or whether you want to incorporate multiple subthemes into an over country kitchen theme. French country or Tuscan kitchen decor, for example, blend together subthemes such as wine, fat chef, rooster, grapes, checkerboard and mixed fruit.
Expanding on the Country Kitchen Theme
One of the first decisions you will want to make is which colors you would like to use, and this may depend somewhat on your cabinetry, as well as the specific subtheme or blend of subthemes you desire to incorporate.
For example, are you interested in bold colors such as red, green and yellow, perhaps along with the contrast of black and white, or would natural, earthy colors work best? Once you decide on a color scheme in accordance with your subtheme(s), you begin to transform your kitchen into a comfortable and cozy kitchen with a lot of country charm.
You may not think of paint as country kitchen decor, but you may want to consider painting your kitchen walls for that perfect country feel. Once the walls, cabinetry, and floors are in place, you can add rugs and maybe curtains to go with your theme. Beyond that, a hanging utensil rack is probably the main centerpiece of any country kitchen, and one of the larger items you may consider investing in.
A hanging utensil rack will help with your storage needs, allow hanging pots, pans, and spices such as garlic to be readily accessible, and also contributes nicely to the country theme. A wooden country work table or butcher block cart is one other large item that can significantly extend your available workspace and expand on your country theme.
Beyond the country backdrop and larger country kitchen decor, there are a multitude of pieces that will help you stay organized and create great country meals. Canister sets, oven mitts, towels, spoon rests, trivets and paper towel holders are a few examples of country kitchen decor that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing for any country subtheme. Country kitchen decor will extend a warm welcome to anyone you would like to share time and a meal with.