Five ideas for a rustic farmhouse kitchen

Rustic farmhouse kitchens are not reserved for country homes. This classic style can work well in a city dwelling, bringing homely cosiness and country charm to any setting. If you are feeling the call of the countryside and want to infuse some rustic character into your kitchen, take a look at the following ideas to help you achieve the classic country look.

Strip back


Older properties offer a wealth of buried treasures and those in search of the rustic look can unearth them – with a little time and effort.

High ceilings can hide sturdy beams. Beautiful brickwork often lurks behind old plasterboard. Release your kitchen’s inner beauty, after some cleaning and refinishing, and use natural architecture to create a bold backdrop for culinary adventures.

For more modern properties, older features can be replicated in a kitchen, by installing the likes of chunky beams on ceilings and adding brickwork features.

Set a table


Even the most stripped back kitchen needs a strong centrepiece, and nothing works better than a farmhouse table. Long planks with plenty of seating will provide the perfect feature for an intimate meal or a large family gathering.

For smaller kitchens, round tables work well, saving space and creating a cosy, intimate setting.


On the range


For a true country look, it’s hard to match the vintage appeal of the classic range oven. Complement the allure of this centrepiece with a backsplash of handcrafted tiles, coupled with stone tiled flooring and stone countertops.

Think about the sink


After dinner comes the washing up – but that doesn’t have to be a chore. A wide apron sink of reclaimed stone provides ample room to tidy up after a memorable family meal. The stone material evokes feelings of nature. This timeless style of sink is also deep enough to hold plenty of dishes, making it both practical and aesthetically appealing.




A country kitchen isn’t complete without some well-chosen clutter. Add copper jugs and bowls to the shelves to catch some light. If you have a wood-burner, stack logs into firewood holders to create an attractive and functional feature. Share notes with the family on a vintage blackboard with whitewashed frame. Drape fresh herbs along open shelving to bring a touch of nature indoors.

Jonathan Caplan

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Jonathan Caplan

I co-founded New ID Living with my brother, Daniel and over the years we have developed and expanded the business together including the purchase of a flooring company...
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