5 Rustic Kitchen Design Ideas To Give Your Space A Cozy Makeover
Your kitchen is the heart and soul of your home.
But if modern minimalistic designs like these don’t exactly give you warm and fuzzy feelings, you might find yourself struggling to achieve the cozy kitchen corner of your dreams without compromising on great style.
Then it’s time to embrace the growing rustic kitchen design trends that contractors and D.I.Y decorators have been using to transform uninviting spaces into warm safe havens that you’ll be proud to share with your dearest family and friends.
Try these 5 simple rustic kitchen features for yourself, and get ready to feel more at home than ever before…
1. Use Natural Materials
One of the easiest and most eye-catching ways to add a rustic flair to your kitchen is by utilizing natural wood to complement your existing marble or granite countertops and add contrast against modern stainless steel appliances.
And whether you’re building your kitchen from scratch or just updating your current aesthetic, a stunning piece of reclaimed wood can be used to…
- Revamp your space with lofty wood beams that give an open atmosphere in any size kitchen
- Create convenient and chic wood shelving for storing your must-have kitchen staples in style
- Add a pop of texture to your countertops with a standalone wooden island or butcher block
Natural wooden accents are where high-end aesthetics meet old-school comfort.
2. Add A Colorful Splash
In most rustic kitchens, neutral colors are a must.
But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for bland designs that don’t reflect the vibrance of your home life.
With just one simple pop of color, you can instantly refresh your space without the worry of going “too bold.”
Easy to install and even easier to maintain, a colorful tile backsplash is a unique way to add your personal style to your kitchen while still maintaining a classic neutral palette.
Whether you decide on a few small accent tiles or a more complex mosaic design, the colorful possibilities are endless.
3. Embrace Seeing Green
Of course, no rustic kitchen could be complete without celebrating Mother Nature’s go-to decor.
Adding a touch of greenery to an indoor space not only gives you a natural and affordable pop of color but it’s also been shown to decrease stress levels and improve the overall air quality in your home.
Here are a few easy ways to incorporate greenery for a rustic touch
- Build a window sill herb garden for a flavorful addition to both your style and cooking
- Add sleek hanging air plants for a cozy look that calls for minimal care
- Create an accent shelf for displaying your favorite small potted house plants
- Modernize your gardening with a sleek hydroponic garden that embraces rustic living for the high-tech age
No matter how green your thumb may be, these easy kitchen features are guaranteed to add a dash of vibrance to your home all year round.
4. Lighten Up
The right lighting can make or break the overall aesthetic of your space.
If you dream of walking into a kitchen that always feels like a warm welcome, you can start by replacing ultra high-wattage light bulbs with softer options, instantly painting your room in a cozy glow.
And if you’re ready to really give your kitchen the rustic transformation, you can use a variety of rustic accent light fixtures or hanging pendant lights designed to provide you with plenty of visible light that can be customized to your needs.
Of course, not all lighting upgrades have to be costly.
You can incorporate soothing natural light into your kitchen with simple window features that let the outside shine in.
5. Open Up Your Space
Rustic kitchens are designed to give you and your loved ones a comfortable place to come together, laugh, and share the ups and downs of each day.
To create the ultimate comfy-chic gathering zone, consider opening up the overall concept of your space, giving you the freedom to seamlessly flow throughout your room.
With the help of our experienced design team at Morgan Taylor Homes, you can dissolve any unnecessary barriers in your room and craft a customized floor plan that blends function, style, and family-centric living all in one place.
Bring Your Rustic Dreams To Life
You deserve to come home to a space that feels like “you,” no matter what your design style may look like.
That’s why our team of world-class interior design experts, architects, and contractors have been specializing in providing fully custom home builds made with your needs in mind since 2007, and we stop at nothing to ensure that every minor detail reflects your unique aesthetic.
We’re here to answer any of your custom rustic kitchen design questions fast, so you can start transforming your space ASAP.
Connect with us today at (480) 626-1555 and take the first step towards your ideal kitchen.
How to Build a Custom Home on a Budget
Most of the good things in life happen in your home. Game nights, family dinners, restful Sundays, holiday gatherings, and more. So it’s crucial to ensure that you love the space in which you live. Building a custom home is the best way to accomplish this goal. But this can seem out of reach if …
Home Elevation Design: What and Why?
Don’t judge a book by its cover. We’ve all heard the phrase. And generally, we all try to live by the meaning behind the phrase: don’t judge something based on its outward appearance before you know what’s on the inside. It sounds like a great way to live life. But, unfortunately, it is easier said …
How Much Does It Cost to Build an ADU?
Do any of these scenarios apply to you? You have an aging parent that you would like to keep nearby, your adult children need their own space but aren’t ready to move out on their own, or perhaps you enjoy having friends and family come to visit throughout the year. In any of these cases, …
How Much Value Does an ADU Add?
Home improvements are one of the most beneficial ways to increase your investments. Not only does a well-done renovation improve your home value, but it can also increase the value of your life if you complete the project and still plan to live in the home. The addition of an ADU is one such addition …
Home Building: What to Do After Buying Land
Are you thinking to yourself, “I bought land and want to build a house, but what do I do next?” First off, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step towards securing your dream home, and you are now one step closer to move-in day! But, the celebration must be kept to a minimum because you have …
Pros and Cons of an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit)
Real estate trends are constantly changing. Sometimes for good and sometimes for bad. One trend on the rise is the addition of Accessory Dwelling Units. However, you may be more familiar with the terms granny flat, in-laws quarters, or a casita. This trend has become popular in recent years and appears to be here to …
Pros and Cons of an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) Read More »
What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
Are you in the process of building a home on your own lot and hearing the term “Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)” being thrown around? Or perhaps, you’re in the process of trying to figure out how to best care for your aging parents and are weighing your housing options, and an “Accessory Dwelling Unit” has …
When is the Best Time to Buy a House in Arizona?
Buying a house is always a big decision, and for many, it will be the biggest purchase they ever make. So buying a home is not a decision you want to make on a whim or take lightly. Smart buyers will do research about home buying when they begin their search, and even wiser buyers …
When is the Best Time to Buy a House in Arizona? Read More »
Best Places to Retire in Arizona
As retirement is approaching, you may be beginning to consider your options for where you’d like to settle down in your golden years. Of course, sunny Florida is a popular option, or perhaps a coastal city such as Charleston. But are you ready for the humidity and flat terrain? If not, these locations may not …
Home Design Trends for Custom Homes in Arizona
When you walk through a home that hasn’t been updated since the 70s, you know it. Wood paneling, upholstered furniture, sunken living rooms, and orange and green velvet are everywhere. These home design trends were all the rage in their time. But unfortunately (or fortunately), they faded out just as fast as they appeared. So …