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5 Charmingly Rustic Kitchen Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

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A rustic kitchen ambiance brings a certain charm to your home. The usual elements of weathered wood components, farm tables, and rugged floors make for a cozy look. It’s common to see such a classic style in country homes and farmhouses. However, it also seems a popular design choice for modern homes today. Some talented designers have added their spin to these rustic kitchens by marrying them with various other interior styles.

So with that in mind, here are five rustic kitchen designs that are unique. See how the designers incorporated something new to make these kitchens stand out.

1920s Spanish Style Kitchen

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Source: letterfour.com

Letter Four remodeled the floor plan of the Dunleer Residence without deviating too far from the house’s existing Spanish-style interiors. Since no wall separates the dining room and the kitchen, the designers incorporated different flooring to distinguish them. This is an excellent example of combining tiles and wood. Different types of flooring can be tricky to pull off, so for more references, do check out DigsDigs’ list of ways to ease floor transition. The final kitchen has an overall modern theme with its white cabinets and stainless steel appliances, but it also has a rustic flair thanks to the terracotta tiles and beige and brick backsplash.

Rosen Residence Kitchen

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Source: tate-studio.com

The Rosen Residence is a mixture of Territorial, Spanish, and contemporary styles and is designed by Tate Studio. As you can see, the kitchen utilizes many different wooden components to enhance the warm ambiance, from the cabinets to the cupboards and even to the ceiling beams. The marble countertops and the stainless steel appliances complement the kitchen’s cozy theme. Using reclaimed wood or lumber with a natural wood finish can make your kitchen feel cozy; this is just one example. For more ideas, look at HomeBNC’s 32 ways to add reclaimed wood to kitchens.

Morocco Style Kitchen

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Source: emiinteriordesign.com

For this kitchen, designer Erica Islas married Spanish and Middle Eastern coastal styles. Notice how she mixed and matched the wall and floor tiles. The hand-painted wall tiles and the throw pillows in the corner dining area give away its Moroccan elements. Meanwhile, arabesque tiles are used for flooring (as is common in many rustic decor idea styles). HomeEdit notes that different tiles can give your cooking space a more personalized look when done right. Furthermore, the vibrant colors from the warm woods and teal-colored cupboards complete the kitchen’s unique look.

Oliver Residence Kitchen


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Source: @joolsoliver Instagram

Entertainment Daily revealed how Jools Oliver impressed her fans on Instagram with her home decor skills, and one of the photos she shared featured their 17th-century home’s rustic kitchen. The space has a wooden island unit and terracotta tiles, with porcelain plates and steel saucepans on the walls. There’s even a wood-fired oven fitted into an alcove on the side. The elements work harmoniously to capture the home’s old charm.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Source: jrobininteriors.com

This kitchen, designed by J. Robin Interiors, uses white shiplap for both the ceiling and the wall above the cabinets to add rustic charm. It also features interesting wooden textures that blend well with other elements in the kitchen, namely the white brick backsplash, quartz countertops, and industrial fixtures.

If you are looking for other rustic design inspiration for other areas in your home, visit Rustico’s blog section. You can start by reading the Rustico Tile guide on creating a rustic-style fireplace.

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