Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Country kitchen spring style

Spring is the time for updating and improving your home. If you are looking for a new kitchen, take some seasonal inspiration from these country styles which will bring a fresh look to the most important room in the home.
Shaker Twist Kitchen Betta Living

Nothing is more apt for a country style kitchen than a Shaker design. A classic, traditional look that will never date and with cupboards painted in a neutral eggshell will provide a calm backdrop and a light, airy space. A contrasting work top balances the look and along with walls painted in chalky tones creates a sophisticated kitchen that you will want to spend time in.

Rustic elements such as these chopping boards soften a white kitchen with the flowers adding a beautiful spring pop of colour. I love to have a bunch of flowers in  a pretty vase in the kitchen or a row of herbs on the windowsill. What can possibly say 'Spring has arrived' better than yellow daffodils but anemones or mixed tulips will look pretty too, even better if they are from your own garden.

Image source Stylizimo
Collections of vintage kitchenalia, preloved items and enamel ware are an easy way to create the country look. Copper kettles and old bread bins sourced at vintage fairs add character and interest. Groups of china cups and plates on open shelves look pretty but not too cluttered and are a great way of injecting personality into the kitchen. An eclectic look but with the cohesion of a beautiful painted country kitchen, the look is homely and inviting. Don't you just want to sit and have a mug of tea at that table?

For full on country feel, a range cooker is the item I long for most. The perfect kitchen appliance for the instant wow factor and I dream of  baking and making jam with my home-grown produce with one. There is a wholesome feel about a range and they look spectacular against a plain tiled splashback, truly the heart of the home.
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Accessorise with pretty floral tea towels and bake ware. Spring is synonymous with pastel colours so a few new items will bring a new season update to the room. Touches of Spring decor will revive a room - sage greens, lemons, pale pinks or blues bring the shades of Easter into the scheme. In my kitchen, glass jars of mini eggs and foil wrapped bunnies will sit on our open shelves, a quirky bit of interest although the chocolate is very tempting.

Splashes of yellow fabric weave the sunshine into the room and teamed with grey are a more delicate nod to spring if the shabby chic of pastels is too much for you.
Image source Cath Kidston
A light and open kitchen/dining area with minimal window dressing has a spring feel with as much sunlight brought into the space as possible. Neutral tiling and flooring add to the spacious feel and a clever breakfast bar in this kitchen makes the best use of the space. This charming farmhouse style kitchen is a firm favourite of mine.
Image source: Alderley by Betta Living

Are you planning any spring updates to your kitchen or even thinking of designing a complete new space? Is the country style your favourite too?

*Collaborative post with Betta Living*


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