Many think that the kitchen is just the place where you cook, but it is also a place for eating family meals. Rustic kitchens are known for the “down home” decor, but with the right design elements, you can create the perfect combination of rustic comfort and high style. Have a look at the following rustic kitchen interior design ideas, in order to get some inspiration.

Cabinets

Wood is the traditional material for a rustic kitchen look. However, on the market you will find different materials, like laminate. This material is similar to the natural wood, but there are a few types that are highly recommended for making kitchen cabinets, in order to add a rustic appearance. Pine is a good option when choosing the cabinets, because you can actually see the knots of the wood and that will add a more rustic touch to the interior. Pine is also reasonably priced. However, it is not very strong, and if it’s not properly treated, it can leak pitch. Oak, cherry, maple and hickory are also good choices for making kitchen cabinets. Oak is highly recommended for making cabinets because of its good price value combined with the beautiful appearance. You will find on the market different types of cabinets, and depending on your budget you will pay less or more.

Accessories

Once you have chosen the type of cabinets you want to have in your kitchen, it is now time to choose the pulls, knobs and door handles. There are different styles of kitchen accessories like that, which work well with rustic designs, especially those in the ‘antique metal’ category. Most home improvement stores offer a range of these to choose from, so you shouldn’t have any problem with finding the perfect complement for your rustic kitchen cabinets. Choose what you like in order to add a personal touch to the entire interior. After all, it is your kitchen.

Elements of stone

Stone is an amazing feature to add to your rustic kitchen decor and you should definitely consider adding some element of stone to it. In case you have a fireplace, you can cover one of the walls with river rock. Doing so, you will certainly give a more rustic feeling to the kitchen. Don’t forget to add a few rugs for a warm layered look. They will definitely make the interior welcoming as well.