Image taken from McQueen Building co and styled by Erin Ashkelly and KLHarrell.

How to create a farm-style kitchen outside of the homestead

Creating a country-style kitchen in an urban city apartment or beachside house can add warmth and comfort to your home. Here at DarlingJames we are passionate about creating a comfortable and stylish home and we believe there is nothing more appealing than a warm country kitchen.
Here are some tips to help you achieve this look:
  1. Choose warm and natural materials: look for wood and stone finishes, such as butcher block countertops, wooden cabinets, wooden chopping boards, and stone flooring, to add a rustic touch to your kitchen.
  2. Add some vintage elements: Incorporate vintage or antique pieces, such as a rustic farmhouse table, vintage china or silverware, or an old-fashioned range, to add some character to your kitchen.
  3. Use natural and earthy colours: Stick to natural colours such as earth tones, whites, green hues and neutrals to give your kitchen a cosy and inviting feel. 
  4. Choose open shelving: Replace upper cabinets with open shelving to display your dishes, cookbooks, and other kitchen items. You can also choose kitchen cabinetry with glass doors. This will give your kitchen a more airy and spacious feel.
  5. Incorporate farmhouse-style lighting: Hang pendant lights above the kitchen island or table to give your kitchen a warm and inviting glow.
  6. Use rustic decor: pick up a few unique rustic items from the DarlingJames store, like wooden signs, woven baskets, and vintage pottery to complete the country-style look.
  7. Bring the outside inside: Add some greenery, such as potted herbs or flowers or a small indoor plant to bring some life and freshness to your kitchen.
Not all of us are fortunate enough to live in a gorgeous homestead on a country property, however there are easy and practical ways you can create a country-style kitchen in an urban city home. You can focus on small things such as using warm and natural materials, pick-up a few vintage pieces from the DarlingJames website, opt for natural colors, utilise open shelving, farmhouse-style lighting and rustic decor, and incorporate greenery.
Here at DarlingJames you can find the perfect piece to add country style warmth to your kitchen. Shop now and add some rustic charm to your home.
*Image taken from McQueen Building Company ( and styled by Erin Ashkelly and KLHarrell 
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