Now that the weather’s finally looking up, we’re looking forward to hosting many more meals with friends and family, and spending many an hour in our kitchen whipping up our seasonal favorites, from spring pea and asparagus risotto to freshly made pesto pasta. All the talk of getting back into our kitchen has us itching to redecorate our cooking space. The latest design style on our list? French Rustic. French Rustic decor is about as timeless as it gets – it’s truly never gone out of style. It works year round, it appeals to both traditionalists and folks who love themselves a little modern chic, and it has an easy, simple, innate elegance that compliments even your budget or flea market buys.
Love French Rustic decor, but not sure how to make it work in your home? Keep simplicity in mind – splurge on a few key industrial pieces, and then supplement with French Rustic accent pieces to make the look. French grainsack pillows, for instance, bring a classic look to the space, and would look lovely perched on this industrial cafe bench. French Rustic decor requires that you stick to neutrals and earth tones, so when it comes to choosing the accent pieces for your kitchen, go with natural materials, such as slate cheese plates and wooden cutting boards. French Rustic looks gorgeous with a hint of shabby chic – so consider the classic bentwood cafe chairs above, or opt for Louis XIV chairs to add a bit of bohemian to the room. Consider adding a few woven baskets to warm up the space, and don’t be afraid to go a little bit funky in the lighting department. This pendant would fit the look perfectly.
Last but not least, finish off your French Rustic space with one of a kind dishes and serving pieces. Opt for a ceramic pitcher made by a local artisan, or peruse the flea market for mismatched dishes in simple earthtones to compliment the pieces above. Cups and mugs should be simple, ceramic pieces in white or off-white shades, and gold cutlery would add a nice touch of glam to the room.
Now you’ve got French Rustic decor down – so get shopping!