The intimate kitchen in the image below features plenty of dark wood that seems to radiate warmth.

If a wooden floor in your kitchen seems like too much , then maybe consider adding a flagstone floor throughout.

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Rustic Kitchen Designs That Embody Country Life

Then look around the kitchen a bit more and you begin to notice natural wood floors, wooden stools and an amazing wooden ladder incorporated into an otherwise modern light fixture. If you want to stick with a , then consider accessorizing your kitchen with navajo rugs, woolen textiles and twig-style furnishings. The kitchen featured below is one that still maintains its countrified side, yet has a female, sophisticated flair to it, as well. In fact, in the kitchen below, the only bare wood to be found is in the flooring—everything else is painted a deep country blue.

The logs in the fire seem to pop to the tune of the kettle boiling on your huge cooking stove…. . The knots in the wooden pine wall show where tree branches once grew, the grooves in the ceiling beams show where blistered hands once scraped the wood clean of bark, and the floor boards creek with age under your feet. Whether you add hints of stone in a fireplace hearth, or cover an entire wall with large tumbled river rock — consider adding some element of stone to your kitchen. Other rock elements could be used in your kitchen counter tops, such as quartz or granite.

This kitchen design mixes modern with rustic in smart manner, allowing the homeowners to enjoy the best of both (seemingly opposing) design worlds in one cohesive kitchen. Imagine the baking and cooking you can do over open flame, filling your kitchen with the scent of rising pizza or bread dough. Pot racks can be made of all sorts of inventive materials— you don’t have to buy an expensive one from the .

Simply add nature-inspired elements to your kitchen through wood, stone, accessories and color.