What the modern megacity lacks is rural silence, naturalness, and naturalness. Therefore, designs that personify intimacy, unity with nature, and ethno-styles — Russian, Scandinavian, English, and other folk — are becoming popular in creating kitchen interiors.
Rustic styles give home comfort and create a romantic mood.
Similarities and differences
Country - the general, collective name of all common people, village styles, personifying the rural life of different countries. With this understanding, distinguished subtypes:
- Chebbi chic;
- Russian village;
- American version - ranch;
- Alpine chalet;
- French Provence.
French Provence makes the kitchen very bright and cozy.
In this perspective, Provencal design is part of all village styles, but more often it is distinguished from similar ones.
Important! The task of the designer in the design of the kitchen in the folk style is to combine the charm of rural life, common life with the conveniences of modern life.
Village styles fit perfectly into the modern interior of a city apartment
Country interior features
The common features of the design of all styles of folk lifestyle are:
- The characteristic color palette - colors close to natural. They are selected dim, low-key.
- The lack of bright, contrasting patterns.
- Natural materials in the decoration of the room, furniture, plastics, plastic - are unacceptable, metal is allowed only in the form of forged furniture, half a year of copper, brass.
- The abundance of textiles, handicrafts - curtains and tablecloths, rugs, embroidery.
American or English country style has a cage and traditional patterns
In general, country design is the interior of a village dwelling, in each of its manifestations it reflects the national features of the country that it represents. Homespun rugs, embroidered tablecloths, curtains are typical for the Russian village, small floral design, the effect of aging, refined decorative elements are typical for shebbi-chic.
Rich colors in combination with natural materials create a fresh mood.
For country, lightness and naturalness are important - no hint that something was created on purpose in the interior. The rough brick wall was thinking - it means that it needs to be made of brick, however, it should be finished and painted.
Stylish country style kitchen
Not allowed in the kitchen, created in the folk style:
- Glossy, shiny surfaces, details;
- Chrome finish;
- Plastic and other finishing materials, items;
- Modern decor.
Natural materials are better suited to country style.
Features of Provence design
The provincial style that appeared in the south of France welcomes light colors, an abundance of light - if there is not enough natural lighting, artificial light sources are added. For Provence interior characteristic:
- Many forged items;
- Aged or old cabinets, tables, chairs that store traces of time, as evidenced by signs of wear;
- The abundance of plants in ceramic pots, wooden boxes;
- Wicker baskets, dishes;
- Natural textiles - tablecloths, curtains.
White color is the most versatile and fits perfectly into the concept of rustic style.
Provence is the complete absence of plastic, traditional images of birds, berries, a cage, a strip, and decorative ornaments.
Muffled blue and sand colors are inherent in the interior in the style of "Provence"
For folk interiors, the main thing is to emphasize unity with nature, with the archaic being, hence the definition of a color palette. Bright colors, deep, sharp contrasts, refined drawings are absolutely unacceptable.
Rural interiors of Russian, American, Italian, most other areas prefer warm color shades:
- Wood light shades;
- Light green shades.
In English Chebbi-chic, shades of ivory, cream, light pink, light blue are often used. For Russian rustic design, shades of unbleached flax, gray, sandy tones are characteristic.
The Mediterranean interior, also related to country, prefers the colors of the sky and the sea - blue, white, blue, beige, milky.
The most striking country is the American version - the ranch - from soft white-gray, beige, light green to bottle, terracotta, brown.
Important! Country rejects red, cherry, burgundy shades, the palette does not use shades of mahogany, wenge.
For the design of the French province is characterized by cold shades. Primary colors:
- Cold white;
Allowed in the embodiment of the design Provence blue, beige, dairy, gray, pistachio, olive shades. Pastels are desirable, but in modern interiors this is not mandatory. Most often, Provence uses white color, it expands the space, but you should not get involved in white and make the kitchen look like a sterile laboratory.
In the spacious kitchen, olive shades will look good: light colors will harmonize well with cream, gray, sandy, blue tones, dark olive will be side by side in a large kitchen with dark furniture made of natural wood.
Light pistachio tone has the ability to refresh the space. Light greenish background can be combined with white, pink, blue, light shades of wood. When choosing a pistachio tone for the walls, the floor and furniture can be not only light, but also dark.
Rural interiors, which imply a return to nature and unity with it, prefer only natural materials to decorate the walls, ceiling and floor. No plastic panels, suspended and suspended ceilings - only wood, stone, paint.
Country kitchen decoration
The best options for finishing the walls in the kitchen space will be:
- Wallpapers - with small flowers (ideal for shebby), cage, stripe, traditional ornaments are allowed;
- Decorative plaster - its roughness will emphasize roughness, home-made;
- Ceramic tiles - it would be nice to arrange an apron in the working area, to trim a part of the wall;
- Brick - it is better to use in combination with a tree, namely it is the basis of rural design;
- Wood - lining, wall panels for wood - an ideal choice, as well as possible suitable for recreating rural life.
Originality will be underlined, tiles will be used to stylize country tiles, chipped tiles, unpainted wood, unevenly painted walls.
For the floor means the choice of wood - better board, and not parquet, natural stone, ceramic tile. If the natural board is unavailable at the price, you can use laminate, and instead of a stone - granite. Tile is better to choose monochromatic natural shades. The ceiling can be whitewashed, it would be the best match for the stylization of rural life, but if we talk about practicality, then the option of a stretch ceiling is allowed, but only monochromatic - white matte.
Wooden lining - natural or white (in Scandinavian country) - a good choice. You can dwell on the combination of whitewash and wooden beams, but both of these options are acceptable only in the case of high ceilings, because wood visually (and in fact) reduces the height of the kitchen.
Provence style kitchen decoration
Decorating the walls when creating interior design Provence dictates the following rules:
- No wallpaper. It is better to paint the walls;
- Perhaps the use of textured plaster, followed by painting;
- Stone, wood, brick - to finish the whole wall, its part. In the conditions of an apartment, it is better to limit yourself to a partial design if you want to fully reproduce the Provencal design.
The ceiling, if the height allows, it is better to arrange the beams - light or dark. If the ceilings are low - you can stay on whitewashing or stretch matte ceiling.
The floor should be stone - choose a tile of terracotta color, perhaps a combination of black and white. You can throw a woolen striped mat on the floor.
For all rural stylizations, a characteristic feature is the furniture made of natural wood with a well-marked structure. Possible carving, forged parts, furniture. Shiny, glossy surfaces, metal parts in rural variations are unacceptable.
Country Style Furniture
For a kitchen set it is better to choose a natural array or veneer. The doors can be decorated with carvings, colored patterns, glass inlays. Cabinets - massive to remove all kitchen utensils.
The facades of cabinets are often artificially aged, keeping the texture of the wood. Furniture for the kitchen in the style of the country involves a lot of shelves with dishes, jars, jugs.
A wooden dining table is usually placed in the center of the kitchen, if space permits, and wooden chairs are placed around it. You can choose forged, wicker, for example, from rattan. If you want to achieve a complete stylization of the patriarchal village life, put a simple wooden bench instead of chairs, and make the table massive, with a wooden cross-shaped underfold.
Important! Do you want to emphasize the ease of style - choose "different" chairs - of different colors and types.
All kitchen appliances (fridge, microwave) should be hidden behind the fronts of the cabinets or selected in retro style.
Provence style furniture
For Provence, the furniture is characteristic light, you can choose white - with a characteristic wear. Wooden massive cases can have doors with glass inserts, panels, carvings. Often found in the style of Provence latticed cabinets facades. In such a kitchen will look perfect slides, buffets for dishes. Be sure to - a lot of open shelves - for jars, dishes, various kitchen utensils. You can put a couple of flower pots. Shelves can be located not only in the cooking zone, but also on other walls - above the dining table, for example.
There are many forged items - not only massive forging at the chairs, a table, but also light - on shelves, flower stands, various mounts, hooks. Metal, copper parts - on the handles of cabinets, dishes. In the country house wicker furniture would be appropriate - chairs, armchairs, tables.
The appliances are also hiding behind the doors of the furniture set, and if you browse the household appliances catalogs, you can choose the right technique for the style that cannot be hidden under the facade - the cooker, the hood.
The simplicity of rural life emphasizes the abundance of textiles. Homespun rugs, mats on the floor, curtains on the windows, tablecloths, napkins on the table, pillows on the chairs make the kitchen in a rustic way cute. Hand embroidery with folk ornaments, motifs can complement the interior.
Mandatory nuance - curtains. Cotton curtains with floral, floral designs, in a cage - orange, green, tied with bows, fasten on wooden baguettes. On the table must be present tablecloth, napkins. On the chairs you can sew covers. All fabrics are used only natural - linen, cotton. No synthetics in a rustic style is allowed.
Ideal complement the rustic interior:
- Wooden chest;
- Antique lamp;
- Clay dishes.
Arrange clay cups, plates on numerous shelves, shelves, hang cross-stitched by hand, stitch pictures on the walls, put a wicker basket of fruits, modest field flowers, garden flowers in a vase. If we are talking about recreating the life of the Russian people, the samovar will be the ideal chip on the table, you can put a teapot with a "woman" on top.
Provence also loves textiles, small objects of comfort. Light curtains on the windows, reaching the window sill, napkins with lace edging, embroidered or made in patchwork technique patchwork pads.
At the dining table must be a tablecloth, napkins on it, selected to match the design of the kitchen. On the shelves, walls - forged candlesticks, flowers in pots, an elegant metal cage with a flower arrangement or a bird. Various trinkets, figurines on shelves, vases with live, dried flowers will complement the stylization of the French province. Flowers in the French interior should be a lot. Be sure to - lavender.
Dried or on the images - but only her presence will create a complete image of cute home comfort.
Country and Provence are similar, they are the embodiment of the quiet comfort of rural life. The main thing that unites them is that sweet, unobtrusive, soothing environment, which is conducive to calm, rest, nostalgia, returns from the bustle of megalopolises to its native sources.