Choosing the best country kitchen decor often starts with selecting a color palette and theme for the room. Another good way to start is with a country-inspired focal piece, such as a vintage pie safe or rustic, wooden table. Decor featuring farm animals, vegetables and fruits are all reminiscent of country life. Rustic and vintage objects and signs can also help transform an ordinary kitchen into a country kitchen.
Country kitchen decor often features country colors, such as red, black and green. Fruit, such as apples, grapes and cherries, are reminiscent of country life and are well-suited for country kitchen decor. Choose colorful, artificial fruits to group in pottery bowls on shelves and counter tops. Vintage and reproduction plates, china and glasses are also available in a variety of fruit patterns.
A fruit or vegetable theme can also be carried out using textiles, such as towels, place mats and table runners. Assorted materials can be used in country kitchen decor, including gingham and lace. Checkered patterns, such as red and white, also have a country feel to them and can be used for curtains, tablecloths and chair pads.
Rustic and rusty objects, including small, old farm implements, can be used for country kitchen decor. An old hay rake can be mounted on the wall to serve as a towel or apron rack. Vintage tins can be used to hold utensils on the counter top, and a real bird's nest can be tucked into the corner of a shelf. Red, white and blue speckled enamelware, including plates, bowls and cups, can be stacked on shelves for use or display.
Glass canning jars are typical country ware and can be used in a canister fashion to store goods, or be used as drinking glasses or vases. They can also be filled with colored water, fancy-shaped pasta or serve as vases. Wood packing crates and crate labels, such as those used for apples, oranges and grapes, can be used to promote a country feel. They can be set on a counter to hold utensils, can be turned on edge to hold cookbooks, or they can be mounted to a wall to serve as a shelf.
Farm animals, such as roosters, cows and pigs, can be incorporated into country kitchen decor. Roosters can adorn pot hangers and drawer knobs, and cows can be featured on kitchen canisters. Kitchen signs can feature pigs, and cow place mats can adorn the table. Artificial brown and white eggs can also be placed in rustic, wooden bowls so they appear to be ready for use. Also, consider using natural twigs, berries and branches in vases or simply laid on the edge of a shelf.