Look out the framed white window and look at the lavender rows. The soft rays of the sun rest at the base of the horizon, while the day surrenders at the beginning of twilight. Your hands remain under lukewarm water as you thoroughly rinse the last ceramic dishes. Shake off excess water from one of your hands and open the window a crack. The smell of fresh air from late spring fills the room, followed by a hint of fresh lavender. Even though you may not reside in the rolling hills of the intimate French countryside, you can definitely feel like yourself, with your French country cuisine.
The French country kitchen with its worn rustic look can be the ideal family meeting place to start the day, take a break for lunch or retire after a long day of work. And there aren’t many better ways to bring the family together, except the aroma of delicious kitchens and a unique atmosphere in the French countryside. This is one of the reasons why French country cooking remains a dream for cooks. So how to decorate the kitchen of your dreams?
French country cuisine uses a distinct palette of warm and cold colors. Colors include pale golden yellow, seasoned rust, cheerful greens and cool blues. Some French country kitchens will emphasize warmer colors, while more traditional French country kitchens will emphasize colder colors. Iron, charcoal or black can be used as accent colors. The color of your kitchen scheme is a great place to start brainstorming.
Natural and handmade accents are important for decorating your kitchen. This helps to give the kitchen an authentic and worn look, which is characteristic of the French country style. Accents can include wooden ceiling beams, plaster painted walls, worn wooden window frames and unfinished dark wood floors to name a few. Keeping a worn look, you will stick to the authentic French country style.
French country furniture is an important part of French country cuisine. No kitchen would be complete without the wooden island, the dining room table, rocking chairs and a closet full of porcelain dishes. If you want to give more emphasis to the worn look of your kitchen, you can buy used furniture and save extra money. You can also buy brand new French furniture that is made to look authentic.
By following the tips above and unlocking your imagination, you can live your dream in your French country kitchen. Don’t forget the lavender pot.