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Decorating a Country Style Kitchen

Aug 17, 2007
A kitchen could be aptly considered the "meat and potatoes" of your home. It's where everyone comes together to eat and talk. It's where a lot of families will sit down and discuss their days. And it is also the place most heavily visited when having a party. If you're looking to add some country cheer to your kitchen, the following article will tell you how to accomplish this goal.

A country style kitchen has a lot of early American character. Farm found animals are very popular in this setting. Usually one animal is chosen and focused on for decoration. There might be roosters, cows, pigs, or chicks strategically placed in different parts of the room. Another chosen theme may be the colors of this country. Family is certainly important in this particular design style as well so there may be a family tree on display or alternately, there may be photos of family members placed in different parts of the room.

A country style kitchen is typically an eat-in kitchen where the kitchen table is placed within the kitchen itself. There is usually no formal dining room included in this setting; therefore, the table itself becomes part of the decor. The table will be made of a hard solid wood such as oak. A nice country touch on a table would be visible knots from the trees that the table was made out of. The kitchen table's chairs will also be made of hard wood, have high backs, and usually a padded decorated seat. Other furniture may include a china cabinet and/or hutch in addition to a buffet that may be used for serving a buffet style meal.

Accessories found in this kitchen will most likely follow the chosen pattern. For instance, if you've chosen to decorate with roosters, then many of the accessories will be in the shape of a rooster. There are cookie jars, hot pads and trivets, toaster covers, and a host of other accessories that can be designed into what you've chosen for your theme in your kitchen. If that's not enough, there will most likely be art displayed on the walls that will match the already discussed accessories. Unity and coherence will be shown through the use of the accessories and pictures that will adorn your kitchen. Some items will be functional and others will simply be pleasing to the eye, but they should all match your chosen theme.

A country style kitchen is one with a long history. It's an old favorite and still enjoyed by many. With the right items and time and effort, your kitchen will be mulling along so peacefully you might actually be tempted to use that butter churn that you bought for decor.
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Lee Dobbins writes for Home Decorating and Home Improvement where you can learn more about different decorating styles including how to decorate each room in your home with Country decorating style.
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