Contemporary and rustic might seem like two completely opposing styles. And in many ways they are. Contemporary is design that is at the cutting edge of developments and innovations, while rustic style conjures images of an idyllic past. But these two style can work well together in the kitchen, creating a space that is reminiscent of the past, but uses modern materials and designs. But how can this be achieved? Well, here at Homematas, we are Preston’s kitchen design professionals. And this is our guide to creating a contemporary rustic kitchen.
Creating a contemporary rustic kitchen
So, what kind of style features and design choices will you need to make to create a space with a contemporary, and a rustic, vibe? Well, you could consider:
- Choosing cream coloured wooden cabinets- the light colour of the wood will help your kitchen stay airy and bright, and the natural material will add a rustic charm. At the same time, these cabinets are also very contemporary, so you can have the best of both worlds.
- Detailed cabinets- distinctive paneling and insets on cabinet doors can add more to the rustic feel of the kitchen space, so if your wooden cabinets are looking too modern, add some detail work.
- Natural style flooring- timber effect floor tiles, a real wooden floor, stone effect tiles, or natural stone, can all be equally as effective when creating a space that is both contemporary, yet rustic. The natural style is desirable for any contemporary kitchen, and it also has a rustic feel too.
- Open shelving- installing some open shelving, even if its only for show, can be a great way to create a rustic feeling in a kitchen with a predominantly contemporary aesthetic.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Homematas.