Whether you are building a brand new home or redecorating the kitchen in your existing one, selecting an old-fashioned country look for your kitchen means that you are going to end up with a warm and charming place for your friends and family to gather. Here are some steps you can take to make it truly unique.
Start With The Walls - The right treatment on your walls is one of the things that will set the mood in your old-fashioned room.
- The Color - You can't go wrong with white. However, egg shell blue and a very pale yellow are great choices, too. All three of these selections will allow you to choose any other color for accent touches, as they go with everything. If you are using a professional like M & M Painting to do the job, he or she will be able to show you a paint that will be very durable and easy to care for. Today's paints are so great that you can basically wipe smudges and other grime right off the walls.
- The Special Treatments - If you are a crafty person, you can give unique touches to the walls yourself. If not, there are gifted painters that will do pretty much anything your imagination can dream up. One consideration is to have a mural painted on one wall. A great farm scene would be darling, or maybe a field of wild flowers. Another idea is to make a wall look like it is covered with bricks or old wood.
- Extra Paint - When you select your paint, be sure to ask the contractor to leave you an extra portion so that you can use it for other decorating. Imagine having a nest of boxes or a country ladder that you use as part of your decorations, and making them the same color will allow you to add colorful pieces to them.
The Personal Touches - Here's where your personality shows!
- If you've chosen the ladder or the nest of boxes, consider embellishing them with things like rag dolls, farm animals, old cook books and anything else that will give the kitchen the country look you love.
- Gingham fabric for your windows would be adorable, and so would calico or denim. If you really want to be different, though, consider hanging embroidered dish towels or handmade pantaloons on a wooden rod.
- A darling touch for your walls would be a collection of framed pictures from old magazines, old hand-written family recipes, or a collection of cookie cutters from yesteryear.
Congratulations on creating a wonderful kitchen.