Cottage kitchens are simply charming with an emphasis on functionality. They’re built for comfort with features that help you through your routine and bring life to the hub of your home. Whether you’re just refreshing your cottage kitchen or looking to add a dash of old-house charm to a new space, these ideas from IKEA can help you steal the look and have it for your own home.
Take a look at the following tips to create your own IKEA cottage kitchen!
10 Design tips for an IKEA cottage kitchen
1. Mix and match open shelving: Today open shelves are as much about aesthetics as about practicality: Their openness helps make a space feel larger, and they often house accessories.
2. Corral items with organic materials: Baskets can help you keep things organized and they look cozy, too. BRANAS baskets fit in EXPEDIT shelving units perfectly.
3. Use warm-colored counters: A nice butcher block counter (like NUMERAR from IKEA) at an island looks great. Consider using beige or terracotta-toned counters, too.
4. Include beaded board accents: STAT doors from IKEA are ideal. Feel free to use beaded board liberally in a cottage kitchen: on the walls, ceilings, islands, cabinet doors – you name it.
5. Keep a soft color palette: Greige is the new black. This color, a perfect blend of beige and gray suits almost any kitchen and gives cottage flair to the space.
6. Change to cup-styled drawer pulls: Cup-style drawer pulls, such as those that might have been found in an old-fashioned general store, lend an extra dash of flavor to cottage kitchens. FAGLEBODA and FAGLAVIK handles from IKEA are the perfect choice. They’re available in a chrome and black finish.
7. Keep a soft color scheme: Cottage-style color schemes often consist of white and soft pastels. Other choices for doors that would look great in an IKEA cottage kitchen: ADEL off-white, APLAD white and LIDINGO white.
8. Don’t forget a farmhouse sink: Also called apron-front sinks, these beauties have made a comeback. They can accommodate large pots or stacks of plates. DOMSJO sink bowls from IKEA are available in a fireclay finish, either in a 24″ or 36″ width.
9. Focus on fixtures, too: Vintage-style faucets look great in any cottage kitchen. The GLITTRAN sink from IKEA is our favorite. It’s available in a black or a chromed finish. For an easy update, use the same configuration of your existing faucet.
10. Pendant lights. Low-hanging pendants help a kitchen feel cozy and also provide general task lighting. We likea the FOTO, OTTAVA, HEKTAR and MELODI pendant lights from IKEA for their modern, yet vintage look.
Get started with your own IKEA cottage kitchen today and contact us for more design ideas!