Most country kitchen decor focuses on the use of natural materials, obviously because there weren’t the modern man-made materials around in the era of early rural life. Choosing the best country kitchen decor often starts with selecting a color palette and theme for the room. Another good way to start is with a country-inspired focal piece, such as a vintage pie safe or rustic, wooden table. Decor featuring farm animals, vegetables and fruits are all reminiscent of country life. Rustic and vintage objects and signs can also help transform an ordinary kitchen into a country kitchen. Country kitchen decor often features country colors, such as red, black and green. Fruit, such as apples, grapes and cherries, are reminiscent of country life and are well-suited for country kitchen decor. Choose colorful, artificial fruits to group in pottery bowls on shelves and counter tops. Vintage and reproduction plates, china and glasses are also available in a variety of fruit patterns.
A fruit or vegetable theme can also be carried out using textiles, such as towels, place mats and table runners. Assorted materials can be used in country kitchen decor, including gingham and lace. Checkered patterns, such as red and white, also have a country feel to them and can be used for curtains, tablecloths and chair pads.