When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, finding a look you love and wish to emulate is one of the first and most important steps.

If you’re looking to create a new look, French or European design elements can add sophistication and elegance to any kitchen. Read on to create a kitchen with a French farmhouse feel and rustic charm.

French Flooring

Choosing tile or wooden flooring can help add a French farmhouse feel to your kitchen. Imagine an older kitchen in the French countryside, with hexagonal or oblong floor tiles in travertine, terracotta, or aged limestone. Oak or other wooden flooring will create a similar robust, timeless, homely feel.

A natural wood floor can evoke a French Farmhouse feel in your kitchen.

Wooden Furniture

Wooden furniture should take pride of place in any French kitchen or dining room. A kitchen island or table to seat a family is an important center piece, mimicking the style of a busy French farmhouse home.

Light Up the Room

A beautiful antique chandelier is the perfect finishing touch for any French style kitchen. A wrought iron design is perhaps your best option for a rustic French feel.

An intricate chandelier or pendant lighting adds a bit of flair.

Hanging Copper Pots

When it comes to the farmhouse look, storage doesn’t mean hiding everything away. Consider hanging copper colored pots and pans as an easy way to store and decorate using your cooking equipment.

Paint with Pale Colors

French style kitchens tend to be painted in pale colors, including cream, magnolia, and pale blues. Consider painting small items of furniture or decorative items in a distressed style for a vintage feel.

Pale colors and off-whites can create a Provencal French look.

Blue and White

Blue and white plates and wall tiles are popular design elements in European kitchens that can bring color and creativity to the overall look of your kitchen.

Wooden Beams

There’s nothing like wooden beams to bring a sense of solidity and aged beauty to a home. Commonly found in many older European homes, you can add wooden beams to your own kitchen and get the look whether they were there originally or not.

Wicker Baskets

Decorate with wicker baskets, for a timeless homely feel. They’re also perfect for hiding away items that are looking for a new home, as an attractive storage option.

Remodel for Full French Flavor

The French Farmhouse look is one that is continuously popular and never goes out of style. There’s no end to the finishing touches you can add to create French flair, but a newly remodeled kitchen can help you keep to theme from start to finish, and create stunning visual impact.

Contact Reliable Home Improvement today to get started on your kitchen remodel, or to discuss design ideas for throughout your home.