Inspiration for a country kitchen with retro details and classic handles and knobs
Inspiration for a country kitchen

Inspiration for a country kitchen

Country kitchens have the ability to create a feeling of warmth and nostalgia when you step over the threshold. We have collected our best tips and advice for creating a country kitchen with selected details that will give you a kitchen to create memories in.

Country kitchen

Create a country style kitchen with rural handles and knobs

Most people associate rustic country kitchens with paneled doors, soft colors, and floral wallpaper. The desired ambiance is often a rustic romance, even though more and more people are complementing their rustic country kitchen with modern appliances and furniture. Many who choose to build in a rustic kitchen style ensure there are plenty of functional surfaces for both cooking and socializing.

The kitchen island is something we see more and more in rustic kitchens, perhaps because it creates the perfect combination of workspace and social area. The kitchen island often becomes the heart of the kitchen and a natural place for both morning coffee and studying.
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Rural Kitchen Handles and Knobs

When it comes to rural kitchen handles and knobs, they are often united in style and function. They are not only aesthetically pleasing but also designed for everyday use. Popular choices for the rural kitchen include cup handles, round knobs, and materials such as brass, wood, porcelain, and stainless steel.

Material Choices in a Rural Country Kitchen

To create the right rustic ambiance in your kitchen, it's important to focus on the details. Linen tablecloths or embroidered kitchen towels for the stove are classic choices, for example, when it comes to textiles. There are various options for kitchen handles, knobs, and hooks to achieve the perfect rural feel.

Porcelain is an elegant yet functional material that imparts a romantic and traditional feel to your home. Porcelain knobs are easy to clean and remain pleasantly cool even during hot summer days in the kitchen.

Antique brass has a rustic charm that fits perfectly into the rural aesthetic and provides a delightful contrast to wood. The natural patina develops in your kitchen over time, creating a unique look as time passes.

Untreated brass ages beautifully, giving each handle or knob a unique character. Untreated brass complements the rural kitchen's soft color palette and can complement colors like cream white, green, and wood in a fantastic way.

Details in a Rural Kitchen

Our philosophy is that the details create the complete picture. This means you can create an entirely new style in your kitchen without a costly renovation. The first step could be to paint or wallpaper the walls in rural colors, followed by repainting or freshening up the kitchen cabinet doors. The next step is to choose handles and knobs - here are our favorites.

Vintage Decor with Finds from Second Hand Stores

We also want to emphasize the importance of reusing and giving old items a new lease on life. Searching for rustic and charming finds at flea markets and antique shops is a perfect activity if you have a few free hours on the weekend. Putting on a knob made of beautiful porcelain or a retro brass handle might be just what's needed to give your thrift store finds the perfect style for your rural kitchen. Why not take a look at the furniture you already have at home that you might not feel as strongly about anymore - perhaps new retro knobs could be what's needed for a sense of rural charm?

Popular Details for the Rural Kitchen

Rural textiles in checkered, striped, or floral patterns

Display cabinets with glass and porcelain

Open plate shelves

Kitchen bench or seating with decorative cushions

Kitchen rail or Hook rack

Rural, retro, or turn of the century - what's what?

When seeking rural inspiration, you quickly realize that it's difficult to distinguish exactly which details belong to different interior styles. In reality, there are no right or wrong answers; you should, of course, create your dream kitchen just the way you want it. But if you are wondering a bit about what sets the different styles apart, we'll try to help you.

Rural Country Kitchen

Rural kitchens are inspired by the countryside and often incorporate rustic and natural elements such as wood, stone, metal, and ceramics. The common thread in rural kitchens is to create a warm and inviting environment through the use of soft colors, traditional patterns, and intricate carpentry details. Rural kitchens often have knobs and handles that complement the rustic and natural style, usually made of materials like brass, porcelain, wood, or wrought iron.

Retro Kitchens

Retro-style kitchens typically draw inspiration from the 1940s to the 1960s. Bright and bold colors can be mixed with pastel shades such as mint green, blue, and pink. Coordinate wallpapers and textiles with abstract patterns with kitchen cabinet doors in matching hues. Dare to use materials like plastic, laminate, and chrome. Typical retro kitchen handles are often elongated, and chrome knobs are perfect for a retro style in the kitchen.


Turn-of-the-century style kitchens reflect the elegance and functionality of the early 1900s. Characteristic features include clean lines, symmetry, and simplicity in design. Material choices such as wood, marble, porcelain, and enamel are typical of that time. Neutral colors like white, beige, and gray dominate, and a characteristic of the turn-of-the-century style is the use of moldings. These can appear as beautiful reliefs on the ceiling, often with geometric or floral patterns, creating a sense of refined luxury.


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Cabinet Knob 8131 - Green/Antique
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Handle 5181U Ticka - Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Finish
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Bin Pull 3922 - 64mm - Antique Look
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