French farmhouse kitchens have never been more popular and easy DIY décor for these kitchens is in demand.
Recently my daughter and I had a lovely lunch at one of the La Madeleine Restaurants. The food was delicious and the coffee was some of the best I have had. You should try one of these restaurants if you have the opportunity.
As we were lingering over coffee I looked around the room and took in the décor. I am rarely inspired by hotel or restaurant décor. I just can’t translate these spaces to my own home, although I know others do so successfully.
The wall décor at La Madeleine, however, struck me as beautifully rustic, practical, and authentic. It also seemed to be easy to recreate by a handy DIY homeowner.
The first thing I noticed were the cutting boards hanging on a peg board from leather straps.
If I can find the wall space in my kitchen I am going to give this one a try. It would be easy to adjust to the amount of space available in most kitchens and would solve the storage problem of these beautiful utensils.
On the next wall was a wooden rack holding a multitude of wood kitchen utensils. Beautiful and practical for a busy cook. No more searching through a drawer or a crock to wrestle the right utensil out for use.
This utensil rack is not only utilitarian, it is a work of art.
There were also pieces of artwork which would be very easy to replicate. The first was a grouping of shadow boxes holding simple, rustic household items: old china plates, dried herbs, a trowel, blue bottles. Anything beautiful or beloved would work.
There were framed burlap grain sacks with interesting labels. The burlap has a beautiful color and texture which softens the red brick wall. Printed flour sacks or vintage aprons, really almost any textile item, could be framed and displayed in your kitchen.
So there it is. Simple, rustic everyday items beautifully displayed and appropriate for a French farmhouse kitchen. Each of these ideas could be refined to be beautiful in almost any style kitchen.
How do you decorate your kitchen? Have you used these ideas or similar ones? Where have you found inspiration from commercial spaces?
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Looking for accessories to adapt this look in your kitchen? Here are some items I found: