British Country Kitchen Ideas To Inspire You

By Charlotte Rickards

2 years ago

Trinkets, antiques, and memories are key to creating your perfect country kitchen

On the hunt for that quintessentially British country kitchen? Look no further…

British Country Kitchen Ideas To Inspire You

What first comes to mind when you think of a British country kitchen? Maybe it’s the Weasley’s kitchen in Harry Potter, with its nostalgic cosiness: bric-a-brac and trinkets lining the shelves, knitted jumpers slung over a chair, a cup of tea with the teaspoon stirring independently.

For us, the perfect country kitchen is precisely when it’s not perfect. It’s laissez-faire, full of collectables, stories and memories all crammed together in a beautifully chaotic way. It’s spending most of the winter drinking cups of tea after sitting on the floor by the Aga, with a tea towel drawn down so you don’t completely burn your back. It’s a mish-mash of Emma Bridgewater cups, that Sports Direct mug you don’t know what to do with, and a dog bed you probably need to put in the wash. But then it’s all balanced with the beautiful: assembling intriguing antiques and collectables on a dresser that truly expresses you.

Consider this your starting point to get you thinking about what style of a British country kitchen may be for you. (You’ll want to follow @salvesengraham, Alexandra Tolstoy @thetolstoyedit, Jack Laver Brister @tradchap, Sean Anthony Pritchard @sean_anthony_pritchard, and Paula Sutton @hillhousevintage for further inspiration on Instagram.) Happy decorating.

an english countryside kitchen with shelves and a kettle

Featured image: courtesy of Pandora Taylor


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