Do You Want A Western Kitchen?

Do You Want A Western Kitchen?

Western Kitchen Decorating Ideas

western wine holder Do you have a hankerin’ for a western kitchen? Did you even know that was a possibility? If you love western decor and cowboy decor then you can have a kitchen that is decorated with western and cowboy accessories. You can choose from things for your tabletop like dinnerware and salt and pepper shakers. There are options for organizing and storage needs with a western theme along with table linens and so many items that you just can not image. These items are awesome choices for a home that is decorated with a western theme, fun touches to incorporate in a rustic decor and even in some cases lodge decor.

So, let’s look at our options for creating a western kitchen.

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Western Dinnerware For Your Kitchen Table

One of the easiest ways to start a decorating scheme for a western kitchen is to have a set of dinnerware that you like. By picking the dishes first you can start to pick up colors to accessorize with.

True West Rodeo Dinner Set (5 Piece)

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True West Rodeo Dinner Set (5 Piece)

The border of all of the dishes have different types of cattle brands while the images on the dishes show different activities that a cowboy would do in a rodeo.

Barbed Wire 16 Piece Dinnerware Set

barbed wire dishes
Barbed Wire 16 Piece Dinnerware Set

I am a huge fan of dishes that are square in their shape so I just love this set with a simple design of the barb wire that many western ranches would use to keep the cattle and horses within the boundaries of the property.

Western Salt And Pepper Shakers for your tabletop

Add a whimsical touch to the table with a set of salt and pepper shakers with a western or cowboy theme to them. They can match the dishes that you picked or they can be something totally different. Here are a few examples of some fun shakers.

Rivers Edge Products Cast Iron Spur Salt and Pepper Shaker

western salt pepper shakers
Rivers Edge Products Cast Iron Spur Salt and Pepper Shaker

This set is really cute and different, isn’t it? The spur sits on top of a horseshoe to form the base to hold the brown barrel shaped shakers.

Western Hat and Cowboy Boots Salt & Pepper Shaker Salt Pepper Set

cowboy boot and hat shakers
Two Piece Cowboy Boots With Cowboy Hat Salt And Pepper Shakers

The boots will shake out the salt and the hat can add pepper to the food while the little set creates a fun and unique look for the family while they dine.

Westland Giftware Magnetic Cowboy and Saloon Girl Salt and Pepper Shaker Set, 3-3/4-Inch

western couple shakers
Westland Giftware Mwah Magnetic Cowboy and Saloon Girl Salt and Pepper Shaker Set, 3-3/4-Inch

Oh that little devil dog of a cowboy is sneaking a kiss from the little gal from the local saloon!

A Cute Tablecloth with a Westhern Theme

You can also add a western tablecloth if you like. There are several new ones that have a fun vintage style to them.

Western Cotton Tablecloth – Home on the Range

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Moda Home Western Cotton Tablecloth – Home on the Range

Such a nostalgic look to this 52 inch square cloth for your table! The border is cactus plants and there are cowboys riding horses, cowboy hats and gloves and wagon wheels to finish out the design.

Vintage Style Western Ranch Tablecloth

western ranch tablecloth
The Branded Ranch Vintage Style Western Tablecloth

For a rectangle table this cloth measures 52 inches by 65 inches and has cattle brands in the center while the border shows ranch scenes.

Barbwire Embroidered Table Runner

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Manual Table Runner, Western Star

If a full tablecloth is not what you want to use a table runner with barbed wire would look really cool on any table with a western theme.

Cowboys Western Cloth Tablecloth

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Cowboys Western Cloth Tablecloth

Now, this square tablecloth is perfect in a kitchen, if you ask me! It has a chuck wagon theme which is where the cowboys out on the range would have eaten their vittles. It measures 52 inches by 52 inches.

Western Towels For The Kitchen

We always need towels in the kitchen so pick some that have cowboys, horses and other western themes. There are several options available. I’ll show you one of my favorites and you can go from there.


Western Round up Theme Dish Towels By Moda, Set of 3

The towels above have a very vintage style to them but there are also options available that are more contemporary in their design. I just think the set above is cute and very different.

As you can see with the options that I have showcased in this post, there is certainly a way to create a western style kitchen for your home. You can so traditional or fun and whimsical with vintage touches or maybe a combination of both.

How About Coffee Decor In The Kitchen?

Using A Coffee Theme In The Kitchen

Decorating your kitchen with coffee decor can be fun and unique when it comes to expressing yourself with interior design elements. If you happen to be a huge coffee fan, the choice is kind of an obvious one. You do not have to love coffee to use it in a theme, though. Think about the rich colors of coffee that will work in a home that uses browns, beiges and other shades of earthy colors…coffee colors will work well. There are all sorts of ways to use this theme, too. There are designs with cups and mugs, advertising and posters, pots of all sizes and shapes and coffee cans.

Follow down the page and we will look at some of your options for a fun decor idea to work with.
Coffee IV

Coffee IV

Gregory Gorham at Allposters.com

Wall Clocks

One easy way to start with your decor is to pick a wall clock to use in your kitchen or the room that you are going to celebrate coffee in. It will help you to decide which way you want to go with the rest of the decor as far as the colors and the styling. You might want something that has a vintage look or you may like the stylized cups and pots. Then again, you may go for a whimsical feel to the room. No matter which style appeals to you, there are clocks that will fit the theme. Here are some ideas for Coffee Clocks

Coffee Wall Art

How much fun is this? Three copper colored cups can hang in a grouping on your wall. I like the way they used the different names that our favorite beverage can be called. They are fun and a little on the retro side of decorating. They will also look great with a contemporary style and I think they would work with country and even rustic.

coffee mugs wall art
Coffee House Cup Mugs

Decals instead of Wallpaper

Instead of using a wallpaper to decorate your walls, pick some fun decals that you can apply to a wall or all of your walls in the kitchen. There are several options when it comes to this easy to use way of decorating a wall. Just go to your favorite online website and search for coffee wall decals. I think you will be pleasantly surprised to see what fun options there are.

Posters Add To The Theme Of Coffee

Having one or two posters or signs that show different styles of pots is another way to follow this fun theme in your kitchen. I recommend going to a website like Allposters where you can find some really fun posters.

Where did coffee originate? It is most commonly agreed that coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia and then spread from there.

For Your Windows

A cute and whimsical look for your windows, curtains or just a valance with a coffee theme. You can put the valance on the window that is over your sink if you have one.

Towels And Linens With A Coffee Theme

Another way to pick up on the theme is to have kitchen towels that use the colors and images in the fabric. There are several options for this way to decorate.

Red Kitchen Ideas

Red Kitchen Ideas

I recently had a friend ask me what I thought about red kitchens. Her question came about because she is wanting to change the look of her kitchen and she was hoping that I could give her some red kitchen ideas. Well, let me tell you as I told her, I love red in the kitchen! It is a color that is associated with love but it is also a color that stimulates the appetite. Have you ever noticed how many restaurants have a red decor? There is a psychology to that choice believe it or not.

How Much Red Should Be Used?

That is going to depend on several factors. You can go really bold and have your cabinets done in red if you have a budget that will cover that expense or if you are building a new home. My advice on that is make sure you really love the color because cabinets are an expensive change to make if you tire of the color in a few years. If you have painted cabinets, you could consider painting them red and that would be less expensive to change later.

You could paint the walls red which is also easy to change later. That choice can be pretty bold and you should make sure that your cabinet color will tone down that boldness. White cabinets look awesome with red walls whether they are painted or tiled. Dark woods also look pretty cool, too. Just make sure that your red is in the same color family. If you wood has a orange hue to it using a red that has a blue tone to it will cause the two to fight each other and you will not like the result in your newly red kitchen.

Most times it is best to choose a color scheme that has red as a complimentary color. Red and white, yellows and reds, or red, white and blue are combinations that are easy to find things to decorate with. There are red appliances and red accessories that will give you a delightful and cheerful red kitchen.

walnut-cabinet My friend has cabinets that are similar to my own which are a rich warm walnut color. She is not planning on changing the cabinets and I don’t blame her one bit because I love the look of the dark woods. The picture on the left is from my own kitchen but hers look almost the same except for the door pulls.

With the color of her cabinets I have an idea for how she should go with adding red to her kitchen. Even though we both have rather large kitchens the darker wood makes everything appear on the dark side so to help balance that out we need to either go with all dark colors or use lighter colors to add some interest. I am suggesting that she go with a little red instead of a lot of red.

 

Yellow And Red Kitchen

I have suggested that she consider a yellow and red color scheme for her new look in her kitchen. This is a color combination that was very popular back in the 1940s and it can be so much fun to work with. Since we both love vintage things we can have some fun finding some accessory pieces to add some interest, too.

With the dark cabinets that she has to work with, I think that a soft buttery yellow paint will work on the walls. We will add red with small appliances in a nice rich red color. She needs a new mixer so I showed her the one shown below and she loves that color of red and the mixer, too.

red kitchen stand mixer
KitchenAid Pro 500 Series 10-Speed 5-Quart Stand Mixer in Empire Red

Maybe a red canister set, some red towels and some red utensils and that may be all of the red that she uses. Just enough to make a nice statement without getting too powerful with the reds. She can then find a vintage tablecloth that has yellow and red in the pattern to put on the kitchen table. That will be the fun part, going to local flea markets, antique shops and auctions looking for little treasures to add to her new look. She could go with a red refrigerator and stove but she feels that she should not go to that expense right now and I understand that. Besides that could be very limiting in a few years if she wants to change colors again. She would be stuck with the red until the large appliances need to be replaced.

Think About The Color Of Red You Use

I know I mentioned this a little bit above but it is worth mentioning again. If you are going to use red, either a lot or a little, make sure that your reds blend well together and with the other colors in your room. The red of a ripe strawberry has a bit of a blue tone to it while the red of a ripe tomato is going to look more orange. Does that make sense? Both are red but belong to a slightly different place on the color wheel. One will look better with colors that have a blueish hue to them while the other is going to do better with oranges, bright yellows and sunnier colors.

I can’t tell you how many times I have had friends say that they know something is off in their room but they just can’t figure out what it is. My color sense sees it immediately and I will often say, “Well, it is because these pieces are from the blue family of the color and this piece is from the yellow side. Take that out and see the difference.”

If you think you might like to add some red to your kitchen decor you might like looking at these red kitchen accessories for some ideas on how you can do that. Red is a vibrant and powerful color and can really add some pizzazz to your kitchen.