Create French Charm in Your Kitchen With Bistro Style

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Bistro style kitchen
Bistro style kitchen (eatwell101)

The charm of a French bistro calls to mind casual lunches shared inside quaint spots in Paris or along the French countryside, where friendships are formed and food loves are sparked.  Stop in for a hot cup of coffee with croissants on your way to work, share a lunch with friends or have a quiet dinner.  Whatever your take on the French bistro, you can capture this indelible style in your own kitchen.  Here are a few ways to create French charm in your kitchen with bistro style.

Bistro style kitchen
Bistro style kitchen (6sqft)

A bistro style kitchen looks efficient and stylish with stainless steel appliances set against white cabinetry and marble backsplashes.  A gleaming hardwood floor, black trimmed doors and chalkboards round out this nod to the bistro kitchen.

Bistro inspired kitchen design
Bistro inspired kitchen design (rebukila)

Open shelving, subway tile, casual seating and industrial lighting give this kitchen a casual bistro flair.  Personalized with artwork and mixed seating, this kitchen exudes bistro style.

Bistro style kitchen
Bistro style kitchen (spoonfulofhomedesign)
Bistro style kitchen
Bistro style kitchen (spoonfulofhomedesign)

Visible and accessible cookware with a pot rack and open shelving is a mark of the bistro style kitchen.  The kitchen is enhanced with subway tile on the walls and black and white industrial tile on the floor.  Bar stools surround a center island for ease of serving and dining in the kitchen.

Bistro designed kitchen
Bistro designed kitchen (onekingslane)

Bistro seating with industrial flair gives this kitchen a modern flair.

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Bistro style kitchen
Bistro style kitchen (thekitchen)

A cozy corner with bistro style table gives this kitchen a French countryside appeal.  Enjoy leisurely meals and cups of coffee here.

Cozy corner in bistro style kitchen
Cozy corner in bistro style kitchen (homedit)

Chalkboards are a mainstay in the bistro style kitchen.  They add character and a functional element for notes, recipes and fun.

Chalkboards figure prominently in the bistro styled kitchen
Chalkboards figure prominently in the bistro styled kitchen (housetohome.co.uk)

Live lavender or herbs bring a touch of color and texture to a classic bistro kitchen.  Pendant lighting, open shelving and serving pieces adorning a marble-topped work island give this kitchen a distinct French country appeal.

Lovely bistro inspired kitchen design
Lovely bistro inspired kitchen design (atticmag)

Add color with vintage French posters.

Various French food posters for the bistro style kitchen
Various French food posters for the bistro style kitchen (Pinterest)

The bistro kitchen is as stylish as it is efficient.  The open shelving keeps cookware and supplies handy, seating is readily available, stylish finishes of marble and stainless steel keep it timeless, while white cabinetry, subway tile and pendant lighting provide the finishing touches.  Accent the bistro kitchen with fresh herbs in blue and white planters, bowls of lemons and colorful vintage French posters.  The bistro kitchen is enchanting and stylish.

 

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