Rooster Kitchen Decor
by Giorgina Devereaux
Rooster kitchen decor evokes feelings of
comfort, simplicity, and the warmth of French country living, which is no wonder
why it is a popular form of decorating.
For many, the rooster is an icon
that adds charm and beauty anywhere in the home, especially in the kitchen.
How the Rooster Evolved into a Decorative Symbol
You may be asking yourself how this remarkable rooster became
widespread. During the Middle Ages, the Gallic Rooster was used as a religious
symbol that stood for hope and faith.
It wasn’t until the Renaissance period that the rooster began to be associated
with the emerging French nation.
Under the Valois and the Bourbon kings, the
royal image was often accompanied by the rooster that represented France in
engravings and on coins.
The tradition continued, and for centuries, the Gallic Rooster has been used by
folk artists to adorn ceramics and furniture.
The region of Provence, which is located in southeast France,
has a rich history of arts and crafts. Amidst the warm gold, red, and blue
Provencal colors and fabrics are many farm and country animals that include the
A Little Bit About the Rooster
The rooster, also
known as a “cock” or “chanticleer” is a male chicken.
Since the rooster is
polygamous, he is unable to guard various nests of eggs at one time.
Instead, he guards the general area where his hens are nesting and fends off
other roosters that may attempt to enter his territory.
When predators are
close by, he sounds a distinctive call.
At the break of dawn, the rooster
crows and can often be seen sitting on fence posts or other objects.
Yet, a rooster may crow during any time of the day if he looks into the sun and
even on a brightly moonlit evening.
Roosters are incredibly beautiful animals that have a sense of elegance as
they stand tall and strut around with their colorful feathers. They make
impressive decorative items for the kitchen and are something that can be
enjoyed for many years to come.
Below are some ideas to help you give your kitchen a rooster décor makeover.
Rooster Kitchen Decor Accessories
Rooster Board (Magnetic)/Corkboard: With our busy
lifestyle, it’s important to have a place to display appointment cards, reminder
notes, to-do lists, and other small paperwork that you cannot afford to
You can hang a magnetic rooster board on your kitchen
One in particular has a vintage look and features a handwritten invoice
with an old bee and poultry phone messages.
It includes three golden rooster
magnets and a ribbon hanger for ease of hanging. This item measures 10"W x
Another alternative is to hang a corkboard that has eight
lovely resin rooster pushpins.
The corkboard has a wood frame and painted in a
Rooster Bowl: A lovely accent for your kitchen
island or table is a rooster bowl.
You can find one that comes in a bronze
finished resin body that is flecked with a verdigris patina. The oval lattice
bowl removes for serving.
You can also use this bowl to display an assortment
of faux speckled eggs.
Rooster Canisters: Ceramic canisters not only make
a nice decorative touch, but are a great way to store sugar, flour, and other
There are canisters that feature a rooster in all its colorful
glory and it even has air tight seals to help preserve your stored dry goods.
Rooster Clock: A familiar decorative item in any
rooster kitchen decor is a rooster clock.
You can find an aged looking clock
that has rich classic details, with a heavily distressed chestnut brown finish
and accented with burnished black and light walnut brown.
Rooster Dinner Bell: Dinner bells bring to mind
images of dining in the country side where it’s a must have in order to round up
the crew. This fabulous rooster dinner bell will make a superb addition to your
kitchen wall. Most of these dinner bells feature a cast iron rooster perched on
top of the bell.
Rooster Napkin Holder: If your napkin holder looks a
bit dull, then consider a rooster napkin holder to spice things up. There are
many to choose from. One in particular features a rooster on each side and
comes in a pewter finish.
Rooster Paper Towel Holder: Paper towel holders
aren’t very exciting to look at, but you can find them in a rooster theme.
Among the lovely paper towel holders available are ones that feature a rooster
elegantly perched on a mélange of fruit and nuts.
It is made from resin. The
base has a textured stone background while the rooster is finished in copper
with a Verdi wash.
Rooster Placemats: A colorful way to dress up your
table is with rooster placemats.
You can find them made from cotton and
polyester, with each placemat featuring a different rooster, along with a
decorative border of daisies and dots.
The background consists of burgundy or
Rooster Perpetual Calendar: Keep track of your busy
schedule with a charming handcrafted calendar.
Simply use the magnetic tiles to
rearrange the days and a piece of chalk to write down important appointments and
Rooster Pot Rack: An air of enchantment will fill
your kitchen with a rooster pot rack.
You can find one that is constructed from
wrought iron and finished in a rich ebony color, which defines the graceful arms
and lovely roosters.
It is a dramatic way to invite charm while having a place
to store your prized pots and pans.
Rooster Kitchen Rug: Add a welcoming touch to your
rooster kitchen decor with a cheerful rooster kitchen rug. There’s a lovely kitchen rug
that displays a rooster in the center for that warm country feel, along with
French script and a black background that is surrounded by a red border.
Rooster Sponge Holder: A vibrant way to store your
dish sponge is by displaying a rooster sponge holder. This ceramic piece is
accented with a colorful rooster that is adorned with multi-colored feathers and
lovely spring flowers.
Rooster Sculpture: Add a dose of charismatic charm
to your kitchen counter or in the area above your cupboards with a hand-painted
It is a delightful way to welcome color into your kitchen.
Rooster Table Linens and Chair Pads: A fabulous way
to adorn your kitchen table is with a cotton tablecloth that features vibrant
roosters, along with a floral background.
If your chairs are lacking in color, you can dress them up
with chair pads that consist of a design in which roosters are proudly posing.
It is filled with down feathers for extra comfort and it’s available in a blue,
red, or gold color.
Rooster Trash Bin Cover: One great way to conceal
trash while enhancing your kitchen décor is by stashing it inside a hand-painted
rooster motif trash bin cover. Beneath the lift top lid is an area that holds a
standard size kitchen trash can. The drawer below serves as storage for trash
Rooster Wall Art
Rooster Wall Plate Set: Display a set of rooster
plates on your wall using a plate rack for that nice decorative touch.
find a rooster wall plate set that has colorful hand-painted roosters with a
There is a different rooster on each piece for variety and the
plates come in the following background colors: light blue, green, and cream.
Rooster Wall Plaques: Guests will feel right at
home with a rooster wall plaque that says, “Welcome.”
You can find one that
features a rooster perched on a mélange of grapes, leaves, apples, and nuts.
Other rooster wall plaques feature a rooster silhouette
along with French script, colorful images of roosters, and a plaque in a rusty
chestnut finish that has a rooster on each side, along with an intricately
carved design in the center.
Rooster Bakers Rack: A bakers rack is a great way to add beauty and
charm to your rooster kitchen decor. It also provides additional and much needed storage
space that can be used to hold handy kitchen items, cookbooks, wine bottles,
stemware, and dinnerware. In addition, you can use it to display decorative
Rooster Bar Stools: An exquisite addition to your
kitchen is rooster bar stools that feature intricately hand-carved designs on
The seats are upholstered in a patterned neutral fabric that will
coordinate with most rooster kitchen decor.
Another fabulous feature is that the chairs
swivel 360 degrees and the footrest provides added comfort.
Rooster Motif Side Chest: Side chests that have a rooster motif not
only look lovely, but they are a great place to store dishes and other commonly
used kitchen items.
Some feature one door with a shelf while others have two
doors and two shelves. This will definitely add life to a lonely kitchen corner
while provided additional storage space.
Valance/Curtains: What better
complement to a window than to cover it with a lovely valance or curtains that
feature a rooster print design.
Rooster Window Treatments
There are many rooster themed valances and
curtains to choose from and they come in variety of colors and designs.
Some designs have a rooster print border, along with multi-colored roosters, and
accented with a brown, tan, and green plaid border.
However you decide to incorporate rooster kitchen decor into your home, be sure
to always make the rooster front and center, and salute the chickens for all
they do in this world!
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