Ideas for furnishing and decorating the kitchen
As much as you have a beautiful and functional kitchen , sometimes you may want to change it.|Kitchen Decor Ideas
If you can’t or don’t want to buy a new kitchen, but you want to give it a different touch without too much work, expense, or effort, here are some ideas from which to take inspiration, adapting them to your own taste and needs.
If the style of your kitchen is similar to that of the photo, paint the bottom of the wall units and the portion of the wall behind the sink in the same color that harmonizes with that of the furniture, but make them stand out . You then dispose of the crockery that contrasts decisively with those chosen.
Here, on the wall units and on the white sink counter, with a light green background, the black decorations of the plates and cups stand out .
In North European and American kitchens
it is quite common to find a window right above the sink . In this way, during the day, artificial light is avoided when working in front of the sink.
Those who are lucky enough to have a kitchen of this type, but also those who have only an empty part of the wall above the sink, can take inspiration from this idea: wall cladding and background of visible wall units or with glass in the same shades of color , as in the previous photo, but with the addition of an absolutely matching curtain for the window. In the absence of a window, you can create a feint by buying a piece of fabric and framing it in a wooden frame in the same color as the furniture.
For a simpler job, you can simply buy a ready- made frame in which to insert the chosen fabric. And if you have a little creativity, you can make a painting yourself. Keep in mind that, if you opt for the curtain, it is better to choose an easily washable fabric and make at least two identical curtains, because the fabric will have to be washed frequently to avoid the accumulation of bad smells.
Those who opt for the simple frame can choose between those with glass and cleaning will be limited to normal cleaning of the surfaces.
The functionality reigns supreme in the kitchen
and often does not leave much room for decoration. Then consider the top surfaces above the wall units. You can add a fun or artistic touch without stealing a precious place on counters and shelves.
Arrange the objects you like right above the wall units, paying attention to the proportions . If they are too small, they will seem invisible, if they are too big and touch the ceiling they can have an unpleasant effect.
Here the letters in red and yellow above the wall units harmonize with the yellow of the hanging lamps and create the desired contrast with the rest of the kitchen.
, such as stone, marble, steel, are often found in kitchens for reasons of sturdiness and practicality. If you want to make the look of your kitchen warmer, consider equipping the room with a wooden counter and bar stools.
For a more radical change , you can also opt for a wooden floor or a material that mimics it, perhaps simple linoleum, tiles or resins, all easier to maintain.
A beautiful functional and modern kitchen
, equipped with all the comforts, but, like the previous one, a bit cold and anonymous? You can use a nice bright color for the inside of the door or for the closet that overlooks the kitchen.
For a truly optimal effect, use the same hue at least on another element present. Here the lemon yellow of the door is taken up by the runner strips on the floor.
Often it takes very little to give that extra touch . Crockery for a kitchen can be like jewelry on a dress. You want to revive dark colors and steel, but you don’t want to change or paint anything. But of course.
Choose some pot, a kettle or some colored bowl to leave in view and add a towel and a mat in the same color alternating with white. The game is done!
White kitchen and desire for color . Arrange some unmatched dishes on a free portion of the wall, forget them at the bottom of a wall unit or buy them at the market, and paint the counter in the same shade of the livelier color you find in the dishes.
Here red was chosen, but you can pick any of them with your favorite colors.