There is a place in an apartment beloved by everybody – the kitchen. It is the most common place for gathering all family members together. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are eaten at the same table. That’s why it is necessary to thoroughly think over its design.
This room should combine beauty, comfort and be functional at the same time in order to delight the eye and be comfortable for all members of the family. Besides, cooking does not have to take much time and energy.
There are many options of kitchen renovation. Let’s look over some basic styles, so you can decide which one to choose.
This style is up-to-date in any time. Reliability and functionality of such design is expressed in rational use of space and reasoning of each element. The furniture is usually made of genuine hard-wooded species to withstand heavy loads. Color gamma is sober. There might be shades of beige, brown or black. Fabrics are also solid or with small prints.
Two words that characterize this style are simplicity and minimalism. Distinct geometric forms, one or two colors, lack of décor and extra elements. One of the most important elements is much light, both natural and artificial, for the effect of weightlessness and deep of space. All kitchen surfaces should be plain and clear, with no fancifulness.
This style is characterized by massiveness, so it is not good for small kitchens. The use of genuine wood, marble and stone claims large spaces. Such interior will look good with cane furniture, stone fireplace, drop-forged handles and hinges. As décor elements for country style kitchen ceramic dishes, rugs and linen curtains can be used.
This style reflects the way of life and culture of a peculiar nation. Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Moroccan, Scandinavian styles are the most popular. Décor is defined by the room arrangement, materials and color gamma. Chinese and Japanese are closer to minimalism, Indian and Moroccan have bright colors and decorations, and Scandinavian is excelled by the contrast between light surfaces and bright decor.
Basic materials for high-tech style kitchen are glass and metal. Clear lines and ideal proportions are very important. Color decoration for such kitchens is restricted. One color usually dominates, for example black, steel or grey. Another one becomes contrast to the first one – blue, yellow or red. The main attribute of high-tech style is modern consumer electronics.
Not everyone can afford the kitchen of art-deco style. Details of such interior are made of expensive metals and stone and are decorated by figure stucco elements. The furniture is decorated by marble, genuine leather and semi-precious stones. Color gammas are varied from white and gold to blue and velvet-red.
Anyway, you don’t have to strictly follow one style. More importantly, is for you to feel yourself comfortable both while cooking and gathering with the family for dinner. That is why draw all family members into discussion of choosing kitchen decoration style.