How To Decorate A Kitchen
How To Decorate A Kitchen
Here's one way of looking and decorating the heart of your home, the kitchen, as it has become a space for families and friends to gather.
A nice bright kitchen would have you inspired to go in and cook. Kitchens have become the hub and heart of the home so everybody congregates into your kitchen. A lot of homes now knock down a wall and include the kitchen into a large living area.
So, again, it really has become a real family area in the home. To create a contemporary New England scheme with interesting patterns in your kitchen, choose an embroidered fabric which has a nice neutral linen background with red embroidered flowers on it and a little bit of blue embroidered flowers. You can use this on roman blinds.
It adds that little touch of the fabric rather than just venetian blinds or shutters or something like that. So, if you put that on a roman blind that folds up like an accordion, you've got a window. Choose fabrics that pull out these colours.
If you have a bench in your kitchen and maybe if you chose to have your furniture white or light gray coloured, it would work also with oak coloured chair, but give a really nice stripe on your bench. It's quite fun to bring in something really contemporary. Put on some chair seats, little slip covers on chairs and then the key with working with different types of patterns in the fabric is to make sure the colour tones are similar so that they all sit together.
So, despite the fact that the patterns are very different, it ties it together. The eye will look at that and see that it works. You could use warm red brushed cotton as piping on the edge of seat cushions and as ties on the back of the cushion.
Now, in the kitchen, you are also concerned with worktops, splash backs, tiles, flooring, that kind of thing. So, use a ceramic on a floor. It would be very sturdy and you wouldn't have any problem with that if you wanted underfloor heating.
A rough finished slate can go on your worktop, this can go on your floor as well if you wanted to do both the same and that brings out the colour. You could also use a limestone effect ceramic tile. These tiles would all come in different sizes.
What's good with tiles is that they won't stain, you don't have to seal them the way that you would have to seal a stone, and then what's quite nice as splash backs in the kitchen are the rectangular white tiles, glazed tiles, and you can put them in a brick pattern or you can put them so that they're going up in a line next to each other. The brick pattern just gives a very fresh contemporary look and they're very reasonably priced as well. And then finally, another material you might want to consider for worktops is a manmade type of worktop.
It comes in many coloured ways. It's very hygienic, it can be molded into a sink and it doesn't have any stains so that's quite a good option for worktops. Be careful when choosing white, check the whites in a paint range.
A warm white colour would go particularly well in this fabric. Units in white will keep your kitchen nice and fresh and give a little bit of this slight contemporary New England feel. When designing kitchens, the main thing to think about is the light.
The second thing is try to bring some fabric in there somehow either on the roman blind or some cushions on some chairs to make the room warm. The other thing is explore different materials for your floors, worktops, and you can even use wood in a kitchen like a greyed oak. Don't be afraid of using wood, vinyl, good vinyl that do stone reproductions, stone, ceramic, manmade materials, think about through different materials.
And that's what to think about when doing a kitchen. .