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Modern Kitchen Design Ideas
Studies indicate that the kitchen is usually the busiest and most important room in your home. It is a central hub of activity where meals are created and memories are made. For most families, having a functional yet stylish and comfortable kitchen is an important consideration in home design.
How can you design, decorate and accessorize your kitchen to make it ultra contemporary and effortlessly chic? Here is a look at some of the latest modern kitchen design ideas you can incorporate into your home for a fun and fresh update.
Industrial kitchens have been a modern and sought-after theme in recent years. They focus on displaying and celebrating the items that are usually hidden within a kitchen; rough brickwork, exposed pipes and wooden beams are part of the style of the kitchen rather than things that should be covered. If you are renovating a kitchen, this is a contemporary and very fashionable way to potentially save yourself some money.
You can also accessorize your kitchen with bar stools, funky artwork and singular, exposed lightbulbs to really nail that industrial, quirky look, giving your kitchen the feeling of a rooftop bar.
Metallic surfaces are a perfect way to bring a touch of modern interior design to your kitchen. They are also functional, durable, easy to clean and perfectly in keeping with the industrial theme. They reflect light, making your kitchen seem brighter as well. Don't just think of worktops when it comes to installing contemporary surfaces. Cabinets, backsplashes and even the sides of a breakfast island could be crafted from stainless steel or gold-effect reflective metal to bring a glamorous and modern vibe to your kitchen area.
Natural color schemes
Over the various periods of lockdown during the past year, many people have found an affinity for the natural world. This theme is becoming increasingly prominent in interior design. While people once favored clinical, colorless kitchens, they now want to bring the outdoors in by using natural materials and color schemes that reflect nature. To create a kitchen that follows this year's trends, consider using earthy walnut shades, sage greens and sustainable, natural materials such as bamboo and cork for flooring and accessories, such as this Natural Bamboo Wooden Kitchen Chopping Board, or these Japanese Style Bamboo Coffee Spoons.
Use open shelving
Open shelving isn't a new concept, but it is one that continues to be popular in modern kitchens. Without closed-off storage, people are finding that they are decluttering more, keeping only what is useful or beautiful in their kitchens. They are then displaying essential everyday items in creative and aesthetically pleasing ways that add to their interior design. In addition, open shelves remove the need for bulky, boxy wall cabinets and units that take up space and reduce light flow. For these reasons, this looks like a kitchen design trend that is here to stay.
After spending so much time at home over the past year, many people are tapping into ways to make their homes more fun, inviting and interesting places to be. Although the kitchen is primarily a functional room, it's still a place where we spend lots of leisure time, so it should be a comfortable and fun space. Modern kitchen design favors vibrant color schemes, geometric patterns and eye-catching artwork. Prop canvases and prints up against countertops to create a laid-back, relaxed vibe in your kitchen and showcase your personal tastes. Funky light fittings are another quirky choice to bring whimsical design to your kitchen.
A kitchen might not necessarily be the first place you'd expect to find a large mirror, but studies suggest that a well-placed mirror can dramatically alter the ambience of a room. For a small kitchen, a mirror also reflects light and gives the illusion of more space. Modern kitchens are all about light and airiness, so if you are working with a small space, you might find that little touches such as adding a mirror or using glass panels in doors can make a big difference to the atmosphere of your kitchen.
Don't neglect your flooring
A kitchen floor is a high-traffic area, so opt for flooring that is durable but that also adds something to your interior design. An exposed, concrete floor in an industrial-themed kitchen, for example, is practical and also fits the theme. A stone floor adorned with a Persian rug would be ideal for a traditional, farmhouse kitchen. Good kitchen design (and interior design in general) is all about combining essential fixtures and fittings with great interior design choices that all complement the overall theme.