Is it a difficult task to create a perfect kitchen in your home? At first glance, I don't think so. After all, in this room we have to focus mainly on functionality and do not have to worry so much about different styles or appearance. But is that really the case? A good appearance in the kitchen is a matter of great importance, which largely determines whether we will be fully satisfied with such a room. As in the case of other interiors, here we can now meet many different trends and solutions, among which you can easily choose something for yourself.
One of the most interesting propositions is the Scandinavian style, which is definitely worth a closer look. As the name suggests, this style was created in Scandinavia. The inhabitants of this region are famous for their resistance to difficult weather conditions, because they have to live in truly difficult natural circumstances. At the same time, this lifestyle has earned them great respect for the power of nature, which they try to mark every step of the way. The result of such an approach is the creation of this style in interior design. In short, in this style we try to get as close as possible to nature and use everything it can offer us. With skillful use of this style will allow us to achieve really interesting effects, so it is definitely worth to get acquainted with it a little bit closer.
One of the most important issues in any room, including the kitchen, is the right lighting. The Scandinavian style also focuses on what nature can offer us. The kitchen is therefore largely illuminated by the sun, making it essential that the room has at least one large window. However, basing all the lighting on the sun alone would not make much sense, so it is necessary to use additional light sources. A lamp hanging over the main table, which will enrich the whole interior, will be perfect for this purpose. For fans of slightly more modern solutions, halogens are a good choice.
Another important element affecting the appearance of the whole kitchen is the finishing of the walls, or rather the choice of material to make it. We can decide on several different solutions here. However, the standard in this style is to stick to bright colours, so walls - regardless of the exact material - should be finished in any shade of white. Magnolia is particularly popular here, but the choice is much wider; in the end, we can afford even more subdued grey. Anyone who's ever had a look at a standard Swedish or Norwegian interior will certainly have noticed that the use of dark colours to paint walls in their homes is very rare. We have a particularly wide range of possibilities when we have a slightly larger kitchen, in which we can separate a separate part for the dining room. In such a part, wallpaper with additional, decorative patterns will be a good solution - just remember that it should also be kept in a bright color scheme, although you can opt for a slightly different shade here, and diversify the whole room in such a way.
Generally speaking, the Scandinavian style is quite conservative and we do not tend to opt for modern designs or materials. Apart from the paint or wallpaper itself, white tiles with decorative patterns are also a good choice. If we choose such "old-fashioned" solutions in this style, then probably wood is an obvious material for floor finishing. A floor made of massive, painted boards can look really great here. It is best to choose only whitewashed wood, because thanks to this the rings and all other characteristics reminding us of the natural origin of this material will pierce through the paint. In this way, you can create a very warm interior, reminiscent of the beauty of a natural landscape. Another very good proposal is stone or special tiles that imitate it.
When it comes to choosing furniture, we also focus on tradition. Of course, wooden furniture, richly decorated and enriched, as well as numerous elements, work best. On the other hand, functionality and practicality are extremely important in this style - so it is worth choosing furniture that has as many lockers and drawers as possible, which will maximally facilitate our daily use of this room. There are also many appliances in the field of household appliances that will highlight the traditional, conservative style of the room. The material from which they should be made is usually stainless steel, which adds charm to any kitchen. It is worth choosing furniture with as many storage compartments as possible in which small household appliances can be placed. This is in line with the assumptions of this type, and at the same time significantly increases the functionality of our kitchen.
- June 8, 2019
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