A Space to Warm Your Heart and Tummy
Kitchens are made for bringing families together – is a popular saying and it is so true. Gone are the days when the living room was the focal area of a home, today it is the dining and kitchen area that serve as a meeting space for families and friends and you would want it to be warm and inviting.
The kitchen is no doubt the heart of your home. It can be multifunctional space that goes from hosting the most traditional activity of preparing and cooking food to becoming the family meeting point as well as a cosy and intimate space to host guests. Whether you’ve lived in your house for years or you just got the keys, if you’re looking for some creative ways to revamp your kitchen, here are 5 simple ways to do so!
1. Add a Touch of Nature
People quite often forget about nature when decorating the interior. Without a pop of greenery, a home can feel a bit isolated. Kitchens especially strive for that fresh hint of wildness. A minimalistic glass vase filled with freshly picked flowers can make a huge difference in your home. Simply place an Aloe Vera plant or a pot of fresh parsley or basil in the corner of your kitchen counter and you will immediately notice the whole ambiance change for the better.
Restraint is the foremost conductor of the design here, as the ambience is intended to easily veer between being playful, casual and sophisticated as the mood desires. The highly minimal and modern entrance with grey toned, arched, French doors with huge glazing, create a striking impression and a visual fluidity, drawing visitors in.
2. Mix and Match Interior Styles
Have you ever thought about experimenting with different interior design styles? The art of mixing and matching is not that difficult to master. Just remember that opposites often attract each other. For instance, cool tones of industrial style are compatible with warm tones of rustic and mid-century modern style. Try installing an industrial kitchen faucet and low hanging metal lamps in your kitchen and watch how the space is transformed from simple to stunning.
3. It’s All About Colours
Opt for light and bright colours so that your kitchen appears to have larger dimensions, using white and pale grey tones, as better alternatives. Or, if you are feeling colourful and want some pop, you can opt for vibrant colours to give your kitchen some personality. If you aren’t going to refurbish or repaint your entire kitchen, you can just paint the front of the cabinets and drawers.
4. Let The Light In
Sunlight can open up even the smallest rooms. The brightness and therapeutic effects of daylight will brighten up your kitchen make the kitchen instantly more desirable. Welcome the sunlight into your home and open up the window whenever in need of a fresh breeze. Natural light will not only affect your mood but also make every smooth metallic and glass surface stand out and make your kitchen appear more spacious.
5. Go ahead and experiment with materials, textures and patterns
If you want to add a little bit of edginess to your kitchen, try investing into leather barstools or a rug embellished with the square motif. An oriental rug, on the other hand, can help you bring a Middle Eastern cultural influence in your home. Also, if you want to make your kitchen more luxurious, try investing into Cosentino Silestone countertop with the prominent veining pattern running throughout the whole surface.
Space and good design aren’t exclusive to a large kitchen — all you need are some good kitchen decorating ideas that’ll keep your space organized, functional and beautiful. After all the kitchen is the room in the house that sees the most activity throughout the entire day, so you would want all these enhancements to reflect your personality and individualism.
For more design ideas, do visit Cosentino Center Malaysia’s website at www.cosentino.com/en-my/ or visit the Center at Jalan TSB 8, Taman Industri Sungai Buloh, 47000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The Center opens from 9am to 6pm.