English style is a unique combination of basic features and symbolic symbols of British symbolism. To decorate the kitchen in the English style, it is enough to bring the attributes of rustic country, shebbi-chic or Victorian epoch into the room, say the following photos.
English style is always good quality and comfort in the interior.
The distinctive features of the kitchen in the English style
Restraint and comfort - the main signs of the English style. In order to observe its traditions and recreate the interior of the British Empire in its kitchen, you must follow the basic rules for the selection of finishing materials, furniture, decorative elements, special colors and other things.
The kitchen in the English style includes aristocracy, functionality and special chic.
English style in the kitchen is, above all:
- Natural raw materials in finishing all surfaces and furniture;
- The use of a muted, restrained palette of colors: sand, pistachio, gray, blue - all shades should seem to be burned out in the sun, with a touch of antiquity;
- Compliance with the symmetry in the arrangement of furniture structures and the perfection of their forms;
- The obligatory presence of textile elements in the decor with a characteristic print: cell, stripe, floral ornament;
- The presence of accessories that emphasize the direction: antique figurines, posters of relevant subjects, textiles depicting the British flag and so on.
Attention! To recreate this interior, it is reasonable to take as a basis one of the traditional design trends: country or classical.
Bright interior kitchen in the English style
The kitchen in the English style should be as comfortable, comfortable and cozy as possible, look habitable. Some constraint and even clutter in the room will not interfere with such an interior. Photos presented below will help to understand the basic design techniques.
Modern interiors of kitchens in the English style are notable for their lightness and special style.
Materials for finishing the kitchen
In the role of decorative materials for finishing kitchen surfaces can be both natural materials and artificial, reliably imitating them.
A suitable option for the design of walls is their plastering followed by the application of paint. The paint should be matte, muted pastel colors. Often its shade completely coincides with the tone of the kitchen set, forcing it to merge with the wall. This technique is demonstrated by the following photos. Can also be used wallpaper in a cage, a strip, a garden rose or monophonic. Wall decoration with wooden painted panels is also welcome.
Traditionally, the English style is used wallpaper in a flower, cell or vertical stripes.
The choice of the way or design of the walls depends on the size of the room, the lighting and personal preferences of the household. For example, the subsequent selection of photos shows how vertical striped wallpaper can visually lift the ceiling. For small rooms, blurry tones of wallpaper with a small unobtrusive pattern will do. Owners of large premises can afford more saturated tones of the walls.
Olive color is often used to design the kitchen in the English style.
A good solution, which will enhance the impression of the chosen style, is the design of one of the walls with the help of ceramic tiles, imitating brickwork. This will emphasize the brutality of the interior, add personality. The following photos of English cuisine with a brick wall are convincing.
Tile "pig" or in English style "Metro" is a favorite in the decoration of kitchen aprons and walls
Attention! A good solution is to finish the kitchen apron with a special convex-shaped tile. It is called the "pig" or "underground", as the London subway is ennobled by such tiles.
The floor surface should be covered with sturdy materials. Particularly welcome here are parquet, laminate, natural boards. The original solution will be the design of the floor using ceramic or ceramic granite tiles. Subsequent photos offer to adopt the idea of laying tiles in a staggered manner. The color of the floor should be in harmony with the other elements of the interior or create a bright contrast.
The English-style kitchen often uses wooden floors, wood flooring, wood laminate or ceramic tile.
For the design of the ceiling is ideal for plastering and staining with matte paint. The most preferred color is white. It is allowed to decorate the ceiling with stucco, moldings, decorative beams.
The white ceiling in the English-style kitchen is decorated in traditional motifs.
The most appropriate decorative beams look in the kitchen with rural features. The following photos show the ceiling design options in English cuisine.
Wooden ceiling with beams is often used in the design of kitchens in the English style.
Creating a real English interior in the kitchen requires expensive exquisite natural wood furniture. The color palette always has quiet noble shades: beige, dairy, blue, blue. The following photos will give you ideas for choosing the color for the kitchen in the English style.
The facades of furniture structures have special decorative elements: carvings, cornices, pilasters and others. An appropriate element of decor is the abundance of copper or bronze handles on the doors of the cabinets. They decorate not only the façade of the kitchen unit, but also the windows, doors, stove.
The top of the kitchen unit can be made of natural stone or natural wood. A favorite technique for its design is the use of open shelves on which dishes are placed. Plates, cups and various containers for spices can be copper, ceramic, glass.
When planning an English-style kitchen, the traditional British-style kitchen interior is often used - the location of the working area in the center of the room. At the same time, the working island does not exclude the presence of a large dining table in the kitchen. The following photos convince that this decision successfully emphasizes the chosen design.
The heart of English cuisine is the dining table. Usually it is a large and massive interior detail with a round or rectangular table top. Traditionally, it is installed in the center of the room, and chairs, benches and ottomans are placed around it. All seats are soft, upholstered in natural material with a distinctive print. Upholstery design certainly harmonizes with other textile components of the interior: curtains on the windows, napkins, tablecloth on the table.
English cuisine welcomes a variety of decor items. A distinctive feature is the display of dishes for show, so the presence in the kitchen of a hanging shelf with various kitchen utensils is a great way to emphasize this stylistic direction. The hanging rack is usually located above the working area of the kitchen: in the center of the room or against the wall.
Feature of the design is that the elements of decor can serve not only dishes, ceramic figurines, pads and clocks, but also food. For example, the following photos show pictorial bundles of garlic, onions, bunches of greenery, and wicker baskets of fruit. All products used to decorate the kitchen, are used for its intended purpose - in cooking.
Installing a red phone booth instead of a rack for dishes will add to the interior elegance and style.
Important in the design of the kitchen in the English style is the correct design of the windows. Curtains, curtains with lambrequins, curtains are appropriate here. The color and texture of fabrics should be in harmony with the color of furniture, walls and textile elements.
The classic choice for the design of windows for the kitchen in the English style - curtains made of natural fabrics, decorated with garden roses. The following photos prove the correctness of such a decision.
For the kitchen in the English style is characterized by the division of the premises into functional areas. The lighting cope with such a task successfully. According to ingrained custom, the main source of light is a massive chandelier under the ceiling. Its configuration depends on which direction the chosen design is - classical or country.
If you wish to bring the interior closer to the rural style, it is necessary to choose a chandelier with copper or bronze elements, with shades imitating candles. Chandeliers with gold leaf and numerous pendants are more suitable for the classical style. The photos selected below depict various versions of chandeliers for the interior with a British accent.
Characteristic is the location of the suspended light sources above the working surface, as well as the presence of floor lamps or sconces. Soft and warm light will highlight the comfort of English cuisine.
To create a true English interior in your kitchen, you must adhere to strict centuries-old traditions, to know the history and culture of this country. Careful attention to the smallest interior items and lovingly selected materials will help to give the room the desired features.