How to arrange the kitchen in the Scandinavian style?
For the design of small-sized kitchens it is best to give preference to a simple and practical Scandinavian style. A Scandinavian-style kitchen is a cozy and comfortable space that embodies naturalness and functionality. Scandinavian design is suitable for practical people who put comfort and coziness in the first place, while light colors and laconic furniture will allow you to visually push the boundaries of the room to make it more spacious and bright. If you have not yet decided on the basic style, then viewing photos with examples of the design of Scandinavian kitchens will give a clear idea of both the style itself and its practicality.
Photo: Scandinavian style kitchen decoration is impossible without live plants.
Color solutions for the kitchen
The use of Scandinavian style in the interior of the kitchen provides for the availability of only natural materials and natural colors in its decoration. Scandinavian cuisine harmoniously combines metal elements, glass and wood. Quite organically in this design look wicker elements. As for the color scheme, it should be calm and soft, the basis of the design are translucent matte colors:
- light shades of brown;
- classic white;
- light gray;
Set thematic focus of design can be with the help of accessories: tablecloths, curtains, dishes and other decorative elements. For accents, you can use decorative elements made in yellow or turquoise.
Photo: one of the original ideas of decorating the kitchen
Tip: If you are not ready for a radical change in kitchen design with the help of repair or replacement of furniture, then properly chosen accessories will help to give the interior a thematic focus.
Choice of furniture
Kitchen design in the Scandinavian style provides for the presence of functional and concise furniture, the colors of which should be as natural as possible. Spacious and practical furniture should be made of natural wood, the presence of lush decor is unacceptable, preference is given to deaf facades. In rare cases, the facades of furniture can be made of translucent frosted glass.
The texture of natural wood is emphasized with the help of special varnishes or translucent paints. Relevant is wicker furniture made of rattan or reed.
Photo: wicker furniture will be a real decoration of your kitchen in the Scandinavian style
Lighting and decorative elements
A large amount of natural and artificial lighting is the main feature of Scandinavian design. For a greater influx of natural light into the room, it is necessary to decorate the window with translucent curtains, and if the window opening is too small, then you can restrict yourself to one lambrequin.
Lighting should be soft. Ideal white spherical lamps, giving a diffused light.
In the interior of the kitchen should be a large number of textiles: towels, tablecloths, decorative pads, curtains, tacks, chair covers, napkins, etc., made exclusively from natural fabrics. As for the colors of textiles, the advantage is given to natural pastel shades: peach, lemon, pistachio, lavender and others. Textiles can be either monophonic or decorated with Scandinavian ornaments: floral motifs or a cell.
Photo: falshkamina in the interior of the kitchen
Houseplants are also an essential attribute of Scandinavian kitchens. Place plants with plants can be on the windowsill, so on the kitchen set, hang in pots above the dining table or work area. If the area of the room allows, you can place ficuses or palm trees in tubs.
In general, it is easy to develop an original design for the kitchen, you just have to take into account the peculiarities of its lighting and layout.