How to make the kitchen in the style of minimalism?
The kitchen in the style of minimalism is characterized by concise design and availability of free space. The presence of decorative objects is uncharacteristic for the style, and the thematic focus of the interior is emphasized with the help of proper highlighting of key accents. The kitchen space should not be cluttered with unnecessary furniture. When choosing furniture for work and dining areas should be limited to only the most necessary.
The layout of the kitchen and its zoning should be literate, and as the elements of the division of space it is best to use different lighting. It is especially important to rationally divide the space in the event that the working area is combined with the living room.
Photo: the separation of the kitchen and living room with Japanese curtains
Various materials can be used to finish the kitchen, and the basic requirements for surfaces and facades are the conciseness of the finish and the smoothness of the surfaces. Textured surfaces can not fit into the conciseness of minimalism style.
In the design of the kitchen there are no drawings, handicrafts, ornaments, carpets, fabric shades and lush decor items. The only admissible decoration of the walls can be considered paintings with an abstract image in a simple frame.
The color of the kitchen should be discreet. The minimalism style is characterized by the use of the following colors:
- the black;
- saturated blue.
Different zones and key elements are underlined with the help of color lights. You can use a group of lamps, as well as spot lighting of the floor, ceiling and facades of furniture.
The role of the window when finishing the kitchen
The kitchen in the style of minimalism should be well lit, so the main role is given to natural lighting, that is, the window. The design of the window opening will help to emphasize the thematic focus of the interior. As for the design of curtains, Roman or roller curtains, roll curtains, Chinese or Japanese curtains are suitable for minimalism style. The color scheme of curtains should be restrained, preference should be given to pastel colors.
In some cases, especially if the kitchen is combined with the living room, and the window opening is large enough, then it can be not decorated with curtains.
Photo: Roman blinds
Tip: for window decoration, you can use curtains up to the window sill or a strict pelmet.
Furniture for minimalism
The furniture must be made of quality materials and have strict forms. The furnishing of the room should harmoniously interact with its design. Therefore, the furniture should be chosen in parallel with the decoration of the premises. Having decided on the color scheme of the main surfaces of the room, according to the catalogs with photos, select the necessary set of furniture: a table, chairs, hanging cabinets, furniture for the working area.
In that case, if the working area is combined with the living room, for the rest area, you should choose a sofa, armchairs, corner cabinets with open shelves. When finishing a recreation area in the living room is best to give preference to modular furniture. According to its design, the furniture should merge with the decoration of the room, that is, harmoniously dissolve in space.
Examples of kitchen sets characteristic of minimalism can be viewed in the photo.
Photo: the combination of living room and kitchen
The style itself does not welcome the presence of lush decor in the design of the room. Finishing should be as simple and concise. The minimalist design should not contain any decorative elements from textiles (interior covers, decorative pillows, tablecloths, napkins and stitches), only kitchen curtains can be an exception, and then preference should be given to Japanese or Chinese curtains made of paper or bamboo.
It is possible to emphasize the thematic orientation of the room with the help of large glass goblets, black and white photo collages on the walls and bright dishes.