How to create an interior for the kitchen in modern style?
Kitchens in the modern style successfully combine functionality and traditional style, allow you to create a harmonious space by dividing the room into a working and dining area.
Distinctive features of modernity are smooth and asymmetric forms. Modern is ideal for finishing small kitchens, allows you to completely transform the classic interior and create the so-called modern chic.
The main features of the style are:
- visual expansion of space;
- the predominance of smooth surfaces;
- abundance of artificial light;
- monochrome palette;
- glossy facades of cabinet furniture;
- lack of lush decor.
In order to push the boundaries of kitchen space, various design techniques are used: glossy ceiling finishes, light flooring, pastel color schemes for wall decoration, spot lights for the ceiling and floor, etc. You can expand the kitchen space using interior elements, such as cabinet furniture. . The use of corner kitchens will compress the working area and increase the rest area.
Photo: spotlight ceiling in the kitchen of modern style
Photo: Pastel color scheme will help you visually enlarge the space.
Corner Italian kitchen fronts are ideal for decorating the working area in case the kitchen is combined with the living room.
Finishing the kitchen combined with the living room
For small apartments, the ideal solution for the harmonious arrangement of the working, dining and recreation areas is to combine the kitchen space with the living room. At the same time it is not at all necessary to create the same design for the working area and the living room. The kitchen can be decorated in a modern style, and the living room can have a classic interior orientation.
To separate the working area and living room, you can use multi-level ceilings, while preference should be given to glossy designs, podiums or cabinet furniture: corner cabinets, partitions, decorative designs. Examples of competent zoning combined space can be viewed in the photo.
Photo: Multi Level Ceiling Zoning
For wall decoration, it is best to use wallpaper of neutral colors: beige, pistachio, blue or lavender. The interior of the modern kitchen should be in harmony with the main decoration, therefore, when choosing wallpaper, special attention should be paid to their quality and texture. It is best to choose a wallpaper with a smooth texture. As for the picture, it is allowed to finish the kitchen with wallpaper with a pattern that has a monochrome palette. Original design looks using the method of combining wallpaper. With the help of a horizontal or vertical combination of wallpaper strips, you can create a unique design, it is advantageous to emphasize the key elements of the interior.
Photo: wallpaper paste
Modern furniture should be fully functional, the preference is best given to Italian manufacturers, whose products are of high quality.
Arrangement of furniture can be any and depends on the design and layout of the kitchen. Filling small spaces is carried out in straight lines, that is, the kitchen set should be placed either in one line or in the L-shaped way. For large rooms, as well as for kitchens combined with the living room, an island or peninsular method of arranging kitchen sets in the interior is used. When combined with the living room, the island serves as a dining area and divides the space into a work area and a rest area. Examples of successful placement of objects in the interior can be viewed in the photo.
Tip: Despite the fact that modern design dictates the use of only natural materials in the design, the finishing of the main surfaces can be done with the help of the usual finishing materials: wallpaper, facade plaster, laminate, paints, and ceramic tiles. But the facade of the kitchen set must meet all the requirements of quality, so it is best to buy an Italian set.
The interior of the kitchen in modern style should be in harmony with the main decoration: wallpaper, flooring, curtains, lighting.
Choice of curtains and chandeliers in the kitchen
Modern style requires high-quality lighting. In the room, decorated in a modern style, you should ensure the maximum flow of natural light. Particular attention is paid to the drape of the window opening. Curtains should not only drape the window, but also adjust the light in the room. Curtain design should be as functional as possible. Preference should be given to light curtains made of translucent fabric. That shade of curtains which is 2-3 tones lighter than the shade of wallpaper on the walls of the room is considered to be successful. For the window decoration of the kitchen, decorated in a modern style, it is best to use Roman or roller blinds, curtain panels, Japanese curtains or curtains up to the window sill.
The central chandelier should not be the only source of lighting for the kitchen. In addition to the chandelier, it is necessary to install other light sources: spot lights on the ceiling and floor, wall lamps.
Art Nouveau corner forges require a special approach to lighting. For small rooms it is not advisable to use the central chandelier as a source of light, since a massive chandelier on the ceiling will visually reduce the height of the ceilings of the room and compress the space. It is best to replace the central chandelier with wall lights that give diffused light. Examples of the successful arrangement of the chandelier in the interior of the kitchen can be viewed in the photo.
The shape of the chandelier should be concise, it is necessary to abandon the artsy pomp of, so characteristic of lighting fixtures made in Italy. Stop your choice should be on eminent manufacturers, lighting devices which have geometrically regular shapes.