Modern kitchens, decorated simply and tastefully, are practical, convenient location and, of course, beautiful interior, as in the photo. To create something original, it is not necessary to use rare and expensive materials or resort to the services of famous designers.
Modern cuisine is distinguished not only by the simplicity of the interior, but also by its functionality and convenience.
Practical use of space
Modern kitchen design suggests simplicity and comfort, it is distinguished by a smaller amount of furniture, as well as the most convenient options for its placement. This allows you to create beautiful comfortable interiors, even in very small spaces. There are many ways to save a useful place, they all contribute to increased functionality.
Kitchen with storage room
If the room has a small niche, it is possible to equip a pantry in it to store various things. If the dimensions allow, you can even put in there some large household appliances - a washing machine, a freezer or a whole refrigerator.
Kitchen interior with a separate storage room.
A storage room with sliding doors-compartments can be equipped, if the kitchen is very long, just by fencing off part of the room. There is enough space to remove all unnecessary and utensils, which are rarely used.
If space permits, a separate closet can be identified as a pantry.
It helps to save a lot of space in the kitchen, appliances hidden behind panels or fronts of cabinets. This is convenient if the room is decorated in ethnic styles, country, provence and any other, based primarily on naturalness. The interiors of small kitchens with built-in appliances, made simply and tastefully, can be seen in the photo below.
You can simply arrange a small corner kitchen with integrated appliances.
Such a closed format also allows to reduce the noise level when the devices are turned on. This is undoubtedly a big plus when the kitchen is combined with the living room.
Built-in kitchen appliances do not stand out from the overall design
Kitchen set in a niche
This design option allows you to place the kitchen simply and tastefully in the large living room. So the equipment will not take up much space and will not stand out strongly against the general background, allowing you to pay more attention to the living room itself.
In a niche perfectly located linear kitchen set
The kitchen interior in a niche is simple and concise. If desired, you can install sliding partitions, dull, deaf or transparent. This will allow, if necessary, to hide from the eyes of the workspace.
In the niche you can place a refrigerator, creating a concise and stylish interior of the kitchen
Sill as a continuation of the working area
In a small kitchen it is necessary to rationally use every extra centimeter, so the arrangement on the windowsill of the desktop is very convenient. This is not only a way to extend or extend the countertop, good lighting will make the cooking process more convenient.
Near the window you can conveniently position the sink with cupboards.
In this countertop can be placed sink. However, it should be borne in mind that communications are located far from the windows, they will have to be transferred. An extended window sill can turn into a dining table, a bar, and if it is not high, then a bench. If there is a need to move the water supply or gas pipes, sewage, etc., you will need permission from the BTI.
The window sill can be used as a dining table or bar
Great for kitchen interior made simply and tastefully. The long table top, which occupies almost all the space along the walls, goes well with kitchen appliances built into the niche - so the space seems to be freer.
If there is not enough space, the room is small and requires saving space, hinged shelves with drawers over door or window openings will save the situation. There you can remove everything that is rarely used. Additional storage space for kitchen utensils is a drawer under the seat of the pouf or sofa.
Island in the kitchen
A good option to optimize the kitchen, but only suitable for large rooms. The island is floor-hung tables with worktops in the center of the room. Here you can have a sink, stove, oven, bar counter, shelves, drawers, etc. If there is an island with a stove, there must be a powerful exhaust hood above it.
Placing a headset with appliances in the kitchen depends on its size, as well as the convenience of the owners themselves. Regardless of which type of layout you choose, it is important to consider the rule of the working triangle. Refrigerator, sink and stove ideally located at an equal distance from each other, so that it was convenient to reach all that is needed.
Important! You can not place the sink too close to the stove, otherwise the spray of water will fall on open fire.
To bring such a design to life is simple, it looks harmonious and tasteful. All furniture and household appliances are located along one of the walls. This allows you to free up enough space for the dining area. Sometimes this layout is the only way out if the room is very long and narrow.
Another simple way to decorate the interior of the kitchen. It is good for wide rooms, since the distance between the floor stands should be sufficient for comfortable movement (from 80 cm.). Kitchen appliances and storage systems are located along opposite walls.
The parties may differ in length, if space permits, you can attach a bar to one of them, getting a peninsula. The stand will allow you to isolate the kitchen space from the rest of the room.
Another simple way to equip the kitchen. Corner set will fit into any interior design, and its location does not depend on the size of the room. As a result, only two adjacent walls are occupied, one of the corners is freed, where you can place a dining area or place a refrigerator. Several options for a simple design with a corner layout of the kitchen can be seen in the photo below.
The choice of materials for finishing
This is one of the most important parts of any kitchen interior. From the choice of finishes and materials for furniture depends on the practicality of the interior, the external attractiveness of the design, the durability of the repair itself. For the kitchen, made simply and with taste, the main quality of the coatings, and the uniqueness of the situation will give details - decor, textiles, lighting.
Since every family member is in the kitchen every day, the floor must withstand constant loads. And if the house has pets, then withstand the onslaught of their sharp claws. The easiest option to finish the floor in the interior is linoleum. Practical inexpensive coating resistant to moisture, easy to clean, and a rich palette of colors allows you to fit it into any design. In favor of linoleum also speaks ease of installation.
Laminate flooring is also a good choice for flooring. In the kitchen it is worth taking waterproof lamellar panels, besides you need to take care of the tightness of the joints. Laminate, as well as linoleum, is a simple material in installation, but with natural parquet there is much more concern.
Tile or natural stone is the most wear-resistant flooring in the kitchen. They are not afraid of not only moisture and heat, but also mold, pests. In addition, it is environmentally friendly materials that do not emit harmful substances into the atmosphere.
The wallpaper looks simple and tasteful in the interior of the kitchen, but in such a damp and hot room it is better to choose vinyl or acrylic canvas. They are thicker than paper, hide minor imperfections of the walls, easy to clean.
Light plaster is especially relevant in a number of styles - Provence, Country, Mediterranean, Moroccan. There are decorative mixtures with colored granules, glitter, mother of pearl, embossed plaster looks spectacular.
Important! In small kitchens, you should not choose dark shades for the decoration of walls, light colors will visually expand the space.
The easiest type of finish is the usual whitewash. White color is combined with any shades, fits all styles of the interior, without overloading the space. The gradation of shades from dark to light looks impressive, if they are selected from one range, this visually makes the ceilings in the kitchen higher.
Another way to tastefully decorate the ceiling in the interior is mounted structures. Such a ceiling does not require leveling the surface, but takes about 10-15 cm in height, and therefore is not suitable for very low spaces. However, you can visually correct the situation by choosing glossy stretched canvas. Such a finish in the kitchen looks simple, stylish and tasteful.
Important! Suspended structures allow you to mount spotlights.
Choice of furniture
It is not enough to choose the type of layout, it is necessary to determine the type of furniture, models, size, quantity. This task is not as simple as it seems, especially for small kitchens. One of the best options is modular kits. They are characterized by simplicity of design, the modules are easy to replace with new ones, rearrange them, add other details. What else should be considered when choosing furniture for a small kitchen:
- If you take a set to order, listen to the opinion of professionals - they can suggest how it is more convenient to place it, saving space:
- Solid table top from sink to the hob looks more stylish, plus there are not a lot of seams where water, fat, dirt fall;
- Hanging cupboards for dishes it is more convenient to place directly above the sink or on the side;
- If the refrigerator is in the corner, it is better to turn it so that the door opens towards the wall, so it will take less space;
- Instead of chairs for decorating the dining area in the kitchen, you can choose a compact corner sofa - simply and with taste;
- When choosing an island type layout, keep in mind that there may not be enough space for a dinner table with a sofa or chairs;
- If you want to hide pipes from prying eyes, use add-ons for wall cabinets, panels will hide everything you need.
In a combined room, furniture can be used to separate functional areas. The easiest way is a bar counter, it is no less convenient to use light racks or a sofa, just turn it back to the kitchen. The variants of the design of a small kitchen, made simply and tastefully, can be seen in the selection of photos below.
Colors can affect a person’s mood, including appetite. It is known that the blue gamma reduces it, but orange, yellow or green, on the contrary, increases it. In addition, too bright shades selected for the interior of the kitchen, over time, may begin to annoy. It is better to choose neutral colors as the main color - brown, beige, milky, silver-gray, pastel colors. And now it is easy to diversify the kitchen design with taste, just add more bright accessories.
In small kitchens, too many dark colors should not be used; they can be present only to emphasize particular outlines, to highlight details of the interior. It is necessary to avoid too large or bright ornaments, they will visually make the kitchen even smaller. If you want diversity, it is more appropriate to select more neutral patterns - a low-key strip, small ornament, wavy lines, etc.
With the help of color just change the proportions of the room. For example, an orange headset will seem massive, and the walls closer. Dark colors will help deepen niches, while light ones will expand the interior of a small kitchen. Choosing color combinations, you need to focus on the direction of the world, where the windows go. In the south, cold gamma is good, and warm colors with taste will look on the north side. Examples of the use of different colors in a simple kitchen interior are presented in the photo below.
For the design of the kitchen simply and tastefully there is no need to use a large number of decorative elements. On the contrary, the smaller, the better. The brightest interior items are curtains, as well as upholstered furniture. If the decoration is sustained in a neutral range, with the help of textiles you can easily refresh it. Selecting the color for curtains, you can focus on the upholstered furniture, wall covering or a large element of the decor - panels, wallpaper, etc. For windows you should not choose too dark and dense fabrics. In addition, all textile elements of the kitchen interior should be easily erased.
The decoration of the walls will serve as a photo in a stylish framework, modular paintings, panels or posters. The accent of the interior can be a bright apron with a mosaic, glass panels, colored tiles or mirror facing.
Diversify the simple interior of the kitchen is easy with the help of ordinary indoor plants. This decor option is particularly appropriate for eco, Scandinavian style, country or minimalism. How else can you bring individuality to the simple design of a small kitchen with the help of decor can be seen in the photo below.
It is simple to decorate the kitchen interior, it is enough to think about the layout, choose the right color scheme, do not overdo it with the decor. Laconic practical design looks much more harmonious and more comfortable, unlike complex interiors, which are often not thought out for everyday life.