With certain areas, it’s quite easy to create a refined and luxurious style, especially with leisure zones like living rooms. But when it comes to utilitarian areas that are more focused on functionality than visual appeal, a lack of style is usually a problem.
With the kitchen, the case becomes more interesting. Take into account the many different appliances and features that are considered “must haves”, and it’s so easy to ignore the fact that a kitchen can flaunt just as elegant and graceful look as any other space.
But as personal style dictates that no two kitchens need to look the same, there is no actual definition of what makes a kitchen luxurious. However, when it comes to eye-catching beauty, there are a number of ways in which the heart of your home can become more outstanding.
And these 8 examples might just inspire you to give your current kitchen, especially one that’s a bit outdated, a graceful new look!
Mother Nature can definitely help your upscale and stylish kitchen impress even more. Think about spreading some natural flowers in elegant vases around the space. Or a few potted plants brimming with personality on the floor and windowsill, or even hanging against the wall.
homify hint: For a super modern / contemporary feel in your kitchen, opt for cactuses and succulents.
With lighting designers becoming more creative by the day, we have tonnes of reasons not to be stuck with outdated, gloomy lighting fixtures anymore. How about switching out your tired-looking lights for large-sized lampshades in eye-catching designs for some elegance? Or some modern pendants in a look-at-me style dangling over your island?
It’s the smaller details that count, and by that we mean never overlook your kitchen taps. For a really upscale look, we suggest gold- and copper finishes for your faucets. They are available in super modern styles (with smooth, straight lines), as well as classic or rustic designs, so there’s really no excuse to continue with those tired-looking taps, is there?
If you have the space, we suggest a double-door fridge. Something about the double doors exudes an ambience of lavishness, especially if it’s made with classy material such as stainless steel.
And don’t forget about the latest features, such as an ice- and cold-water dispenser.
We’re not suggesting you resort to a cluttered look, but a handful of small kitchen appliances, especially with elegant designs, can up both the style and functionality of your cooking space.
But just commit to the essentials, like a designer coffee maker with state-of-the-art features, a retro-style toaster, etc.
Professional Kitchen Planners know that adding fancy appliances is one of the easy ways to up a cooking space’s style. And a sophisticated extractor hood can add quite a surprising decorative touch to your kitchen, simply because it’s so unexpected.
No need to be content with those off-white walls. Add some pizzazz with wallpapers (those fit for a kitchen’s humidity), stylish paint colours, elegant backsplashes, etc. Bonus points if you opt for a stand-out colour that gets repeated somewhere else in your open-plan kitchen, such as the dining area’s stools or the adjoining living room’s scatter cushions.
No budget to redo your cabinetry? Then how about just the handles, pullers and drawer knobs? We recommend handles in leather or brass, or those flaunting glossy finishes, to add a wealth of personality and style to your cooking space.
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