Think about kitchen décor and the usual things that pops up in our mind is the functionality, design of the kitchen cabinets and the kitchen gadgets we need; isn’t it? After decorating the every room of the house, we tend to ignore the decoration of kitchen or rather limit the kitchen décor to the colour of the walls and cabinets, may be thinking it is just a place to cook. Believe it or not, large amount of time of Indian homemakers is spent in the kitchen, cooking and cleaning and then almost every month there are festivals to celebrate which means more kitchen time. The most visible part of any room is its wall, the decoration of which can create an exciting environment. The kitchen wall too deserves something more than just a coat of paint. Bring in the style into the heart of your home and spruce up the kitchen décor through its wall to make it something more than a place to cook up the meals. Have a look!
When designing the kitchen, think beyond the functionality of tile in kitchen on the floor and backsplash. Cover the walls with tile, even choosing two completely different style and pattern of tiles for adjacent walls and watch the magical ambiance it will create in the kitchen. The tile has its own advantage; it is easy to clean so kitchen cleaning will be a cakewalk.
In modern homes with kitchen integrated with the social area of the home, it becomes essential to treat it equally and decorate it with the same passion as the living and dining room of the house. Take a clue from here and break the monotony of plain wall with metal murals decorating the wall in front of the kitchen which extends up to the ceiling. The beautiful mural art on the wall has small LED bulbs fixed on the steel buds which twinkle in the evenings to light up the wall.
Closed kitchen cabinet limits the creativity in style. Once done, it hardly matters what is behind the closed doors. Open shelves on the kitchen wall decorates the wall and creates an opportunity to decorate the kitchen too. Besides, you can change the content of the shelves at frequent interval, thus renovating the kitchen wall without changing the basic style. Put planters with herbs to get it fresh for everyday cooking or decorate it with artifacts, painting or even your prized crockery; the choice is yours.
The design you choose for the wall cabinets can also become a decorative piece in the kitchen wall and can define the style of the kitchen too. Take inspiration from here where one wall is covered with solid wood white large pantry and gadget garage, which extends into wood and glass wall cabinet shaped to make room for switch board on the wall. The space between the arched shaped windows is also used for wall cabinets. The wall cabinets are used to decorate the walls and to serve as storage. The cabinets and windows are styled to bring in colonial charm in this modern kitchen.
Pick up a wall of the kitchen and make it the favourite wall by simply painting it differently or cladding the wall with natural stone. Unleash your imagination and make that single wall the highlight of your kitchen.
Hang on your favourite art piece on the wall of the kitchen where you spend most of your waking time or where your family loves to gather for a little chit-chat with a steaming cup of tea. In modern homes with open kitchen, don’t restrict to showcase the art collection only for living room or dining room. Remember, it’s your home and decorate it to please yourself and your family, not to impress the visitors. Take a clue from here and cover a wall with subway tiles, fix a wooden board to form an open shelf, drop in pendant lights from above and hang beautiful paintings on the wall, enhancing its beauty.
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