My favorite kitchen decor themes lately are those that mix traditional design elements with edgy industrial touches. This may sound like a very odd combination, but I find that the two contrasting styles actually work very well together. This is a home that we recently completed an entire first floor remodel. The homeowners wanted to add some contemporary flare to the traditional bones of their interior design. In our mind, this meant incorporating some very modern kitchen ideas to reinvent their traditional style cabinets. Rather than gutting the kitchen we actually decided to refinish the cabinetry in these gorgeous white and ebony colors. The two contrasting shades were tied together by a retro mosiac tile backsplash in varying shades of grey and black. We also had fun with the kitchen decor, and added a lot of bright pops of green through indoor shrubbery that contrasted nicely against the chrome faucets and light fixtures hung over the granite topped island.
I have been on the hunt for unique kitchen decor ideas for awhile because I am in the middle of revamping our current design. Right now it is quite outdated, with those boring oak paneled cabinets and brass knobs that were so popular in the 1990s. We actually have quite a spacious layout but I feel as though the space is not maximized to its full potential. One of the things I really want to experiment with is new and unexpected kitchen themes like the home in these pictures. This designer completed the space in a kind of retro island style that is so fresh and fun. They mixed colors, textures and finishes in an unexpected and unorthodox way that actually works so well together. I love how the entire back wall of the kitchen is covered in a super contemporary tile, but the ceiling is finished in traditional bead board paneling. The contrast in styles creates a very interesting design that prepares you to expect the unexpected. This theme is continued in the awesome wicker shade pendent lights and funky kitchen decor.
All of my friends love my new country wall decor that I got from the local flea market last weekend. I feel like most people these days just dont appreciate antique shops or local consignment markets enough. In my experience, you can find so many great pieces to use throughout your home for dirt cheap. Plus it really gets my creative juices flowing to go hunting for treasures amongst all of the other junk. I was able to find all of this kitchen wall decor for under $20, and I think that it all coordinates perfectly to give me than eclectic country look I was hoping for. Perhaps my favorite piece of all is the tin ceiling tile hanging above our range. Story is that is came off the ceiling of an old nineteenth century home in our town, so I love having a piece of history in our house. Even better, the metal color perfectly accents the stainless steel appliances throughout our kitchen. Since I did not want all of the kitchen decor to be monochromatic, I also hung up small colorful pieces of art that I picked up at a local boutique.
A really cool trend I have been seeing this year is companies releasing kitchen decor sets that help you develop your design without a lot of thought. You can purchase coordinating dining tables and bar area stools that also have matching light fixtures, decorative accents and linens. This beautiful kitchen design features a very contemporary decor set but you can also find them in more traditional or neutral styles. My suggestion is to check out the items the blend well with your existing interior style and house decoration, so that your kitchen blends seamlessly with the rest of your home. Also keep an eye on scale when you are selecting your furniture pieces. You want to choose dining sets and acccent furniture that is the right size for your floor plan. There is nothing that gives away an amateur design quicker than pieces that are too large or too small for a space, they tend to stick out like a sore thumb. Lastly know that, if you are buying a set or collection, it does not mean that you cannot bring in other kitchen decor elements that you find in shops and boutiques. Always bring aspects of your own personality into every area of your home design.
I just love French country kitchen decor especially when it is paired with white cabinetry. It is such a classic and timeless look that remains popular year after year no matter what new trends come about. I think that the key to the longevity of the design is that it brings together so many traditional elements that can be combined with a variety of interior decor styles, even some contemporary things. Panelled cabinets, butcher block, and multifunctional elements are something that can coordinate with a lot of different themes, it doesnt have to be all rooster kitchen decor. This beautiful home is a great example of how you can combine the country style with contemporary or industrial elements to make the look more current. Pairing classic white cabinets with edgy chrome light fixtures and stainless appliances gives the whole look a more modern feel. Another great technique is using kitchen decor pieces to integrate the two styles. Try pairing sleek subway tile backsplashes alongside antique cookware or trinkets for a fun look.
Utilizing cool kitchen wall decor ideas is a great way to update the look of your space without undertaking a complete remodel or spending a ton of money. Cabinetry, countertops and flooring create the base of the design but it does not have to determine the entire style of the space. Playing around with wall paint, fixtures, knobs and decor can have a huge impact on the overall style of the space. We took on this small kitchen redesign project but were told that the cabinets, floors, and countertops should all remain the same to save money. They liked aspects of country kitchen decor, but did not want the entire to space to scream rustic chic. In order to make the most bang for our buck we decided a new paint color was in order as well as some updated light fixtures. We went with simple bronze pendants and a lovely contemporary hanging fixture to liven things up. These choices led us to swap out all of the knobs for coordinating bronze styles. As you can see, with a few simple changes in kitchen decor, the whole space has been revitalized.