The Modern Kitchen: Style & Décor Ideas
February 2, 2016
Is your home stylishly modern? Do you love clean lines, cool colors, and dynamic edges? It’s time to match your kitchen to the rest of your home! If you are considering doing some renovations in the house and updating your style, the kitchen is a great place to do it.
Here are a few style and décor ideas for the modern kitchen:
- Simplicity is your friend. Reduce the clutter in your kitchen by storing appliances in cupboards and cabinets – not scattering them along your kitchen countertops. Streamline the effect by choosing cabinets without windows, and by attaching doors to open-shelf spaces: this will give the appearance of a cleaner, sleeker kitchen.
- Go for a high gloss surface. Quartz and granite make for the quintessential modern kitchen countertop! When you use surfaces like these, the beautiful patterns in the countertop will draw the eye, making your countertops a statement piece in your kitchen. That’s another reason why we recommend hiding away as many appliances and gadgets as possible in the modern kitchen: with countertops this gorgeous, you won’t want anything else to detract from them.
- Think bright lights. Cooler lighting (think CFL, not incandescent) will lend a sophisticated air to your kitchen. White or blue lights will also reflect brightly against traditionally modern-themed colors, such as shades of white, grey, and black. Opt for straight-lined curtains and blinds – stick to quiet geometric shapes, and keep your windows open as much as possible to let the natural light soften your kitchen’s demeanor.
- Update the old with high-quality items. Still got that old refrigerator from 1999? It might be time to replace it with a stainless steel one. Are your kitchen faucet and taps bulky and elaborately decorated? Swap them for sleeker, understated versions. Are your kitchen cabinets badly in need of a new paint job? Now’s the time to do it!
The trick to a modern-themed kitchen is to keep it sleek and clean. Go for neutral colors (which will look spectacular when you choose high-quality items) and unfussy, minimalist details to let this room wow your guests and keep you coming back to it.
Visit our inspiration gallery for more ideas to complete your modern kitchen.