Cook up a storm in your dainty kitchen


A kitchen is the heart and soul of any home for sure. Delicious food smells combine with unbeatable aesthetics to make kitchen one of the most calming areas of the home. To make your kitchen into the one just out of the glossy pages of a magazine, Wedding Affair has shortlisted some tips for you. Follow these styles to make your kitchen the most stylish part of your home.

Open Shelves

The latest trend in kitchen design is open shelving, instead of cabinets. This look lightens a kitchen up by creating visual space. But requires you to hide all the Tupperware and mismatched glasses in fewer cabinets. Instead of tearing out your upper cabinets, try updating your kitchen wall decor. Place one or two floating shelves on an open wall. Floating shelves come in many styles and are easy to install. Keep the floating shelf display items minimal and colour-coordinated for a magazine-ready look. For a bigger change, take the doors off of one or two kitchen cabinets and paint or wallpaper the back of the cabinet. You now have a new open display shelf. To give your new display life, add LED under-cabinet lighting to highlight the items. Battery-powered lights are available if cabinet wiring is an issue. (Source: My Move)kitchen

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Modern Farmhouse kitchen design uses the best in rustic décor, adds a little bit of industrial feel. And it is the epitome of sleek modern elegance. It’s urbane, without feeling ostentatious or unapproachable. And it also creates the feeling like you can relax and enjoy your time spent in the kitchen. Incorporating old and new is the rule to creating an authentic, yet new-age farmhouse kitchen. There’s the obvious advice such as reclaimed wood, a farmhouse sink, barn doors, antique décor, etc. But the true farmhouse look comes through in the details. The beauty in a modern farmhouse kitchen is ample choices for colour. Light or dark both match the décor of a farmhouse, appliances can be almost any finish, and the countertop choices are wide open. (Source: Countertop Epoxy)

Custom Kitchen Wall

Modern kitchen decorating ideas for a gallery wall collection includes – Framed album covers-Baskets-Framed wallpaper or fabric swatches-Vintage dishes-Empty antique frames of different shapes and sizes – A variety of mirrors. Also, black is a bold, eye-catching wall colour and the perfect backdrop for your ever-changing chalk art. There are no absolute design rules for creating a kitchen gallery wall. Symmetrical, patterned or freestyle placement are all good approaches. To save time (and extra nail holes on the wall), arrange your collection on the floor before hanging for the best spacing and placement. (Source: My Move)

Bohemian Kitchen

Bohemian kitchens are an intoxicating mix of a number of easy-to-implement elements, and unlike other design styles, you don’t have to undergo a huge or complicated remodel to get the look. In fact, one of the best things about bohemian kitchens is that the look can be achieved on a budget, and can be applied to owned and rented homes of any size. The bohemian style is often associated with free-thinking, artistic types of people, and bohemian kitchens naturally give off a casual, relaxed atmosphere, which in my unscientific opinion means it can inspire creativity. (Source: Apartment Therapy)

Shabby Chic Style

Distressed vintage finds, salvaged and whitewashed wood, pops of pastel, and time-worn hints of yesteryear are the hallmarks of shabby chic decorating. Bring the rustic-yet-feminine style into your cooking space with these decorating ideas. It is a lifestyle choice and a philosophy that encourages you to surround yourself with décor that feels comfortable and practical. Much like other styles born out of a counter-culture revolution, at its heart, it shuns consumerism and asks you to celebrate the old, the weathered and at times the discarded.

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