How to Replicate Stylish Italian Kitchens at Home
Italian kitchens are known to be places where all the family get together and cook up a storm. Often they are places that are filled with warmth, laughter and joy. The kitchen is a stylish and highly functional room. When it comes to replicating this in your own home, you need to have the right approach. Without the right approach and the right materials, you will miss the mark and you will end up with a kitchen that is a mismatch of styles and ideas.
Find Ideas and Inspiration
It is important to get your ideas and inspiration together before you even start to replicate a kitchen that you like. There are a lot of elements and features in any kitchen, so you have to get your ideas together to ensure you do not end up with a mismatch of themes and styles. When you put everything together, you may find there are more similarities than you initially thought with the space that you have at the moment. For example, you may find the kitchen you have is already quite light and warm, it just needs a bit of modernizing.
Use Lighter Colors
Italian kitchens often bathe in light, even if they are only small or compact. You must try and incorporate lighter colors where you can, as this will give you the finish that you want. Lighter colors, such as cream or magnolia, may feel bland at first, but you will find they will allow the rest of the kitchen to set itself off (and stand out). Keeping color schemes on the walls and ceilings light and neutral will allow you to enhance the floor and add accessories and items that stand out further down the line.
Use Natural High-Quality Materials
Kitchens are built to the highest quality. They see a lot of daily use, so they must be fit for purpose, and they must be durable. You will often find that natural high-quality materials such as those from Quorn Stone will give you the stylish look of an Italian kitchen. High-quality materials that last are important. If you go for cheap products, the finish will be cheap, and this is not what Italian kitchens are known for. Natural materials are often easier to source, and they are often longer lasting than man-made (or heavily produced) materials and products.
Think Warmth and Rustic
When you conjure up an image of an Italian kitchen, you often think of a place that is the heart of the home. A place that is rustic and warm. To replicate this, it means that you need to focus on adding depth and texture. You can do this by adding a variety of fabrics and dressings to a window. Or you can do it by mixing and matching styles that you feature on the kitchen chairs. Rustic style and rustic items such as dried hanging herbs can be strategically or loosely placed around the kitchen sink or around the window; they can even be hung from the kitchen ceiling.
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