In an attempt to keep everything pristine and clean, oftentimes kitchens can appear sterile. But since this hardworking room is the center of culinary creativity as well as family activity, it only makes sense that it should also be the household’s creative hub. Each one of these fun design choices will help turn a kitchen from a whitewashed wasteland into a room ready for artistic endeavours.
Art doesn’t have to be contained inside a frame. Designating a space to flex your drawing muscles is a fun way to incorporate creativity into the kitchen or dining space.
Curating a mix of interesting patterns and materials in the kitchen – such as wood veneer cabinets and tree-patterned wallpaper – produces a space with an art-like quality.
While an all-white-everything kitchen continues to hog the pages of home decor magazines, a kaleidoscope of colour could spark your inner artist. Consider bright hues when rethinking the design of your creativity-conscious kitchen.
It’s well known that working with plants and getting your hands dirty has a way of opening up creative channels. Setting up a small, manageable herb garden in the kitchen brings the outdoors – and all its calming benefits – indoors.
Installing open shelving throughout the kitchen gives you multiple areas to display precious objects, cookbooks and unique stoneware. Let these visual reminders of creative pursuits rub off on you every day.
Don’t be afraid to hang precious artwork in the kitchen, too. Just because this room tends to lean towards function over form doesn’t mean you have to lose out in displaying a beloved print or two.
When it comes to picking out a colour for the kitchen cabinets, why go white when you could go bright? A refreshing turquoise tone looks surprisingly modern and is definitely on trend.
Zig Zag Tag
Rather than relying on right angles, think outside the box when it comes to kitchen shelving and furnishings. Odd angles challenge the eye and bring a kooky, off-kilter quality to the kitchen.
Light It Up
We all know how important lighting is in creating certain moods, so opting for interesting lighting choices in the kitchen could help illuminate your next big creative move (and meal).