One of the characteristics of the natural style (and not just in the kitchen) is the place of wood. It can take different forms. It can have different shades and different colors. It can be new or recycled… Wood is a material that bends to all your desires.
IN WHAT FORM TO PUT WOOD IN THE KITCHEN?
- A wooden worktop (easy to set up)
- Wooden kitchen facades
- A large wooden sideboard
- An additional shelf next to the fridge
- Wall shelves
- Parquet (associated with tiling for the washing/cooking areas)
- Exposed wooden beams
WHICH COLORS AND WHICH MATERIALS TO ASSOCIATE WITH WOOD?
- White paint
- Whitewall tiles
- Green paint
- Cement tiles (for a chic mix & match)
- Green furniture
- Gray furniture
- Natural coverings like stone
NATURAL LIGHT AT THE HEART OF A NATURAL KITCHEN
Much more important than the question: “do we put green in the kitchen?”, There is the question of natural light. This is one of the main elements of this style. In our eyes, taking care of the natural light in the kitchen is as important as the place of wood in this style. And since we love to cook, we know it is nicer to cook when you can see clearly. While waiting for my article soon on the optimization of natural light in the kitchen, here are some tips to help you:
DO NOT PUT ANYTHING IN FRONT OF THE KITCHEN WINDOWS
Even if you find the photos with shelves in front of the window very pretty, it is not the best solution to have more light in the kitchen, especially if the exposure of your room is not great.
FOCUS ON LIGHT COLORS IN THE KITCHEN
This is the most common advice you can find when it comes to optimizing natural light, but it works! You will have a brighter kitchen if it is mostly light rather than choosing a pine green. White, beige, and gray are interesting allies since they allow better diffusion of light in the room.
LESS KITCHEN FURNITURE FOR A BRIGHTER SPACE
Finally, one of the keys to a bright kitchen is to have less furniture. The kitchen is probably the most furnished room in your home. And to have less furniture, you have to keep the essentials. You can also space the wall furniture with shelves. The whole will appear lighter and brighter.
Plants in a kitchen can have a lot of functions. They allow you to decorate, bring a touch of color and vitality to your living room. Plants with large, shiny leaves will also play on the idea of light in the room. But which plants to choose to decorate the kitchen in a natural spirit?
Easy to grow, aromatic plants do not require a lot of space to grow. If you live in an apartment without an exterior, it is a way to have plants and herbs for cooking. We can think of basil, mint, coriander, dill, chives, parsley… The choice is vast. Your aromatic plants can be indifferent small pots. They can also be in a mini indoor vegetable garden, a little more high-tech with lighting and water regulation linked to your smartphone. More classic, there is the planter to put near the window. It will allow you to mix the varieties of plants. And we can also count on hanging planters so as not to waste space on the worktop.
GREEN PLANTS TO DECORATE
Aromatic plants are not the only ones to have their place in the kitchen. If you have a large kitchen, you can imagine a large plant in a corner or next to a cabinet that is a bit boring. If you have a small kitchen, you will have to bet on small plants so that they do not invade you. We really like the climbing / drooping plants in the living room. They can find their place above the fridge or a piece of furniture. They do not clutter and decorate all the same.
DECORATIVE INSPIRATION FOR A NATURAL KITCHEN: