If you have been scrolling on Instagram and you have seen many lust-worthy modern looking kitchens, here is some useful tips and tricks for how to incorporate a sleek and stylish Instagram inspired theme into your own kitchen. Before you go ahead and start altering your kitchen, it is important to have a detailed plan of how you are going to update your kitchen and which items are the most cost effective for plan and budget.
Update your flooring
How a kitchen flooring looks pretty much determines the style a kitchen has. For instance, older styled kitchens tend to have coloured tiled flooring, where as a modern style kitchen has more of smooth and sleek neutral toned floor. A stylish and cost effective method of new kitchen flooring is to use cheap laminate flooring, this type of flooring has a multitude of styles and textures, so it’s perfect for any style or budget of home interior design.
Add neutral tones to your colour scheme
You may already be aware that neutral tones are very popular within the current trends of interior design. Grey has particularly been used in many home interiors, if you are wishing for an ultra-modern looking kitchen, then grey is the way to go. However, if grey is over used in an interior, it can make a room look slightly bland, so it is a good idea to add another colour with the grey to add balance to the colour scheme. Pale pink has been used frequently in cohesion with grey, particularly used in girly themed rooms. If pink is too feminine for your kitchen, then why not use yellow? It goes perfectly with grey and there are many beautiful kitchens which include yellow and grey within its colour pallet.
Get rid of handles!
Handles on kitchen draws and cupboards don’t seem to be a thing within modern interior design. If you are looking for an easy method to help make your kitchen look more modern, then the first step would be to remove the handles or even replace the doors and drawer openings with modern looking doors and drawers. The beauty of this, is that you do not need to rip your whole kitchen apart to dramatically change the look of its exterior.
Look at your lighting
The use of modern styled lighting can really make a huge impact in the styling of a kitchen. Spotlights are frequently used in new style kitchens opposed to using one light with a lamp shade. Multi-coloured lighting can also be used to create a fun, disco party vibe in a kitchen-diner. It is also a good idea to have ambient lighting in a kitchen-diner as the brightness of the lighting is able to change with the mood of the evening.
If you are also conscious of the impact your lighting will have on the environment, LED lights are the way forward as they do not use as much power as older forms of lighting.
It is important to avoid having lots of clutter in a kitchen-diner area even though it’s easy to create a clutter with all the things included in eating and dining. A great way to promote minimalism is to sort food items into storage containers. A great example of efficient food sorting has been shown by the Kardashians on Keeping up with the Kardashians, as they are seen sorting their cookies, biscuits and other confectionary into pretty jars which are clearly labelled with the name of the item. This method gives a kitchen a clean and organised look, it also looks appealing and it is ideal to have cookies on display when entertaining guests.
Add soft furnishings to your interior
Soft furnishings do have a place in your kitchen-diner. If you have a sofa in this room, then why not fill the sofa with colourful cushions or soft snuggly blankets? This will also provide another lounging space in your home and with winter around the corner, you will make good use out of the blankets and cushions.
A rug can also create a homely feel on to a room which does not have a carpet. Rugs are very easy and versatile because they add comfort and warmth to an area, without the commitment of adding a costly carpet to a room.