Every kitchen needs a hood. It’s a practical and functional piece that usually doesn’t take much space but that really makes a difference when you’re cooking. In some cases, however, the hood becomes more than just a necessity. It becomes a decorative element and so many unexpected designs start to appear.
Decorative hoods are more suitable for large kitchens where the space occupied by them is not needed for something else. It’s a way of creating a focal point for the kitchen and a way of making the whole décor stand out. In a way, we could say that the hood is almost like the fireplace of the kitchen. The comparison is based on the fact that both the hood and the fireplace are wonderful architectural elements that change the atmosphere in the room and that add a classical touch to the room.
Since the modern and contemporary kitchens are focusing on the clever use of space, minimalism and efficiency, most decorative hoods are found in traditional and classical kitchens. Even so, their designs are very varied. There are many options to choose from. Of course, there are also lots of elements to take into consideration before making a decision, such as the overall décor of the kitchen, the materials and colors used, the style, etc. But maybe this selection of examples can help you make up your mind.