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Decorative kitchen hoods, both functional and beautiful

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.

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Traditional kitchen with a decorative hood matching the furniture and hardware

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.

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Elegant kitchen with an imposing hood featuring a mantel
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Simple kitchen with granite countertops and a stylish hood that blend into the décor
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Traditional kitchen hood with arched lines, clean angles and well-defines details
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Chic, French country-style kitchen with delicate hood details and backsplash
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Mediterranean kitchen with exposed beams and a decorative hood with matching color
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Stylish kitchen with a beautiful backsplash and a very clean and elegant hood
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Decorative kitchen hood that matches the matches the chic white cabinets
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Elegant kitchen wall unit with a built-in decorative hood and backsplash
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Modern kitchen with exposed brick backsplash and a rustic hood

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.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.