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How To Design A Scandinavian Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where you drink your morning coffee to get your daily dose of energy, where you socialize with your guests and where you prepare all those delicious meals. It has to be welcoming but it also needs to be practical. Scandinavian designs perfectly combine these functions.

Light colors.

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Scandinavian kitchens are usually very bright and simple. They often feature white as the main color and sometimes it’s complemented by a second accent color which is usually black. So pick the color palette carefully and try to keep it as simple as possible.

Exposed bricks.

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It’s common for Scandinavian interior designs to include exposed brick walls. In the kitchen, such a feature can be a focal point for a white décor. Mount crisp white cabinets on the brick wall for contrast but don’t cover it completely.

White and wood.

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A white kitchen featuring wood accents definitely has Scandinavian charm. Try reclaimed wood floors or wooden furniture. Typically, very light shades look best in a white room. You should also include a few contrasting details like a black pendant or a striped area rug.

Different textures.

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Try to also include different textures in your kitchen. For example, you can have glossy cabinets with a wooden countertop, some industrial light fixtures and a beautiful area rug. Spread them out for a cohesive and well-balanced design. You can also wallpaper one of the walls.

Open shelves.

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The key to a simple and airy kitchen design is not overwhelming the space with furniture. Open shelves are excellent because they offer you the storage space you need without looking robust. And you can also display everyday items on them.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on September 2, 2009

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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