Making your kitchen look really pretty is important. If you have never designed or remodeled a kitchen in the past, the easiest way to do that would be to pick a kitchen theme.
And how do you do that?
To start with, you could browse several kitchen design guides and magazines. These typically feature gorgeous kitchen designs created by some of the top designers today.
You could also visit your nearest home depot and other similar outlets and see the featured designs and galleries there.
Just this should have you overflowing with usable ideas that can make your kitchen strikingly beautiful.
Picking a theme makes a lot of remodeling tasks and decisions a lot easier. The colors you choose, the kind of accessories and furniture your kitchen will have is all decided for you the moment you zero in on a theme. This approach is best suited for someone who’s not intimately familiar with the intricacies of kitchen design.
There are several themes to choose from …
Italian / Tuscan
White, black and red
And many, many more.
In case you feel overwhelmed by all the choices, you would want to remember what could be perhaps the most important rule …
Choose what really inspires and energizes you
Do not choose a theme because someone somewhere told you it’s fashionable. Unless it makes you feel good, it is of little consequence.
Ask yourself this question – what makes you feel good, and how you can incorporate that into your kitchen’s design.
What are your hobbies? What is your favorite sport? What kind of music and art do you like? If you love a particular animal, which is it? If you love history, are you inspired by any particular nation, individual or events that occurred someplace in a particular time period?
Questions like these can help you zero in on a set of things that make you feel good. It can be just about anything – even stuff like UFOs, ETs and the Andromeda Galaxy, if you so choose.
Once you have zeroed in on your source of inspiration, you will need to dig deeper. You now need to figure out how to distill its essence and incorporate it in your kitchen.
If it’s your sport that you want to design your kitchen around, make a list of all of the things you love about it. Your favorite team, the team’s logo, colors, statistics and so on.
Then, you’ll need to figure out how to design functional items you use every day to reflect your love for the sport. You can either do this yourself, or buy decor items that are readily available.
There’s one thing that most people do not consider when picking a theme …. and it’s this :
The theme you pick let’s everyone know about what you really love.
Now, that’s not a bad thing at all. If you love Coca Cola or Basketball or cats or dogs then it makes sense to decorate your kitchen appropriately.
But here’s what will most likely happen afterward …
Every gift you receive from friends and family from that point on will most likely be about the theme you have selected for your kitchen.
Picked the rooster theme? Every birthday or anniversary gift will somehow be related to roosters. You can rest assured you will receive nothing unrelated to the theme.