The inspiration we get from traveling can truly define our homes. Not just in terms of style and design, although that’s what we will focus on in this article, but think about the knick-knacks you decorate your home with and the food other countries inspire you to cook - it wouldn’t have been a part of your home unless you traveled.
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To honor the nomad inside us all, here are three glorious examples of kitchen designs from around the world to inspire your future renovation projects.
Pair it with some worldly music and exotic cooking too, and you’ll be the most cultivated homeowner in the street so far.
#1 Rock a Moroccan kitchen style
Feeling colorful and artsy? There’s no better way to cook up a fantastic and exciting meal than to pair it with the eccentric patterns of a Moroccan kitchen. It will certainly quench your thirst for adventure, and if this doesn’t inspire you to spice up those dishes, I’m not sure what will.
Use the back-splash to show off your patterned tiles, of course, and continue the theme throughout the kitchen by using Moroccan-inspired plates, mosaics, cups, spice racks, etcetera. If you prefer neutral tiles to those intricate patterns, you can still pull off the patterned look by staying true to the other elements.
Use metal works for your light fixture, for example, and a cluster of metal pendants to create that bohemian style.
#2 A delightful Scandinavian theme
Scandinavian kitchens have been all the rage the last couple of years with its simple, white, and glossy design. It’s almost the same tunes as the elegant Japanese kitchen, but with more white wood than they usually incorporate to make it more homely than stylish.
Use white as a base for your walls and ceiling and add a splash of color as you please. The main features about Nordic kitchens are simple functionality and brightly lit spaces – it’s why the white walls work so well, making the light bounce from one corner to the other.
With functional design comes the inevitable minimalism, such as these kitchen bar stools and their straight lines. Comfort is also a key part of this design, by the way, and a cozy two-seater would be the perfect match for a large kitchen; fluff it up with throws and pillows, and let your guests finish their coffee in it while keeping you company while you cook.
#3 Go traditional with a French kitchen
Looking for something a bit more rustic but still chic enough? The French pulled this off a long time ago by mixing traditional elements with warm colors. Use ornate handles and carved kitchen cupboards to create the ideal farm look, and top it all up with those classic earthy colors we usually find in French country kitchens, such as deep sunset red or mustard yellow.
You’d want the design to be as rustic and charming as a farmhouse while still upholding the polished elegance of a French kitchen. Not sure if you’re about to splurge on an English country style or a French one? Read through this article and you’ll be culturally savvy enough to spot the difference between the two.
Pour your favorite style all over your kitchen, and you’ll find that it adds a certain flair to your cooking as well.