Adding natural elements to your kitchen is nothing new and is not a trend, it’s a must! Bringing natural elements like stone, brick, and plants are all easily incorporated into your kitchen. Whatever you choose and how you choose to incorporate it should speak to your style and not compete against your preferred design style. Here are some ways you can incorporate natural elements into your kitchen.
Nothing beats real foliage when it comes to creating a nature theme. If you have natural light in your kitchen, consider adding large house plants to your empty spaces. A succulent or a cactus would be a perfect fit for those lacking the time to take care of plants. For those who are pretty comfortable with keeping up with their gardening, try bringing in a fiddle leaf fig. These require more sunshine, love and they can grow up to 12-15 meters tall. You can get a smaller one to start out additionally, you’ll find these plants at Ikea for $12.99 to $19.99.
Wood is one of the most popular natural elements in designing your kitchen. You can incorporate wood into anything, cabinets, flooring, beams, decorative accents, etc. Wood can be a more rustic look with the addition of the wood beams on a ceiling making your kitchen look like a modern farmhouse. You can also bring in live-edge wood. The meaning of “live” is keeping the natural shape of the tree on one or both edges of a wood slab. Live-edge woods can make great shelves, counters and tables. This also creates a rustic look that contrasts well with foliage and light. Woods like cherry and walnut have beautiful grains that can reflect the natural light.
If you are doing a complete remodel of your kitchen, consider a carved-stone sink. Stone is a natural element for your kitchen. Usually, stone kitchen sinks are carved out of one solid piece. The other option is a box shaped sink fabricated from granite or other slabs. Keep in mind that your cabinets will require some extra reinforcement to support the stone sink as they can be really heavy. It’s recommended that your cabinets should hold a total weight of more than 300 pounds. That’s a lot of heavy weight, but it’s worth it!
Open The Windows
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to bring natural elements into your kitchen is to open those windows. Get rid of bulky curtains and window treatments that block the natural light from coming in. If you don’t have many windows, consider installing new windows, mainly above your sink and in the dining room. Being able to look outside and seeing the beautiful nature scenes in your yard will bring happiness to your home and kitchen.
Add A Touch Of Floral
We mentioned bringing in plants, but you can also bring in beautiful flowers. Adding in a bouquet of flowers will give a touch of color to the kitchen. Even having beautiful spring flowers in the winter can make your kitchen feel warm and inviting.
For more information on remodeling your kitchen or custom made cabinets, contact Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry in Willard, Utah today!