Mistake No. 1: Colours
It is the essence of interior design! Colours evoke emotions within a room. When it comes to the kitchen, we strive for cosiness and warmth. The secret? Use no more than three colours! For example, a single colour for the furniture (light and dark tones can be chosen), one tone for the wall (or a maximum of two for extra originality, but it is vital to use an existing tone) and another shade for the floor and worktop (similar tones will create unity).
Mistake No. 2: Furniture
Les tailles comptent en déco ! Évitez les meubles trop grands dans une petite pièce. Ils donneront un effet d’étouffement. Les meubles trop petits, quant à eux, créeront une sensation de vide. L’astuce est de mesurer l’espace de cuisine afin de trouver les bons meubles. Si vous mixez les meubles imposants et les plus petits, ils apporteront un véritable équilibre.
Mistake No. 3: Lights
It embellishes any decor! Large windows will allow natural light to come in. However, it is not always sufficient. Pick the right lighting for your space. Large ceiling lights, wall lights… Opt for the best light to suit the size of your kitchen and its windows. As for your countertop, LED spotlights will do the trick.
Mistake No. 4: Cupboards
Error No. 5: The kitchen work triangle
Never disregard this! It is one of the biggest mistakes when designing a kitchen. The sink, hob and fridge are the core features of your kitchen. A poorly positioned countertop will inevitably lead to a perception of lack of space. Therefore, the work triangle technique situates your countertop between the sink and the hob. An ingredient that saves you from needless walking around.
No more excuses for these classic design mistakes! The challenge is yours: rethink and create your ideal kitchen without any fashion faux pas.