If you love minimalist style, smooth finishes, and neutral colors, you’re simply going to adore kitchens designed by Danish homeowners. And no matter if you live in US or Australia, you should be able to replicate that same style right in your home. So, without further ado, let’s take look at 4 Danish kitchen ideas that might just be what you’ll be aiming at for your next kitchen remodeling project.
Let enough natural light in
One of the things not only Danish homeowners but all Scandinavians like to do is design their kitchens in such a way that they rely on natural light as much as possible. This is the case because Scandinavia gets up to 60 Polar Nights a year and homeowners need to incorporate as much natural light as possible during that period. They do this by the use of large windows and bright colors.
And even if you’re not facing this geographical problem, you should still try to let enough natural light into your kitchen. You can follow many Danish homeowners’ example and install a huge floor-to-ceiling window that’s guaranteed to make your kitchen shine. If you feel a window like this will put your kitchen on display, you can install wooden shutters in order to make your kitchen more private. Also, go for light colors such as white or yellow that will help you utilize natural light even more.
Make it more functional
Take a look at a kitchen in any Danish home and you’ll see that even the most minimalist kitchens tend to embrace functionality as much as possible. All of these kitchens preserve a flow that enables easy living and make the entire home more functional.
This is exactly what you should be aiming at when remodeling your kitchen. No matter how much like an appliance or any other item in your kitchen, if it doesn’t work properly, it shouldn’t be there. And even though you’ll go for a Danish minimalist style, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to make use of every single corner. Just make sure it doesn’t end up covered in clutter and unnecessary decorations. Another thing you’ll need to do in order to make your kitchen so functional is have all of your appliances checked out regularly by professionals.
Go for neutral colors
As mentioned above, Danish homeowners like to keep their kitchens white in order to make the most of the natural light that gets in through their large windows. And when going white, they also tend to use neutral tones that match the entire room’s style. These tones include cool gray, pale blue, and cream.
Therefore, if you want your kitchen to be as stylish as the ones in Danish homes, make sure you, as well, stick to these neutral tones. For example, you can go for pale blue cabinets that look absolutely amazing in just any kitchen. Also, you can go for neutral colors when choosing your homeware. And no matter where you live, you should be able to find similar plates and mugs to the ones kept in Danish kitchens. For example, finding a company that offers wholesale homewares in Australia shouldn’t be too difficult.
Use natural textures
Another thing all Danish kitchens have in common is the use of natural textures. Even though it’s not common for homeowners in other parts of the world to display textures and fabrics in their kitchens, this is exactly what homeowners from Denmark enjoy doing.
So, when redesigning your kitchen you should feel free to try to incorporate woven rugs, soft tasseled cushions, or faux fur into your kitchen. These are absolutely perfect for surfaces that are rarely used and collect a lot of dust. But these simple textures won’t only make your kitchen less dusty but they’ll add some style and comfort to it as well. This might be a great thing to do if you and your family enjoy having your meals right in your kitchen and you want to fill it with family comfort.
By following all of these ideas from the fellow Danish homeowners, you’ll manage to turn your kitchen into something completely different. Just make sure you stay on top of the most recent trends when it comes to Danish kitchen designs and always look for new changes you can make in order to keep your kitchen fresh.
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She’s passionate about fashion, home décor and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”