If you've always loved the look of cute little neighborhood cafe restaurants, why not create the same look in your own kitchen? With a few simple decorating materials, some inexpensive furniture pieces, and a bit of creativity, you'll be able to transform your boring kitchen into a place where you'll love to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend. Here are a few cute cafe kitchen decorating ideas you can use in your own home.
Pretty Color Choices
If you have a favorite neighborhood cafe, simply take a look at their color scheme choices for inspiration. If you'd like to create a country-fresh cafe, pretty shades of light yellow, pale green or peach can work nicely. Red is also a great color to use, since restaurants customarily use this shade in eating areas to stimulate the appetite. Brown is also a great shade to use, especially if you plan on decorating your kitchen cafe with coffee-themed decor. To give the room a cutting-edge contemporary look, try using black, white, gray, or metallic tones. Black and white can also be used to create a retro-style cafe, especially if you use black and white tile squares as a floor covering.
Great Furniture Selections
The furniture pieces you choose will depend upon the overall style or theme you've chosen for your cafe kitchen. A trendy little wrought iron or stainless steel table and chair set can add a nice touch to a contemporary-styled room. A table styled to simulate the look of a restaurant booth can add an authentic look to your retro-styled cafe, while a small wooden table topped with a checkered or pretty white tablecloth can be perfect to add a country-fresh look and feel. If you are decorating your kitchen on a small budget, check out flea markets, second-hand stores or garage sales for interesting furniture options.
Cute Window Treatments
Keep your window treatments light to add a bright and cheerful look to your cafe kitchen. Simple white cafe curtains can add a touch of country charm, while white Roman shades or blinds can add a more contemporary look. If your kitchen windows receive a lot of direct sunlight, use blinds or shades in combination with other window treatments to provide some shade when the sun is a bit too intense.
Decorating Accessories to Complete the Look
There's almost no end to the cute decorator touches you'll be able to add to your cafe kitchen. Pretty tablecloths, placemats, restaurant-style napkins holders, and a small floral centerpiece can all add cozy touches. To add an authentic cafe touch, always keep the table set with pretty place settings or coffee cups. Decorate the kitchen walls with art pieces that blend well with your chosen theme. In a retro-style cafe, try adding a few vintage signs or an ultra-cool neon sign. Art prints featuring a floral or nature theme can add a fresh country touch, while a few pieces of abstract art can add to the aura of your contemporary-styled cafe. Vintage shops, second-hand stores and flea markets are all great places to find authentic art pieces and decorating accents. Of course, you should also add a really great coffee or espresso maker to your cute cafe kitchen so that you'll have tasty beverages to enjoy.
This article was written by Alyssa Davis of Metal-Wall-Art.com who specializes in creating stylish interiors with sun metal sculpture and iron wall art.
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