If you want a kitchen with cool, white light, fluorescents and LEDs provide excellent visibility.
During the day directional LEDs can help brighten a workstation. Think about adding a few daylight bulbs for work-related zones.
If you don’t like a lighting fixture in your apartment, see if you can swap it out.
For soft and warm light, incorporate incandescent lighting. It works in recessed cans or downlights.
And let’s not forget about fluorescent lighting. Today this type of lighting is more efficient, reduces flicker, and comes in various shades from warm to cool. Another perk is fluorescent bulbs typically have a long life and low energy use.
Incorporate zone-specific lighting to create a modern, functional setup in your kitchen.
4. More personalized touches
Now that minimalism is on its way out, kitchens today will start to look and feel more sophisticated and personalized.
That means you can incorporate elements that make you feel more at home. Adding personal items like artwork, pottery, vintage rugs, and other details will show off your unique taste.
If you live in an apartment where the kitchen and living room share the same open space, consider decorating both similarly.
When friends come over to relax in your living room, they’ll get to experience the same personalized, decorative vibe when they wander over to your kitchen.
To blend the spaces, place similar pieces in your living room and kitchen. One idea is to place two pieces of pottery that share the same color scheme. Both areas will fade into one as each compliments the other.
5. Colorful upholstery
Adding pops of color in a kitchen can seem to add space.
There are various ways to make this happen.
One idea is to add colorful kitchen accessories such as a bright coffee maker or toaster.
To commit to colors in a smaller form, try incorporating colorful upholstery. Furnish your bar stools with bright, abstract patterns that will become focal points in the kitchen.
Another way to incorporate pops of color is by adding dining room chairs with colorful upholstery. Consider reupholstering kitchen chairs you already own. You can easily freshen them up with updated colorful upholstery.
Here’s another thought: If you want to blend the living room and kitchen seamlessly together, keep the same color theme throughout the open space.
Having the same pops of color in the room will complement the living room and kitchen. It’ll look incredible to meld them together with a colorful ensemble!
The perfect kitchen is at your fingertips — so start decorating what will no doubt become a stand out space! Various design trends will add a new personality and charm to your kitchen.
Guests will find your apartment irresistible due to the extra time you took to make the space your own.
If your kitchen and living room share the same room, there’s an even bigger opportunity to decorate.
Enjoy revamping your kitchen by selecting sleek and sophisticated design trends you’re crazy over. You’ll love seeing how everything comes together thanks to your incredible taste!
Our property manager Genevieve Rossman has been in the multifamily industry for a decade, and is passionate about helping you find your perfect place to call home! Broadstone Summer Street is a place where luxury and creativity meet, she and her team look forward to offering you an experience like no other.