Balancing the aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen

Alpine infused kitchen styles

Dreaming of a kitchen that’s both rustic and contemporary; a space that’s cosy and welcoming yet oh so luxurious? An Alpine infused kitchen may just be what you’ve been looking for. Influenced by stylish chalet design, the Alpine look combines natural materials with designer style for a space that’s high end and luxurious in every way. Creating the look is easier than you might think too…

Seven steps to creating the look

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  1. Natural materials

When picking your kitchen worktop and cupboard materials, stick to natural materials. Wood, stone and granite are ideal and materials commonly used in our farmhouse kitchen designs. For a touch of luxury, you could also enhance your space with marble in a lovely grey white shade.

  1. A neutral palette

When you’re styling your Alpine kitchen, you needn’t worry about colour. Part of the beauty of an Alpine design is its neutral palette, which is simple yet warm. Stick to natural wood colours, whites and creams for a luxury look and if you’re desperate for colour add a touch of silver grey or red tartan.

  1. Exposed details

To give your kitchen that must-have rustic look, take advantage of all those exposed details. Wooden beams and natural walls are two of the best options. Alternatively, you could go all Grand Designs with a glass window kitchen with a view.

  1. Winter warmth

If space and house design allows, why not install a fireplace in your kitchen. Nothing says Alpine charm quite like an open log fire, roaring in the background.

  1. Cosy textiles

An open plan design is perfect for Alpine-influenced kitchens. It allows space for work and play as well as the creation of a warm and cosy area. In the living area of the kitchen, play with lush, Alpine-chic textiles. We’re talking faux fur rugs, oversized pillows and comfortable lounge seating.

  1. Alpine accessories

Don’t forget to have a little fun with Alpine kitchen design. When choosing crockery, dish cloths and accessories to hang or pop on shelving, pick something Alpine in style. Wall art could include paintings of rugged mountain scenes of Swiss Alpine flowers while German beer steins make the perfect vintage accessories. Stag décor is also on-trend right now and looks great in a rustic and Alpine-influenced living space.

  1. Luxurious finishes

Alpine infused designs perfectly combine natural and rustic materials with understated elegance, giving a feel of real luxury. When you’re styling with mountain chalets in mind, don’t skip those luxury finishes. A touch of marble and wow-factor lighting fixtures go a long way. You may also want to include a few pieces of décor with intricate detailing for that extra dash of luxury.

Of course, the design of your kitchen is just a small part of our package at Kitchen Design Centre. Our appliances are another advantage of having your kitchen re-designed too.

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