The kitchen of today is the heart of every household. However, many people are not satisfied with their kitchen being only the place where they prepare food – they also want the space to boost the atmosphere and make them feel relaxed.
A kitchen should be a place that’s warm, cozy and gathers the whole family, and what better place to relax in than a café? You can decorate your kitchen in a café theme, and your every morning will start perfectly. So, grab a cup of joe and take a look at some café-themed kitchen ideas you can implement in your home.
Make a Coffee Bar
Every café has a coffee bar. Splurge on a pro coffee maker and make it a focal point of your bar. You can surround it with:
- Stylish coffee mugs
- Sugar and cream containers
- Coffee syrups
- Chocolate toppings
- Fancy spoons
This area will add to the visual appeal of your kitchen and, most importantly, provide you with coffee whenever you crave it.
Almost every café today has a chalkboard for displaying their menu of the day and some special offers. You can use your board to write motivational quotes, shopping lists, funny jokes or even your cooking plans.
You can get a real board or opt for some chalkboard wall stickers if your kitchen lacks space. They are affordable and can be removed easily, making them perfect for adding personality to a rental home!
Why do you think you feel so relaxed in a café? Well, it’s the soft lighting!
Here’s how to do get that soft lighting:
- Replace your old ceiling fan and light fixtures with some retro pendants.
- Invest in some shaded sconces that will further contribute to the authenticity.
- Find some Edison bulbs that will provide you with that soft and warm glow cafés are known for.
Just make sure to also have some strong lighting in your food preparation area - you don’t want to handle knives in the dark.
Every café needs a comfy space where you can enjoy your coffee, scroll through your Facebook feed, or read the newspaper, so you have to add a table and chairs to the space.
If you have enough space, you can get a café-style round table to give your café-kitchen the authentic feel. You can either opt for a rich wooden table or invest in a small set made of wrought iron. Iron will bring elegance to the kitchen and create that outdoor seating area vibe.
If you love people-watching from the window of your favorite café, you must have noticed the unique window treatment. You can add some stylish window coverings, charming drapes, or even canopies to your windows that will add a whole new dimension to your design.
This works especially well if you’re lucky enough to have multiple big windows in your kitchen. Moreover, use the same fabric on your decorative pillows, tablecloths and wash rags.
Deep brown, cappuccino or espresso hues are a perfect base for your café-themed kitchen. They are warm and cozy, which is what most coffeehouses aim to achieve.
From there, you can start building your kitchen and adding layers. To break the monotony, you can add some color such as blue or red. Today, you can find great kitchen cabinets, countertops, and even refrigerators in interesting colors.
For instance, the Viking refrigerators that come in black, blue, burgundy, red, or wood, which makes them great for adding a splash of color to your kitchen. You can also add some color with fabrics - many cafés incorporate plaid or stripes into their design to give it some personality.
To finish off your café-themed kitchen, you must decorate the space with some coffee décor. Coffee beans are always a great solution.
Fill some jars or bottles with coffee beans and display them on your shelves or at the table. You can also create an accent wall with framed prints, paintings, or photos of coffee mugs, carafes, or other coffee-themed art. You can even add accent lighting to illuminate it in a gallery-style manner and add some visual interest to the space. Another thing you can display is vintage coffee pots, cups, grinders, or spoons.
So, the next time you want a cup of coffee from a café, you won’t need to go farther than your own kitchen to get the whole experience!
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