Designing Your Dream Chic Kitchen

Chic interior design is a highly popular and timeless trend that is packed with character – and it’s becoming an increasingly desired choice when it comes to kitchen design. 

While there is no single definition of a “chic design”, it is often described as “any style with a casual, understated look that is still hip, fresh, updated and modern”. It can also be “something unique, out of the ordinary or one-of-a-kind, such as a vintage item updated with modern colours and patterns”.

Being a highly functional space, it’s important that the design of your kitchen is both efficient and attractive – which makes a chic aesthetic the perfect choice. 

Check out our tips on how to achieve a chic aesthetic for your kitchen. 

Rustic Elements

Adding rustic elements to your kitchen is a brilliant way to boost the chic aesthetic of the space. Whether it’s in the form of utensils, appliances or even door and cabinet handles, adding rustic details is a simple yet effective step in helping you to achieve a chic vibe for your kitchen. 

This gorgeous rustic cabinet hardware from GJohns is the perfect example of a simple yet elegant rustic addition to your kitchen. 

Vintage Lighting

Lighting is a dominant design feature that massively impacts any space – including the kitchen. 

There are certainly plenty of lighting options to choose from that can transform any room, and vintage lighting is high on the list. Not only does it help to illuminate the space, but it adds a gorgeous design aspect too. 

Vintage chandeliers and wall lights may not traditionally seem like the right choice for a kitchen, but you’ll be surprised how well they work. Available in all shapes and sizes, they will truly help to boost the chic aesthetic of your kitchen.

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Soft Neutral Tones

Soft and neutral colours are the core elements of any chic design, so adorning your kitchen in these tones will help to effectuate that. 

White painted furniture, beige farmhouse style tables and warm solid wood worktops painted in light tones are just some of the ways in which you can ensure the chic aesthetic is alive in your kitchen. 

Antique Storage Ideas

Antique cabinets are a gorgeous option for any kitchen regardless of design, but specifically chic designs. Stick to light neutral tones like white, stone or beige for your cabinets, and add open shelving to enhance that “lived in” feeling. 

Freestanding furniture with rough wooden accents and paneling add a casual tone to space and finishing it off with whitewashed timber worktops brings together a wonderful “shabby” chic vibe. 

Keep it Casual

One of the most important things to keep in mind when styling your chic kitchen is to keep it casual. Chic aesthetics are not very intricate or complex – so be sure to keep it simple and effortless. Think of easy ways to add to your kitchen and enhance the style as opposed to fully overhauling it – a little does go a long way after all!