The kitchen is more than likely the main part of the house that we spend our time in these days, and thats more than likely not just for cooking and cleaning. It is no longer a place where we just cook and go. The kitchen is seen and a premium area of the house nowadays, so its has become more important that it looks rather stylish as people dont just want to feel good about their food they want to feel good about where they are preparing it. Thats why many are opting to modernise their kitchen by having a nice shiny kitchen backsplash installed or fitting one themselves.
Maybe you already have a pretty good looking kitchen but you are getting tired of your current design. Your kitchen might be missing something so maybe is it time to really change how the kitchen looks. Backsplashes can really complement the kitchen, so maybe you need to consider some of the following simple backsplashes ideas for the kitchen that can help lighten and brighten your kitchen.
There are some definite ideas that you need to consider in creating your backsplash designs. Start with a strong theme and move forward from there. Decide on a color scheme to be used and then move on to the other elements planned. Your choice of materials and texture is really important, with use of imagination being the secret to success in choice of the perfect design.
When choosing or designing your new backsplash you have the choice of so many differing styles colours and materials. You can consider a mural on your backsplash tiles. For example you could get an artist to create your own kitchen backsplash design by custom hand painting you a mural on ceramic tiles by hand to order. They will usually be able to do this in any pattern, style, theme or colour. Or maybe you can get a picture printed onto individual tiles that then make one glorious picture when the tiles are stuck up on the wall.
You should also study the colors of your current kitchen accessories or consider the purchase of new items in the kitchen before you make your choice, otherwise it might not work. Backsplashes can be very bold if thats your style or they can be extremely plain and simple.
The backsplash area is possible the busiest and hardest working place in your kitchen, that is likely to acquire food stains from all the various kitchen activities. So its definitely a place that could do with sprucing up and making less functional. So redesign your kitchen backsplash to bring together the entire kitchens kitchens design. Add a new sense of character and flair to bring your old drab kitchen space into the trends of today and turn that very standard and function area into the main centre stage for your kitchen. You may just want to update your kitchen backsplash to make your kitchen look shiny bright and new.
Take the time and effort create a beautiful kitchen backsplash for your kitchen and you will be well rewarded. Your imagination is your first tool for designing an new lok for you kitchen so make the most of it. With so many choices of designs its amazing what you will be able to think of for your backsplash.
Materials to choose from for your modern design for your backsplash range from glass, ceramics, metal, steel, tin or other such materials. Sometimes people choose themes when embarking on a design for a backsplash and when bouncing around ideas, choosing colors and looks. Accompany these with some clever designs and you can create a backsplash that really stands out.
Traditional backsplashes can be made from marble, or unusual materials for today such as earth colored chipped tiles which would give a more traditional look in the kitchen. These are the little touches that make all the difference.
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If you ever visit Belgium you definitely have to visit the shop of Natalie Haegeman. Natalie is a talented Antwerp based designer.
Last year I already posted about Natalie’s work here. In this post I told you that Natalie has a perfect eye to combine old and new objects and furniture. And she knows how to choose the perfect fabrics for seat upholstery and window treatment.
Natalie is even specialized in making lampshades! She offers a wide range of the most beautiful and custom-made shades.They are all hand- made and her clients can choose between lots of different fabrics of Natalie’s exquisite fabric collection.
A few weeks ago, Natalie had her Open Doors ( So sad I couldn’t be there!) and she sent me some of the picures of the event. I was so excited about them that I asked Natalie if I could share some of these with you, my readers. Fortunately she agreed! Thank you so much Natalie!
Use of subdued colors in Natalie’s bedroom. Beautiful gathered lampshade! And notice that gorgeous roman window shade!
A beautiful still at Natalie’s living room. On the window tablet a serie of works of art of the French artist Jean-Marc Louis.
A beautiful fabric fragment on a frame as a decorative element. The fabric is of the collection of Chelsea Textiles,a company which is known for her beautiful embroidered fabrics with flowers and birds and of which a lot are seen in English hotels.
Fabulous linen fabrics for cushions and seat upholstery as this one here of GP&J Baker.
Definitely one of my favorites! Cushions in a Mark Alexander fabric.
Again one of Natalie’s hand-made lampshades. Did you notice the book ‘The Private House’ by Rose Tarlow on this table?!
Beautiful displayed decorative accessories in Natalie’s antique cabinet.
And isn’t this a most gorgeous kitchen?! Natalie has chosen for old terra cotta floor tiles. The fabric under the sink area and the one used for the shades of the wall sconces is of C&C Milano, Natalie’s favorite collection of linen.
The combination of that bench and the Swedish chairs around the table is just gorgeous! Notice the plate rack with the green English plates! And what a wonderful fabrics Natalie has chosen for the roman shade (C&C Milano), the pedant (Mark Alexander) and the bench (antique linen).
You are so talented Natalie!! I just love your work!
For any further information, please visit the website of Natalie by clicking on the NH logo. Or contact Natalie at email@example.com, I am sure she will love to help you!
Natalie told me that she is working hard on her new website and she assures us that it will be gorgeous!
I am looking forward to the launch of it!
What do you think? Shouldn’t Natalie start her own shop on-line? Please tell me about your thoughts!
All images with permission of Natalie Haegeman