Nowadays, the longing for having simple interior design is very common among house owners. They have realized that the more simpler the design, more spaces will be efficient. However, if it is only a simple minimalist designs, not all people consider it as their style. Some people prefer a trendy and old fashioned style, meanwhile others might consider for oriental style.
One of the trendy and old fashioned style that is popular among the market is Craftsman design. It elaborates from the American old style in early twentieth century, which honored the usage of natural materials, such as woods, stones and others by the local craftsman. Particularly for the kitchen, it is well known as Arts and Craft kitchen design.
This Arts and Craft design was originally taken from Victorian influence in Europe and then carried away to America. It was popular back then, for its personalized designs, start from the cabinets until the details, were mostly handmade and one of a kind. There were no repetition between one design to another. Not only being just `simple`, but Arts and Craft kitchen design brought new breeze on the kitchen designs in the present time. It enhances the beauty of natural materials, honors the special designed furnitures and creates warm and sophisticated feeling in the kitchen. Keep in mind that you want to maintain specific atmosphere in the kitchen, since kitchen is one of the most busy space in the house besides the living room. You may find your daily activities are being held in the kitchen.
Light brown, soft orange, aqua marine, blue are the most common paint colors that you can see in Arts and Craft design. Its using most of toned down colors taken from nature. Floors are arranged with hardwood strips which refurnished with finishing touch to keep it shiny and strong enough. The usage of window glass also popular and often creates a vocal point in the kitchen. You can see this not only on the window, but also on cabinet`s glasses. It may not seem lavish, but cozy and welcoming.
You can use an old wooden table and put it in the kitchen as pantry table. With keeping the natural wood colors and may add a bit of shiny touch, you can see that this pantry table will enriches the Arts and Craft design in your kitchen. Most of the decorative ornaments in the kitchen are very simple and understandable, made from wood will be a complimenting towards the overall kitchen design. The appearance of this kitchen design will be shown as simple, sophisticated and practical kitchen, yet implying the sense of long lasting and old fashioned designs which will be in trend for few years a head.
If you are still confused with the exact style, you may collect information and inspirational images from either magazines or internet, regarding the Arts and Craft design. Furthermore, you may consider to use professional interior designers in order to help you to choose the right instruments to establish your personalized Arts and Craft kitchen design.