Kitchen Themes

Kitchen decorating themes for every style

Kitchen themes provide an excellent starting point for finding the perfect décor. While they should be carefully chosen so as not to clash with the interior design schemes in the other rooms of your home, you shouldn't be afraid to get creative and have fun with your kitchen theme idea. Start by considering kitchen decorating themes that work with your home's architectural style and relative age, and work through the suitable matches from there.

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Kitchen Theme Ideas

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Vintage themes. Kitchens with retro appeal work very well in older houses and stately homes. You might go for an antique kitchen or a rustic look that displays well-aged and handsomely timeworn decorative pieces. Many people also decorate their kitchens in the trappings of a bygone decade, like a 1960s or 1970s vintage kitchen theme.
  • Country themes. A country kitchen is another option if you're going for a rustic theme. Country kitchen décor makes heavy use of natural wood and rich, warm colors, and country kitchen themes are an excellent choice for rural and ranch-style homes and city dwellers alike.
  • Apple themes. Among the most time-honored of all kitchen themes is the apple theme. Apple kitchen décor includes both practical and decorative items that use reds, yellows and greens to create a sense of outdoorsy harmony in an intimate kitchen space.
  • European themes. Stylish European options include intimate and cozy French country kitchens and Italian kitchens that capture the flair of the old world. Choose decorations in the language of the nation you're building your theme around and use online materials to conduct in-depth visual research to help you come up with specific ideas.
  • Modern themes. If your home is newer, creating a modern kitchen is an obvious match. Aim for clean and dramatic lines, open spaces, stainless steel appliances and neutral tones to create a contemporary look. Another trend in modern kitchen décor is the use of reclaimed or repurposed materials.

If you're going with a more rustic or vintage kitchen theme, try browsing antique shops and secondhand furniture stores. You might find some gems that would work very well with the overall look and feel you're going for.