- 1. Choose a special mood for your kitchen
- 2. Well think over the color gamut
- 3. Do not pursue reliability at the expense of functionality and convenience
- 4. Natural materials - the secret to the comfort of Russian cuisine
- 5. Use ornaments in moderation
- 6. Restoration and alteration - the secret of uniqueness and cost savings
- 7. Pay attention to the decor
For some, the kitchen in the Russian style is represented as a kitchen in a village hut, for the second - in a noble manor, for the third - in a Russian dacha, for the fourth - like a kitchen in the style of Stalin's Empire style or Soviet constructivism, but for the rest... like a kitchen decorated with motives gzheli, Khokhloma and other folk decor. But all these representations are united by one feature - the atmosphere of home comfort.
In this material we have prepared 7 tips for decorating the interior of Russian cuisine in a city apartment and 30 inspirational photos.
1. Choose a special mood for your kitchen
First of all, decide which style of Russian interior is closest to you: the style of the Russian dacha, the hut, the manor, the "old Moscow" apartment or the Soviet retro? And maybe you really like the motifs of Zhostovo, Khokhloma or Gzhel painting?
Here are some tips to help you decide on the concept of a future cuisine:
- If you live in a house with features, in an ancient city, say, the Golden Ring, or just near any historical landmark, then why not be inspired by this heritage? For example, the kitchen in "Stalin" can be decorated in the style of Stalin's Empire style (pictured below), and the kitchen in an apartment in a pre-revolutionary house in the style of a classical nobleman's estate.
- You can look for a source of inspiration at home. They can become your antiques, family relics or just an interesting rarity. For example, antique furniture, a collection of Soviet porcelain, lace tablecloths, Viennese chairs, samovar and other, at first glance, ordinary things.
- If you like some kind of folk craft, for example, Zhostovo trays or pale, it is his motive that can be used as a basis.
2. Well think over the color gamut
Typically Russian colors are, first of all, deep and rich shades (burgundy, red, purple, malachite, black, etc.), as well as golden and all woody hues.
Making up the color scheme of the future interior, do not forget about the following principles:
- The smaller the room, the lighter and more neutral its color scheme should be. Bright colors, for example, in the form of Khokhloma painting are allowed only in accents.
- If the kitchen is poorly lit, then for walls, floors and kitchen set it is worth choosing light and warm shades. If the kitchen faces the south, then you can choose a cool range, for example, white and blue in Gzhel style as on the photo below (see!).
3. Do not pursue reliability at the expense of functionality and convenience
To create a design of the kitchen in the Russian style, it is not necessary to recreate the interior with historical accuracy.
- Style solutions should not be at the expense of functionality. After all, the kitchen, first of all, must be convenient for cooking, storing things and eating. Therefore, everything in it, and especially technology, must meet modern requirements.
- The atmosphere of Russian cuisine can be created by things of no Russian origin. So, for example, the authentic atmosphere of the kitchen in the Soviet style can be diluted with things of Scandinavian design (example in the photo below). And in the kitchen, in the style of a Russian farmstead or a hut, classical Italian furniture and French antiques perfectly coexist.
4. Natural materials - the secret to the comfort of Russian cuisine
Especially it concerns furniture and furnish. On the other hand, sometimes qualitative imitations are much more practical than originals. So, for example, "linen" curtains from mixed fabrics are better erased and less creased.
5. Use ornaments in moderation
The motives of folk crafts are so colorful and dynamic that they can overload the interior and even make space smaller. Therefore, they should be used only as an accent and surrounded by neutral, monophonic surfaces. Here are a couple of tips:
- In a small kitchen, the ornaments should not be too large and bright. For example, an apron with tiles here will be preferable to an apron with photographic printing of large flowers of Zhostovo trays.
- Figure Gzhel, Zhostovo, Palekh, Khokhloma painting can and should be diluted with a simple cage, peas or strip (in textiles). It is especially good to use this technique in the kitchen in a rustic or country style.
- The facades of the kitchen set are not the best place for Russian ornaments. Much better they will look in their traditional form: in the form of a picture, in an apron or on an accent wall. Below we present to you a selection of photo-examples, how it is possible to paint beautifully in the interior of the kitchen.
Apron in style жостово
6. Restoration and alteration - the secret of uniqueness and cost savings
While taking care of decorating the kitchen in the Russian style, do not be afraid to use old and broken things, if they can be restored and repaired. Old chairs can be repainted, varnished, changed upholstery, strengthened joints (for more details see here). The cupboards and lockers can look new, if they just change the handles. However, new things may be subject to alteration. Often they need artificial aging or decorating.
7. Pay attention to the decor
As you know, style creates details. Here are the tips for choosing a decor for Russian cuisine in different variations:
- Decor for the kitchen in the style of Russian dacha:lace tablecloths and napkins, lampshade, samovar, Soviet porcelain sets or gzhel, wicker baskets, Zhostovo trays, old Soviet or classic furniture, Viennese chairs, light white curtains, a retro clock, a chandelier in a rustic style.
- Decor for the kitchen in the style of the noble manor:lace textiles, carpets, silver dishes, large flowerpots, paintings with still lifes or landscapes, pillows, classical porcelain (for example, from IFZ), a chandelier chandelier, a clock with a fight or a beacon.
- Decor for the kitchen in the Soviet retro style:aluminum utensils, Soviet porcelain (LFZ, Verbilki, Dulyovo), crystal vases, Soviet tapestry carpet, agit-posters or posters of Soviet films, cuckoo clocks, faceted glasses in cup holders, curtains in flower.
- Decor in the style of a village hut:samovar, birch bark boxes, wicker baskets, Zhostovo tray, linen and lace textiles, wooden boards, horseshoes, earthenware jugs, items with Khokhloma painting, sheaf of sheep or garlic.
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