How to Decorate a Functional and Aesthetic Kitchen

Understanding how to decorate a kitchen that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing can be challenging. There are many factors to consider, from furniture to layout and other kitchen decor.

The kitchen is, however, one of the most essential rooms in any home. It's where we spend time with loved ones, cook delicious meals, and create memories that will last a lifetime. We have gathered a few simple steps to help you design an aesthetic kitchen that is simultaneously a functional kitchen.


1. Essential kitchen storage ideas for a functional kitchen

Kitchen storage solutions are essential when creating a well-organized and functional space. A disorganized and cluttered kitchen can cause frustration and stress, making it difficult to prepare meals and enjoy the cooking process.

Use open shelves for your kitchen

Open kitchen shelves are a great option for storage. They are easily adaptable to the size and layout of your kitchen, allowing you to display your most beautiful kitchen utensils and decorations while keeping them easily accessible. 

It also creates an airy feeling in the room, which is especially useful when decorating a small kitchen. Look through our shelves for ideas; we have both warm wooden shelves and bold aluminum and stainless steel shelves that will complement your other metal pieces.


Avoid clutter with kitchen drawers

Another excellent storage solution is kitchen drawers. Drawers provide quick and easy access to all of your kitchen essentials, allowing you to find what you need while cooking. You can maximize drawer space and avoid clutter by using drawer inserts. Drawers can also add an elegant touch to your kitchen. You can choose a more subtle option or choose a unique statement piece, such as our Sutoa drawer that will be the center of attention in your kitchen.

You can incorporate cabinets into your kitchen design. Cabinets allow you to organize your utensils, plates, bowls, and cutlery. This ensures that everything remains in its place and is easily accessible when needed. Furthermore, the closed doors of the cabinets give your kitchen a sleek and streamlined appearance that contributes to your overall kitchen aesthetic.

If you want a combination of cabinets and open shelves, our Shelf Library Cabinet is the right piece for you. The cabinet section keeps your kitchen essentials organized and out of sight, while the open shelves let you display your favorite ceramics, glassware, or cookbooks.


2. How to choose the right dining table for your kitchen

Finding the perfect dining table is key, especially if you have a combined kitchen-dining area. You may need to consider different table options depending on your needs as well as the size of your kitchen. 

Here are a few more things to consider before purchasing a dining table:

This is one of the most important considerations when choosing a dining table. It is critical to choose a table that is appropriate for the size of your kitchen and the available space. When choosing a dining table for a small kitchen, it is best to choose a multi-functional one, which can be used as both a kitchen and a working table. 

On the other hand, a long table with seating can create a welcoming atmosphere for meals and gatherings if you have a larger kitchen. A round table can add a cozy and intimate feel to your space. 

Material: Another important factor to consider is the material you choose for your kitchen table. There are numerous materials to choose from, each with its unique features and benefits. Wooden dining tables, for example, can provide a warm and inviting atmosphere, whereas modern dining tables in granite and marble are more durable and easy to clean. Explore our collection of tables made of either wood, marble, and stainless steel to get inspiration.

Features: Consider whether you require additional features for your table such as storage drawers, pull-out tables, or integrated cutting boards. These features can improve your kitchen's functionality and convenience.

Design aesthetic: Another factor to think about is the style of your kitchen table. Do you prefer a more classic style or modern dining room furniture? It is important to select a table that complements your taste and matches the design of your kitchen aesthetic.


3. Choose chairs that are comfortable and versatile

When it comes to decorating your kitchen, selecting the right kitchen dining chairs is just as important as selecting the right table. If you want your kitchen to look cohesive and harmonious, consider whether you want your chair set to match your table or other elements in the room.

Here are a few things to consider before purchasing dining chairs:

Material: This is always an important consideration. Wooden chairs can provide a warm and cozy atmosphere, whereas metal chairs can provide a more modern and minimalistic appearance. If you're looking for ideas, browse our selection of both metal or modern wood dining chairs.

Comfort: This is also important, especially if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It is a good idea to select chairs that are comfortable to sit in.

Space: Finally, space is an element to think about. How many chairs are necessary for your kitchen, and how much room do you have? Will a set of 2 dining chairs suffice or are you in search of modern dining chairs set of 6? Choosing stackable chairs, such as our Chair 01, or chairs that can be folded away when not in use, can help you maximize space in your kitchen.


4. Personalize your kitchen

To truly personalize your kitchen, think about incorporating aesthetically pleasing and useful kitchen tools and accessories. Including warm wooden items such as cutting boards or sleek stainless steel utensils as modern kitchen accessories, not only act as functional elements but also introduce unique design features. You can also use ceramics or beautiful glassware as kitchen decoration accessories by placing them on shelves or on your table. Check out our Ceramics Collection for one-of-a-kind and ceramics.

If you’re looking to add handcrafted glassware, our Glassware Collection is made by skilled glassblowers in Europe. Furthermore, placing candles around your kitchen can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, adding to the overall ambiance of the space.


5. Find the right lighting for your kitchen 

Finding the right lighting for the kitchen is crucial to consider when creating the perfect atmosphere. Therefore, it's important to choose the proper kitchen lighting that illuminates the space and adds an inviting feeling.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing the right kitchen lighting:

Functionality: Good lighting is essential. Ensure your lights are bright enough to illuminate every detail while cooking. Consider incorporating different light sources, such as spotlights, pendant lighting over your kitchen island, or built-in lights that can be adjusted to meet your needs.

Design: The lighting in your kitchen should reflect your style. 

Do you prefer a more traditional, warm atmosphere or are you looking for more sleek, modern kitchen lighting ideas? Consider whether you want your lamps to match the décor of your kitchen or to complement other elements in the room. See our lighting collection for ideas on kitchen lamps that are both functional and unique.

Color: The color of the light can affect the overall atmosphere of your kitchen. Consider lights in warm tones if you want to create an inviting environment. Alternatively, for a more modern and sharp appearance, choose cooler tones.

Placement: Consider where you want to put your lighting in your kitchen. Do you want overhead kitchen lighting or carefully placed around the room?.

Taking these factors into consideration, you can select the ideal lighting for your kitchen that matches your style and meets your functional requirements.


Elevate your kitchen with FRAMA

If you want to improve the look of your kitchen, we can help you transform it into a functional and comfortable space. FRAMA offers a wide range of aesthetically pleasing and versatile kitchen storage furniture, lighting, and kitchen accessories.

Our collection includes a wide range of designs. We specialize in producing items that combine timeless simplicity with modern utility, resulting in a distinct and eye-catching appearance.

At FRAMA, we specialize in creating not just functional spaces but aesthetically beautiful, inspiring ones. Explore our inspirations and guides to embark on a journey of interior transformation, whether you're looking to refurbish your bathroom, bedroom, living room or home office.