7 April 2021
The kitchen has shifted from being an isolated area to an open and social space where you cook, work, meet your friends and where furniture takes on a unifying role with the rest of the home.
Often treated as additional rooms (open-space design), kitchens have become one of the most popular spaces in the homes due to their multipurpose nature and the sheer joy of being in them.
Located at the heart of the home and connected to other spaces, such as the living room, kitchens have a more social role depending on the décor chosen and the layout of the furniture. Organising kitchen utensils with modular cabinets, open shelving or high chairs around the worktop are just some of new ideas that interior designers have come up with.
Below, you will find some pointers when it comes to transforming your kitchen into a designer space using style specific tables and chairs.
Combine the table and the worktop
One of the latest proposals of the new interior design is to connect the kitchen's central table to the worktop.
The classic breakfast bar with high stools does not need to be used just for eating, it can serve as an integrated dining table.
If you choose this option, it is important to remember that the table must be at a lower height than the traditional bar. In addition, you should leave at least a metre gap between the two areas to avoid the chairs obstructing the passage.
Freestanding tables for extending the kitchen
To design an integrated kitchen, you can also choose to place a high table on the side and frame it with high chairs.
If you want to give it a more modern touch, you can add a metallic ceiling lamp or open wooden shelving.
Forest table and chair
Ergonomic chairs for increased comfort
Ergonomic chairs will highlight the practicality and comfort of the kitchen and give it a more original touch.
For the design to be harmonious and functional, the chairs you choose must have a proportional width between the base and the backrest.
Elegance and modernity go hand in hand, especially when it comes to a set of timeless table and chairs.
This is what can be achieved when natural wood furniture is combined with neutral colours such as white, beige or grey.
Extendable tables to expand the dining room
If you have a small dining room, you can place an extendable table to give you more space and pair it with folding chairs.
This will make it easier to move around the room and have more free space.
Another option is with hinged flap tables. These tables occupy very little space and can be extended or folded by simply opening the flap.
Large and proportioned tables
If you have a spacious dining room, you can place a rectangular wooden or glass table in combination with upholstered, plaited, Scandinavian-style or vintage chairs.
Tao chair and Dreams table
Kitchen table and matching chairs
If you opt for a homogeneous design, you can include a square or circular table with matching chairs.
This ensures that the table and chair heights correspond and that the design is more uniform.