Each kitchen should be equipped so that the hostess feels comfortable and cozy. One of the important elements of this room is an apron. It performs at least two important functions: decorating and protecting the working wall from contamination. As a rule, the apron is located above the entire working area. Therefore, it should be decorated beautifully and with taste, because in general it sets the mood and tone of the whole room. Today there is a wide variety of building materials that can be used to design an apron. In the article we will talk about how to make an apron in the kitchen with their own hands.
What will be the apron: original, bright or neutral, you completely choose.
Neutral apron. According to some, the apron should be just a functional detail. Figuratively speaking, "modest and tasteful." Neutral apron will merge with the main wall decoration or the color of the kitchen. As a result, he seems to be there, but he is not striking.
If you choose an apron in a neutral style, then colors such as champagne, beige or milky are preferred.
Contrast apron. If you want to attract attention, then a contrasting apron will do just fine. For example, it can be used to directly focus on the work area. Especially this style will be suitable when the monotony of the interior is traced in the kitchen: wallpaper, windows and furniture almost merge into one color. Contrast apron will completely improve the situation for the better.
The color of the apron, which contrasts with the main wall decoration, is able to liven up the kitchen interior with a set of furniture.
Bright apron. If you want the apron in the kitchen to set the general mood, bold contrast is the perfect option. However, such an apron needs support, for example, you can purchase curtains of the same tone, kitchen towels or a lamp.
There is an important nuance; a bright apron is only suitable for super-careful housewives. After all, on such a surface even small spots of dirt and grease will be visible.
Disorder in the work area is in no way welcome, as bright tones will rivet the attention of the eye.
White with poppies
Apron for decoration. Perhaps you want to make an apron to decorate the kitchen. In this case, you can choose the original ornament. Options in this direction mass. For example, you can use mosaic tiles, photo printing on glass and the like. But correct calculations are important here. It will be ugly, if some elements of furniture will close an ornament.
Made of glass
There are many other design options for the apron.
Finishing by glass wallpaper material. If you connect your imagination, you can achieve a beautiful result. For example, many give their preference to wallpaper. So that they become an ornament in the kitchen, namely in the place of an apron, you can use inserts of contrasting colors of wallpaper. If the set is monochrome, then the wallpaper should be purchased with a graphic pattern. In fact, many experiments can be carried out here. In many ways, everything will depend on your capabilities and imagination.
This also applies to the selection of photo wallpaper for a kitchen apron. They can liven up and even expand a small space in the kitchen. The choice of paintings has no boundaries - it can be a view of the river, the city and the like. Among other things, using the wallpaper you can easily zone the space on the desktop. You can use photo panels. For this case, you will have to combine the pasted wallpaper and tempered glass. You can order a photo apron with your photos and fix it above the working wall.
You can paint the walls with a roller. In this case, you also need to choose the right color scheme. The original solution would be to paint the kitchen in two or even three contrasting colors.
Decorative plaster will look just as interesting. If your kitchen has a large number of household appliances, then such a finish would be the most suitable option. Such plaster can be opened with thinning paints. Coloring decorative plaster will give the apron a soft shade, the flow of metal.
Do not forget about ceramic tile, because this is the most popular option for finishing the apron. For example, you can lay out a tile of one tone and pick up the grout for seams of a contrasting color. You can use a variety of layouts tiles that "revive" the kitchen.In the overall picture, you can insert decorative tiles, which will correspond to the purchased collection.
If you want to combine, this is a new look at the design of the apron. For example, the combination of wood with tiles, mosaics with tiles, paints with wallpaper or photopanel looks beautiful. There are no rules and requirements in this regard. Most importantly, pick up everything with taste.
It is important to pay special attention to various trifles. For example, a kitchen apron can be decorated with different elements of decor. This may be the menu from the restaurant where you last ate on vacation. Or a souvenir brought from another country.
The design of an apron looks good with paintings with vegetables or fruits. A vertical panel will visually lift the ceiling. It looks especially advantageous if you have a narrow kitchen. It is important not to forget about the right combination of shades and colors. If you have a beautiful dish, then you should not hide it behind closed cabinets. It can be beautifully placed on the background of the apron. With a strong desire, you can create magnificent paintings that will refresh the overall interior of the kitchen.
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This video shows how to tile the apron. Including the process of preparing the technological holes is shown:
And here you can see how the glass apron is installed:
Glass with photo printing
Tile with artistic inserts
Solid glossy tile
Mosaic for kitchen set
Apron with photos