Modern large kitchen-dining room – what is it like?

Everything in an apartment should be thought out to the smallest detail, including the interior of the kitchen. Despite the fact that today many people prefer all kinds of snacks on the go, and wealthy people prefer to sit in a restaurant, the kitchen remains the main vital object of the apartment. Well, if you are the happy owner (owner) of a large kitchen, more precisely, a large room, which it was decided to equip as a kitchen-dining room, then decorating its interior will require certain knowledge and skills. Coziness and harmony should reign in the kitchen. The hostess should not feel discomfort while cooking. Creativity loves convenience, beauty and harmony in everything. However, a similar atmosphere should accompany the meal. Agree that the bad interior of the kitchen, its design, is unlikely to cause the desire to say: «Bon appetit, everyone!»

So what is needed for the interior of a modern large kitchen-dining room, how it should look so that staying in it evokes a feeling of peace, and not only after a meal?

In the common sense of people from time immemorial, the kitchen was considered a place for cooking and eating, that is, two in one – a kitchen and a dining room. This approach to the interior remains relevant today..

Two in one - kitchen and dining room

But if you love culinary art, then you cannot do without a large kitchen. In this case, it is necessary to zoning it from residential premises. Agree that the smell of cooked food is not always the smell of the finished dish. A strong smell from the kitchen is useless, for example, in the living room, bedroom. What zoning methods are popular today?

Specialists about zoning large kitchens

Most often, large kitchens, where they like to cook and often cook, are separated from the rest of the living area by paneled or glass doors. Incidentally, this is one of the basic requirements for fire safety. Therefore, kitchen zoning should be approached not only from the point of view of comfort and beauty..

Psychologists say that a large area of ​​the combined premises, in our case, this is a kitchen and a dining room, must necessarily be divided into certain zones, moreover, clear ones. Otherwise, the interior of this room, its design, will begin to put pressure on the psyche of the owner. So a person is arranged that for normal psychological comfort, he needs to divide the space into zones. Especially when doing work. Therefore, the kitchen should stand out in a separate area. In what way you can zoning a large kitchen and dining room – you choose:

  • zoning with lighting. The light of the lamps in the working area of ​​the kitchen should be much more intense than in the rest of the room. The eating area can be highlighted with light, but this should already be a different type of fixture. Sometimes, one lamp is enough. The light should be soft.
  • Kitchen furniture zoning


  • multilevel ceilings. They will clearly separate the kitchen area from the eating area (dining room). Especially it will look great in a large room, where there is no way to perform zoning in another way. Therefore, this method will give complete freedom to your imagination. The number of options is almost endless. It can be stucco molding, cornice system. With the help of a multilevel ceiling, you can always make a large kitchen unique.

Multilevel ceiling - zone border Multilevel kitchen ceiling

  • using the appropriate floor design, you can also zoning a large kitchen-dining room. The most common and simplest way is to paint the floor for each zone with its own color. It is somewhat more difficult to perform zoning by covering the floor with different materials, for example, laminate and linoleum. The kitchen looks perfect when decorating the kitchen floor with ceramic tiles, and the dining room with parquet. Or another great option is a combination of porcelain stoneware with an engineered board. Thanks to these materials, the kitchen floors are perfectly clean..

Floor Color Border - Kitchen Area Border The floor material is also the border of the kitchen area

  • furniture arranged in a certain order will create a physically felt boundary between the kitchen and the dining room.

Zoning the kitchen with furniture Kitchen furniture zoning

  • in the zoning of a large kitchen-dining room, not only the order of arrangement of furniture can help, but also the appearance, color of this furniture. Soft white armchairs will visually mark the border between the kitchen and the dining room..

  • the partition will perfectly separate the kitchen area from the rest of the living quarters. This is probably the most preferred zoning option for a large kitchen. It allows the hostess to actually isolate herself from prying eyes. Women are likely to attest to the negative effects of prying eyes while cooking. Especially if this dish is being prepared for the first time. At the same time, it is not so difficult to build a partition. For this, a foam block is enough. Or a wooden frame sheathed with plasterboard.

The partition will cover the kitchen from prying eyes

  • if you are a fan of sitting with friends at the bar counter with a cup of Brazilian Santos coffee or a glass of German Doppelbock beer, then in this case, you can zoning a large kitchen using this very counter. Nice and useful option.

Having decided how the zoning of a large kitchen will be performed, you will wonder what next. And then it will be logical to think in what style of interior to decorate the kitchen and how to implement it all: materials, color, furniture.

Interior style of a large kitchen

A minimalist kitchen – for the lover of clean and free space and rationality. At the same time, there are no restrictions in the functionality of the kitchen, as well as the presence of kitchen equipment and appliances. Cleanliness and tidiness.

Minimalist kitchen

The high-tech style in the interior of the kitchen stands out for its convenience without losing the functionality of the latter. High-tech materials are used in its design, which makes the equipment durable and wear-resistant. Characterized by color restrictions – two contrasting colors.


Country style kitchen has a special warm atmosphere. No wonder, this style is also called rustic. A distinctive feature of a kitchen in this style is its furniture, made of semi-antique natural wood, exposed painted dishes, flowers, plants.


Materials (edit)

Today, large kitchens are characterized by the texture or texture of wood. Making furniture from natural wood is an expensive business. Not every supporter of large kitchens can afford it. Although nevertheless, despite the high cost of natural materials, their popularity is growing. These are wood, stone, marble, steel. Laminate and plastic are fading into oblivion, although they are still common. Correctly said: «The new is the well forgotten old».

Laminate is still in use


It should be said right away that white will be good for any interior style. Visually increases the volume of the kitchen. If the kitchen space seems insufficient to you, a white kitchen will relieve this feeling..


Experts do not recommend an excessive variety of colors in the interior of the kitchen. The color scheme should be as simple as possible. Warm colors contribute well to digestion and the general tone of a person: orange, coffee, cream.

The color scheme of the kitchen is simple and cozy

In conclusion for the hesitant reader

Do not be afraid of the size of the kitchen-dining room. Even a large space can be turned into a beautiful and cozy place that can be proudly presented to guests. When thinking big, don’t forget small. You can add something of your own to all sorts of standards. it «his» can be expressed in a self-applied pattern, varnishing of individual items, kitchen utensils originally made by you, old restored items. A kitchen is a sacred place for a person. And as the people say – a holy place is never empty. And a large kitchen should live up to this expression. Bon Appetit!