From floor-to-ceiling windows, to natural elements and colors, to indoor greenery, nature is having a major moment in kitchen design. Here are a few of my favorite ways to liven up your space and bring the outdoors in.

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Incorporate Floor-to-Ceiling Glass Windows

Open-plan living continues to be a top design trend. More recently though, all things nature are taking center stage in home design. One of the more impressive ways to integrate this style is by implementing floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Bright and open to the surrounding area, glass walls not only let in a large amount of natural light, but also allow for stunning views to be admired from inside the home. Sleek Thermador appliances complement this striking design, which also creates an open feel that expands the look of your kitchen.

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Infuse Natural Elements and Colors

So much of bringing the outdoors in is about the color palette of your design and the materials you incorporate – it’s the turquoise of the ocean, the green of the trees, or the earth-tone shades of bark or sand. From rugs, to light fixtures, to window shades, to furniture, there are several ways you can introduce natural fiber elements in your kitchen. Wool is a common accent choice for a window treatment or a seating area, largely due to its texture and durability. The fabric also provides a casual elegance that can make a space feel warm – a particularly appealing way to offset a colder, more modern design. Bamboo and wicker – other top trending materials – also add a nice, natural touch to a space, and are instantly reminiscent of the great outdoors. With custom-paneled Thermador appliances to match your desired aesthetic, you can experience ultimate style and functionality that beautifully blend together.

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Add Greenery Indoors

If altering the structure of your kitchen is not in the cards, you can still invite a lively look inside your home by including more greenery. Plants and other forms of “living art” have become particularly popular interior features, showcasing greenery as the main accessory of a room. From a bold green wall, to delicately hanging ceiling plants, to strategically fixed foliage on open shelves and countertops, you can utilize indoor greenery to create a more vibrant and appealing kitchen design that exudes a healthy, natural feel. This look creates the perfect backdrop for your Thermador appliances to stand out.

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Do you have a kitchen design that brings the outdoors in? What colorful elements inspire you to incorporate this top trend in your designs? Share the moments that spark your creativity at SharetheExceptional.com, and don’t forget to keep up with us on our social pages: www.facebook.com/thermador, @ThermadorHome and @Thermador.