Decorating is a great activity that many of us enjoy. Changes are good, or at least they are for those who can adapt to them. There are numerous interior design enthusiasts who also share the love for cruising, and this article is exactly for those who would like to read about how I decorated my kitchen like a ship galley. The place didn’t feel at home before. Now that I feel like I’m on a cruise every time I enter to get something ready for dinner, I am consumed by the naval magic surrounding me. If you would love to hear my ideas on how to decorate your kitchens in a ship galley style, keep reading, as you’re probably find something that you can actually adapt into your own home.
Now that I feel like I’m on a cruise every time I enter to get something ready for dinner, I am consumed by the naval magic surrounding me. If you would love to hear my ideas on how to decorate your kitchens in a ship galley style, keep reading, as you’re probably find something that you can actually adapt into your own home.
Why Did I decorate My Kitchen Like a Ship Galley?
Well, simply because I love ship interiors. I also like making a home out of my house, and seeing interior designing as an art, I decided to bring the sea inside my kitchen. Now that I’ve actually done it, I can say that I don’t regret spending a single penny on it. Every time I enter my kitchen, another cruise memory crosses my mind.
The Concept of the Ship Galley Kitchen
The reason why I decorated my kitchen like a ship galley is because of its utilitarian concept. Basically, it consists of a hallway separating two walls, with all the elements placed along these 2 parallel walls. Even though these kitchens can be wider, the concept tends to be in this particular manner as if to feel the limited space offered on a ship in the middle of the sea. The elements included are usually the sink, refrigerator, and the stove, which are placed in a “triangle” position – two of them are placed on one wall, while the third one is on the opposite wall somewhere in the middle, thus the three elements form a triangle.
The colors are no surprise at all. Despite the navy blue, which is kind of a must, other suggested colors are yellow, white and light gray, as they make the small kitchen look much bigger.
There are several accessories which are almost always included in the ship galley kitchen. One of them is a bowl full of fruits, mostly southern exotic pieces. Additionally, there is usually a wooden vase, which depicts the picture of a certain place or period. People also like to keep a shelf of old wine brands, as wine is normally connected with cruising experience. In addition to this, those who are willing to get their hands a bit busy can create a chandelier out of an old wine barrel, as it fits this setting perfectly. You can find numerous ideas about it on the internet. The last thing I added when I decorated my kitchen like a ship galley is a steering wheel on one of the walls. It’s not only an accessory item, but it is handy for hanging things on it as well.