Hello World! Welcome Friends! Often the central location of family life, the kitchen is a vitally important room in the home. Whether you’re having a cup of coffee in the morning, preparing a delicious meal for your children, catching up with your other half over supper or having friends over at the weekend, you want this room to be warm and inviting. To add some charm to the most important space in your home, follow these four easy steps.
There’s nothing charming about impersonal kitchens where everything interesting is hidden behind closed doors. While cupboards hold a very important function, there are some things that deserve to be put on display. Whether you want to showcase some attractive kitchen utensils, vases of flowers, a selection of plants, a set of tealights or some interesting ornaments, floating shelves could be the perfect solution. Elegant and unfussy, these shelves are ideal for exhibiting nice-looking items without creating a cluttered look. For more information on floating shelves, including how to mount them, visit www.worktop-express.co.uk.
Whether you have a wooden, laminate, granite, soapstone or another type of kitchen, you should consider playing around with different textures if you want to create a pleasant, lived-in look. Create a shabby chic feel with sash valance curtains in pretty pastels, bring a little hygge to your cooking space with a soft rug, add warm metallics such as copper pots or tiles for a glint of glamour. As long as you stick to a fairly strict color scheme, your textures should blend together nicely, providing a sense of depth and a feeling of comfort.
Lighting has the power to change moods and so lighting design should be considered very carefully in this key area of the home. Ensure all cooking spaces are fitted with quality task lights, such as under-cupboard lights, pendants or downlights. If you have a high ceiling, consider adding uplights on top of your cupboards to create a warm, well-lit space and to reduce the need for so many downlights. Next, you’ll want ambient lighting to set the mood in your dining area. Overhead pendant lamps provide adequate lighting for eating, while cluster lights can set a relaxed, intimate tone for post-dinner drinks and conversation. And for a romantic atmosphere, nothing beats candles.
Add personal touches
Don’t be afraid to express your household’s character in your kitchen decor. After all, it’s yours. If you’re crazy about all things pink, get yourself some cute, blush-toned appliances. If you’re all about boho chic, why not try decoupaging your wall tiles to create a cool, patchwork effect? If your tastes fall on the retro side, there are plenty of vintage accessories you can pick up for next to nothing, from kitchen scales, to tea and coffee caddies, to butter dishes, to teacups.
Think of bare walls as blank canvases for expression. Perhaps hang some of your most precious family photos, a favorite piece of art or a quote that is particularly meaningful to you and your brood. By adding these little reflections of your household’s personality to your kitchen, you’ll find it becomes more charming in no time and an instantly better place to be.
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