Kit out your kitchen! Making the most important room in your house look impeccable
No matter what time of day you’re reading this, chances are, at some point in the last hour, what you’re going to have for dinner will have crossed your mind. Maybe you had a big lunch so you’re just planning on making a sandwich. Or you’ve got a new recipe you saw online that you’d like to try out. Or you’re tired so you’re thinking about getting a takeaway…No matter what your dinner options are, one thing is clear: food is one of the most important things in all of our lives, and the room in which you prepare and eat it is one of the most important in your home. Here are some tips on how to make your kitchen even better than it already is.
Change your lighting
A lot of kitchens have harsh white overhead lighting. Although this can help during food preparation so you can see exactly what you’re doing, it doesn’t exactly make it a particularly atmospheric space to eat in. Compromise by investing in a stand up lamp and turning that on instead if you’ve decided to have your evening meal in there. You could also consider under cabinet lighting.
One of the best ways to decorate your home is by using neutral colours and then adding accessories. Whether you want to go for an accent wall or keep it smaller by adding textiles like the ones found on LoveTheSign, this is how you add personality to your space and how you put your own mark on it. If your cabinets are plain wood or white, you have a great basis to add some colour. Check out pretty blinds and curtains in your favourite patterns and designs, and add a tablecloth for some extra pizazz.
Get new handles
So maybe you can’t replace your cabinets just yet. Never fear! If you want to add some personality to them, you can buy different handles and knobs for your drawers and cupboards in your favorite style. Just make sure that they’re classy and timeless – if you get something kitsch then it might be cute for the first few weeks but after a while it might just lose its charm.
Add some plants
There’s nothing better than growing your own herbs. If you have a sunny windowsill, fill it with herb plants like basil, mint and thyme. Not only do they smell fragrant and look decorative and fresh, but it also means you can use them in your cooking! Put them in cute pots to add even more of your own flair to the room. If you can, you could also buy fresh flowers as often as you can – even a bunch of sweet peas in a jam jar of water instantly brightens up a space.
Frame your favourite painting by your niece or nephew, or look around antiques shops for a piece that you love. You could also blow up the Instagram pictures that you’re proudest of so that your kitchen walls are filled with your happiest memories of your family and friends.