If you’re lucky enough to have a good sized kitchen, it’s important to take advantage of it. A lot of us make the mistake of resigning our kitchens simply as cooking spaces. However, with the right design and style, you can make your kitchen so much more than somewhere that you cook your meals. Believe it or not, you can make it the heart of the home, here’s how:
One of the best things that you can do to make your kitchen more than just a cooking space is separate the space into zones. If there’s an unused corner of the room, why not turn it into an area for relaxing in? Add a rug, to separate the area from the rest of the room, and then place some carefully selected pieces of furniture on it. A couple of armchairs or a statement chair should work well, along with a little coffee table. Remember, the cosier you can make the space the better, as this will make it more appealing to spend time in. Having a corner to sip on a hot drink in your kitchen makes everything seem cozier for some reason. You can easily set up a space of your own for having tea and coffee. Create a small station over your island or a built-in shelf and arrange your teaware, coffee mugs, or small electricals such as a coffee machine or a kettle. You can place fun colourful mugs or minimal Shop Viva tea sets matching the colours and interior of your kitchen.
Add a breakfast bar
If your kitchen doesn’t already have a breakfast bar, consider adding one. While it’s nice to have a dining table, it’s also nice to have a breakfast bar that your children can sit at and eat breakfast or do their homework. Or, that you and your friends can sit at while relaxing with a cup of coffee. Breakfast bars don’t only make great places to chill out, but they’re also ideal for making a space look and feel cosier.
Update the fittings and fixtures
To make your kitchen a little more inviting, consider updating the fixtures and fittings. Of course, you could update the entire space, but if you’re on a budget, swapping out the fixtures and fittings will do. Perhaps there’s a style of tap that you’ve always loved? If this is the case, click here and see how much it would cost and what tones it comes in. Maybe there’s a light fixture that you’ve had your eye on for a while? Well, now could be the perfect time to treat yourself to it.
Add a speaker
If you don’t already have a speaker in your kitchen, then it’s definitely worth adding one. Nothing says heart of the home like a little background music. So, if you don’t have a way to play music in your kitchen, it’s definitely worth considering investing in one.
Think carefully about accessories
Don’t think of your kitchen as purely a practical space for cooking, think of it as just another area within your home. Just like you add cute little accessories to the rest of your home, it’s important to do the same in your kitchen. Well, it is if you want to make it a warm and welcoming space, that is. Think clocks, utensil holders, decorative bowls, vases, wall art, coasters – anything that makes the space feel cosier and more appealing. We love Salt & Pepper’s fashionable homewares for beautiful contemporary pieces for your home. Here are our picks for kitchen decor:
So there you have it, the steps to take to transform your kitchen into the heart of your home.
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