As the saying goes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. With more and more people opting for open-plan living spaces, your kitchen has never been more visible. Let’s look at some ways you can give your kitchen a new lease of life.
If colours and patterns are something you love, your splashback is the perfect place to showcase this. Whether you choose tiles or wallpaper, the impact of a bold splashback can be noticed as soon as you enter the room.
Geometric patterns are very popular at the moment, but the best way to show these off is to make sure the rest of your kitchen is fairly neutral. For example, keep cabinets and any decorative features all shades of the same colour.
Light up the room
When it comes to large lighting fixtures, simplicity is key. If you have an island in your kitchen, position your main light above it to bring focus to the room. You should think about how long the light is too – if it is too long, it may make the room look shorter than it is.
Lighting that is tucked under the top cabinets is helpful too, as you can hide them easily to avoid the room looking messy. Plus, these will be super functional as you can target specific areas to light up.
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Update your kitchen cabinetry
Cabinets take up a lot of space in your kitchen so updating those is one way to overhaul your kitchen’s design. For a modern kitchen design think about sleek lines and flat doors to your cupboards.
The colours of your cabinets do not need to be bright and colourful – unless you want them to be! If you are looking to create a modern look, keeping them simple is the way forward.
Add a feature wall
If utilising a splashback isn’t for you, making a feature wall instead could be. If the rest of your kitchen is quite minimalistic with light colours, making space for a dark feature wall can pop and transform the room.
You could place this feature behind the stove to draw your eye into the room. When thinking about patterns, marble and marble-effect is very much back in fashion. Marble helps to create an elegant and luxurious feel.
Mix up materials
If you are looking to add something different, you could always mix materials between your top and bottom cupboards. For example, keeping your top cupboards in a sleek, classic look and your bottom ones in a more rustic effect will create a dramatic contrast. The softness of the wood paired with the drama of the classic upper cupboards will create warmth and intrigue.
You can really mix textures when it comes to any softer furnishings you have in the kitchen. If you have a breakfast bar or table mixing up throw cushions and seating cushions helps to encompass a cosy feel as well as being practical.