Kitchen’s are the most functional room in the home. The space where you enjoy creating culinary delights, the room that homes you’re favourite morning beverage (all hail the coffee machine!) and the area where family memories are made! We recently baked cakes all together which was such a fun thing to do, it really made our kitchen come to life and reminded me that this functional room can also be fun too!
Your kitchen is also the place where all the boring, every day chores have to happen and so you may have found your kitchen has started to reflect this and feels a little boring and lacking life? I recently blogged about our Kitchen’s Mini Makeover here, these small changes really transformed our kitchen bought it back to life.
Whether your kitchen’s still stuck in a rut, needs a complete style make over or just in need of some homely touches, here’s a few tips on keeping your kitchen in style.
1. Let there be light!
Let it pour through every window in the house. Lighting is one of the key elements to making your kitchen feel bigger and appear brighter.
One of the best ways to maximize the daylight in any room is to create annother outlet to the outdoors. Velux have the perfect range of gorgeous roof windows, allowing you to do exactly that. Bring the outdoors in with their timeless collection, from Curved Glass to Flat Glass rooflight windows, Velux are the experts in enhancing the true potential of your home.
Here’s just a few examples of beautiful kitchens boasting their inspiring roof windows.
Feeling inspired? I know I certainly am! You can find more home inspiration here. Scott and I have plans to extend our home in the future. Our dream is to create an open plan dining room that leads on from our current living room. Because our home is south facing, the room will need all the light it can get and so Velux roof windows are at the very top of our wish list. Visit the Velux website or their sister company Roof Blinds to get your next project started or just to find out how their stylish windows could transform your home too. Now your lightings perfect it’s time to accessorize your space. Scott and I chose a modern rustic theme for our kitchen and so chose accessories that complimented this look. Kitchen accessories need to of course look good but be practical all at the same time.
2. A place to keep your keys
My favourite thing in our kitchen is our key rack.
Everyone needs a place to hang their keys, but a hook with mountains of keys piled up on it isn’t doing anything for anyone! Choose a storage solution with at least four hooks, like our rustic wood effect key holder. We have four hooks, allowing me to also show off our gorgeous oven gloves here too.
3. Eye catching calender
The place that homes you’re exciting events can now look exciting too! You can find a range of beautiful floral calenders on Etsy or have a go at designing your own! I decided to give our gorgeous calender the space it deserved and so mounted it on a wooden clipboard to tie in nicely with the rest of this feature wall.
4. Time for tea
Tea is one of my favourite drinks, I can’t function properly without a cup or two! Such a lovely beverage deserves a lovely home. One of the easiest ways to add style to your storage is by using cute canisters, like these Emma Bridgewater beauties.
5. Flowers are a kitchen’s best friend!
Horse and carriage, cheese and wine, kitchen’s and flowers just a few things that go together perfectly! Whether their beautiful blooms from your local florist or a supermarket savvy steal, flowers will always add colour, look gorgeous and make your kitchen smile with style!
So there you have it, five ways to make your kitchen feel bigger, look gorgeous and stay in style.