It’s fair to say that the kitchen is where family members come together to cook, for meal preparation, have a cup of tea or coffee and to have a chat about how each other’s day went. It is a functional space to entertain, a place for kids to do their homework whilst dinner is being prepared and is essentially the centre piece of most homes. So it only makes sense when deciding to decorate or style your home to start with the kitchen.
A tip to remember here is to work around functionality of the kitchen and style around that, at the end of the day, you want the kitchen to be user friendly and not have the styling interfere with how you use your kitchen. You certainly do not want to be adding more and more to the kitchen bench to up style it because bench space is necessary when preparing meals and cooking and too much clutter will hinder the ability to use the kitchen in a functional manner. Some of the styling tips to begin with may include;
Less is definitely more in the kitchen
One of the reason you are deciding to decorate is perhaps you feel the kitchen is outdated and you’ve found no joy, a simple reason to this may be the fact that it is too cluttered with unnecessary items. Begin with removing what is irrelevant and stick with what is totally necessary and find a home for it. If you need to use it in the kitchen, it belongs there. When the kitchen is stripped of all the clutter and left with the bare minimum, bring in a classy looking functional fruit bowl, decorative jars or fresh flowers for the kitchen bench.
Style with appliances and cookware
A few gorgeous looking appliances or cookware set can simply be the master stroke you are looking for in kitchen styling. Whether it is a set of copper hanging pans or matching appliances can bring out the contrast of the stone bench top or kitchen cupboards, so don’t be afraid to invest in these areas, they may even bring out the next level in your cooking.
Introduce some hanging pendants
You’ll be surprised what hanging pendants can do to the ambience of the kitchen. Not only is it an effective way to bring more styling to the kitchen, it can give it a bit of drama, be a conversation starter and is wonderful for entertaining.
Add a hanging picture or artwork
Having a statement piece if you have an empty wall is a great way to add color to the kitchen. You can introduce colors from the piece of art into your appliances, pendants and more. Coupled with a fresh coat of paint to freshen up the walls can just breathe life back into the kitchen in ways you cannot imagine.