No matter how great you think your kitchen is, you can still give it an extra layer of style. The kitchen is an anchoring point for the family, and it should be a great space for both work and bonding while enhancing the safety of everyone who accesses it. When planning on how to style your kitchen, you should put those into consideration. If you want that extra bit of help to help spark some creativity, it always helps to speak to an interior stylist. In the meantime, here are tips on how to style your kitchen;
Display of fresh flowers and produce
Apart from their great scents, fresh flowers and produce can bring your kitchen to life. It will make everyone look forward to meal time and make for great family bonding. This sort of styling goes great with any style; however, it blends the best with beach homewares that may already be displayed in your kitchen. When well arranged, they can give the kitchen a touch of class. You can put the fresh produce in a fishbowl-style vase on the kitchen’s centreboard and flower vases on either side of the kitchen windows.
Depending on how you organise your storage units around the kitchen, you can create a stylish look while allowing more space for movements and work. Fruits and vegetables can be kept in a large centre bowl, and sharp objects such as knives can be kept in drawers where children can’t easily reach them. This makes it easier to access the essentials in the kitchen while enhancing safety. You can also have a corner shelf for cookbooks.
Arrangement of appliances and utensils
Utensils and appliances should be well concealed. They can create a messy look around the kitchen. Dirty utensils should be neatly kept away in the dishwasher if they can’t be cleaned immediately after use. They also take up space for work and free movement. You can have wall hangers for utensils and appliances that can be hung. Space will look very stylish, and you can even accessorise.
Picking the right colour
Colour is one of the easiest ways to make your kitchen stylish. Choose a colour that goes with your personality that will provide warmth around the kitchen. You can go for a uniform colour all around the kitchen or go for separate colours for different sections as long as they complement each other. The countertops, cabinets and walls can be stylishly painted for a great look and feel. When purchasing seats and tables for the kitchen, make sure the colour blends well with the paint. If painting the kitchen is too expensive for you, wallpapers can do well also.
Accessorising the kitchen
You can add gallery collections on the kitchen walls to give it your personality and give it an appealing look. Use your favourite pieces of art as kitchen decor. You can also use vintage dishes, baskets, fabric swatches and antiques to accessorise the kitchen space. To avoid poking too many holes on the walls, you can always use stickers to hang the accessories or plan the hanging in advance and only make holes where needed. You can still place the accessories in a pattern, symmetrically or in a freestyle manner, whichever pleases you.
Instead of cabinets that take up much space for nothing, why not try open shelves? Open shelves make the kitchen visual, and stuff is also easy to reach. However, you will still need a cabinet or two for hiding all the mismatching kitchenware.
Do you need to leave a note for the other family members when you are stepping out? How about a chalkboard in the kitchen? Besides providing a great way to leave reminders for the family, it also provides high contrast against all the glossy painting in the kitchen and adds to the style. A black chalkboard is a perfect backdrop for all the bright colours in the kitchen.