For far too many of us, kitchens tend to get overlooked in terms of style and decor. While you might think of your kitchen as just a functional space for cooking and cleaning. With some smart tricks, you can easily transform it into a fun, fabulous space that you love spending time in.
We spend so much time in the kitchen that it is crucial that your kitchen is a feel-good place with a fun and stylish atmosphere. Don’t settle for a kitchen that is boring and dull, transform your kitchen into a stylish, fashionable space with these fantastic and affordable DIY tips:
It might sound strange, but the most important thing you can do, when decorating your kitchen, is mindmap. This is especially important if you don’t know what type of kitchen you want to create, as mind mapping will help you to get an idea of the ideal styles and features to include. While you can create a paper mind map, you could also create an online mind map using Pinterest. You can use this social media site to browse other people’s ideas and take inspiration from them.
Set a budget
Don’t make the mistake of not setting yourself a budget. You might not think that you will overspend, but if you don’t have a spending limit, overspending is far too easy. Sit down and work out how much you can afford to spend; then split your budget into different sections. For example, if you need to invest in new appliances, and are interested in Induction Hobs or a new fridge from Very, make sure to incorporate these costs into your budget.
Choose a color scheme
The first thing you need to do to revamp your kitchen is choose a color scheme. Don’t rush into this – the colors you choose will affect the look and style of your kitchen, so make sure to take your time choosing a color scheme. You can either opt for a neutral color scheme and can use accessories to add colour and style to the space. Or, you can go for a bright and bold color scheme and use paint and kitchen features to create a stylish look.
Work with what you have
If you are on a tight budget, don’t be afraid to work with what you have. To give your kitchen a new look, your don’t, necessarily, have to invest in all new features for it, you can work with what you have. If your kitchen cupboards are looking a little worse for wear, but investing in new cupboards isn’t within your budget, you could consider painting them instead. Painting your old cabinets with a fresh coat of paint is a fantastic way to give them a beautifully vintage look, ideal for shabby chic style kitchens. For best results, opt for a chalk or pastel colored paint.
Incorporate a statement piece
Adding a statement piece to your kitchen is an amazing way to add style to the room. Anything from a bright and bold stove to a unique kitchen table, can be used as a statement piece – it’s all about your personal preference. When choosing a statement piece, just make sure to choose something that works well with the style and color scheme of the room. Make sure to think about how you will incorporate the piece into your kitchen and where you will put it – is there enough room?
Add an island
If your have a large enough kitchen, adding an island is a fantastic way to add a sense of traditional style to the space. You might think that investing in an island for your kitchen will be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. You can pick up a second-hand island for a relatively low price – it might not be in the best condition, but you can always do it up yourself.
Be smart about storage
In any room, but especially in the kitchen, having adequate storage space is an absolute must. Without adequate storage space, your kitchen will look cluttered and will be constantly messy. Think about the size of your kitchen and what the best storage options are for the space. If you have a small kitchen, you might be worried about storage space, but there are plenty of fantastic options that work well in both large and small kitchens. So there is no need to worry. One of the best storage options for small-sized kitchens is overhead storage; it won’t take up any of the kitchen space you use, which is what makes it ideal.
Opt for eye-catching accessories
If your kitchen is pretty plain, one of the best ways to add color and style to it is with accessories. Just make sure that when you are choosing accessories that you think about the color scheme and style of the room. Wall art, window treatments, rugs, tablecloths, coasters, and so many other accessories can be used to add style to your kitchen. One of the most popular design tricks at the moment is using pieces with different colors and patterns to create a fabulous mix and match look.
An excellent way to add style to your kitchen is by adding a unique lighting feature to the room. All you need to do is pick something that is interesting and unique – however, it must go with your color scheme, and you can add a specific sense of style to the space.
Create a comfortable area
As well as having an island or kitchen table, if you have enough space, you could also incorporate a comfortable area into your kitchen. This is the ideal way to transform the space into a more sociable environment and will encourage you, your friends and family to spend more time in your kitchen. To create a comfortable area, all you need to do is place a large rug in a spare corner of the room, a small coffee table and some form of comfortable seating. This could be a small sofa, arm chairs or even bean bags – it’s up to you.
There are plenty of ways you can transform your kitchen into a more fun, sociable and stylish place; all you need to do is get creative and think outside the box.