Kitchen refresh – 5 steps to add kitchen style today
The kitchen is such a functional space that people often forgot that you can change the feel of your kitchen with styling and décor.
While we all secretly have designed the kitchen of our dreams in our heads, reality is that often we have to make small changes to our existing kitchen instead. Here are a few of our tips that will make you enjoy your kitchen more. Here are 5 steps to add kitchen style today!
Try to find another place for papers, mail, homework etc. If not, choose a big basket to gather it in . We are not fans of keeping every single appliance out, instead we like to tuck them into a cabinet to free up some counter space. Yes, even the toaster.
If you have a few items such as a brush, soap, sponge etc. by your kitchen sink – consider getting a tray, in-sink holder or similar to corral them. Same thing with spices and oils that you may keep near the stove for cooking. Group them nicely on a small tray and make sure to keep only a few out. Next time you buy olive oil, remember they make some that have gorgeous bottles and we love to add those as décor. If your oil and vinegar comes in less attractive packaging, you can buy a glass oil/vinegar set to pour them into.
Canisters are your friend, use them! Also we love to stack pretty cutting boards against the backslash for a beautiful look. Keep ugly plastic cutting boards tucked away.
3. Add something pretty
A small change in the kitchen can have a huge impact. Our go-to-fix is generally new backsplash. It is usually not very expensive if you stick to a simple tile. Switching out light pendants can also have a huge impact. Perhaps you add a shelf for pretty items such as small bowls, vases or coffee cups. Just make sure that you don’t clutter them – less is more. We also like to add artwork, pretty hooks or similar to keep the kitchen inviting.
4. Add something green
We love to keep a plant in the kitchen. It’s a great place to have potted herbs but any plant still make you space inviting. If you have a big flower arrangements, snipping just one flower and placing in a bulb vase will give your kitchen instant charm.
5. Add pretty textiles
You can never have to make pretty hand towels, of this we are sure ;). We love a classic look with stripes etc, but have some fun with it! For a few dollars you can change the mood of the kitchen. Cute potholders and aprons also invite you to spend time in the kitchen! Lastly we love a rug in the kitchen. We like to opt for something washable since…well spills happen!
Have fun adding some style and function to your kitchen!
Thanks for reading!