Cooking is fun, but sometimes you need an incentive. When your kitchen looks great, you’re more likely to want to spend time in there.
So, let 2019 be the year you give the kitchen the attention it deserves, with a little help from IKEA! Here are some fun ways you can breathe new life into your kitchen.
Whether it’s over the sink or the stovetop, you can turn a small square area into an accented wall that can act as a lovely backdrop.
Use patterned tiles in the same colour as the wall or one complementary to it. This will help the design blend in while still creating a striking contrast as well.
Replacing cabinets is just way too much work. Make your kitchen come alive by simply painting them in bright and glossy colours, depending on the vibe you are going for. Not only is it way cheaper to paint them, but you can always change the colour if you feel like it.
If you happen to have open cabinets, paint the insides and back a colour like teal or yellow to brighten up the space and give it that extra rustic feel.
Walnut or oak mixed in with deeper hues such as fiery reds and deep purples bring an exquisite, modernised element to your kitchen.
You can concentrate on colours for the walls and cabinet, while thinking of what type of natural material would work best as a kitchen island.
The plus side of using natural materials is that they not only liven up the room, they also create a calming effect on people.
Add on Some Art
No matter where you hang up art, it makes for an interesting addition. The colours of the art piece will add much-needed warmth and really amp up the wow factor.
Art affects a room in more way than we expect it to, and for your kitchen, IKEA recommends a landscape painting or even a family holiday photograph.
Keeping things on display is as colourful as it gets. Sure, it’s a bit terrifying displaying your clutter to the world, but it’s better than having it all locked away. White shelves and coloured dishes, especially metal ones, contrast beautifully, allowing for a chic display.
You don’t have to only use these shelves for your bowls and plates: you can also pepper in some ornaments and books or vases in between to add a nice and elegant touch.