Ways to enhance the styling of your kitchen
Is your kitchen old? Feeling tired and looking a little worn out? Then you may well be thinking about changing certain areas of it, you may have all of the furniture and appliances that you already need so you don’t need to redesign your kitchen but a little ‘restyling’ is what you and your kitchen needs.
One of the first things that you can look into when restyling your kitchen is to look at the paint, more likely than not the paint will be what covers a vast majority of your kitchen and if that’s feeling a little outdated or is getting a bit grubby then that’s the perfect place to start!
If you have a smaller sized kitchen the you’ll almost certainly agree with me here when I say that light colours are best for remedying that, Some of the more popular colours for smaller kitchens tend to be light blues, yellows, oranges and pastel tones.
In the ancient ways of Feng Shui Yellows and Oranges were based towards the Yang. Yellow for instance is a colour that imbues warmth, cheerfulness as well as friendliness, emotions that are very particular to the kitchen as it’s generally seen as being the heart of the home.
Orange goes by a similar token with feelings of purpose and creativity, Orange strengthens your concentration and is used in Feng Shui to give you a sence of purpose, useful feelings inside a kitchen. You can certainly see now why they are popular choices for a kitchen.
Once the walls have been painted you can look into the tiling, another area which could quite possibly occupy a large portion of your kitchen. Similar to painting a room changing the tiles can have a very profound effect on the styling of your kitchen but it can be a large job to undertake and can be costly to do. You only really need to replace your tiles if the ones you may already have are worn-out and really do need changing. Another similarity that tiles have with paint is that you do need to be thoughtful about what type of tile you choose, materials, colours, size etc all play a big part here.
There is a plethora of accessories that you can use to fuel you new kitchen style, from crockery on display to cutlery and curtains, smaller kitchen appliances like juicers and coffee makers can all play a part in your new kitchen. Mainly being because all of these things have individual styles of their own, if you own a traditional style kitchen then why adorn it with a contemporary looking toaster and kettle set? Things like curtains can look really good when done correctly but are you willing to take them down and wash them regularly? As all of the steam, moisture and grease flying around the innards of your kitchen can make them look not-quite-so-new fairly quickly.
You can hang images from the walls that have influences of food and fruits, cooking, recipes and the like.
You can also influence the kitchen on a daily basis too, fancy having a romantic night in with the better half? Then why not lay candles around the kitchen/dining area, petals etc, having a childrens party? Then balloons and streamers are good too.
There are so many things that you can use to influence your kitchen that there really is no end to what an imaginative mind can do these days!