How to turn your kitchen into a space you love
We may not choose to relax in our kitchen, but we still spend a lot of our time in this room, so why not make it a space you love to be in? It’s difficult to know where to start in such a spill prone zone, but we’re here to show you how to transform any corner of your home into a space you love. Read on for the Rug Gurus’ expertise on simple yet effective kitchen styling…
Add some artwork
One of the best ways to turn a room into a space you love is by putting your favourite artwork on display. Whether it be beautiful paintings or motivational quotes, add your personality to your walls to truly make your kitchen your own. Or why not add some art to your floor in the form of a rug? Placing an easy care rug underneath your kitchen table is a good way to create separation between your preparation area and dining area.
We love introducing plants into our decor, and it doesn’t stop when it comes to the kitchen! As well as adding a touch of character, house plants have been proven to relieve stress, boost creativity and productivity and improve air quality. Whether they’re your favourite herbs you love to cook with, or just some pretty potted plants you spotted at the market, create a biophilic haven in your kitchen with some lively, leafy greens.
Kitchens are often full of smooth surfaces and sleek finishes, which look amazing, but lack warmth. To truly make your kitchen a space you love, it’s worth adding cosy touches that make you want to stay longer. Speaking as the Rug Gurus, we believe soft furnishings DO belong in the kitchen, especially when they’re as stylish as our machine washable rugs, throws and cushions. Available in a huge range of colours and patterns, you’re sure to find something you love to spruce up your kitchen.
Replace your hardware
Before you decide to replace your old cabinets, perhaps have a closer look at the hardware. More so than often, the issue with drab looking kitchen units is down to rusty, tarnished hardware, so consider purchasing a fresh new set to spruce up your cabinets for less. Gold and silver details add class to any room, but in the kitchen, these subtle touches make all the difference.
Add a pop of colour
If you’re stuck on how to inject some life into your kitchen, the easiest way to make the most impact is to incorporate some colour in the form of accessories, trinkets or a bright kitchen rug that can easily be switched out with the seasons. Draw the eye away from plain, empty spaces with a pop of your favourite, bright colour.