Your kitchen has undoubtedly worked hard over the Festive period; with the big family dinner, finger buffets, desserts, baking disasters, family gathering around to chat and a few wine spillages (or three), then it’s no wonder it can look a little tired after the relatives have gone home, the decorations have come down and normal service is resumed. So, what can you do to give it a much needed lift?
Don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your kitchen look fresh and new, all you need is just a little imagination, time, and patience. Have a go at these 5 simple steps.
Switch Up Your Lighting
There are usually two kinds of kitchen lighting: the bright, harsh and overbearing kind or the dark and dingy kind that leaves parts of the kitchen in an incessant gloom. But did you know that there is a happy medium? LED lighting is hugely popular in all rooms of the house, not just the kitchen and it’s easy to see why. It saves you money, isn’t intrusive and effectively lights all corners of your room effortlessly. Check out LED ceiling spotlights from LED Hut for a little inspiration.
Clean and Declutter
Sorry! There really is no getting away with this one. The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, so it gets a lot of traffic, a lot of clutter and it sees a lot of mess. So, giving your kitchen a good deep clean and decluttering it all will really make a difference. You could even go a step further and try rearranging the cupboards and swapping your kitchen appliances around. You’ll be amazed at how different things can look by moving the toaster from one side of the room to the other!
Plant a Mini Garden
Do you have a window sill that catches a lot of light? If so, then why not take the opportunity to grow yourself a little kitchen herb garden? Growing your very own aromatic herbs is really satisfying and you’ll be amazed at how often you start adding them to your cooking!
Add Some Artwork
We don’t tend to think of kitchens as a place to hang art. But hanging something bright, colourful or something thought provoking is the perfect way to create a focal point. It’ll help breathe new life into those drab walls. You don’t have to spend a fortune either, head to a local charity shop and see if something catches your eye.
Update Your Cupboards
Slammed doors, handles wrenched, splashes from the sink and the cooking pots – our kitchen cupboards see a lot of action. So, if yours are looking a little worse for wear then why not give them a lick of paint? Painting your kitchen cupboards, will give them a new lease of life and if you update the handles and the drawer pulls then it’ll totally transform the space.
Go on, give it a try!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.