Although it may not quite feel like it yet, spring is just around the corner. So, why not bring some of that fresh and vibrant style into your home? If you’re looking for a way to give your kitchen a little facelift, we have more than a few ideas up our sleeve.
From opting for a completely finished bar area to including a little greenery in your home, there are many ways in which you can pull this off. But wait, where should you begin? Here are some genius ways you can sharpen up your space.
Add a super chic bar
Whether you’re blessed with a large kitchen-dining area or just a small space, including a bar table is a great way to make the most of it. Contrary to popular belief, these things don’t have to take up a whole load of room. You could opt for a thin and understated piece, such as circular bar table, and still get the same effect.
Pair this type of piece with a couple of tall bar stools for the ideal kitchen decor look. Make sure you opt for muted colours here so as not to detract too much from the rest of the room.
Check out: Circular Bar Table
Or even just a drinks cabinet
Elegance and class come in one teeny package. The humble drinks cabinet is set to be one of the most wildly popular 2018 house trends. Why not get on board early? Fitting one of these pieces in the corner space of your kitchen could be just what you need. It simply elevates the room to a whole new level.
When you’re entertaining guests or even having a family meal, there’s nothing quite like treating them to a tipple after dinner. What’s more, there’s no denying the fact that interior trends like this one are just plain cool.
Check out: Oliver Drinks Cabinet
Never fear the untraditional
While traditional pieces certainly have their place in our homes, there’s something to be said for thinking outside the box. If you’re trying to shake up your kitchen decor this season, don’t be afraid to shake things up and try something completely new.
For instance, the Mono collection of chairs is the result of a rather creative idea. The design is actually based on the idea that you could fold wood as though it were paper. Luckily, this unique style should fit with most kitchen themes perfectly.
Check out: Mono Counter Chair
Create a little extra mood
You should never underestimate the power of mood when it comes to any living space. Since the kitchen tends to be the central hub of the home, you want to make the most of it. Of course, there are a great many kitchen themes from which to choose, but sometimes it’s the finer details that make all the difference.
Inspired by classic 1950s designs, the Mood collection could be just the thing. The alternative look of the dining chair here could make for a rather intriguing talking point. Interestingly, the legs of the chair create a charmingly sculpted look along with a cool design.
Check out: Mood Dining Chair
Don’t be afraid to use colour
There’s a common misconception that, in order to create a minimal living space, you need an absence of colour. Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, using finer splashes of tones and colour in the form of your accessories could seriously pay off when you get it right.
Why not include a colourful clock, mirror, or shelf? These minor details won’t demand too much attention, and yet they could be just the thing to break up your kitchen space. This type of divide is set to be one of the biggest 2018 house trends. Watch this space.
Check out: Color Wall Clock
Sprinkle in some 1950s charm
If you’re under the impression that 1950s design is tired and old, you’re very much in the wrong here. Let’s just take the Grand Prix chair, for instance. It is a spectacular piece that offers a unique throwback to mid-century design.
First showcased at the Designers Spring Exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen, this is so much more than a chair. It’s a masterpiece. If you have a kitchen-dining area, including a few of these pieces could make all the difference.
Check out: Grand Prix Chair
Keep the vibe urban and cool
You may have your chair style sorted in your mind, but what about your table? Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this has to be dull and boring. It doesn’t. You can be rather creative with the style of table that you choose to include in your home.
The Super Elliptical Dining Table takes inspiration by a roundabout of the same name. The latter was actually Piet Hein’s solution to a traffic problem and this dining piece is a hat-tip to that. Why not slip it into your home for a furnishing with a strong narrative background?
Check out: Super Elliptical Dining Table
Include some springtime greenery
As the season changes, you may well want to bring a little of that beautiful flora into your abode. Often enough, people think that kitchen decor has to be clean and clinical. While, of course, it should be clean, you may want to drop the idea that it should look at all clinical. Some plants should sort that right out.
Investing in some artistic vases for your kitchen surface is a small change that will make a big difference to how the room looks. You could change up your flower or plant style to suit the seasons. That way, as we move through the year, you will always be on trend.
Check out: Ovali Vase
Or bring the great outdoors inside
Should you wish to take things one step further, you may want to opt for full planters in your kitchen area. Greenery has been one of the most major interior trends for quite some time now, and so you may as well capitalise on it. It might just revitalise the space.
Green house boxes work with hanging plants that add a touch of the bohemian to the area. Alternatively, you could fill these things up with some herbs, so that the piece works as a functional part of your kitchen area.
Check out: Green House
Upgrade your kitchenware situation
How is your current kitchenware situation? It’s likely plain, simple, and understated. While there’s nothing particularly wrong with that, you may want to upgrade it and give it a little extra pizazz. The inclusion of some subtle yet stylish pieces in your kitchen decor means that the whole space looks well-curated.
There are many examples of things that you can use to do the trick here, but why not consider the Haze Tray? You could use this on your sideboard as a display piece or even use a couple as trays for serving up some tasty food.
Check out: Haze Tray
And display them front and centre
Most people tend to hide their kitchenware away in cupboards, but why not display them as a feature of your living space? This style works better with minimal kitchen themes since you don’t want the area to look overcrowded or, worse, ‘busy.’
Displaying the pieces in a transparent cabinet will make it into a focal point, which can only be a good thing. Make sure that you opt for a chic piece, such as the Haze Vitrine Cabinet. The idea is that the furnishing should draw the eye for the right reasons.
Check out: Haze Vitrine Cabinet
Make sure the lighting is on point
No one’s kitchen should be dark and dingy. Should you be lacking natural light in the space, there is something your can do. A cool addition to the 2018 house trends is the modern-day freestanding lamp.
So, which should you choose? We may have just the thing. As part of designer Cecilie Manz’ iconic Caravaggio series, you can expect big things from the Read Floor Lamp. Popping one or even a couple of these into your kitchen will add a touch of class and design mastery. Nice.
Check out: Read Floor Lamp
Never let your storage be dull
There’s no reason that your sideboard should be plain and simple. Feel free to have a little fun with it instead. Some of the most creative, yet still minimal kitchen themes do just this to a near perfect level. Take the time to look around and find a sideboard that suits your sense of kitchen decor taste.
Right now, we absolutely love the chic style of the Viva Wide Sideboard. The piece is full of surprises and a new way to think about your storage too.
Check out: Viva Wide Sideboard
Make use of your wall space
Most kitchen decor features plain and simple walls. It works, but could it be improved somehow? Making the most of this space means creating a room that you can truly show off. What’s more, you don’t just have to confine yourself to pictures and clocks.
Picking out some trendy wall units means that you not only have extra storage space but also that you have a few accent pieces too. The Vowel Wall Units are ideal for just this function. These units are adaptable and available in a whole load of colours. What more could you want?
Check out: Vowel Wall Unit