Whether you’re a busy parent or a working professional, it’s likely you’ll spend a lot of time in the kitchen. And if you don’t, why not? The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where the family congregates and we can take some control over our health by making nutritious food. It can easy to feel overwhelmed or lose motivation when we get in the kitchen. Cooking, especially for several mouths, can quickly feel like a real chore. But we can instantly feel more positive and connected to a room by personalising it with details to make us smile. It then starts to feel like a true part of the home and not just some dungeon we’re banished to when we have to cook! If we can make the kitchen a happy and inviting extension of our own personality and family, then we are more likely to spend time in there. The more we want to spend time in there, the better the results will be. If you’re considering personalising your kitchen, then get inspired by the tips below.
Start A Herb Garden
Many herbs thrive indoors in pots and on windowsills. Not only are they handy to grab while cooking, but the can also add a beautiful fragrance to the room. The smell of fresh, sunlit herbs can be enough to make anyone hungry and is a great way to give the kitchen some atmosphere. Room fragrances are a popular way to make a room more pleasant. But they can easily interfere with the smells and tastes of our cooking! Herbal scents from plants and fresh growing items are more natural and less jarring. It is a great hobby and a useful skill to grow your own herbs and vegetables. But it can be an attractive visual feature of the kitchen too.
We might well consider the surfaces of our kitchen non-negotiable and not give them much attention. But their colour, design, and finish can have a profound effect on the kitchen’s overall appearance. Rustic wooden worktops give a warm and rural finish, for example. Granite worktops are sleek and contemporary, and easy to keep clean. Changing a worktop or surface can make a kitchen look instantly newer, fresher and better kept. It has the effect of a total kitchen makeover without the hefty price tag. We can also update details like our splash guards behind the hob by adding colourful tiles or stone. Small details can have a big impact.
If we are short on space and can’t afford to have ornaments and trinkets lying around, there are other ways to give personality. Our refrigerator door is usually a broad, blank space that can be made far more personal and interesting. Why not add a family calendar that every can add their activities to, for example? Or add postcards and photographs of your favourite holiday destination. This can be a way to make the kitchen instantly more in-keeping with the rest of the house. It is not somewhere just for work but also play. Adding details to the refrigerator fosters a sense of fun but keeps mess to a minimum.