If you don’t want to completely renovate your kitchen, but do want the feel of a total transformation, there are simpler and easier steps that you can take - some small, and some slightly bigger, that can result in a totally new feel to your kitchen.
1. Use storage jars as decorative displays
Think of buying new jars to store your food as an investment for an update for your kitchen, because these jars are going to look fabulous on the kitchen counter or kitchen shelves. Fill the jars with grains, biscuits, cereals or whatever else that you want, and place them out on display for the world to see. These will only add to the look and the feel of the kitchen. Our Chamba Storage Jars are the perfect balance of practicality and decorative.
2. Update your kitchen cabinet handles and pulls
Changing out your kitchen handles is one of the easiest and quickest updates, and also one of the cheapest. Opt for something a little colourful, or patterned to make them noticeable against the kitchen cabinet. Our range of door knobs start at £3.20, making them an easily affordable update.
3. Paint your kitchen cabinets
*image source Pinterest - units painted in Farrow & Ball Dove Tale No. 267
Freshen up the room, and paint any kitchen cabinets. Opt for a couple of shades darker than your walls to make them act as a feature piece to the room, but make sure you stick to the colour scheme. Citrus-like colours, such as greens, oranges or yellows also look beautiful in kitchens.
4. Liven up your scheme with accessories
New tea towels, napkins, oven gloves – anything that might be out on display – is definitely worth updating. Why not use these accessories to add a touch of colour to an otherwise neutral room, or a continuance of vibrancy to a colourful kitchen. Opt for a bold print to make them stand out further. Our Cake & Jelly collection is the perfect option for adding a stand out, bold print to the kitchen.
5. Create a kitchen diner
With the kitchen acting as heart of the home, it is important to create a space for friends and family to gather round. Even the smallest of kitchens normally have a space for small chairs and a table, even if these have to be stacked after dinner. If you have a larger space, why not opt for a larger and more permanent sharing table. We love our Tall Sharing Table, ideal for adding a simple yet stylish touch tp the kitchen or dining area, especially when combined with our Raine High Stools.
6. Introduce a seating area
*image source Pinterest
If you have the space, why not mix up your kitchen a little, and create a multipurpose, relaxed area by adding a comfy sofa, or even just a bench just a bench?
7. Update your kitchen walls
Citron No. 74 | Tunsgate Green No. 250 | Wevet No. 273
This, of course, is one of the easiest and simplest ways to update your kitchen. Our kitchen walls can dullen and tire over time with use of the kitchen, so why not opt for a bright and fresh coat of paint. Enhance the natural light and create a fresh space with a bright, neutral colour.
Why not take a step further and add a feature wall to your kitchen? Wallpaper can be a great way to add a hint of colour and vibrancy to a kitchen. Cover the whole room, or stick to one wall to create a feature area. Farrow & Ball offer a wide range of wallpapers, from complex colourful designs, to the simpler and more neutral.
Love Kelly x