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Making The Kitchen Space Look Cosy

We are still in the midst of winter where the nights draw in and the temperature drops in the evening, it isn’t long until we can enjoy the beautiful season known as Spring and start to see pretty colours outside.

The kitchen is where we spend the most time, we know it has to be hard-wearing and practical but we also want it to be as relaxing as can be, where we can unwind after cooking a meal for the family and enjoy plenty of fun time with every single guest.

When you look at a photo of a kitchen you normally see tiled floors and stainless steel darted around which can make it feel at times stark and cold, but there are so many design tricks you can inject into your space to warm it up and create an inviting place to be.

In this blog, we share with you tips from our team to make your kitchen feel a warm and welcoming space this winter when we are still feeling the cold.

Fill your room with warm, natural materials

Wood, leather and different textiles can lead to warm natural materials in the kitchen and balance out the colder materials traditionally found in the kitchen, such as stone and steel.

There’s always room for traditional, country and farmhouse kitchens, and this type of style isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so the textures from these materials will add layers, texture and depth.

Wooden stools, flooring, tables, chopping boards and other smaller items will add textural interest to the space.

Use ambient lighting

We all know that task lighting is essential to complete the kitchen, but if you’re looking to create a space that can transition into a cosy evening area with those special guests, it’s a great idea to invest in dimmable lighting – the atmosphere can be altered in an instant.

There are lots of smaller lighting tricks to create a warm ambient atmosphere, for example, undercabinet spotlights to a row of pendants suspended above an island.

The key is to place the different lighting around the room, allowing you to create dark and light zones, where features can be illuminated too.

Add a rug

Adding a rug to the kitchen can instantly create a cosy feeling that is both aesthetic and practical. A vintage rug filled with rich colours will warm the space up, as well as be a comfort to your toes on those cold mornings. You can also add a rug under the dining table or sofa to add an extra dimension to your space.

Decorative items

It’s all in the smaller details. If you have open shelving, mix it up with different mugs, pots or dishes. Having a mixture of patterns, colours and materials can bring personality and warmth to the space. Dried flowers and fresh plants also add charm to the kitchen space. Not only are they decorative and bring the outside in, but they are proven to reduce stress and make you feel calm and relaxed.

Cosy corners

Make the most out of corner areas in the kitchen by adding a cosy seating nook such as a banquette. This maximises seating but also becomes a place to settle down in. Whilst it’s important to set the mood and atmosphere of the space, you want an area that is cosy to relax in.

Do you have a smaller space? Why not opt for a bespoke wooden bench that can act as storage too and place it underneath a window? Add lots of textural cushions and blankets to make the perfect spot to perch and relax.

Why not install a few bookshelves in a corner which isn’t used as much, it creates a cosy ready corner and your favourite books are on show.

If you would like to know more information on our handmade furniture and how you can create a cosy kitchen in your home contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you.

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