Spring is the perfect time to spruce, redecorate and reinvent a space, and while kitchens are one of the most-used rooms in the home, it’s often overlooked for seasonal updates.
However, it’s worth considering, as reinventing and reinvigorating your kitchen design and feel can actually do wonders for your home’s overall atmosphere. While Australians are increasingly becoming avid consumers of popular home improvement shows, there is always the assumption that “It won’t be that easy for us.” It’s all about expectations and reality and not all updates need extensive work and an exuberant budget, as we discover with these five simple kitchens that have components that are very easy to copy yourself.
So while a spring clean is definitely in order for your fridge and pantry (you’d be surprised how long you’ve saved those cans or jams for guys!), check out these tips to give your kitchen the fresh start it deserves. From a big dose of colour (hello colourful cabinets and splashbacks!), or small touches (think cute appliances and accessories).
Yes, wallpaper is actually trendy again! Bold and graphic wallpaper has come back in a big way and is a great way to add a modern homely feel, while having a big visual impact in a small space. It’s best (for the room and your ease) to create an accent wall, or use it as a statement sporadically around the kitchen as the backing of cupboards or on the ceiling, etc.
2 Mismatched chairs
Updating bar stools and dining chairs are an easy way to inject colour into the kitchen. There are plenty of colourful, inexpensive options on the market, which can help add the mini-facelift your kitchen requires for Spring.
A stylish splashback can add a unique dimension and focal point to any modern kitchen, with the option to use block colour, patterns or digital images or photographs. The acrylic splashbacks in particular, which are generally less expensive than other splashback options, appeal to the fashion-savvy market and are increasingly making their way into designer kitchens.
4 Accessories and appliances
Kitchen appliances are constantly being released in new shades, tints and palettes. If you’re not in the market for a new fridge, oven or dishwasher, you can invest in smaller appliances that give a pop of colour, including toasters, kettles, mixers or accessories. There are also numerous companies that will make magnetic coverings for you fridge with a colour block or artwork designed on them.
5 Two-tone Cabinetry
You can choose to install new cabinetry or paint existing ones, as it can make a room appear larger, more welcoming or warmer with the combination of textiles, colours and finishings chosen. It’s safest to avoid using two bold, clashing colours together and instead always stick to having one neutral colour to sit beside a harsh, bold or bright colour.
If you’re looking to transform your kitchen, the team at Kitchen Trends have a wealth of knowledge and an eye for style on numerous trends. Head to their website to see what else they can do for you.
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