5 simple kitchens to copy this spring

5 simple kitchens to copy this spring

The cheat sheet to cheering up your kitchen.

By Candice Jackson | 10th September 2015

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).

1 Wallpaper

Image credit: Kitchen Trends

Image credit: Kitchen Trends

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

Image credit (from left to right): Pinterest; BlogLovin, Pinterest; BlogLovin & Pinterest; Poppytalk

Image credit (from left to right): Pinterest; BlogLovin, Pinterest; BlogLovin & Pinterest; Poppytalk

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.

3 Splashbacks

mage credit (from left to right): Kitchen Trends, Pinterest; bmg.com.au & Pinterest; admagazine.ru

mage credit (from left to right): Kitchen Trends, Pinterest; bmg.com.au & Pinterest; admagazine.ru

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

Image credit (from left to right): Pinterest; HomeBunch, Kitchen Trends & Pinterest; Sfgirlbybay

Image credit (from left to right): Pinterest; HomeBunch, Kitchen Trends & Pinterest; Sfgirlbybay

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

Image credit (from left to right): Kitchen Trends & Pinterest;Bhg

Image credit (from left to right): Kitchen Trends & Pinterest;Bhg

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.

Read more about the two-tone cabinetry trend here.

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.

Kitchen Trends
8 Edmondstone Street, Newmarket P 3856 6556

  | 24 Junction Road, Burleigh Heads P 5522 0770
www.kitchentrends.com.au

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Article by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.

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