Your Kitchen, Your Mirror
Are you bored with your plain kitchen? Do you feel like it’s not representative enough of yourself? Perhaps the biggest secret to a successful kitchen design is to make it reflect your personality. Only then will the space come alive.
Personalizing the “heart of your home” doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket or be stressful. It’s more like a journey that will help you rediscover yourself and show your true colors in a fun and inspiring way. Not to say you’ll improve your cooking experience since rearranging the cooking space means enhancing efficiency.
Studies show that people can spend more than two years in the kitchen, which is no surprise since this is where most of the at-home activity is carried out. If you want to spruce up the area in your home that best reflects yourself and inject a style factor, the following tips will help you steer this room toward a look full of personality.
Make the Most of Your Storage Space
Another way to personalize your cooking area is to use your cabinets to their full capacity. Maybe you’ve found the time and needed resources to replace your kitchen cabinets with more modern ones, meaning you’ll also go for other colors, textures, and cabinet knobs.
But if you want to show your personality, exhibiting your favorite items and showcasing your storage is an ideal way to do so. This also means you won’t hide your stuff, but will have cabinetry with no doors at all.
Your glasses, bowls, and mugs often give an insight into your personality. Plus, you can add a touch of character by incorporating a vintage chest into the space available or getting a small, portable island to use as storage for your pots and pans.
Speaking of pots and pans, have you considered painting the ones you no longer use and hanging them on display?
Use Quality Furniture
You look at the quality of the clothing, makeup, skincare, appliances, and other products you buy. The furniture in the room that is your mirror should make no exception. You don’t buy new cabinetry yearly, so ensure it checks the following boxes:
- It will last in time
- It’s to your liking
- It’s practical.
If you don’t plan to change your furniture anytime soon but would like to hide the signs of wear and tear, experts from Kitchen Warehouse LTD have a practical solution: replaceable doors. Of course, nothing compares to bringing in a complete, new kitchen unit, but there are quick, time-efficient fixes to suit every need.
Choose a theme
Finally, when personalizing your kitchen, think of a style you resonate with, choose a theme that matches your personality, and go from there. Here are some examples of styles and themes for inspiration:
A cottage theme. You can include small details like a high plate rail, a rustic pot rack, or patterned walls. Or you can design your own made-to-order cabinetry. There’s no better way to show your unique personality than by creating kitchen items to your taste.
The modern look. When it comes to modern kitchens, marble countertops, a lovely, well-crafted backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances spruce up the area.
A vintage layout. Vintage themes have always added a sense of class and character to the space, making it feel more inviting.
Build a Social Environment
There shouldn’t be any golden rules as long as you feel comfortable and at home. Do you want a large TV and a HiFi audio system? Go with it! Do you want to exhibit your pictures on the walls? Fine, as long as you’re ok with them being damaged from potential steam, smoke, or condense.
Almost every gathering happens in the kitchen, so this should be about more than just cooking and dining. If your eating area is also in your kitchen and you love having guests over or spending time with your family here, make it the focal point of your home. Regardless of the space available, you can accommodate more people assuming you’re making some changes.
Build an Eye-Catching Centre Piece
What’s the first thing to mind when you think about centerpieces? Is it a floral arrangement in a one-of-a-kind vase? Or is it a massive, impressive work of art? What about all that stuff on top of your island?
An island in your kitchen can prove extremely beneficial for the look provided and the extra space that makes cooking easier and enables you to showcase that unique eye-catching centerpiece.
Play With Lights
Lights are among the most important details in any room or setting. It sets the atmosphere and induces various feelings according to its level and intensity and how lights are displayed.
If you want your kitchen to be lively and energizing, ensure you’re allowing enough sunlight in and that you have direct lights towards the work areas or lighting in the center of the island.
Conversely, if you want a more intimate ambiance, go for decorative lights and dimmers.
Make It Comfy
Since you want to add personality to this high-traffic room, you likely want to make guests feel at home here, too. Another great idea to welcome them is to place a comfy couch, which will make it hard to leave, and you can also use it for spare-time activities.
There’s something so welcoming about sofas, and you won’t even need an enormous kitchen to fit one in.
A functional kitchen maximizes the space for things like chopping, cleaning, and moving around. Functionality is an essential factor when designing a kitchen because only you and your family know what you need. It should be a priority when deciding how you want the space to look.
There are a few things worse than fighting for space, but the more counter space you have and the smarter your appliances are arranged, the easier it will be to prepare your meals.
Your personality automatically draws you to specific tips and designs among those enumerated above. Whether it’s how your kitchen is illuminated or the theme you wish to modify, it doesn’t take much to show your individuality.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.