While we’ve already discussed how you can spruce up your living room in How to Revamp Your Living Room for a Modern Look, there’s still a couple more improvements that you should consider for your home in 2020. That’s why today, we’ll be discussing tips to make your kitchen beautiful. The tips range from cabinet design to the colour scheme of your kitchen, so there’s bound to be something that piques your interest!
Read on to discover our interior design tips for a stunning kitchen:
While words such as “minimalist” and “decluttering” were all the rage in 2019 due to the massive success of Marie Kondo, it’s important to remember that there are always two sides to a coin. This is where our first tip comes in. Open shelving bares all of your kitchen’s hidden bits and exposes them for the world to see. Doing this will put your crockery and ingredients at the forefront – a pretty clever means to add design accents to your kitchen.
But what do you need to take into consideration when installing open shelving in your kitchen? Well, one of the most important things to think about is the type of screws you use. The Guardian highlights how important the choice of screws is when installing shelving, as the wrong type could spell disaster for the shelf and the items on it. You might also want to calculate the exact weight you can put on the shelf with hardware professionals to avoid any accidents or mishaps in the kitchen.
Experiment With Colours
Revamping the colour of your kitchen will go a long way into improving its look. You can change the colour of your cabinets, which will add a nice accent. You can also add some texture to the design of your kitchen by experimenting with the wallpaper. A change in upholstery can also complement the overall design of your kitchen, giving you an easy and effective way of adding some style to the space.
One thing to take note of if you’re going the wallpapering route is to be extra careful when wallpapering around corners. You’ll need to measure the distance from the edge of the last wallpaper strip to the corner of the wall, from both the top and the bottom of the strip. Make sure to add 1/2 inch to the wider of the two measurements and cut the next strip of wallpaper in a vertical manner to match these measurements. Laura Rudd’s post on HomeServe about how to wallpaper around corners emphasizes how crucial it is to get the right measurements for the perfect fit. What’s more, having a seam roller is of the utmost importance, as it’ll let you smooth out the part where two rolls of wallpaper overlap.
While most modern kitchens are sleek, you can choose to add an element of nature by using wood in your kitchen set-up. This could mean using wooden panels on the walls or switching to wooden counter tops, giving your kitchen that rustic element that’s been on the rise as of late. Not only will wood look great in your kitchen, but it is also, by far, one of the most sustainable options assuming that the wood was sourced properly.
One drawback that comes with using wood is its tendency to wear out quickly. However, all it takes to combat this is proper maintenance. Using oil wood with high-quality mineral oil once a month is the easiest and most effective way to preserve your wooden pieces.