Though the kitchen was the place associated with dirty dishes in the past, things look different today – remember, the kitchen is the heart of the home, or the hub if you will. Having in mind how important food is in our lives, and how much time-consuming eating is on a daily basis, the kitchen becomes the focal point of the home, that gets all the traffic day and night.
It’s the place that brings the whole family together, relatives, and friends, having fun preparing meals, and the place where healthy eating habits are established, something of importance now that obesity has grown into such a problem.
Taking into account how great of a role it has based on the aforementioned aspects, it’s time for some kitchen styling so you can be proud of it, starting from the choice of kitchen wares.
This includes utensils, towels, aprons, and bits and pieces of kitchen accessories, and remember, just because they are part of the kitchen, doesn’t mean they can’t also serve the decorating purpose – kitchen wares can be stylish as much as they are functional.
This should motivate you to showcase your lovely cutlery to add some texture, more so if your kitchen is in minimalist style (white counters are as popular as ever!) associated with lack of ornamentation, and clean lines.
Feel free to fill the space with a mixture of patterns, counting on fun bowls, mugs, and cups varying in shapes, and colours to add some contrast, and find the suitable spots for cutting and serving boards – they make the perfect wall décor too! You can always spice things up with the inclusion of matte black, in the form of sink, toaster, pans, and pots, that you can combine later with some earthy tones, with the help of cork coasters for instance.
Considering it’s the kitchen, where there are plenty of ingredients around, you can use some of them as part of the decoration too. Take the example of fruits and veggies in bright colours; pretty cool, right? If you’re a fan of bananas, there are banana stands you can count on to use the charms of this fruit – at the same time, it’s protected from bruising!
Last thing, don’t forget the charms of plants. Not only do they freshen up the interior, this also gives you the chance to turn your kitchen garden-friendly, keeping home-grown herbs at hand.