How to Make Your Kitchen a Happy Part of Your Home
Quite often, a kitchen is the centre of the home, both in the physical sense and in the sense that the family can get together, cook and eat in there. They tend to have an upbeat, friendly spirit, but if you’ve been finding that yours seems uninspired lately, it can have a detrimental effect on your culinary creativity.
Spice up your kitchen and add a bit of flavour to it by utilising the following tips – you’ll soon have a happy cooking area again!
Have a Bit of a Spring Clean
Well, it’s the right time of year for it, is it not? First off, it doesn’t matter if you’ve only redecorated last week or if your kitchen looks as though it’s just stepped off of Tom Baker’s TARDIS (that’s the ‘70s, for all you non-Doctor Who fans) – if there is a massive pile of dirty dishes stacked up in the sink, it isn’t going to look very pretty.
Do a proper clean up and clean out – all the dishes sparkling and put away, any dodgy recipes or long-past reminders stuck to the fridge should be binned, and clear away any other junk like last week’s post or the tin opener that hasn’t worked since that time Beckham got sent off against Argentina (touchy subject).
Make sure your recipes are organised, as is your spice rack and your cutlery drawer, and suddenly everything will seem new again.
Let There Be Light
Get new bulbs – those old, dim ones don’t exactly lend the room a cheery atmosphere, and that blown light bulb above the stove has needed replacing for weeks. Open up all the blinds or curtains and let the natural light shine in. If you can afford it, think about installing French windows or even a skylight to really brighten things up a bit.
Consider putting in small spotlights over certain workspace areas – this makes it easier to see what you’re doing when you’re chopping carrots, and also adds some dramatic lighting to the room. A brightly-lit kitchen will do wonders for everyone’s moods.
Add a Splash of Colour
You can really change a room around by adding a bit of colour to it. There are plenty of ways to do this, from buying some nice new furniture, giving the room a lick of paint (bright colours, please) or simply investing in some new kitchenware.
If you buy the right kind of thing, you can even make displays of your new utensils and devices – we particularly like the things that www.portmeiriononline.co.uk has to offer!
You can make almost anything look fancy if you have a little creativity and put a bit of effort into it – whether you choose new towels, handmade fridge magnets or simply decide to display different colours of pasta in glass jars, it can all make a big difference.
One more simple idea to round things off – get a nice, colourful, glazed fruit bowl, and keep it stocked up with the most vibrant of fruits. It will look fantastic!