Kitchens. They are such a practical place, the heart of the home apparently.
Its actually the least favourite room of my home, not because I don’t like the fit out, it’s actually quite attractive (if I do say so myself), the reason I dislike it is because its all about chores. Cooking (obviously!), washing dishes, packing school lunches and all around lots of cleaning. BLAH. I spend so much time in the space, so, I’ve been contemplating how to style my kitchen in an attempt to add more fun.
I can rule out soft furnishings, except maybe tea towels, because fabric blinds or even a rug on the floor will just end up dirty 🙁
I am leaning towards, colour, repetition and line………
So many ideas once I started looking. Shelves to add horizontal line and provide a place for display, bamboo or wicker blinds or light fittings to add texture, rows of framed images, blackboard art and the cool wall dot which is self adhesive and can be removed. A round theme started to emerge once I looked at clocks and trays for arranging a coffee plunger and mugs or a teapot, cups and saucers. Better still, fancy glass wear, a favourite liquor and scented candles. Why not light one and pour a drink while doing the dishes? Of course none of this will change the purpose of the space but it may help distract me from the monotony……..