The kitchen is the heart of many homes, where people get together with family and friends. That's why kitchen interior design deserves special attention. However, it's not always possible to carry out a major renovation, but fortunately you can update the look of your kitchen to suit your own style with smaller, easy-to-implement changes.
In this article, we share 10 easy decorating ideas to make your kitchen more welcoming and practical.
Light up your kitchen with plants
Useful plants such as herbs are a great way to add greenery to your kitchen. Not only do they brighten up a space, they also bring fresh herbs into the cooking. Herbs should be placed near a window, for example on a windowsill, as they enjoy the sunlight.
Change the mood with lighting
Lighting in the kitchen has a big impact on the atmosphere. Replace your light fittings with energy-efficient LED lights and install a dimmer switch to adjust the lighting as needed. Calm, warm lighting is perfect for dinner and brighter lighting for cooking. With lighting, you can create the right mood for different occasions.
Fabric napkins are both stylish and reusable
Disposable paper napkins can be convenient, but durable cloth napkins add style and durability to your kitchen. Save the environment by washing and reusing napkins. It's best to choose cloth napkins that match the rest of your kitchen's colour scheme. However, white, neutral napkins are a safe choice and will give your kitchen decor a restaurant feel.
Picture: HEMPEA Maares hemp cloth napkin
Visually tie a dinign area together with a mat
A large enough rug can is a great way to tie a dining area together in the kitchen. A rug brings the table and chairs together into a visually cohesive whole.
A rug placed under the kitchen table should be large enough to reach under the table and chairs. It is recommended that the edges of the mat extend about 60 cm to each side of the table. This will ensure that the chairs fit comfortably on the mat even when they are in use.
The choice of carpet colour has a significant impact on the overall look of the kitchen. You can choose a neutral carpet that complements the colour scheme of the kitchen and gives the dining area a sophisticated look. Alternatively, you can choose a bold and colourful rug that will act as a focal point for the kitchen, bringing fun and personality to the space.
Transform the look of your kitchen cabinets by changing the pulls
Cabinet pullers are an important part of the look of your kitchen and changing them can give your kitchen a whole new look. For example, metallic pulls will give your kitchen a modern look while rustic wooden pulls can work well in a rustic-romantic interior. Replacing pulls is an easy way to update the look of your kitchen without the high cost of renovation.
Make your dining table inviting with a tablecloth
Fabric tablecloths are a familiar sight in quality restaurants - and no wonder, as a fabric tablecloth is an effective way to make your dining space stylish and inviting. Choose a durable and easy-to-wash cloth tablecloth. As well as being stylish, a tablecloth will also protect your dining table from scratches and stains.
Let your beautiful dishes be displayed on open shelves
Beautiful dishes are often hidden behind closed doors in the kitchen, even though they deserve to be seen. By installing an open shelf or two in your kitchen, you can keep the most beautiful bowls on display and easily accessible.
Add a splash of colour to your kitchen interior
Add splashes of colour to your kitchen by highlighting individual details. For example, you can make the kitchen tap an eye-catcher by choosing a colour that is different from the rest of the interior, but still fits in with the overall design. Colourful seat cushions or a rug can also be ways to add a splash of colour to your kitchen.
Choose a kitchen towel that lasts and dries quickly
A worn and shabby hand towel doesn't do your kitchen justice, even if you've invested in the decor. Since kitchen towels are usually kept on display, it's worth investing in a kitchen towel that will stand up well to time and use, and will easily remove stains. Hand towels made from hemp fabric stand up well to repeated washing and stains come off easily. Hemp hand towels also dry quickly, which is always a good feature for a kitchen towel that has seen heavy use.
Picture: HEMPEA Aivi small kitchen towel
Quickly change the look by painting your kitchen cupboard doors
One of the most common distractions in your kitchen is cabinet doors that don't look and feel right to your eye. Fortunately, kitchen cabinet doors are easy to paint. At its best, painting the doors can change the entire look of your kitchen and make an old-fashioned interior look more modern and timeless. Before painting, make sure that the cabinet doors are clean and the surfaces are smooth. If necessary, sand the surface lightly and use a primer to hold the topcoat in place.
Decorating your kitchen does not always require a major investment or renovation. With a few small changes, you can create a whole new look for your kitchen. Use the tips in this article to create a kitchen that's a space where you'll enjoy cooking and spending time together.
Durable and beautiful kitchen textiles from HEMPEA
HEMPEA products bring simple beauty to the kitchen that lasts. While everyday life spins around at a fast pace, it's good to pause every now and then to appreciate the things that last. Just as the people closest to you gather in your kitchen year after year, our products endure as unchanging elements of your kitchen.