Your kitchen is a bit like the engine room of your home – it’s where everyone comes to fuel up for the day ahead and where they come to wind down at the end. It’s also a highly functional space out of necessity, so it doesn’t always get lavished with the same attention and beautiful furnishings that your living room or bedroom gets.
The thing is – you should love your kitchen just as much! We all spend lots of time in our kitchens preparing packed lunches and cooking family dinners, so there’s no reason not to turn it into a beautiful place to be. If you don’t do it for your own enjoyment alone, do it to show off when you’re entertaining (however infrequently). There are always those times when someone pops their head behind the door to see if they can help hand out nibbles or top up glasses, and those relaxed late night clearing up chats when everyone else has left the party, why not give it a quick and easy refresh to give you more hosting confidence?
5 quick and easy ways to refresh your kitchen
Floating shelves provide stylish open storage
A great addition to any kitchen for so many reasons, floating shelves work in any size or shape space to provide much-needed storage that makes everything really easy to find, and because everything is on show you’re much more likely to feel compelled to keep them neat and tidy.
Statement lighting gives everything a fresh look
Any strong décor look uses varied levels and complementary lighting, and a statement light fitting is the perfect combination of the two. Make sure the style of the light fits your overall look, but try pushing it a little further with something really eye-catching to create a focal point. Even if you don’t go for an artsy design or extravagant chandelier, any new light or shade will automatically make your room look different because the lighting level will change.
Refresh your flooring with pre-glued tiles
There’s no looking back once you discover our incredibly easy to apply self-adhesive floor tiles. They have all the benefits of ‘proper’ tiling but the application process is so simple and mess free! You just peel off the back and they’re ready to go – all you need to do is trim them down where necessary and they will very quickly and easily transform your floor.
Self-adhesive wall tiles are easy to apply
We said there’s no looking back and we mean it! It’s not just your floors that can benefit from a self-adhesive tile makeover, our wall tiles offer the same transformational effect too. They’re quick and easy to apply and are fully wipe-cleanable making them super practical for those inevitable food splashes.
Add stylish statement bar stools
You can easily turn your breakfast counter into a breakfast bar with the help of a couple of stylish bar stools. You’ll use them more than you think once they’re in situ, for breakfast (obviously), for the kids to sit and do homework while you make dinner, and for hosting guests in a more sociable way while you put the finishing touches to your party nibbles.