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Does your kitchen have the winter blues?

Winter can be a time for reflection. As we find ourselves indoors more, why not tackle small, less costly projects around the home. The kitchen is the perfect example of how we can really change the look without spending a fortune. We have found a few simple and effective ideas to spruce up your kitchen, so why not put your knitting and coco down and give your kitchen a winter makeover.

A piece of artwork in your kitchen can be unexpected, especially if it sits above a kitchen shelf like this one. I would keep any original artwork away from your cooktop and frame them under glass to protect them from any cooking oils.

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Change your handles. This is a simple task, as long as the screw holes on your new handles match more your old ones. Pick an unexpected metal finish and don’t worry if your tap-ware doesn’t match – you are allowed to mix your metals. The only dilemma you will have is choosing from the enormous array of handles available.

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Greenery brings freshness and interest into a room. Edible plants are a logical choice for a kitchen, making access easy to all those herbs that we love to cook with. Let’s face it, plants in a kitchen are the quickest and most affordable update you can do.

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Gardening Tips

Pendant lighting is another relatively easy way to add interest to your kitchen. Multiple lights over an island bench are fashionable at the moment, just watch your proportions and give equal space between each one.

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Raya Todorova Behance

A neutral kitchen is easy to live in. Adding a pop of bright colour will certainly make you smile.  If you choose a dramatic colour like the coral used on the chairs below, bring it in somewhere else in the kitchen, like a bowl or vase. Enhance your painting skills and give your bar stools a new lease of life.

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Change up your kitchen tap. This is a relatively cheap way to bring in a little bling. Black, bronze, even coloured taps are popular at the moment. I like that they have used a simple brass shelf above the sink to link the tap, while keeping all the other handles chrome.

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Ekland Stockholm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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