Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Simple Tips for Creating a Kitchen the Whole Family Wants to Spend Time in

The kitchen should be the heart of a home. A place where the whole family can spend time together, either cooking, eating or simply catching up on each other’s day.

Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and all too often, the kitchen becomes a place that is used for functional reasons rather than joyful ones.

So, if you find that your family is spending too much time in front of the TV or their own personal devices, then these five simple design tips should encourage them to venture out and join you in this vital communal space within the home.

You never know — they may even help you prepare the evening family meal!

1.   Add Personality with Wall Art

Whether you have a contemporary kitchen or a more country-style one, kitchen wall art stickers are a simple and cost-effective way to add a personal touch to this family space.

Aspect Wall Art offer a wide range of kitchen wall art options including humorous quotes, emotive family sayings, personalized family stickers and inspirational extracts.

Acting as a talking point for the whole family or a feature that will make the room appear welcoming and inviting, wall art stickers are long-lasting and waterproof, but can be easily removed if needed making them ideal for the kitchen.

2.   Encourage Creativity with Chalk Paint

This is a particularly good option for those with young children, but it can still work well for families of all ages. A chalkboard wall can be used to make lists, create meal plans or simply as a surface for your kids to explore their creative side.

Alternatively, if you do not have the space to transform an entire wall into a chalkboard feature, you could create your own hanging chalkboard that will be equally as effective.

3.   Experiment with Lighting

If you want to create a space that is both practical and sociable, you need to make sure that you pick the right lighting options to achieve this.

Task lighting is crucial in kitchens and should target the main working areas of the room such as the worktops, cooker and sink. However, if you want to be able to also unwind and socialize in your kitchen, mood lighting is a good idea.

For those who want to add a bit of glamour, feature lighting options such as color-changing systems, sparkling plinth lights or in-cupboard illuminations are the best choice.

4.   Invest in Colorful Appliances

If you are looking for an affordable and simple way to make your kitchen more appealing to the whole family, then look no further than purchasing a new range of colorful appliances.

With small and inexpensive items such as kettles, toasters and microwaves coming in a wide variety of colorful and wacky styles, this is an instant way to brighten up your kitchen and make the space more fun for everyone.

For those with younger children, you could even buy them matching toy appliances so that they can pretend to cook alongside you.

5.   Make the Dining Area More Appealing

Whether you have a dining room table in your kitchen or an island with surrounding stools, making this space where you can eat together more appealing will encourage your family members to move away from their preferred spot in front of the TV.
Try adding a new tablecloth or runner to your table to add texture or set out placemats in a design or color that matches the rest of your kitchen.

Fresh flowers always work well on any surface in your kitchen, but they can be particularly inviting on an island, making the area appear fresh, natural and inviting.


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