But how do you bring a bit of ‘country’ into a kitchen and give it that comfortable warmth that makes them so appealing? Well, here are a few tips to give you some ideas if this is a look you’d like to try in your own home.
There’s a timeless appeal to a country kitchen that really never goes out of style. While sleek, contemporary kitchens may look great for a short while, it’s the more traditional kitchens which remind us of our childhood homes, or that of our grandparents and fill us with nostalgia. It’s funny how the smell of a roast dinner or the tantalising scent of baking cookies can bring us right back to simpler times – when it didn’t matter if things were a little chaotic or busy or there was flour on the floor or crayons scattered across the table. And so the appeal of a country kitchen remains and will probably always be a classic choice for many home owners wanting to bring a bit of warmth into their homes.
Easter is nearly here and with that comes another opportunity to decorate our homes for the season, yay! I don’t know about you, but I’m forever changing small details in my home, rearranging accessories and adding new plants – the latter not least because I’m not very lucky with them and they tend to die on me somewhat prematurely. Poorly plants aside, I love festive occasions and the preparations that come with them. Christmas is a given, but also autumnal get-togethers, summer parties and of course Easter.
For so many people these days, the dining room is simply a walk way between a kitchen and living area but what if we could reimagine the room as somewhere we actually enjoy spending time in? One that works for our needs, our family’s needs and those of our visitors?