With our move a little less than three weeks away, I have been thinking about interior design more than ever. We will be downsizing quite a bit, but that doesn’t mean that I want to compromise on style and storage space, especially in the kitchen. I haven’t quite decided on the style I want, but mood boards are a great way to play around with different colours, surfaces and styles and that’s exactly why I have created a couple of them.
So far, this is my favourite. It’s modern, colourful and I hope it will cheer my up when I pop in there for my first cup of tea every morning:
A must-have for me are built-in appliances such as washing machines or dishwashers. I’m not so strict with my fridge, but anything that comes underneath a counter just looks so much better, if it ties in with the overall design of the kitchen. It’s sleeker, looks less cluttered and makes your kitchen so much more expensive than it might have actually been.
Another important aspect is the flooring. With an active pre-schooler prone to spills, it’s essential that it’s easy to clean, good quality and not too light. Let’s face it, none of us wants to spend all day cleaning up and mopping the floor. Tiles or hardwood are great options that with the right design and colour are timeless additions to your kitchen that will last you for years and years to come.
Despite liking colour, I prefer surfaces such as worktops and cupboards in neutral colours. That way, the room doesn’t become too overwhelming and can easily be changed, if you want something new. A feature wall and accessories are a fab way to inject some colour or even patterns and textures. Think curtains, fruit bowls or blinds – the possibilities are endless and they will really give your kitchen some character.
How does your perfect kitchen look like and what are must-haves?
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