The intrinsic link between interior design and wellbeing can’t be ignored, so here’s how we can positively impact our lives through creative kitchen design.
With spring finally upon us, the time is ripe to refresh your kitchen and embrace this lighter and brighter season.
Spring is associated with joy, new beginnings and awakenings, so it’s the perfect chance to experiment with your existing interiors or try a fresh, new look.
We reveal how to bring joy into your kitchen design for springtime, including how to take inspiration from nature, be clever with colour, play with the layout and use lighting to your advantage.
Take inspiration from the great outdoors by incorporating it into your kitchen to reinvigorate the space.
This trend, called biophilic design, is all about adding potted plants or vases of fresh spring blooms, like daffodils and tulips, for a vibrant pop of colour and a natural quality to your interiors.
If you’re not blessed with green fingers, even faux florals will create the same aesthetic.
You can also opt for more tactile, natural finishes where possible, like wicker and fluted wood – and choose hues that mirror the outside world, like organic greens, blues and neutrals.
Blurring the boundaries between inside and out is a effective and creative way to make your kitchen feel more at one with nature and cultivate a tranquil, soothing atmosphere.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to revitalise a space with minimal effort. Consider cheerful hues like blush pinks, pale greens and sky blues to give your walls a bit of TLC.
Feeling bolder? Adding a statement wallpaper or a colourful range cooker can create a striking focal point whilst oozing sophistication.
Dual-tone kitchen cabinets are also a fantastic way to subtly add more colour to your interiors; they give the illusion of more space, create depth, and accentuate certain features in your kitchen.
Choose a deeper and lighter shade to complement each other, like our Dunham kitchen in Sky and Washed Cotton.
Alternatively, inject some colour into your kitchen through accessories and soft furnishings. Hand towels, art, kitchen tools and cushions in pretty pastel shades can instantly add interest and character to a space.
Reinvigorate your kitchen design by experimenting with the layout of your furniture. Just because you have always had things in a certain place, doesn’t mean that you can’t switch things up for the new season.
Have some fun by playing around with the placement of furniture; you could move the kitchen table to the other side of the room or position an armchair in front of a window.
Don’t forget to mix up your accessories too, like vases, paintings and cushions. Small changes like this can completely transform a space and give it a new lease of life.
The kitchen is often considered to be the heart of the home, so it’s important that it’s an airy and inviting space.
Making the most of natural light with big windows and skylights can help make your kitchen feel bigger, while artificial light can accentuate certain areas of interest and provide much-needed light during the evening.
Consider adding ceiling downlights and lights under cabinets to shine over your work surfaces - a practical necessity for cooking. If you have a kitchen island, you could illuminate it with a statement pendant light that becomes a glorious focal point of the room.
For smaller kitchens, concealed LED strips are a great option to provide the light you need without taking up any space.
In the spirit of spring, show your kitchen some love by decluttering it. Keeping your countertops clear can make them look instantly bigger, which is great if you have a small kitchen.
Remember to look at your utensils, spices, cooking books, pantry items and food containers, too. Ask yourself, "do I use this?" and "does it make my life easier?". If the answer is yes, keep it. If it’s no, consider donating items to a local charity shop or recycling wherever possible.
Invest in clever storage solutions, like a boiling water tap so you don’t need rooom for a kettle, utilise shelves to display glassware and crockery, or consider a built-in larder inside a cabinet to store all of your tinned goods.
Get creative and make the most of the space you have with our innovative range of kitchen storage products.
When it comes to kitchen design, style and practicality are important considerations, but ultimately the space has to appeal you. Use bowls, plates, cutlery and cups to do more than just serve food, choose items that showcase your personality.
Add interest to walls with striking artwork, make your kitchen cabinets pop with unique handles, mix antique and modern furniture together; whatever it is, if you love it, incorporate it into your kitchen to create a characterful space just for you.
We hope these tips have encouraged you to add a touch of spring to your kitchen design. For more interior ideas and inspiration, check out our blog. Looking to redesign your kitchen? Discuss your style ideas and needs with one of our friendly kitchen experts, at a free, no-obligation design consultation.