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Looking for colourful ways to liven up your kitchen this summer? Injecting colour into your kitchen design can be transformative, completely changing the mood of your cooking space.
A lot of homeowners prefer kitchen designs in dark or neutral colour palettes. Although there's nothing wrong with neutral kitchens, summertime is all about bright colours, playful symbols, and fresh happy vibes!
If a kitchen renovation isn't on your agenda for the near future, the next best thing is to find simple ways to revive your cooking space. Believe it or not, achieving an entirely new look doesn't have to mean knocking down all of your walls or replacing cabinets.
These kitchen ideas will steer you in the right direction when planning your summer kitchen design. Each of them earns the kitchen more style and adds some much-needed drama to the space. Besides, you likely spend most of your time in the kitchen, so why not make it a more bright and happy place?
Here are 4 kitchen decorating ideas for a fresh summer look, from chic patterned wallpaper to oriental kitchen rugs.
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Paint may be the first thing you think of when introducing some colour into your kitchen, but wallpaper is a noteworthy contender. It could be the secret ingredient to your kitchen design success.
Gone are the days when wallpaper was used exclusively in living rooms and bedrooms. Using wallpaper in a kitchen is a powerful style move to brighten things up. Adding colour and pattern will help to personalise a space that can sometimes feel a little bit too utilitarian, under-decorated, or simply boring.
A great way to incorporate wallpaper into your kitchen is, for instance, to create a statement wall - an eye-catching wall will fill the need and want for more colour, style, and inspiration in your cooking space.
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Tiles are a fantastic way to bring focus and energy into your kitchen and entertaining space. Make sure to have fun with your kitchen design; a playful pattern adds a major "wow" factor to the walls.
You can take your tiles to another level by working them from the worktops to the ceiling rather than opting for just a tiny section. This adds texture, style, and even more colour to your kitchen without resorting to another matte shade of paint.
A STYLISH BACKSPLASH
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If you've ever tackled a kitchen renovation, you know that deciding on the right backsplash is far from easy. With a bit of patience and a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone, you can find the perfect backsplash to add visual interest to your cooking area.
Backsplashes can span the entire wall, pop behind the range, or they can cover the area between the worktops and cabinets. There's so much to consider, from your budget to an easy-to-clean material. But believe it or not, that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style.
We've been seeing custom copper pop up in interiors more recently, when finished with a rich patina, they exude a sleek historic appeal that complements most design styles.
DRESS YOUR FLOORS
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There are many ways to decorate your kitchen, but many people tend to forget about the floor because they aren’t looking! A rug can add a lot of texture and colour to a kitchen; it's a vital addition to your summer decor.
Choose a rug that’s as funky or as simple as you want. Our suggestion for summer would be to lean towards bright colours such as yellow, green, teal, or even a light grey. And remember, an impressive rug is an ideal finishing touch to your colourful kitchen decor.