7 of the Best Kitchen Style Tips
26 September 2017
Whether it’s making a delicious dinner, brewing up or trying your hand at a harder-than-it-looks Pinterest creation, we spend a heck of a lot of time in the kitchen. Kitchens have had a real boost in the style-stakes in recent years, with many interior designers creating some fabulous cupboards, sideboards and built-in appliances for our favourite room in the house.
To help you keep with up with ever-changing kitchen style demands, here are some kitchen style ideas to really shake up your scullery!
Keep it cool with copper
Copper is the homeware trend that shows no sign of fading away anytime soon. Add a few splashes of copper to your kitchen for instant cool - just don’t go overboard. Add in some exposed brick and you’re onto a winner.
Here at B&M, we just can’t get enough of copper, so much so that you’ll notice our homeware section is pretty copperific! We love this Goodmans copper kettle and toaster set - perfect for making a mid-morning weekend snack and a brew! Speaking of brews, this copper cup tree is the perfect place to store your prized mugs!
Wow with words
Have you seen the cute-as-heck words trend that’s been in fashion for a while now? Simply add some from-the-heart chitchat to your kitchen items and you can tell your visitors just how much you love your home, without uttering a word.
These cool and practical tea towels feature three neutral-coloured designs with some gorgeous verses that say what you mean. They’re 100% cotton too.
Be a storage star
It might be tempting to keep a variety of appliances on the side so they’re easy to reach when needed, but this will only serve to make your worktop look cluttered and messy. If you’re getting a new kitchen, get one with lots of storage - enough for you to keep your worktop for just a microwave and a kettle.
Keep it illuminated!
Keeping it bright is bang on trend this season, and who doesn’t love bright colours? If you want to keep it trendy, but don’t fancy ruining the ambience of your neutral kitchen, this Goodman's illuminating kettle is perfect - you’ll get a little light show every time you make a brew!
Make sure you can reach everything
If, like many of us here in the B&M office, you’re a bit on the shorter side, remember this when choosing your new kitchen - especially if you live on your own. Nobody wants to be standing on their tiptoes or clambering onto the sideboard to reach a jar of cookies when those chocolate cravings strike!
Alternatively, this super-convenient collapsible step stool is the perfect solution for reaching those pesky high shelves.
Smaller kitchen? Use light colours
For small kitchen design, decorating it in darker colours will only serve to make it look smaller. Instead, use pastel colours and whites to enhance the space you do have, and give the illusion that it is larger than it actually is - it really does work!
B&M Top Tip: we have a huge range of interior paint that looks great in kitchens of all shapes and sizes, across some great brands like Dulux and Johnstone's.
Use glass shelves, not wire
We’ve all been guilty at one time or another of accidently spilling something in the fridge. If your fridge has glass shelves, they will catch spills that would otherwise have fallen through wired ones. Great news if you have tonight’s dinner on the bottom shelf!