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Add Warmth to Your Kitchen with These 4 Ideas

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You might think that your kitchen is one of the last rooms in your home that requires warmth. After all, when you’re cooking, it can start to really heat up in there. However, depending on your kitchen’s decor, it can sometimes feel like it’s missing another kind of warmth. If everything is white or monotonal, you might feel that the atmosphere isn’t quite right. Luckily, it’s easy to add warmth to your kitchen and make it a cosy place to hang out. Try these 4 tips to make your kitchen feel warmer and more welcoming.

1. Use Wood and Natural Textures

Wood is an excellent addition to any kitchen when you want to bring in some more warmth. It has a soft and natural look and feel which adds texture and colour, making it especially good for rooms with white or pale colour schemes. You might decide to opt for parquet flooring such as a classic zigzag herringbone flooring to give added visual interest.

Other natural textures such as wicker or rattan can also be good options if you want to make your kitchen feel warmer. Natural materials are often sustainable choices, which is a bonus. From chairs to knife blocks, you can experiment with different ways to use natural materials around the kitchen.

A modern kitchen with wooden worktops, white cupboards and a vase of flowers on a white table.

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2. Choose Some Warm Metal Accents

Metal might seem like the wrong choice of material if you want to add warmth. You would typically think of furry living room rugs or snuggly dining chair cushions (both of which can be used to add warmth to the kitchen). But metal can actually be great for warming up your kitchen decor.

Some metals (or their colours) are particularly good options, such as brass and copper. Warmer shades such as these not only add comfort to your kitchen but also help to bring in lots of light. Consider a copper splashback as a beautiful feature in your kitchen. Or perhaps take a look at some eye-catching brass pendant lights that will help to enhance the warm feeling in the room.

3. Bring in Some Greenery

Plants are always a winner when you want to bring some life and warmth into your home. They add colour and dynamism to your kitchen, and you can easily place them somewhere that’s not in the way when you’re cooking. You could also get creative with using decorative planters to match your warm colour scheme and accentuate your plants. If you’re not really interested in caring for plants, you can consider artificial plants instead.

Fresh flowers are another way to bring some greenery, and a few more colours, into your kitchen. They also often have a lovely fragrance, which is another way to add some more warmth.

A modern kitchen-dining room with a potted plant and two vases of flowers on the surfaces.
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4. Make Use of Lighting

The right lighting can make a big difference in your kitchen. It’s a good way to add warmth, but could equally make your kitchen feel too cold if you get it wrong. It can be tempting to install strong and bright spotlights to maximise the light, but this might make white kitchens a little too stark. Try to select warmer accent lighting and also maximise the amount of natural light that you get in your kitchen.

There are different ways to add different types of warmth to any home decor. If your kitchen looks and feels a little cold, try adding some warmth with these 4 methods.

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