Guest post- Making your kitchen the heart of your home!
A great family kitchen really is the heart of the home. It is where
countless good times are shared over family dinners, where important
conversations often take place, and where you and your family can sit down and
catch up with each other after a long day. Putting a little extra thought into
making your kitchen a place where people will want to gather can help you to
really make the most of this space, so here are some ideas to get you started. Go For a Rustic Feel A rustic feel really suits the kitchen, as it is warm and friendly and
gives a welcoming country vibe. Choose earthy colors and materials to bring a
natural feel. A wooden dining table is a great choice as it fits with this
aesthetic, as well as providing a great focal point for the room. So much
revolves around the kitchen table – from homework to family dinners and
everything in between, so it is worth investing in a really well built solid
wood table. Check out Fortune Woods for some beautiful options for your home. Focus on the Details It is easy to forget the kitchen when it comes to decorative accessories
and other details that would be second nature to include in other rooms, but
including a few well-chosen pieces will bring a personal touch to such an
important space. A few simple, well-placed lamps can enhance your kitchen,
particularly if there is not much natural light. It can also be fun to frame a favorite quoteand hang it on the wall – it makes a great talking
point for guests, too. If you have room, it can also be good to put a small
comfy sofa in your kitchen – that way your kids can sit and chat with you while
you cook dinner, or you can lounge and read a book while they do their
homework! Get Cooking It seems obvious, but no candle or room spray can really substitute for the
smell of home cooking and baking, so get experimenting and enjoy the results!
Cooking and baking with your family is a great bonding experience. It also
gives everyone an opportunity to get a little messy, create new things and
learn new recipes. You can also leave a few treats out to lure reclusive
teenagers from their rooms for some family time – freshly baked cookies or
cakes and persuade even the grumpiest to come down and see you!
Welcome to my blog. I am an Interior Decorator based in Chicagoland, Illinois. Married and a mommy to my 9 year old son. Through this blog, I will be sharing my passion for design and my inspirations with you. Occasionally, I will also be showing you my home and some of my clients' decorating projects. I am a firm believer that a beautiful home can be achieved in any budget through creativity and smart shopping. Currently, I am offering e-design (online decorating) service at an affordable rate to help you create a home that reflects you, a home that will make you smile every time you walk through the door. Hope you have fun following along. Email me at mixandchic(at)yahoo(dot)com if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!
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