Thursday, August 28, 2014

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 quote and 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!

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