Styling your kitchen 101
During lock-down it’s apparent that some of us have spent our extra time on home reno projects and/or finally getting around to redecorating rooms!
With the kitchen naturally being one of our favourite rooms to focus on, we decided to call on an expert to share their tips on DIY Kitchen styling to help you get sorted.
Written by Cassie, Founder of Pip and Coop Interior Styling.
So, you have just finished your renovation or moved into your new home and it’s time to start the styling?!
The kitchen can be a little daunting for some but there are some simple tips and tricks I can share to help you nail the kitchen look. After all most kitchens are always on display and we spend a lot of our time in them.
Start by anchoring your look by tying in your finishes and fixtures with some of your accessories or appliance’s that you already own.
For example, if you have followed through with silver look appliances or accessories, add a silver finish dishwasher or fridge. Along with some statement pendants or stools making sure you tie the metal finishes in or go all out and add a pop of colour to brighten it up.
Something like the Red MOD Cold Press Juicer can really add a pop of colour on your counter space!
Good looking appliance’s would be rude not to be on display, especially if you are using them every day. Have them set out in a spot where they become a hero piece and in my case, with the silver juicer we can tie it in my books and jar of fruit in an easy to reach spot but a creative way to display it.
When styling in the kitchen, it is always great to add some greenery especially a hanging plant like an ivy if you have some open shelves.
We often follow a 3-tier rule when styling a collection of objects. Much like a chopping board, book and your favourite stack of bowls.
Stacking your favourite recipe books with your coffee and tea canisters work wonders on an open shelf also.
But don’t feel like you have to fill every nook, it’s ok to leave some shelf space open, this makes the styled shelf feel less cluttered. The same rule applies with a bench top, you may like to have a simple fruit bowl on your island bench, again, tie it in with the colour of your cupboards or bar stools.
Sometimes it can feel overwhelming at the start, but it’s a great idea to continue the theme you have throughout your home. So if you have a costal vibe in your home it nice to tie in the look by selecting costal colours like pastels and blues with timbers.
After all of your hard work in the renovations or moving, the styling is meant to be the fun part!
So, show off your favourite appliance’s and put the things you love on display and pour yourself a drink.
Cassie, Pip & Coop