With spring finally here, it’s the perfect time to revitalise your kitchen and welcome in this lighter, brighter season. Spring represents new beginnings, awakenings, and joy, so it’s an opportunity to experiment with fresh looks and reinvigorate your existing interiors.
The connection between interior design and overall well-being cannot be understated, and you can positively impact your life with creative kitchen design.
Here, we’ll share our tips on bringing joy into your kitchen design for spring, including taking inspiration from nature, being clever with colour, playing with layout, and using lighting to your advantage.
Bring the outdoors in
Incorporate the great outdoors into your kitchen to create a vibrant and invigorating space. Biophilic design is a growing trend, but you don’t have to go as far as a living wall of greenery in your hallway. Add potted plants or fresh spring blooms, like daffodils and tulips, for a natural quality and pop of colour to your interiors. Even faux florals can create the same aesthetic if you’re not blessed with green fingers.
Opt for natural finishes like wicker and fluted wood where possible, and choose hues that mirror the outside world like organic greens, blues, and neutrals. Blurring the boundaries between inside and out is an effective and creative way to make your kitchen feel more connected to nature and cultivate a tranquil atmosphere.
Clever use of colour
A fresh coat of paint can go a long way to revitalising your kitchen with minimal effort. Consider cheerful hues like blush pinks, pale greens, and sky blues to give your walls some TLC.
Feeling bolder? A statement, spring-inspired wallpaper can create a striking focal point while exuding sophistication. Dual-tone kitchen cabinets are also a fantastic way to subtly add colour to your interiors. They give the illusion of more space, create depth, and accentuate certain features in your kitchen. Choose deeper and lighter shades that complement each other. Alternatively, inject colour into your kitchen through accessories and soft furnishings. Hand towels, art, kitchen tools, and cushions in pretty pastel shades can instantly add interest and character to a space.
Play with layout
Experiment with the layout of your furniture to refresh your kitchen design. Just because you’ve always had things in a certain place doesn’t mean you can’t switch it up for the new season. Have fun playing around with the placement of furniture; move the kitchen table to the other side of the room, or position an armchair in front of a window.
Don’t forget to mix up your accessories, like vases, paintings, and cushions. Small changes like this can completely transform a space and give it a new lease of life.
Let there be light
The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, so it’s important that it’s an airy and inviting space. Maximise natural light with big windows and skylights to make your kitchen feel bigger, while artificial light can accentuate areas of interest and provide much-needed light in the evening.
Consider adding ceiling downlights and lights under cabinets to shine over your work surfaces – a practical necessity for cooking. If you have a kitchen island, you could illuminate it with a statement pendant light that becomes a glorious focal point of the room. For smaller kitchens, concealed LED strips are a great option to provide the light you need without taking up space.
Make the most of the space you have
Make the most of the space you have with clever storage solutions and innovative products. For example, a Quooker hot tap can eliminate the need for a kettle, while shelves can be used to display glasses and crockery. With the right amount of storage, you can put appliances away when not in use, and have a lovely clear surface. You can even fake your own pantry by using extendable wire baskets in your cupboards.
Spring cleaning decluttering
By decluttering your kitchen and keeping your countertops clear, you can instantly make your space look bigger, which is especially useful for smaller kitchens. Look at your utensils, spices, cooking books, pantry items, and food containers, and ask yourself, “Do I use this?” and “Does it make my life easier?” If the answer is no, get rid of it.
Reflect your personality
Finally, don’t forget to show off your personality and style in your kitchen design. Choose bowls, plates, cutlery, and cups that showcase your personality, and add interest to your walls with striking artwork or unique handles on your kitchen cabinets. Mix antique and modern furniture together to create a characterful space that reflects your tastes.
We hope these tips have encouraged you to add a touch of spring to your kitchen design. For more interior ideas and inspiration, check out our blog. And if you’re looking to redesign your kitchen, our friendly team is always here to help you create a bespoke kitchen that perfectly meets your style and needs. Contact us today to book your free, no-obligation design consultation.