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Warm and Inviting Kitchens: This Is How You Do It

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Of course, the kitchen is where our heart is—the food, the drinks, the dinner talks, the good times. Keeping it warm and inviting is as essential for everyone.

But how do you keep a warm kitchen that’s also inviting and comfortable? Here’s how.

Open Shelves

Mounting open shelves to the walls of your kitchen will definitely trick the eye into “openness.” It is a wise and practical way to maximize the space without inviting clutter and compromising the convenience of freely moving around. The kitchen can sometimes get too busy, and you won’t want large furniture getting in the way.

Moreover, you can carefully place intricately designed cups, plates, bowls, or the latest collectibles on your shelves to add to the aesthetics or to show off your own sense of style. Let your creativity ooze out and make a wonderful arrangement that will please your soul and eyes. This is a nifty way to make your kitchen appear classier and definitely worth the awe of your guests.

Choose Warm Colors for Accents

To have a warm and inviting kitchen, make sure to choose the color of accents that will give that comfortable feeling. Consider having a bowl of apples or lemons for your kitchen. If you don’t want to use fresh fruit, you can have gold painted pears or apples to give warmth all year round.

If fruit is really not your thing, display a decorative plate, a colorful pitcher, a small piece of art on a stand, or an entertainer's cookbook. Any of these items will give a bit of color and draw interest into a space that typically gets forgotten when it comes to accent pieces.

Comfortable Chairs and Dining Table

What’s more inviting than a comfortable space to sit in? If you want to have a kitchen that is welcoming for everyone, then you should consider having added a few chairs around for chitchats, relaxation, and of course, dinnertime.

Wooden kitchen chairs and dining tables such as mahogany give off a vintage and classic vibe. Modern ones, on the other hand, emanate a smarty techie style. Whichever design you choose, always consider the space of your kitchen. Make sure not to have a crowded kitchen because it will lessen the cozy atmosphere that we are going after.

Neat and Orderly

A dirty and messy kitchen automatically falls short in calling in an inviting and cozy kitchen. Piles of dirty dishes in the sink? Random utensils on the table? A cloth and cleaning supplies used to wipe the table still hanging out in the middle of the kitchen somewhere? Or, do all of your countertop appliances and last week's mail leave you with no useable counter space? These are all big no-nos.

As much as possible, keep your kitchen clean and orderly. Have some shelves or command hooks fixed under the sink so that you can have a specific place to keep cleaning items close when you need them and hidden when you don’t. Hang an organizer on your pantry door for mail and put the countertop appliances you don’t use on a daily basis away in your pantry or cabinets so they won’t clutter your countertops. You can also assign a corner in your kitchen where other objects such as garbage bins are kept hidden and obscure. All of these easy tricks will allow for a more friendly comfortable space to be in.

Add a Touch of Nature

Bring in some pleasant-looking jar, fill it with water, and place some freshly picked flowers, or grow your own herbs. Not, good with plants? Succulents are easy to keep and still give that organic sense of warmth.

Yes, a touch of nature will surely transform your kitchen into not just an inviting space, but also a breathable and comfortable one. Plants and flowers are always great options to give color. Whether flowers, succulents or herbs, you’ll be surprised by how a touch of nature can give your kitchen a vibe that is welcoming and relaxing to the soul.

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