Colder weather tends to make us head to the heart of the home. As we create soups, stews, and other comfort foods we often want to surround ourselves with warmth. Here is How To Create A Cozy Kitchen.
How To Create A Cozy Kitchen
There are several ways you can layer a kitchen in coziness. The warmth of wood is one surefire way.
Although, not all of us are lucky enough to have elements such as wooden beams and open shelving. But a wooden table can certainly add cozy charm to a space.
On a smaller scale, a kitchen corner can become truly cozy by stacking old packing crates.
Everyone needs a few cutting boards. Why not find a few lovely selections to group together?
If you have a collection of wooden rolling pins show them off!
Or even showcasing your wooden spoons can add a simple touch of warmth.
Warm metallic accents such as copper and brass evoke lovely warmth. This copper range hood is stunning. It adds character and warmth.
If you have a smalle budget, copper pots can often be found at thrift stores and estate sales for just a few dollars.
Even simple brass measuring cups and canisters can add a lovely glow.
Don’t underestimate the pleasant charm of a single copper kettle.
This is also a great example that various metal finishes can indeed be mixed!
Add In A Throw Rug
White kitchens are currently in vogue as they photograph so beautifully. But they can also look a little cold. Imagine if this kitchen did not have the area rug to amp up the snug factor.
Cool blue cabinets are paired with a toasty pink rug to create warmth. Wood and brass accents also keep the space from becoming too chilly.
Don’t want to risk tripping on a rug? Center it under a table or island.
TIP: Fine art in the kitchen is always a “YES!” in my book.
In this image, a round raffia area rug adds warmth and texture to the ceiling.
A warm color palette can instantly add in the cozy factor like these balmy teal cabinets with brass accents.
But small pops of color can have a warming effect as well.
Temporary color can easily be added via artwork, linens, and accessories.
Even just creating a cozy kitchen tablescape can leave you glowing.
Open shelving that showcases only white and glass dishware can be icy. The secret is to layer in warm accent pieces.
This kitchen features a predominately cool color palette. But the addition of the yellow confit pot, wooden accents, and potted herbs save it from becoming a frozen tundra.
A Nice Cozy Nook
Who wouldn’t want a roaring fire in their breakfast nook! No fireplace? Try adding in antiques such as tole chandeliers and granny’s needlepoint to provide classically cozy touches.
If you have a built-in banquette add in pillows that bring the heat.
Hosting a dinner party and know a few of your guests are always cold? Little details make all the difference and warm hearts in the process.
Never underestimate the power of a faux fur throw to warm up a bench or metal chair.
But remember to use fur only as an appropriate accent in kitchen and dining areas.
Stay happy and cozy my friends,