Warm up your cookspace this winter with these ideas on how to create a welcoming kitchen
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When it’s chilly outside, the best place to be is in a warm, cosy kitchen. Check out these gorgeous spaces for inspiration on how to turn your cookspace into the most inviting spot in the house.
Keep your feet warm
To feel cosy in your kitchen, you’ll need warm feet. If your budget doesn’t stretch to underfloor heating, opt for a rug instead. The bold pink one in this dining area complements the turquoise cabinets and tiles, and brightens up the room.
Give it a vintage feel
This 1950s Formica table instantly adds a cosy vintage feel to the kitchen. Although the table is tucked in beside the wall, the bright blue and pink colour scheme makes it look extremely inviting. It’s a good spot for a friend to perch and chat while the host prepares some something warming to eat.
Add some comfy bar stools
The breakfast bar here has been given an extra shot of cosiness with the high-backed stools. By choosing these comfortable, back-supporting seats, the owners have encouraged household members to linger. The island’s blue shade highlights it as the warm hub of the kitchen.
Relax at the table
This elegant space looks incredibly calm and relaxing. The colour scheme is simple to make way for the natural materials surrounding the table. The designers have chosen wicker chairs, with a practical shape that would be comfy, too. Gentle lighting further softens the mood.
Mix and match
This eclectic space is relaxed and informal. The upcycled pieces and freestanding units add to the laid-back feel. It’s a perfect place to gather and enjoy some warm food when it’s cold outside.
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Bring in some pattern
An easy way to make your kitchen feel instantly cosy is to add some pattern. Just a little can make a difference. These homeowners have popped some pretty tiles at the back of the boxed shelving. You could create a similar effect by displaying patterned crockery, or even hanging an attractive tea towel over a handle.
Tuck in a bench seat
To make sure there’s enough space in your kitchen for everyone, consider building some bench seating. This one, with its padded seat, cushions and painted wood cladding, is ideal. There’s plenty of room to ensure guests and household members are comfortable.
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Unwind in an armchair
An alternative seating option for your cookspace is a comfy armchair. This old leather one provides a comfortable spot in which to curl up with a cup of tea and a recipe book.
Zone your space
This modern, white kitchen has been given a cosy feel with some clever space planning. By closing off the area with low cabinets, the owners have made an enclosed and intimate cookspace. Open shelving and hooks for displaying glasses, crockery and cookware add character to the room.
Rock a rustic table
A farmhouse table has warmed up this bright room. The slightly worn feel of the furniture adds to its charm and creates a space that feels relaxed and informal.
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