15th September 2017

Nothing passes the time like scouring Pinterest for interior inspiration. I can spend hours a night, getting lost in a maze of pretty pictures. Pinterest is my life. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but it does take up a substantial amount of my free time – so I’m sticking with the whole Pinterest is my life sentiment. I’m constantly searching for new houses and thinking how I’d decorate and style them, with the help of Pinterest for inspiration of course. I think I’m finally going to put all that ‘research’ time to good use and start a sort of ‘series’ (I know… I say that a lot and never follow it up… but I promise I’ll try this time) about how to get a ‘Pinterest-Worthy’ home – room by room. Picking out the key trends, colours, textures, finishes etc – what do you think?

I won’t say I love my own kitchen, cause I don’t. But it was all I could afford on my teeny-tiny budget – but hey, that doesn’t mean I can’t dream and get inspiration for my next house does it? So here we go… How to get a Pinterest-worthy Kitchen.

1. White Tiles
I know… duh.. but they really do help to brighten up the space. Whether you choose subway tiles (like mine) or create a chevron effect, it means you can add colour through your accessories without fully committing to trend-lead colour scheme for the foreseeable future. They’re also relatively cheap and easy to do yourself if you don’t have that ‘handy-man’ budget.

pinterest-worthy kitchen

2. Marble / Wood/ Concrete surfaces
There isn’t a clear winner when it comes to worktops/ counter surfaces on Pinterest in my humble interior-obsessed opinion. I love all of them equally, like I imagine people feel about their children… Marble is definitely the obvious choice (I wouldn’t be a blogger if there was no marble in my house, would I?) but seeing as my budget didn’t quite stretch to marble, I’ve got dark worktops, with a super cute marble chopping board on top.

pinterest-worthy kitchen

3. Open Shelving
Some people might see it as a dusting nightmare, but It’s definitely a way to add that #pinterestgoals look to your kitchen. You have to be able to style them properly or they can look a bit messy and all over the place. You get to show off all your cute mugs and crockery though, which is always nice.

pinterest-worthy kitchen

4. Plants
Again, maybe another obvious one, but adding ‘life’ into any space makes it feel more vibrant and alive. If you’re going for the mainly white look, adding that touch of green brings to whole thing back to live, while adding that much sought after – pop of colour.

pinterest-worthy kitchen

5. Fancy handles
It’s something a lot of people don’t think to do (including me), but updating the standard handles on your cabinets with something a little more fancy can make such a huge difference. Whether you add in your preferred metal finish, or add in some colour with patterned handles – add a little thoughtful touch to what might be a standard kitchen.

pinterest-worthy kitchen

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  • Reply Amina 11th October 2017 at 8:02 am

    I am literally obsessed with looking at kitchens on pinterest so this post was my dream because i couldnt wuite put my finger on what was so amazing about all those kitchens! Xx

    Amina xx |

    • Reply zoeoliviablog 11th October 2017 at 11:44 am

      So pleased you’ve enjoyed this! I’m the same, constantly looking at kitchens! haha x

  • Reply Ashlee 18th September 2017 at 5:37 pm

    I love all of those photos! Creating my own kitchen is a huge part of my life that I cannot to begin, and that is just because I am so obsessed with home decor. Subway tiles are my weakness, and I just love them in a kitchen or bathroom. I am also really excited that plants are as popular as they are now! I love them!


    • Reply zoeoliviablog 19th September 2017 at 8:30 am

      I have subway tiles in my kitchen and bathroom, I looove them! I’m slowly adding more and more greenery into my house and I find it really relaxing to see them haha.

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