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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want more inspiration? Follow my Kitchen board on Pinterest here.