Get Your Kitchen Ready for Spring with These Simple Design Hacks
Spring is right around the corner. It’s time to open the windows, let in some light and get your home ready for spring. After months in hibernation, your kitchen could probably use an upgrade. Whether you want to brighten the mood or just spend more time preparing delicious meals at home, there are so many ways to liven up your kitchen for spring. Use these DIY hacks to get your kitchen ready for warmer weather.
Spring cleaning is all about getting rid of clutter and freeing up space around your home. If you want to clean up your kitchen, try storing some larger items where you can’t see them, such as below your cabinets or above the refrigerator and other appliances. You can use open-concept shelving to quickly create a space for some larger items or invest in wholesale kitchen cabinets. This creates more counter and floor space around your kitchen, so you can start the season off feeling lighter and more organized.
2. Add Some Green
So many kitchens are filled with neutral colors like white, gray, and black. While these colors have their appeal, this might not be the spring look you’re going for. To make the most of the season, try adding some green into the mix. Hanging flowers or ferns are a great way to get you in the mood for warmer weather. Try sneaking some plants in without cluttering the space. Find places that are out of the way, such as above the sink or below your cabinets. Just add a shelf or a hanging pot and you can turn your kitchen into your own little garden.
3. A Touch of Pastel
You can also brighten up your kitchen with pastel accents. Soft shades of blue, pink, yellow and green are perfect for spring. You can paint one of the walls in your kitchen, add a colorful backsplash behind the sink, put in some new furniture or a rug, or add a pastel-colored shelf to your eating area. Look for small ways to add some color to the space. 2019 is all about getting creative with color, so it’s time to say goodbye to your chrome cabinets.
4. Wooden Wonders
Warmer weather inevitably leads to spending more time in nature. Adding some all-natural wood to your kitchen might be just what you need to get in the mood for spring. Woods brings warmth to any space. It absorbs the light, creating a more intimate eating environment, so you and your loved ones will spend time more time together. You can try adding wood cabinets to the space, wood shelves, wooden storage containers, or even wood accents. If you can’t find all-natural wood, plywood also gets the job done.
5. Mixing It Up
You don’t have to stick with a rigid color scheme when redesigning your kitchen for spring. It’s tempting to just go with one color of everything, such as all-white cabinets and all-chrome hardware. But this is your space, so feel free to get weird and start experimenting with your kitchen. You can try installing two-tone cabinets, painting walls different colors, or incorporating different kinds of hardware into the space. A little diversity can dramatically reform the space and you don’t have to buy all new cabinets or hardware to get the look you want.
6. Soften Your Lighting
Spring means there’s going to be more natural light bouncing around your kitchen. Take advantage of having more hours in the day and swap out your bold, overhead lighting fixture for soft spotlights or pendants. The lighting won’t feel as harsh when you come into the space and you can focus your lights on particular areas without lighting up the entire kitchen. Choose warm, wooden lighting fixtures to complete your spring look.
7. Dress the Space for Spring
It’s all about the details. Once you’ve made some larger improvements to the space, try brightening up your kitchen with smaller items, like floral wallpaper, light spring-themed curtains, decorative wall art or accents. Find smaller items that bring joy and remind you of spring. It’s a simple way to get you excited for warmer weather.
You don’t have to completely rearrange the space to get your kitchen ready for spring. Find subtle ways to add more color and warmth to the space. Most of these upgrades you can install yourself, so you don’t have to spend a fortune on costly renovations. Fall in love with your kitchen all over again and invest in some of these spring design trends today.