Winter weather naturally makes your home look and feel cold. If you’re looking for ideas to make your small kitchen feel cozy, you don’t have to empty your savings or spend too much time.
Simple kitchen remodeling tricks like painting your space can create a comfortable atmosphere that lasts year-round.
Here are 7 ideas to make your small kitchen feel cozy this winter.
1. Focus on Texture
Nothing says ‘cozy’ like ‘texture.’ Decorate your kitchen with textured throws and pillows on accent chairs and window seats. You can also create a winter palette using dark window treatments and matching placemats.
Don’t forget the floors! Fill that blank space in the middle of the kitchen with a round area rug that matches the window treatments.
2. Change Your Color Scheme
Does your small kitchen have an accent wall or a wall with no decor? If so, paint it a dark color such as deep red, olive, warm orange or brown. If you don’t want to paint a wall, decorate it with one or two pieces of art featuring deep, vibrant colors.
In addition, don’t forget the counters and cabinets! You can paint laminate countertops a solid color, or give them a textured appearance with a granite or marble design. You can also paint your cabinets light or dark colors.
There’s really no wrong way to paint your kitchen to make it feel cozy, but here’s a safe guide: match light colors on walls with light colors on countertops and cabinets, dark colors with dark colors, or play with the contrast between light and dark colors. You need to find the combination that works for you. Still hesitant? Ask your home center’s painting center for assistance.
Interested in selling your house? Upgrading your kitchen with fresh paint is one way to create a cozy atmosphere and entice potential buyers. Just talk to your real estate agent about trends that are currently in demand in your area.
3. Decorate with Candles
Adding several candles in one spot, such as on a windowsill, or spreading them throughout the room is an affordable way to add accent lighting, especially for intimate dinners, and make your kitchen feel cozy.
If you go with a bundled arrangement, use candles with varying heights to make the arrangement attention-grabbing.
To avoid overwhelming your kitchen with scents, make sure just one candle per arrangement is scented.