Category: Kitchen


Bringing Your Kitchen to Life

Let’s admit it: when there’s a party where is the best place to be? The kitchen of course! Kitchens are the heart of the home, from whipping up family meals to late night conversations at the breakfast bar – your kitchen sees a lot of life pass through it! Adding plants and flowers to your kitchen decor adds a homey feel and can have other unexpected benefits too.

Fresh Air Plants

You probably remember for school days that trees suck in dangerous carbon dioxide and pump it back out into the air as oxygen. Ever noticed how the air in a forest or park seems cleaner than by the bus stop? Did you know that common houseplants can have the same effect? A recent NASA report found that certain houseplants have been scientifically shown to improve the quality of the air in your house by removing nasty elements like trichloroethylene, benzene and formaldehyde from the air. The top houseplants to improve air quality in your home are listed below. Adding any of these plants to your kitchen will not only look good but will actually make the air inside your home better:

Dwarf Date Palm Spider Plant Bamboo Plant
Areca Palm Devil’s Ivy Snake Plant
Boston Fern Peace Lily Heartless Philodendron
Kimberly Queen Fern Flamingo Lily Aloe Vera
English Ivy Chinese Evergreen Azalea

Cut Flowers and Herbs

If you are not so green-thumbed that you feel confident keeping plants looking good, then consider using freshly cut flowers to bring colour to your kitchen. If you have a garden, you could showcase seasonal blooms as part of your kitchen decor, mix fresh cut blooms with long grasses and sprigs of herbs for a rustic looking bunch. Sprigs of rosemary have the added bonus of spreading their fragrant scent throughout the room. Keep the rustic feel going by using kitchen items like jugs, old milk bottles or mason jars to display your flowers or dress up a plain vase by wrapping it in burlap and using some decorative twine to tie it together. If you don’t have access to a garden consider using a flower delivery service to provide you with bouquets that can keep your kitchen looking fresh. Bloom Magic UK provides free delivery to anywhere in the UK and also guarantees that their flowers will stay fresh looking for seven days. The website also includes a flower care guide for tips and tricks to keeping your flowers looking good for longer than that.

Edible Plants

Adding edible plants to your kitchen looks great and is practical for all your cooking needs. Recipe staples like parsley, chives, lemon balm and mint will look great on your kitchen windowsill while providing you with fresh herbs throughout the year. While it might be tempting to put all of you herbs into one container you may run the risk of a quicker growing herb squeezing out the other varieties. For the best results keep separate plants in their own pots or planters. Search Etsy for stylish planters that best fit your kitchens theme. When it comes to choosing your plants, you will get the best results with plants that were cultivated inside, bringing outdoor growing plants inside doesn’t usually end well!


Delicious Dinnerware on a Budget

Crockery and other dinnerware are things that we use every day so you should like them, and they should also reflect your own personal style. Since they get such frequent use they always of course have to be practical, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t look good at the same time! If you are still stuck with a mish-mash of IKEA plates and left over odd pieces from various members, then it is high time that you looked into getting yourself a nice set of dinnerware that will obviously last you for years to come. One of the great things about dinnerware sets, aside from the use that you will guaranteed be able get out of them, is the fact that you don’t always have to spend the earth to ensure that you get something that looks good. If you’ve been thinking of buying a new and lovely dinnerware set, but are on a bit of a budget, then check out these lovely bargain offerings right here. Read more “Delicious Dinnerware on a Budget”


Gorgeous Kitchen Furnishings

The kitchen is probably the most-used and most important room in your home, and even if you are a not a fan of cooking or lack cooking skills, you will at least make your morning coffee there! Since it is such an integral part to our homes, it is important that you like the design of it, so if you are staying in somewhere any length of time, then we recommend that you transform your kitchen style to suit you. One of the easiest ways to do this without having to put on a lick of paint is by investing in some lovely kitchen furnishings that are as practical as they are gorgeous. If you’ve been thinking about making a few small changes to your kitchen for a while now, then read on to discover some fantastic furnishings that are sure to look great in your kitchen. Read more “Gorgeous Kitchen Furnishings”