When we got our kitchen done at the start of the year it was a huge learning curve.
Despite the kitchen being installed and fitted there was (is) still loads to do and decisions still to be made. I’ve come to realise that despite our best intentions these things take time and I’ve come to enjoy the fact that it is something that will grow with time, organically.
I thought I’d share a couple of additions I’ve made to the kitchen recently with you. You may have seen these rails before- in my kitchen reveal. I love the way I’ve got lots of things to hand but when I saw this chopping board I just had to add it to my rails.
I’ve added some lighting to the kitchen too. We have recessed ceiling spotlights at the moment which we haven’t changed since we moved in but I felt the kitchen needed some softer light options, as I’m sure you know spotlights can be quite a harsh light.
I wanted something with colour and with a vintage feel- this fishermans table lamp seemed to fit the bill. It sits on my shelves and we’ve used it during the recent thunderstorms we’ve had when the sky goes black in the middle of the day, and you just need a little something light wise rather than the “big” light.
I do think table lamps are a much more practical way of updating the lighting in a room, I love the versitility of a table lamp. It can simply be unplugged and moved elsewhere if you fancy a change and they give off a much cosier atmosphere than ceiling lights. This one is also a touch sensitive light and has four different levels of light to choose from.
This light comes in a few different colours, and I chose this Duck egg blue for a change over my usual red in the kitchen.. What do you think? Can kitchens be cosy?
I think they can! This corner where these shelves, and now this lamp, has made me think its ripe for an armchair- a little nook where I can sit and be cosy whilst cooking… Like this one from Design*Sponge.