Kitchen Updates- Art & Lighting

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.

Part functional and part as a piece of art. Its actually got 30% off now at the moment too.

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.fisherman light blue

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.Armchair in kitchen




  1. Nafisah Atcha
    July 7, 2015 / 7:39 am

    I love this! so absolutely funky!!

  2. July 7, 2015 / 7:54 am

    I absolutely love the rails! You’ve done so good and yes kitchens can be cosy! Blue does make a lovely change. Come do my kitchen please, hehe.


    • Susie
      July 8, 2015 / 12:38 pm

      Hehe- Lima! Thanks x

  3. July 7, 2015 / 10:32 am

    I think we’d get on well, I’m not a lover of ceiling lights at all and much prefer table lamps. That one you have chosen is beautiful. It’s definitely possible to have a cosy feel in the kitchen if you space to add little touches x

    • Susie
      July 8, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      Thanks Lins- you are so right!