Colin and Justin show how not to "fall" down this autumn as you cozy up your kitchen to welcome the colder months…
With Fall upon us, you’re about to spend more time indoors, have friends over for dinner and get the blood pumping in your kitchen – the heart of the home. Here are some tips to adapt your kitchen for this new season.
It’s easy to add autumn chic to your kitchen by adopting a friendly ‘lived in and loved’ decorative approach, by using autumnal colours and by setting out designer clues that spell out warmth, welcome and family. In this kitchen, the look is all candles & cupcakes, with a fun party atmosphere being created by the delicious cakes on offer and by the delicious accessories within which they’re showcased. Think cake stands, teapots and tablecloths and layer up the textures to add interest.
Rather than throw the existing table away, we decided to keep costs down and work with what we had. Leaving the top and painting the bottom to match the cabinets creates a friendly, country look, where wear and tear is cool, so don’t worry about paint scuffs on the base. You can create your own ‘wear and tear’ by sanding detailed areas to remove some of the paint for an even more rustic look. You could do this with an existing table or with a second hand find – check out what’s on offer at your local charity shop. This relaxed country look is perfect for fall decor.
Take mismatched chairs to the next level by deliberately painting them with different colours to create a distinctive and unique style. Choose one colour for a pair of chairs or use four different tones to really mix it up. This mix match country style is perfect for those who appreciate style without over spending. Add autumn style leaf motif cushions and drape with chunky scarves as chair throws to beat off the chills.
Add decor and colour inspired by the changing leaves in shades of terracotta, burnt orange and green with your choice of art and accessories to create a seasonal look. Fill glass hurricane jars with pinecones, make a leaf door wreath with crisp foliage from outside and use ornamental cabbages and kale as your floral detail.