I’m handing my blog over to Kacey from The Drifter Collective today! She has some tips for creating the right mood for your kitchen!
Creating the Right Mood for Your Kitchen
Creating the Right Mood for Your Kitchen
No matter what kind of home you live in, everyone’s natural instinct is to make their living space welcoming. It’s why everything gets cleaned before guests arrive and why so many people enjoy cleaning everything up before going on a big trip. There’s something relaxing about walking into a clean home. It adds a welcoming and enjoyable environment for everyone to be in, and that’s something every room in the house should have.
The kitchen in particular is a place where lots of people gather. Whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying a night with friends or family, the kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in a home. Everyone loves to be around food and share it with the people they love. That’s why it’s crucial that your kitchen has just the right mood.
For those who aren’t into interior design, setting a mood in a specific room doesn’t have to be impossible. It’s not always about choosing some good music or lighting candles that smell really good. To make sure that the people in your kitchen get positive vibes, check out some easy things you can do to change up room’s mood. All it could take you is a few minutes and a bit of fun creativity.
Keep Up with Your Cleaning
This is a must for any kitchen. Even if you live on your own and don’t have anyone to impress on a daily basis, keeping your kitchen tidy can completely alter how you and any potential guests feel when they walk into it. The sight of dirty dishes—or worse, food left out on the counter—causes an immediate feel of disgust. Add that to appliances that haven’t been wiped down or a floor that hasn’t been swept and you have a problem on your hands.
Try hanging up a cute calendar in the kitchen or buy yourself a planner you can use on-the-go. Write down when you’ll clean your kitchen each month so you won’t forget! A good idea to start with is to do dishes and wipe down counters daily, sweep the floor weekly and throw out old food in your pantry and fridge once a month. If you have your schedule written down, you’ll keep a positive vibe in your kitchen without any hiccups.
Get Some Stylish Décor
When you think of decorating to make a room look happy, you probably think of things like using the color yellow and incorporating lots of natural light. While these things can be great, you aren’t stuck with one color and lighting scheme forever. There are plenty of ways to get a good mood going in your kitchen, even starting today!
A great idea to try is to work plants into your kitchen design. You don’t need to grow your own vegetables or anything like that, so don’t worry about having a green thumb. Any plants will do! Plants have been proven to make people happy, so even grabbing some fake foliage on sale at your local craft store will do the job. Lay some vines on top your cabinets and leave out some flower bouquets on your table or countertop. The plants will quickly work their magic to improve the mood in your kitchen.
You can also apply some chalkboard paint to an empty wall space. Being able to use some creative flow will not only add a good vibe to the kitchen while you use it, but family and guests too. Leave encouraging comments on it or write down a different joke each day. Doodle to your heart’s content or leave love messages for your family members to find. It’s an easy way to wrap everyone into using the kitchen in a positive and enjoyable way.
Never Forget About Cookware Maintenance
Like with a car or heavy piece of machinery, forgetting about your cookware maintenance can make or break a kitchen. Forgetting to clean the stove or microwave will bring down the mood you’ve worked so hard to build when someone wants to make some food and finds them covered in dried food and stains. Wiping them down is easy, and some stoves even have an automatic cleaning setting, but have you thought about what you cook with?
When dishes say that they aren’t dishwasher safe, it means that you can’t even put them through a wash cycle once. And not all dishes come with cleaning instructions on the bottom! Things like copper pots and pans, which can look great and be fun to use, have to be cleaned in specific ways. Doing anything else could damage them and cause them to have to be thrown out. Look around at what you use in the kitchen and double check that you’re cleaning them correctly.
Creating the right mood for your kitchen isn’t a difficult thing to do. You don’t need to hire an interior decorator or start from scratch in order to get the right vibe from the room. Sometimes all it takes is a bit of regular cleaning and maybe even a new batch of flowers in a vase to create the right mood that keeps everyone coming back to the kitchen.
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.