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Summer-inspired kitchen decor ideas to brighten up your space

Apr 29, 2023 11:05 AM IST

Check out some creative and fun summer-inspired kitchen decor ideas that will transform your kitchen into a bright and welcoming oasis.

Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate the season than by giving your kitchen a fun and fresh makeover? With the sun shining and flowers blooming, you can incorporate some summer-inspired decor ideas to refresh your space and create a vibrant and lively atmosphere. From bright colours to floral patterns, there are countless ways to infuse your kitchen with the essence of summer. Here are some creative and affordable decor ideas that will help you create a summery atmosphere in your kitchen. Whether you prefer a minimalist approach or a vibrant and bold look, these ideas are sure to inspire you to revamp your kitchen for the season. (Also read: 9 best decor ideas to give your child's room a summer makeover )

From vibrant colors to natural elements, there are plenty of ways to update your kitchen for the season.(Unsplash)
From vibrant colors to natural elements, there are plenty of ways to update your kitchen for the season.(Unsplash)

Anjali Shah, Kitchen Stylist, Furniture and Industrial Designer, Founder of The Kitchen Artisan, shared with HT Lifestyle, some summer-inspired kitchen decor ideas to help you create a cheerful and inviting space.

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1. Add some fun patterns and textures

Summer is the time for colourful prints, patterns and textures, so don't be afraid to incorporate them into your kitchen decor. Swap your kitchen napkins with some colourful printed ones with fancy frills, and hang them on your door handles for easy access and a homey vibe. You can also add some texture with macrame hanging baskets or a wicker fruit bowl. Summer-y printed rugs on your kitchen floor can keep you cushioned while working and won’t make your kitchen floor heated. Add sheer lace curtains to your kitchen windows to control the harsh sunlight and still feel summery.

2. Bring in some fresh flowers and plants

One of the easiest ways to infuse some summer vibes into your kitchen is to bring in some fresh flowers and plants. Choose bright, colourful blooms that will add a pop of colour to your space. You can also add some potted herbs like basil or mint for a touch of greenery that doubles as a functional ingredient in your cooking. Spruce up your kitchen with some leafy green bling but without the hassle of constant watering!

Get your hands on some money plants, and watch your kitchen go from drab to fab. Plus, you will have a few extra bucks in your pocket from all the money plant goodness! Colour your kitchen with shades of yellows and oranges with a simple trick – put some limes, oranges or the king of summers – the sought-after mangoes in a fruit bowl with some big chopping boards and plants to create a perfect Indian summer look.

3. Incorporate some coastal elements

Nothing says summer like the beach, so why not bring some coastal elements into your kitchen? Consider adding some blue and white striped towels and rugs for a nautical theme, if possible, simply change your door handles to ceramic or porcelain to amplify the decor. Bring the beach to your kitchen by adding some cool and colourful beachy magnets and don't forget to add some beachy paintings on your counter to complete the summery vibe. If you can change the ceiling lighting, introduce some rattan pendant lights for a coastal vibe.

4. Switch up your tableware

If you're looking for a more significant change, consider swapping out your regular tableware for something that screams summer. Opt for colourful plates, bowls, and glasses that will bring some energy to your meals. Add a pop of pretty pastels to your kitchen with some beautiful pottery! Ditch those boring white plates and dull bowls and upgrade to some colourful, pastel pottery that'll make your food look as good as it tastes. You can also mix and match different patterns and colours for a playful and eclectic look.

In conclusion, summer is the perfect time to refresh your kitchen decor and bring some vibrant energy into your space. By incorporating some fresh flowers and plants, fun patterns and textures, coastal elements, summer-inspired tableware, and clever lighting, you can create a kitchen that feels like a sunny paradise. So go ahead and get creative – your kitchen will thank you.

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